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Monday, May 18, 2015

EXPERIENCE THE MOST LETHAL SNIPER IN U.S. HISTORY WHEN AMERICAN SNIPER ARRIVES ONTO BLU-RAY COMBO PACK, DVD and DIGITAL HD ON MAY 19, 2015 FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT & HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BY WHOM YOU KNOW Warner Bros. to donate up to $1 million to Wounded Warrior Project #AmericanSniper Two Thumbs Up Clint! Our Coverage Sponsored by Stribling and Associates

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We had greater anticipation for American Sniper than any other movie in recent memory, and not only did it live up to our expectations: it exceeded them.  It is a must-see for all Americans and everyone that is a friend of America.   American Sniper is one story that represents many sacrifices veterans and soldiers throughout the ages have lived, and it's necessary for you as a recipient of American freedom to know what the cost of it is.

The brilliance of Clint Eastwood's masterful direction shines golden over every shot and poignant moment of this epic tribute that you all can own starting tomorrow!  We expect sales to go through the roof and thank you to Warner Brothers for including us: we are honored to review this great work.

The movie opens overseas and shows and doesn't tell the patient, strategic mindset of the phenomenal sniper, Chris Kyle, the protagonist and legend of this movie.   The cinematography and script could not be more stellar and one of many examples of how they bring the audience in is showing how the soldiers taste the dirt in the air and what it feels like to literally pull the trigger.  Pulling the trigger is more than one action: this film shows every aspect of that, the most powerful of which is the emotional struggle, which is also a moral one as you'll see.

We commend the decision to flashback to scenes of the childhood of Chris Kyle, as it is formative in knowing how he became who he was.  Kyle was a gifted hunter from the start, and the magic started to happen when he enlists in seals training. Chris Kyle is the human embodiment of the idea of a protector, and his loyalty and allegiance to his country should be praised constantly.  Later, we see Chris Kyle hit targets over a mile away with his signature deadly accuracy.

It's not all battle scenes: the best parts are the ones where Chris Kyle's personality and humanity have the spotlight.  We love the scene where he meets his wife at a bar, and she is just as likeable as he is.  He's not always a tough guy and watching her emotionally penetrate his tough exterior is a terrific character study: he wins a big stuffed bear at an amusement park for her.  Of course he was target shooting.  Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller in tandem could not have executed their roles any better as they gave life to the epic story.  

Anyone that was in New York during 9/11 will have another moment that hits hard when the 9/11 scene comes up on television, which further fuels Kyle's protective nature.  His four tours of duty are testament to his supreme patriotism, including one right after his wedding day.  

As the characters overseas hit the screen, you wonder which ones are on our side and which ones you can trust.  It's artfully played out and the sequence is pure brilliance.  The speed at which the movie evolves is total alacrity.  The scenes back home in Texas are a sharp contrast, and reality is captured.  Taya emphasizes that "it's about us" and we surmise many military wives feel her at every moment.  When he returns stateside, Chris Kyle's reactions to ordinary sounds like in a car garage or a lawnmower trigger a different reaction, and his ability to relate is a challenge as it is for many returning soldiers.

One of the most powerful scenes in American Sniper is in the plane returning home with flags in the caskets, and the following military funeral.  The triumph of good against evil is a battle that everyone fights today (thank you also to the NYPD and NYFD) is an overriding theme in this epic drama.  
American Sniper is not a war movie.  It's a humanity movie.  It is about gratitude, fortitude and powerful courage.  Chris, we hope you are enjoying it up there!

American Sniper is Highly Recommended by Whom You Know.


From director Clint Eastwood comes “American Sniper,” arriving onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on May 19 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, A Mad Chance Production, A 22nd & Indiana Production. “American Sniper” stars Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, whose skills as a sniper made him a hero on the battlefield. But there was much more to him than his skill as a sharpshooter. 

A two-time Oscar® nominee for his work in “Silver Linings Playbook” and “American Hustle,” Cooper stars alongside Sienna Miller, Luke Grimes, Jake McDorman, Cory Hardrict, Kevin Lacz, Navid Negahban and Keir O’Donnell. 

Oscar®-winning filmmaker Clint Eastwood (“Million Dollar Baby,” “Unforgiven”) directed “American Sniper” from a screenplay written by Jason Hall, based on the book by Chris Kyle, with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice. The autobiography was a runaway bestseller, spending 18 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, 13 of those at number one. 

The film is produced by Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper and Peter Morgan. Tim Moore, Jason Hall, Sheroum Kim, Steven Mnuchin and Bruce Berman served as executive producers. 

“American Sniper” will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack and includes the film in high definition on Blu-ray disc, a DVD, and a digital version of the movie in Digital HD with UltraViolet. Fans can also own “American Sniper” via purchase from digital retailers.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will donate a portion of the proceeds across physical and digital sales to Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). One dollar of each purchase will be donated up to $1,000,000 from April 21, 2015 through December 31, 2015, void in Alabama, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Mississippi and South Carolina. To get involved and learn more, visit

The mission of Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To learn more about WWP’s life-saving programs and services, please visit

From director Clint Eastwood comes “American Sniper,” starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, whose skills as a sniper made him a hero on the battlefield. But there was much more to him than his skill as a sharpshooter. 

Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield, and as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname “Legend.” However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world. 

Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family at home, Chris serves through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, personifying the spirit of the SEAL creed to “leave no one behind.” But upon returning to his wife, Taya (Sienna Miller), and kids, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind. 


“American Sniper” Blu-ray Combo Pack & Two Disc DVD contains the following special features:

· One Soldier’s Story: The Journey of American Sniper 

Join director Clint Eastwood and his creative team, along with 
Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller, as they overcome enormous creative and 
logistic obstacles to make a film that brings the truth of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle's story to the screen.

· Making of American Sniper

On May 19, “American Sniper” will be available for streaming and download to watch anywhere in high definition and standard definition on their favorite devices from select digital retailers including Amazon, CinemaNow, Comcast, Flixster, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. “American Sniper” will also be available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

*Digital HD with UltraViolet allows fans to watch a digital version of their movie or TV show anywhere, on their favorite devices. Digital HD with UltraViolet is included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs. Digital HD with UltraViolet allows consumers to instantly stream and download movies and TV shows to TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones through UltraViolet retail services like CinemaNow, Flixster, VUDU and more. For more information on compatible devices go to Consult an UltraViolet Retailer for details and requirements and for a list of HD-compatible devices.

DVD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French

BD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese

DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French

BD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Brazilian Portuguese

Running Time: 132 minutes

Rating: Rated R by the MPAA for strong and disturbing war violence and language throughout, including some sexual references.


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