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Valkyrie gets delayed

04.07.2008
What's a good time of year to release a WWII thriller that focuses only on the Germans?

If you said February, you'd be correct. For the moment.

Bryan Singer's fact-based action film VALKYRIE has been bounced from its intended October 3rd release to February 13th of 2009. Because nothing says "Happy Valentine's Day" like an eyepatched Tom Cruise in full goose-stepping garb. Dreamy!

The UA/MGM movie has already been shifted once -- it was originally scheduled for release this June, and will now fall outside of consideration for the upcoming award season. The studio says the new bump is to "take advantage of an opening in the schedule for the Presidents Day weekend," which roughly translates to "We hope by then you'll forget about that embarrassing Scientology video and whatever other goofy shit Tom does in public this year."

VALKYRIE revolves around several high-ranking German officers who plot to kill Hitler. I've got a pretty good idea how that will end (Hitler's brain is transplanted into a cyborg gorilla, if I remember my history), but at least it has an impressive cast -- Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Eddie Izzard, Terence Stamp, Carice Van Houten and Thomas Kretschmann (an actual German!).

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Extra Tidbit: During his stand-up performances, Izzard occasionally slips into speaking German.
Source: Variety

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8:50AM on 04/09/2008

Cruise will tear you apart like warm bread

Cruise in a fucking Nazi uniform is a joke after his recent SeaOrg-saluting antics.

His accent is way off, too.
Cruise in a fucking Nazi uniform is a joke after his recent SeaOrg-saluting antics.

His accent is way off, too.
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12:26AM on 04/09/2008
on imdb.com they also reported the shift was due to Cruise and his laughably bad German accent, and that they're attempting to render that. which hopefully they are doing because after I saw the first trailer, my hopes for this movie were immediately dimmed. how are we supposed to accept the performance when Cruise is basically acting like he would in any other action movie. seriously, no matter how good the movie is, it's going to be brought down by the non-existent accent.
on imdb.com they also reported the shift was due to Cruise and his laughably bad German accent, and that they're attempting to render that. which hopefully they are doing because after I saw the first trailer, my hopes for this movie were immediately dimmed. how are we supposed to accept the performance when Cruise is basically acting like he would in any other action movie. seriously, no matter how good the movie is, it's going to be brought down by the non-existent accent.
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10:25AM on 04/08/2008

I AM PISSED!

First "Valkyrie" gets shifted, then "Star Trek", then "Valkyrie", again! I wanna fucking kick someone! I was looking to a WW2 thriller from Singer and McQuarrie and Cruise looks just like Von Stauffenberg, and they fucking move it again! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! MOTHERFUCKER! Thanks. I need to get that out of my system.
First "Valkyrie" gets shifted, then "Star Trek", then "Valkyrie", again! I wanna fucking kick someone! I was looking to a WW2 thriller from Singer and McQuarrie and Cruise looks just like Von Stauffenberg, and they fucking move it again! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! MOTHERFUCKER! Thanks. I need to get that out of my system.
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10:15AM on 04/08/2008

Don't stop crouching

So from the picture supplied, Tom Cruise is on patrol duty, has heard a noise that he will investigate, but has not positively identified solid snake as the intruder. Don't stop pressing that crouch button.
So from the picture supplied, Tom Cruise is on patrol duty, has heard a noise that he will investigate, but has not positively identified solid snake as the intruder. Don't stop pressing that crouch button.
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7:36AM on 04/08/2008

hmmm.....

well, i really like Singer as a director, and he did reunite with his Usual Suspects writer, Christopher McQuarie for this film. Tom Cruise, eh. I'm kinda neutral on him. We all know he's a Scientology wacko, but there's no denying the man has acting chops. Not sure how this delay will work out, but hopefully for the better.

