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

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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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Reader Feedback - 22 Comments

1

Really this makes for a good film? hmm

Mr Chatterbox on Aug 13, 2014

2

Yes, the man was a true American hero. He served his country and protected our freedom. Thank you to all who serve.

tommyturner on Aug 13, 2014

3

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.

Mr Chatterbox on Aug 13, 2014

4

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.

Brian Sleider on Aug 13, 2014

5

Simple. Don't go see the movie.

tommyturner on Aug 13, 2014

6

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.

Dennis Olivares on Aug 13, 2014

7

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.

Mr Chatterbox on Aug 13, 2014

8

A movie about a U.S. Navy SEAL from Texas will always have an effect on hipster douchebags that makes them feel inferior.

txJM on Aug 14, 2014

9

Finally, thank you. You sir, are an interesting human being.

Mr Chatterbox on Aug 13, 2014

10

Why? Simply because he agrees with you? Kind of shallow, don't you think?

tommyturner on Aug 13, 2014

11

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.

Mr Chatterbox on Aug 13, 2014

12

Who shouted for another "gung ho" movie?

tommyturner on Aug 13, 2014

13

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?

tommyturner on Aug 13, 2014

14

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.

Mr Chatterbox on Aug 13, 2014

15

You are one sad misguided dude. Though you are interesting.

tommyturner on Aug 13, 2014

16

Oh, for goodness' sake...

txJM on Aug 14, 2014

17

Regardless of opinions his ability as a sniper is very...well impressive.

Xerxexx on Aug 13, 2014

18

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.

DAVIDPD on Aug 13, 2014

19

Can't wait.

Xerxexx on Aug 13, 2014

20

Man From UNCLE, yes. The other one? Not so much...

Bl00dwerK on Aug 13, 2014

21

Simo Hayha would laugh at this "sniper" ­čÖé

IamSlave on Aug 14, 2014

22

Great thread! Chatterbox and TommyTurner

Joker's hideout on Aug 14, 2014

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