For realsies this time.
The Universal and Blumhouse film has a new release date of March 13th, and a new ad campaign about how "the most talked about movie of the year is one that no one's actually seen".
The uncanceled film even comes with a brand-new trailer.
The most talked about movie of the year is one nobody’s seen yet. #TheHuntMovie opens in theaters Friday the 13th o… https://t.co/t5Cz6DVBFj— The Hunt (@The Hunt)1581439964.0
The film is loosely based on the short story, "The Most Dangerous Game," where a man becomes trapped on an island owned by a rich and successful hunter who has grown bored with game hunting, and instead hunts humans for the challenge.
In the movie, 12 strangers who have shared conservative views online are kidnapped and hunted by rich elites. Everything changes when one of the hunted, played by Betty Gilpin, fights back.
The film was set to be released last year, on September 27, 2019. That is until it became mired in controversy.
In early August, the Dayton and El Paso shootings horrified the nation as the two events happened in less than a day of each other. The Hunt came under heavy criticism for its violence after this.
Two days later, Donald Trump tweeted his distaste for the film, causing it to be pulled a day later.
....to inflame and cause chaos. They create their own violence, and then try to blame others. They are the true Rac… https://t.co/r6f1K8zGkk— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1565376255.0
However, as we now know the movie wasn't canceled entirely. It has been scheduled for release next month, with a new ad campaign taking advantage of the controversy.
The change in release date came with a new poster that has quotes from negative news coverage of the movie, effectively providing all the advertisement this movie needed.
Decide for yourself. #TheHuntMovie opens in theaters Friday the 13th of March. https://t.co/LYYxDYHPo7— The Hunt (@The Hunt)1581454893.0
"Exploitative rather than opinionated" – Daily Mail
"Shows Hollywood for what it really is, demented and evil." – Fox News
"Designed to stoke division in the country" – The Wall Street Journal
Obviously, this movie is an attack on Trump-loving Americans by the evil Hollywood bigwigs.
@TheHuntMov @UniversalPics I want you to know that I will be among the millions of people who will no longer watch… https://t.co/kjT4k3giIn— goldenmean (@goldenmean)1581468973.0
@THR This movie is a disgrace and should not be allowed to be released!— Lori🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@Lori🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸)1581449095.0
Might just a well put another jihad bomber on the cover. This content is irresponsible even for America hating Holl… https://t.co/yHyfq1NEsx— Mr_Mic (@Mr_Mic)1581487757.0
@THR Just in time for the democrats to lose massively, out comes this fantasized post election strategy of coordina… https://t.co/8uljDLoVY1— Melvin Ferd (@Melvin Ferd)1581453233.0
However, these criticisms against the movie are missing the point. The "right wing" hunted are the protagonists and the "liberal" elites are the villains in this movie.
If you have a problem with the violence in this movie, sure, understandable. America has always had people protesting violence in movies and television.
I'm sure if that's the case, you also weren't a fan of the Death Wish remake.
But the main detractors have a problem with the apparent premise of conservatives being hunted for sport, like anyone in their right mind wants that. Killing conservatives is portrayed as a bad thing in this movie, and the liberal elites are unlikeable.
Also, The Purge series pretty much did the opposite of this as a hard-right wing party took over America and instituted what amounts to legal killing of the poor, so it's not like this kind of extreme satire is unheard of, let alone become popular.
I honestly don't understand people anymore.
I've seen #TheHunt. It's a pretty broad satire. Liberals are depicted as champagne-swilling, private jet flying eli… https://t.co/aW9zVDN5p3— Brent Lang (@Brent Lang)1581441557.0
But any time someone says your a snowflake for having a critical reaction to movie -- just mention THE HUNT. Anyti… https://t.co/uEQxclOYNi— Ashley “Offramp to the Danger Zone” Lynch (@Ashley “Offramp to the Danger Zone” Lynch)1581448774.0
@ozziebear224 @BreitbartNews Ozzie, those films exist they are called the purge and its sequels , there is even a t… https://t.co/HCAshuwMgE— bigballsofbritishfury (@bigballsofbritishfury)1581465804.0
Did we all just collectively forget the Purge movies? It’s good if we did, but I would’ve liked an email about it. https://t.co/Ef4hqfuoQ3— Austin DuVall (@Austin DuVall)1581459507.0
The Hunt is slated for release on Friday the 13th next month, a date I'm sure is in no way ironic. It stars Betty Gilpin, Emma Roberts, Hilary Swank, Glenn Howerton and the nightmares of your weird conservative uncle.
