Ads for ultra-violent satire The Hunt pulled in wake of US mass shootings

Promotion for movie, in which humans are hunted for sport, is stalled after El Paso and Dayton killings and studio reported to be rethinking strategy TV ads for The Hunt, an ultraviolent political satire in which elites stalk and kill deplorables, have been pulled in the wake of the El Paso and Dayton mass shootings. A poster for the The Hunt. Photograph: Universal Pictures Original Article : HERE ;

Crawl review brutal alligator horror is a snappy summer surprise

Piranha 3D director Alexandre Aja returns to the water for a lean, suspenseful tale of a father and daughter trapped in a flooding, predator-filled house Withholding a film from the press until the very day that it opens is usually the surest sign said film is a catastrophe. (The recent example of Luc Bessons misfiring assassin thriller Burning Bright, which saw a young woman stuck in a house with a tiger while a hurricane edges closer, Crawl sees a young woman stuck in house with an alligator while a hurricane edges closer an astonishingly similar premise yet one played out with a great deal more skill. Part of that is because, well, alligators tend to evoke a great deal more …

William Jackson Harper on 2019’s scariest film: ‘Midsommar’s a microcosm for humanity’

The actor on Ari Asters new pagan horror and the end of Netflixs hit show The Good Place William Jackson Harper is moving on from Midsommar, where he is trapped in the middle of the countryside for an onslaught of unsavoury pagan rituals. By coincidence, the same day we discuss Harpers new movie, The Good Place so far, Chidi has died and been damned to hell multiple times, had his mind blown by witnessing a trillion different realities in the blink of an eye, and eaten his body weight in chilli mixed with marshmallow, all of which might be preferable to Harpers situation in Midsommar. The follow-up to Asters breakout/freakout horror hit Hereditary, Midsommar brings a group of Americans to …

Best films of 2019 so far

Charlize Theron flips into funny with Seth Rogen, Mel Gibson picks Vince Vaughn as his accomplice and Avengers reach their Endgame the finest movies yet this year released in the UK The Favourite A New Years Day release date in the UK for Yorgos Lanthimoss period romp kicked the year off in fine style; Olivia Colmans Oscar win two months later was the crowning glory. What we said: A reminder that the idea of royalty as polite and picturesquely sentimental is something that came in with Queen Victoria: The Favourite is more punk than that. Its a rousingly nasty, bleary, hungover punchup. Read the full review An Impossible Love A daughters life is shaped by her fathers arrogance and her …