'American Sniper' Hits on Christmas, 'Man from U.N.C.LE.' Delayed

August 13, 2014

American Sniper

There's been a lot of release date shuffling lately with Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice moving to March of 2016, Fury bumping up to October and Pixels arriving later in the summer of 2015. Now there's more release date musical chairs as Warner Bros. has decided to release Clint Eastwood's adaptation of American Sniper on Christmas Day this year, qualifying it for awards season before expanding to theaters nationwide on January 16th. The film stars Bradley Cooper as Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and tells the story of how he recorded the highest number of sniper kills for an American. So Merry Christmas, folks!

In addition, Warner Bros. has also announced that they are pushing back Guy Ritchie's adaptation of the classic TV series Man from U.N.C.L.E. starring Man of Steel lead Henry Cavill and The Lone Ranger star Armie Hammer. Originally slated for the dumping ground release of January 16th, 2015, the film has now been given a somewhat better release date on August 14th, 2015. The late summer date gives us a little more hope that the film will be better than originally anticipated, but we need to see a trailer before we really get on board with the film.

Finally, the studio also slightly shifted their remake of Point Break from August 7th, 2015 to a week earlier on July 31st, 2015, just to give the film some more breathing room before Man from U.N.C.L.E. arrives, I guess. And finally, two untitled horror films from New Line Cinema have also been set for January 29th, 2016 and September 9th, 2016. Maybe one of those will be the sequel to The Conjuring? They could also hoping for an Annabelle sequel after the spin-off arrives this fall. Either way, that's pretty far out, so we're not too concerned. These release date claims are getting out of hand though.

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  • Mr Chatterbox
    Really this makes for a good film? hmm
    • tommyturner
      Yes, the man was a true American hero. He served his country and protected our freedom. Thank you to all who serve.
      • Mr Chatterbox
        So you are admitting this is a film designed to show American patriotism? That doesn't make for a good film. I bet there's a lot of people out there who feel quite the opposite.. he invaded their country to protect his own countries political/financial benefits and killed people from a distance when under no direct threat to himself. He didn't need to be there and either way, it would have made no difference to the world today. His decision to go was his own, he wasn't conscripted like in real wars. America hasn't been invaded by an army since ww2. Can America state the same? This isn't a political board so I'll stop there. Lets hope the film instead looks at this from a pov of what these wars have done to the mental mind of these guys who went there and saw/took part in terrible things and it scarred them to act in such ways as this.... a sad ending to a life.
        • Brian Sleider
          Well this is an American Movie for American Audiences. As such I imagine not much consideration is giving to a bunch of cave dwellers liking the movie.
        • tommyturner
          Simple. Don't go see the movie.
        • Dennis Olivares
          The book titled American Sniper chronicles his experiences within the SEAL community as well as his experiences serving overseas. Read the book before you start judging a man you never knew. Also in "real wars" as you put it, majority of men have volunteered to fight in them.
          • Mr Chatterbox
            I guarantee this won't paint the SEALS in a good light with Eastwood at the helm. Amazing how many of you are so behind these soldiers going abroad. Your country has done its job.
          • txJM
            A movie about a U.S. Navy SEAL from Texas will always have an effect on hipster douchebags that makes them feel inferior.
        • Bo
          I found myself thinking the same thing, Chatterbox. What with all the innocents, many of them children, being slaughered in the Middle East and we still find entertainment value honoring a sniper who had the most kills? It just seems kinda weird to me at the moment. And look, I like a good war movie as much as the next guy, although I tend towards the good anti-war stuff like Paths of Glory, Platoon, In The Valley of Elah. And I was a Drill Sgt. for two years in '67 and '68 at the height of the Viet Nam war. So I did my thing in the military 'for' our country. It wasn't pleasant and it wasn't pretty, but it taught me a lot and I suspect and question the use of the word patriotism whenever it's tossed around by people who have never served for their justifications for war. Anyway, like you say this isn't a political forum but films dealing with war and politics are best served by good discussions. I'm interested in this film, but fear it may be just another rah rah America the beautiful is the best blah blah blah. Surprise me Clint and Co.
          • Mr Chatterbox
            Finally, thank you. You sir, are an interesting human being.
          • tommyturner
            Why? Simply because he agrees with you? Kind of shallow, don't you think?
          • Mr Chatterbox
            Hardly the reason. Bo raises valid and concerning points, whereas all the other comments here are shouting for another gun ho movie. Brawn over brain.
          • tommyturner
            Who shouted for another "gung ho" movie?
          • Bo
            I had to laugh at the 'shallow' thing as it reveals the insanity of pointing a finger at something which the finger pointer exhibits himself. Oh well...keep up the good fight, chatterbox. I'm done. Ya just can't teach a pig to sing; it never works and only irritates the pig. Later and take care.
          • Bo
            You are welcome, my friend. And you are correct, I am an interesting human being...just ask my grown but really, it takes a certain perceptional ability to ascertain my being interesting which many lack, like our friend here tommyturner. Glad to see you taking him on. His simplistic world views are way to simple-minded for me to waste time with. It seems it'll take a while for humans to evolve spiritually enough to leave behind this macho killing and glorifying it for entertainment (and propaganda) purposes. Good to see another evolved being.
          • tommyturner
            Funny how you guys go on with your obviously political commentary, and then comment how this isn't a political forum. What shape would the world be in if the United States had kept its head in the sand when it came to world events?
          • Mr Chatterbox
            I am simply feeling the need to reply, given some of the comments but you are right its enough already. The world would have less terrorism, less fear, more evenly spread wealth and one less war movie if the USA stuck its head in the sand. Peace.
          • tommyturner
            You are one sad misguided dude. Though you are interesting.
        • txJM
          Oh, for goodness' sake...
    • Xerxexx
      Regardless of opinions his ability as a sniper is very...well impressive.
    I am looking forward to both of these films. They both sound pretty good and it will be interesting to see Cavill play a something besides a super hero.
  • Xerxexx
    Can't wait.
  • Bl00dwerK
    Man From UNCLE, yes. The other one? Not so much...
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  • IamSlave
    Simo Hayha would laugh at this "sniper" :)
  • Great thread! Chatterbox and TommyTurner




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