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    American Sniper Eclipses Saving Private Ryan to Become #1 Domestic Grossing War Film

    American Sniper Eclipses Saving Private Ryan to Become #1 Domestic Grossing War Film Of All Time

    That was fast.

    “American Sniper” has overtaken “Saving Private Ryan” as the top domestic grossing war movie of all time. The Clint Eastwood drama starring Bradley Cooper has so far earned $217.1 million at the U.S. box office, surpassing Spielberg’s film, which earned $216.5 million in 1998.

    The Eastwood drama added 180 theaters in its third week of release, with “Sniper” now playing in 3,885 theaters. It overtook “Saving Private Ryan” on Thursday, and is on track to earn another $35 million to finish No. 1 at the box office for the third week in a row.

    This should cause some in-between-sandwiches weeping and gnashing of teeth at Michael Moore’s house.

    After complaining for a couple of weeks that “Sniper” glorifies war and seeing it become even more popular, the leftmedia hit the bandwagon has spent the last few days trying to claim that it is in fact an anti-war movie."

    'American Sniper' Overtakes 'Saving Private Ryan' as No. 1 Domestic Grossing War Movie of All Time
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    I've watched this move, and I can' figure what all the noise is about. It's a good movie, but not that good. Just a bit above average in fact. It neither glorifies war or preaches moral outrage against it. I can't understand how it rated six Oscar nominations, but I suppose it's because there's not that much to choose from.

    Then there is the complaining and bitching from the leftie, feminist, gay and minority advocates about the Oscar nominations overall this year. Not enough "diversity". Too many older white men in the movies. Women and minorities not adequately represented.

    This backfired a bit when it was realized that the head of the "academy" at the present time is a black woman.....
    I blame the Americans......and Thaksin.

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    I DL'd it, usual old clichéd US crap No were as good as private ryan or as entertaining as clints best, I think they have reprogrammed the old dog. Shame on you clint for the sell out.

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    ^^
    The 'noise' as you put it all comes from the left-liberal moonbat crowd who don't like to see a Clint Eastwood flic make all this money.

    That, and for the anti-war sentiment that pervades in Hollywierd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by koman
    I've watched this move, and I can' figure what all the noise is about. It's a good movie, but not that good. Just a bit above average in fact. It neither glorifies war or preaches moral outrage against it. I can't understand how it rated six Oscar nominations, but I suppose it's because there's not that much to choose from.
    I haven't seen it, but I don't expect much...I like old Clint Eastwood, but he doesn't put out any really great movies...But he has the formula down pat...

    He is an icon, but his best time was in the old westerns...

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    If Hollywood had an anti-war sentiment, they wouldn't make war movies, now would they? And this absolute bullshit about left-liberal moonbats not liking Clint Eastwood. Jeez booners, when will you stop this crap? Everyone likes Eastwood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    If Hollywood had an anti-war sentiment, they wouldn't make war movies, now would they? And this absolute bullshit about left-liberal moonbats not liking Clint Eastwood. Jeez booners, when will you stop this crap? Everyone likes Eastwood.
    The Empty Chair?

    Don't be a hypocrite, Misskit...

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    Explain why I am a hypocrite. What has an damn empty chair go to do with Eastwood being respected as a director and actor?

    Don't keep being a retard, boon mee.

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    I had an argument with my daughter about this film. I liked it. It was well directed and acted. I knew nothing about Chris Kyle before I saw it and I saw no overt connection between Iraq and 9-11 as some have said. I think film must always be taken as fiction and judged on craft. I don't like attempts to censor or dissuade people from seeing films. If we were to put the politics of every director under the microscope and make our judgments about what we should see based on that, we would have very few films to see. My daughter refuses to see it based on what has been written about it. I think this is a big mistake.
    Films like Birth of a Nation, a tribute to the Klan, or Gone With the Wind, a glorification of the confederate cause, are still viewed as historic films based upon their technique and craft and not their politics.

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    People should not make judgement about films before viewing them. Silly really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaitongBoy View Post

    I haven't seen it, but I don't expect much...I like old Clint Eastwood, but he doesn't put out any really great movies...But he has the formula down pat...

    ..
    Beg to differ. Unforgiven probably the best, but Flags of our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima get an honourable mention.

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    ^Not to mention Bronco Billy, Million Dollar Baby and Mystic River. There have been more than a few stinkers too.

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    Apocalypse Now is the greatest war film and maybe the greatest film ever. The Deer Hunter was a great one as well.

    The bar scenes in American Sniper were really cheesy like a real bad take of Top Gun. The movie had its moments and was well done but it is not in the top ten war films of all time. Not even close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit
    People should not make judgement about films before viewing them. Silly really.
    I have - I have no intention of watching it

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub
    The Deer Hunter
    Ah yes, one of Michael Cimino's better films. Doesn't really stand the test of time though does it?

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    I'd have to put "The Big Red One" up there as one of the best.

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    Any publicity is good publicity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by misskit
    People should not make judgement about films before viewing them. Silly really.
    I have - I have no intention of watching it
    Gave that idea up years ago when the first RoboCop movie came out. It was billed as a hyper-violent shoot-um-up and I had sworn not to see it. A then boyfriend dragged me to the cinema to watch it with him. By the end of the movie, I was practically standing in the seat cheering on RoboCop. GO ROBOCOP GO!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert
    I think this is a big mistake. Films like Birth of a Nation, a tribute to the Klan, or Gone With the Wind, a glorification of the confederate cause, are still viewed as historic films based upon their technique and craft and not their politics.
    Yeah but Schindler's List was still a shitty comedy for all the technique and craft. I didn't laugh more than a dozen times tops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quimbian corholla
    Schindler's List was still a shitty comedy
    I'm still waiting for the movie version of 'Hogan's Heroes'. Love those silly Gestapo clowns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit
    Gave that idea up years ago
    most war movies are propaganda

    I did like restrepo and its sequel and the series generation kill

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Explain why I am a hypocrite. What has an damn empty chair go to do with Eastwood being respected as a director and actor?

    Don't keep being a retard, boon mee.
    General opinion from the left after Clint Eastwood's speech to the Republican Convention was certainly negative. To wit:

    Film critic Roger Ebert, an Obama supporter, commented, "Clint, my hero, is coming across as sad and pathetic. He didn't need to do this to himself. It's unworthy of him", and later elaborated that while he continues to revere Eastwood as an artist, he opined that Eastwood was "handed the wrong sheet music."

    To further illustrate the Left's blindness here, let's quote one of your icons - Jon Stewart who commented on the August 31 episode of The Daily Show that Eastwood's performance could be understood as a metaphor for the existence of "a President Obama that only Republicans can see", who bears "so little resemblance to the world and the President that I experience".

    Only the Republicans can see?

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    Oh, let's not forget another one of the Left's major heros - the so-called comedian Bill Maher:

    Bill Maher ✔ @billmaher

    "Wow. Who knew Clint Eastwood was such a down the line rightwing asshole?"

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    "American Sniper" was watchable - barely. To rate it above a dozen other war movies that immediately come to mind is ludicrous. It really wasn't even a war movie, but more of a biography. And if he talked to that bitch on the phone one more time in the middle of a mission, I was going to turn the crap off. 4/10.

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