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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.

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FATALE (2020): New Trailer Starring Hilary Swank, Michael Ealy, Mike Colter…

Fatale (2020), Hilary Swank, Michael Ealy, Lionsgate Movies
Fatale (2020), Hilary Swank, Michael Ealy, Lionsgate Movies

From Director Deon Taylor, Fatale is a new thriller starring Michael Ealy Hilary Swank and Mike Colter.

This one is a story about a married man who gets tricked into a murder scheme by a female police detective.

That is quite the dark premise. Looking forward to finding out the reasoning behind such actions.

I also definitely didn’t see the pairing of Ealy and Swank coming. I’m therefore most curious about their on screen dynamic. Hopefully the end result will be a memorable thriller.

Kali Hawk, Geoffrey Owens, Sam Daly, Damaris Lewis, Oakley Bull, Tyrin Turner, David Hoflin, Juliana Donald, Kerry Westcott and María Birta also star.

Fatale Release Dates: October 30th, 2020 (US)…

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THE HUNT (2019): NEW Official TRAILER Starring HILARY SWANK, Betty Gilpin, JUSTIN HARTLEY, EMMA ROBERTS, …

Hilary Swank (2019), The Hunt, Universal Pictures
Hilary Swank (2019), The Hunt, Universal Pictures

Read my spoiler-free movie review of The Hunt (2020).


Starring Betty Gilpin, Emma Roberts, Hilary Swank and Justin Hartley, the latest trailer for The Hunt, the story of twelve strangers chosen and kidnapped for the specific purpose of being hunted is here…

This intriguingly dark concept has me impatient to see the finished product. I mean, I don’t think that I’ve ever seen Swank look quite as terrifying as she does in the clip from which the above image was captured.

I say ‘bring on the entertaining madness’ because I think I’m ready. I think.

Amy Madigan, Macon Blair, Teri Wyble, Ike Barinholtz, Glenn Howerton, Alexander Babara, Steve Coulter, Wayne Duvall and Sturgill Simpson also star.

The Hunt Release Dates: September 27th, 2019 (US & UK)… (Release now postponed / cancelled by Universal Pictures)

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THE HUNT (2019): New Trailer From Hilary Swank, Emma Roberts, Justin Hartley…

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

Read my spoiler-free movie review of The Hunt (2020).


Hilary swank, Emma Roberts and Justin Hartley’s new Craig Zobel directed movie, The Hunt is the story of twelve strangers. Strangers who wake up in a clearing but have no idea where they are or how they got there. The strangers certainly haven’t a clue that they’ve been chosen. Chosen for a specific purpose…

This looks to me like a case of paintball and deer, bison or other game just not cutting it anymore for hunting fans.

I’m looking forward to what the next trailer will reveal. We can probably expect quite a bit of horror.

Betty Gilpin, Ike Barinholtz, Glenn Howerton, Amy Madigan, Macon Blair, Teri Wyble, Alexander Babara, Steve Coulter, Wayne Duvall and Sturgill Simpson also star.

The Hunt Release Dates: September 27th, 2019 (US & UK)…

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I AM MOTHER (2019): The Thing I Liked…

I Am Mother (2019), Hilary Swank, Netflix
I Am Mother (2019), Hilary Swank, Netflix

In Netflix sci-fi movie I Am Mother, a robot ‘mother’ created to repopulate earth following human extinction must deal with an inexplicable stranger. A stranger who arrives with news that threatens her unique bond with her teenage daughter.

The intriguing premise and Oscar winner Hilary Swank’s involvement are the reasons I watched I Am Mother. Also starring Rose Byrne and Clara Rugaard, overall director Grant Sputore’s movie is an OK sci-fi mystery. It’s interesting enough even though it could have moved faster. The most engaging part for me is towards the end when the characters’ full truths are finally revealed. By this point it became quite clear to me why Swank had agreed to play her specific role. Her character’s precise predicament and emotional journey are truly interesting in terms of the general experience of being human.

I say watch I Am Mother if you’re curious. Though the movie is indeed a Netflix sci-fi film, it’s also better than other recent Netlix films of the shame genre. Namely IO (2019) and Extinction (2018). I definitely wouldn’t recommend watching those two unless you really, really absolutely have to. 

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I AM MOTHER (2019): New trailer From Rose Byrne, Hilary Swank, Clara Rugaard…

I Am Mother (2019), Hilary Swank, Netflix
I Am Mother (2019), Hilary Swank, Netflix

Read my spoiler-free movie review of I Am Mother (2019)


In Hilary Swank, Rose Byrne and Clara Rugaard’s latest sci-fi / thriller, I Am Mother, Rudaard is a teenage girl who’s been raised by a kindly robot ‘Mother.’

Mother was designed to repopulate earth following the extinction of human kind. When an inexplicable stranger arrives with alarming news, Mother’s unique bond with her daughter is threatened…

Directed by Grant Sputore, I’m excited to see how the mystery in this story is resolved. There’s also the fact that great actor Hilary Swank said yes to this, so I really hope it’s a good Netflix movie.

Luke Hawker, Tahlia Sturzaker, Jacob Nolan, Summer Lenton, Hazel Sandery and Maddie Lenton also star.

I Am Mother Release Dates: June 7th, 2019 (US & UK)…

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WHAT THEY HAD (2018): New Trailer From Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon, Josh Lucas, Blythe Danner…

What They Had (2018), Michael Shannon, Hilary Swank, Bythe Danner, Taissa Farmiga
What They Had (2018), Michael Shannon, Hilary Swank, Bythe Danner, Taissa Farmiga

What They Had stars Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon, Bythe Danner and Josh Lucas in a story about a woman who returns home and must confront her past after her Alzheimer’s-stricken mother wanders into a blizzard.

What They Had is written / directed by Elizabeth Chomko… 

Considering the great cast, I’m quite sure this will be a good movie. The question for me is how badly I’ll want to see it bearing in mind the dark subject matter – and having already seen Still Alice (2014), a really good movie about dementia.

I probably will end up watching this as long as the mood strikes just right. It helps that Blythe Danner is a key character. I’ve always liked her ever since Meet The Parents (2000). 

Taissa Farmiga, Aimee Garcia, Robert Forster, Jay Montepare and Anna Kabis also star.

What They Had Release Dates: October 12th, 2018 (US)…

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