Shalom Life | January 20, 2015

Seth Rogen Compares ‘American Sniper’ to Nazi Propaganda

Rogen and Michael Moore attack the Oscar-nominated war flick online.

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: January 19th, 2015 in Culture » Film » News

Clint Eastwood’s war drama, ‘American Sniper’ was announced as a contender for Best Picture at the upcoming Academy Awards and topped US box offices this past weekend with a record-smashing $90 million. Although audiences and some critics have nothing but praise for the Bradley Cooper starrer, a couple Hollywood heavyweights are not impressed.

‘American Sniper’ tells the story of Chris Kyle, a Navy SEAL and most lethal marksman in US military history. Supporters of the film believe it explores the horrible toll war takes on veterans, while critics think its glorifying war.

“American Sniper kind of reminds me of the movie that’s showing in the third act of Inglourious Basterds,” ‘The Interview’ actor, Seth Rogen, tweeted referring to a fake Nazi propaganda movie seen in Quentin Tarantino’s film.

‘Bowling For Columbine’ documentary filmmaker, Michael Moore, joined the conversation, writing, “My uncle killed by sniper in WW2. We were taught snipers were cowards. Will shoot u in the back. Snipers aren’t heroes. And invaders r worse.”

But, as previously mentioned, not everyone is disparaging ‘American Sniper’. Jan Fonda called it “powerful” while Newt Gingrich wrote, “Michael Moore should spend a few weeks with ISIS and Boko Haram. Then he might appreciate @AmericanSniper. I am proud of our defenders.”

Drake to Play His First Middle Eastern Concert TrendingBilly Crystal’s Homophobic Comments Enrage LGBT Community Billy Crystal’s Homophobic Comments Enrage LGBT Community Trending Lea Michele Joins ‘Scream Queens’ Cast Trending
 

The Top Ten Most Influential Jewish Painters

January 20, 2015 | By Caitlin Marceau
The Top Ten Most Influential Jewish Painters

From Chagall to Lichtenstein, we look at the most visionary and talented artists of the past few centuries

Read More

Drake to Play His First Middle Eastern Concert

January 20, 2015 | By Ashley Baylen
Drake to Play His First Middle Eastern Concert

Drizzy will be performing in Dubai this March.

Read More

Beastie Boys Are Suing Monster Energy Drink For Another $2.4 Million

January 20, 2015 | By Ashley Baylen
Beastie Boys Are Suing Monster Energy Drink For Another $2.4 Million

After being awarded $1.7 million last year, the rap rock group is seeking additional funds to cover their legal fees.

Read More

Coen Brothers to Preside Over Cannes Festival Jury

January 20, 2015 | By Ashley Baylen
Coen Brothers to Preside Over Cannes Festival Jury

The famous directing brothers will lead 2015's Cannes jury.

Read More

Meet Serial Killer Barbie! [PICS]

January 20, 2015 | By Daniel Koren
Meet Serial Killer Barbie! [PICS]

Machete sold separately

Read More

Seth Rogen Compares ‘American Sniper’ to Nazi Propaganda

January 19, 2015 | By Ashley Baylen
Seth Rogen Compares ‘American Sniper’ to Nazi Propaganda

Rogen and Michael Moore attack the Oscar-nominated war flick online.

Read More

Billy Crystal’s Homophobic Comments Enrage LGBT Community

January 19, 2015 | By Ashley Baylen
Billy Crystal’s Homophobic Comments Enrage LGBT Community

The 'City Slickers' star believes gay sex scenes are being shoved in his face.

Read More

More Headlines