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THE HUNT (2020): The Things I Liked

The Hunt (2019), Betty Gilpin, Universal Pictures
The Hunt (2019), Betty Gilpin, Universal Pictures

Betty Gilpin’s smart and badass character Crystal is my favourite thing about director Craig Zobel’s The Hunt; the most controversial near release of 2019.

Also starring Hilary Swank, Justin Hartley and Emma Roberts; Zobel’s story centres around twelve strangers who get kidnapped for the specific purpose of being hunted.

The Hunt‘s original 2019 release date was cancelled because following the launch of the trailer, America was unfortunately having to deal with another mass shooting. Additional complaints also came to light about the movie’s presumed controversial politics, concerning the relationship between the left and right.

I remember the filmmakers were happy to delay the movie’s release. And having now watched it, I can see why they insisted that The Hunt isn’t as problematic, in terms of premise and politics as many were assuming. Any talk of politics in the movie is mainly amusing. The real fun starts as we start learning more and more about Gilpin’s Crystal.

The Hunt isn’t the kind of movie to get top marks for story or all-round great acting where one or two earlier characters is concerned. But that doesn’t mean I won’t watch it again. For me, there’s just had too much fun to be had with Crystal.

Watch it if you’re curious.

Happy Film Loving

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COFFEE & KAREEM (2020): New Trailer From taraji P. Henson, Ed Helpms, Betty Gilpin, Andrew Bachelor…

Coffee & Kareem (2020), Ed Helms, Netflix
Coffee & Kareem (2020), Ed Helms, Netflix

Taraji P. Henson, Ed Helms, Betty Gilpin and Andrew Bachelor (King Bach) are the stars of Coffee and Kareem. A new comedy about a twelve-year-old ‘s plan to scare his mom’s new boyfriend – police officer James Coffee backfiring, and forcing Coffee and Kareem to work together. All so they can save themselves from Detroit’s most ruthless drug kingpin.

Directed by Michael Dowse, additional key cast includes Terrence Little Gardenhigh, Jesse Hutch, David Alan Grier…

I’m looking forward to this one because I like Helms, Henson and Gilpin. Plus, that slap at 1:21 into this trailer is amusingly crisp and precise. There’s also the above image of Helms in the hat which happens to make me smile every time I look at it.

Chance Hurstfield, Serge Houde, RonReaco Lee, Samantha Cole, Fraser Aitcheson and Garfield Wilson also star.

Coffee & Kareem Release Dates: April 3rd, 2020 (US)…

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