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Texas Governor Dedicates Day To Controversial American Sniper

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Tani | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics

Groundhog Day isn’t the only holiday on Feb. 2 this year. In Texas, it is also Chris Kyle Day. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed an official proc...

Harvey Weinstein Defends 'American Sniper'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.02.2015 | Entertainment

Why would "American Sniper" need defending, you ask? After all, its $249 million domestic grosses have made it the most lucrative war film of all time...

'American Sniper' Sets Super Bowl Weekend Record

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 04.03.2015 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — "American Sniper" shot down another box-office record: Its $31.9 million is the biggest Super Bowl weekend gross ever. According to...

America's Love of War

George Elerick | Posted 03.30.2015 | Religion
George Elerick

There has been a lot of controversy about the movie and its content, not to mention anti-Arab and anti-Muslim sentiments by thoughtless leftists and conservatives. The main issue is that we not make this about one particular party line, because in doing so, it distracts us from what is hiding in plain sight: America's love of war.

Serious Journalism and That Baby From "American Sniper"

Lisa Rinkus | Posted 03.31.2015 | Entertainment
Lisa Rinkus

When Charlie interviews somebody, they're really important. Not only that, they're really, really real. So my sincere apologies go out to Mr. Eastwood, Mr. Cooper, the prop master at Warner Brothers Studios and anyone else I may have offended.

American Sniper -- Yet Another Opinion

Jonathan Freeman | Posted 03.31.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Freeman

This movie is not a broader commentary on the geopolitical context, nor does it justify and excuse the short-sighted decisions or patently incorrect world views of the people who propagated this war on the American and Iraqi people. It is simply the story of one warrior and his family, and the struggle to do the right thing.

American Sniper Chris Kyle: A Conversation That Lingers

2BoomerBabes | Posted 03.30.2015 | Entertainment
2BoomerBabes

Shortly before his tragic death, we had the great fortune to interview American sniper Chris Kyle. His brutal honesty and unwavering sense of good and evil were remarkable, and at times haunting, and remain with us to this day.

Eyes Only - Bradley Cooper and Julianne Moore Shine

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 03.30.2015 | Entertainment
Nancy Doyle Palmer

Consider this -- two of the best performances of the year center around the smallest of movements, the quietest asides, the slightest shift of the eye. I'm talking about Bradley Cooper in American Sniper and Julianne Moore in Still Alice .

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of January 24

Digital Book World | Posted 03.30.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

Media tie-ins are well known to power titles up the ranks of the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List. And this week, the Bradley Cooper film adaptation of American Sniper drives two separate editions of the book into the No. 1 and No. 22 spots of this week's top 25.

The MovieFilm Podcast: American Sniper + Director Kevin Macdonald on Black Sea

Zaki Hasan | Posted 03.30.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

For this week's show, we start things off by diving into the number one movie in the country, the Clint Eastwood docudrama American Sniper. In addition to marveling at the war pic's record-shattering opening weekend, we also get into Bradley Cooper's performance.

Fake Baby From 'American Sniper' Addresses Controversy

Stephen Kessler | Posted 03.29.2015 | Entertainment
Stephen Kessler

At $200 Million and counting, American Sniper has touched a nerve and set off a national debate on who is real and who is fake. After being maligned by journalists, morning anchors, and bloggers, the Fake Baby from American Sniper is telling his side of the story. And yes, he did it in one take.

Maybe American Sniper Really is Anti-war

Eugene Linden | Posted 03.29.2015 | Entertainment
Eugene Linden

For this interpretation of American Sniper to be believed, we have to assume that Hollywood embraces subtlety and that viewers have done some critical thinking about events of the past 15 years. Perhaps a stretch on both counts, but wouldn't it be nice if it were so?

Clint Eastwood's Sniper, and the American Messiah

Lee C. Camp | Posted 03.29.2015 | Religion
Lee C. Camp

Eastwood's Kyle an American hero? No doubt. But Eastwood's Kyle increasingly shows us that what has become equated with "American" is increasingly dangerous, naïve, and ignorant.

American Sniper: Rethinking Our Criticism

Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker) | Posted 03.28.2015 | Politics
Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker)

I quickly grew tired of reading passionate reviews of American Sniper that contained a sentence midpoint that read, "I haven't seen the movie." And so it was that I decided to go see the movie myself.

American Sniper Review: Bradley Cooper's Real Breaking Point Sheds Light On Who Really Pulled The Trigger

LuxEco Living | Posted 03.25.2015 | Entertainment
LuxEco Living

Mad! That was my reaction to this stellar work! Clint Eastwood is the director of American Sniper and he too has balanced his career on the simple premise that men, even the best of them, like to fight for justice, live their convictions and face their enemies with a moral imperative and a gun.

American Sniper: The Danger in Always Being Right

Jon Eig | Posted 03.28.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

The movie American Sniper is quite good. Its action scenes are effective. It moves efficiently between war and peace. It captures the camaraderie, the energy, and the terror present in any military struggle. But it is not a great movie for two main reasons.

'American Sniper' Dominates The Weekend Box Office Again

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 03.27.2015 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "American Sniper" hit the mark with moviegoers again. The military drama starring Bradley Cooper as Navy SEAL marksman Chris Kyl...

How American Sniper Became a Surprise Mega-Hit Honoring America's Martial Culture and Highlighting the Futility of the Iraq War

William Bradley | Posted 01.25.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

American Sniper is well on its way to being the biggest war film ever at the domestic box office, and second most popular R-rated film ever behind The Passion of the Christ.

American Sniper Sanitizes Colossally Boneheaded Iraq War

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 03.25.2015 | Entertainment
James Marshall Crotty

It, thus, effectively sanitizes this dark chapter in U.S. history, making it safe again for the masses to embrace chicken-hawk George W. Bush's deceitfully sold Iraq misadventure.

ReThink Review: American Sniper -- Can There Be Heroes on the Wrong Side of History?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 03.25.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

I see soldier worship as harmful because it so easily morphs into support for wars, no matter how unjust, by letting our affection for our fellow citizens in uniform and our desire to see them come home alive obscure the truth behind what they're supposedly fighting and dying for, which is rarely as black and white as we are told or wish it to be.

Some Thoughts on American Sniper

Alex Simon | Posted 03.24.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

In my opinion, Chris Kyle was a hero, regardless of what his politics were, how many un-PC adjectives he might have used, or the fact that he fought in a war that I didn't agree with.

What If Bradley Cooper Wins Best Actor?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.22.2015 | Entertainment

Conventional wisdom has this year's Best Actor race down to a battle between Michael Keaton for "Birdman" and Eddie Redmayne for "The Theory of Everyt...

What's Really Behind The 'American Sniper' Controversy?

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 01.26.2015 | Entertainment

Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" has audiences asking lots of questions. For example: Is the film a piece of war propaganda? Should real-life sniper...

Zaki's Review: American Sniper

Zaki Hasan | Posted 03.23.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

The very fact that American Sniper asks to be accepted as an artifact that will stand for time immemorial virtually necessitates a higher degree of investigation then the film is able or willing to offer.

See The Fake Baby In 'American Sniper'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.20.2015 | Entertainment

When people aren't trashing Michael Moore and Seth Rogen over "American Sniper," they're talking about the film's fake baby. First noticed by HitFix's...