American Dream Machine

American Sniper, the true story of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle —  the most successful and lethal sniper in U.S. military history, who served four nightmarish tours of duty in Iraq where he attained legendary hero status — will be released by Warner Bros on Christmas Day before going wide in January timed to Oscar nominations. After today’s unveiling, the studio can probably feel pretty good it  could receive a number of them including Best Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay for Jason Hall, Film Editing and Tom Stern’s Cinematography.