And as for movies that were delayed and ending up being kick ass....try TITANIC. It was delayed almost a year and we all know how that one turned out...
well, i really like Singer as a director, and he did reunite with his Usual Suspects writer, Christopher McQuarie for this film. Tom Cruise, eh. I'm kinda neutral on him. We all know he's a Scientology wacko, but there's no denying the man has acting chops. Not sure how this delay will work out, but hopefully for the better.

And as for movies that were delayed and ending up being kick ass....try TITANIC. It was delayed almost a year and we all know how that one turned out...
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2:02AM on 04/08/2008
Somebody mark it down. This movie will bomb!!!

Get it? Bomb?

Fuck you, that's funny.
Somebody mark it down. This movie will bomb!!!

Get it? Bomb?

Fuck you, that's funny.
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12:48AM on 04/08/2008

This film should be good, too bad TOM IS CRAZY!!!

As a huge WWII buff I have had to endure the delay of this not once but twice! I don't care what the studios say delays mean only one thing...there is something wrong with the picture!! Name one movie that was delayed and ended up being very good?! Well hopefully the film looks authentic that is about all there is to look forward to now I guess. DAMN!
As a huge WWII buff I have had to endure the delay of this not once but twice! I don't care what the studios say delays mean only one thing...there is something wrong with the picture!! Name one movie that was delayed and ended up being very good?! Well hopefully the film looks authentic that is about all there is to look forward to now I guess. DAMN!
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12:18AM on 04/08/2008
I like Tom Cruise. I have no ill will toward Scientology and I hope the movie is a good one even if it doesn't make lots of money, and we know this movie won't make any money.
I like Tom Cruise. I have no ill will toward Scientology and I hope the movie is a good one even if it doesn't make lots of money, and we know this movie won't make any money.
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12:04AM on 04/08/2008
nothing says oscars then an October 3rd release.. good job at failing UA/MGM
nothing says oscars then an October 3rd release.. good job at failing UA/MGM
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12:00AM on 04/08/2008
Yea, for us angry germans ! But seriously, Singer & Cruise arent exactly the new Scorsese & DeNiro (or his son, Leo)
Yea, for us angry germans ! But seriously, Singer & Cruise arent exactly the new Scorsese & DeNiro (or his son, Leo)
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10:43PM on 04/07/2008

fuck

this is bad news...
this is bad news...
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10:12PM on 04/07/2008
The shift does not necessarily mean Valkyrie is being dumped, it's just not a very good strategy for Awards consideration. Remember last year? Breach, Zodiac were all released early in the year. And wasn't Eternal Sunshine released really early in 2004? I'm really hoping Valkyrie is good though. Collateral is still my favorite movie of all time and I miss normal Tom Cruise
The shift does not necessarily mean Valkyrie is being dumped, it's just not a very good strategy for Awards consideration. Remember last year? Breach, Zodiac were all released early in the year. And wasn't Eternal Sunshine released really early in 2004? I'm really hoping Valkyrie is good though. Collateral is still my favorite movie of all time and I miss normal Tom Cruise
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9:43PM on 04/07/2008
I hope they give Carice an excuse to show her boobies in this movie. She's a swell broad.
I hope they give Carice an excuse to show her boobies in this movie. She's a swell broad.
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9:14PM on 04/07/2008
I'm still looking forward to this film, but as we all know (January + February = Hollywood dumping ground for films). Let's hope Valkyrie breaks the cycle for a weekend.
I'm still looking forward to this film, but as we all know (January + February = Hollywood dumping ground for films). Let's hope Valkyrie breaks the cycle for a weekend.
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8:51PM on 04/07/2008
If only Tom can behave himself and stay out of the tabloids until then. Maybe one day the world will go back to the way it was before Cruise went crazy, I can only hope because I like his movies and its a shame when good directors (Abrams and now Singer) get shafted because of his antics.
If only Tom can behave himself and stay out of the tabloids until then. Maybe one day the world will go back to the way it was before Cruise went crazy, I can only hope because I like his movies and its a shame when good directors (Abrams and now Singer) get shafted because of his antics.
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