Trump Just Shared A Clip From 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Without Realizing That It Was Most Definitely Mocking Him
President Trump has never been quick to catch on to a joke, unless it's one he made up.
On Twitter, the President recently retweeted an explicit clip from Larry David's HBO show Curb Your Enthusiasm, seeming to be under the impression it was supportive of him in some way.
In fact, the entire point of the scene was to mock the President and his supporters.
*WARNING: clip contains NSFW language
TOUGH GUYS FOR TRUMP! https://t.co/DbjZjGzLWU— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1581384177.0
In the clip, Larry David puts on a MAGA hat to get a rude biker to be nicer to him.
Trump's caption, "TOUGH GUYS FOR TRUMP!" signals he's either pleased the "tough" biker was a Trump supporter abd supports public harassment and menacing, or that putting on the hat made Larry David intimidating.
If Trump had watched the episode, however, he would know that David was wearing the MAGA hat because it's incredibly useful as "people repellant."
this episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" is mocking MAGA culture (if that's the appropriate term)-- the glaring red M… https://t.co/Qszc9xAAWi— Joyce Carol Oates (@Joyce Carol Oates)1581427501.0
In case David's feelings about the hat weren't perfectly clear, he also spelled them out in this interview (which also features explicit language).
I love Larry David with all my heart and soul. https://t.co/OEDANgVLho— Jimmy Traina (@Jimmy Traina)1581386740.0
As the MAGA crowd begins to wonder why Larry David is trending, their confusion will be met with anger as they real… https://t.co/EG5dfhhTft— DevinNunesTHEDragQueen (@DevinNunesTHEDragQueen)1581391344.0
In the episode, Larry uses the MAGA hat to avoid a meeting, get people to walk away from him at a restaurant and generally disgust everyone around him.
@realDonaldTrump You've never seen the show. In this episode Larry David starts wearing a MAGA hat so that nobody… https://t.co/Wamr2qHuLx— KevinlyFather 🇺🇲🇨🇦🇲🇼🇸🇿 (@KevinlyFather 🇺🇲🇨🇦🇲🇼🇸🇿)1581384735.0
In a recent episode, Larry David wore a MAGA hat strategically to alienate everyone he encountered. Our intrepid l… https://t.co/qiihd40HjQ— Dr. David A. Lustig (@Dr. David A. Lustig)1581435628.0
Does Trump understand the joke?
Does he understand any jokes?
@washingtonpost He doesn’t understand what a joke is. I’ve never seen a man with a worse sense of humor. Al Franken… https://t.co/IWEUCyqQJ3— Nai Mei (@Nai Mei)1581440904.0
@washingtonpost He never gets the joke. He thought the UN was laughing at America, not him.— Eric L. (@Eric L.)1581441985.0
Many felt Trump's retweet proved David's point.
This scene from #CurbYourEnthusiasm is about how Larry David wears a #MAGA hat to avoid decent people (who stay awa… https://t.co/RYrQgGKYid— Ali A. Rizvi (@Ali A. Rizvi)1581387769.0
@realDonaldTrump Racist grandpa posts this video clip with no apparent awareness that it's mocking him and his cult… https://t.co/SIPXS7JcrG— Charles Johnson (@Charles Johnson)1581384356.0
And in case anyone was wondering what the clip looked like in context...
@realDonaldTrump FULL CLIP on the magic of the MAGA HAT 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/Zu4kgz55xd— 🇺🇸🇺🇸 Miguelifornia 🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@🇺🇸🇺🇸 Miguelifornia 🇺🇸🇺🇸)1581385112.0
@realDonaldTrump You are being wild right now Mr. President, and by the way, you really do watch a lot of televisio… https://t.co/av7EMpEtzY— Steward Beckham (@Steward Beckham)1581386476.0
Maybe if Trump had made the time to watch the whole episode, he would have thought twice before retweeting the clip. Oh well, it's too late now.
Democratic Rep. Quotes Professor Dumbledore In Last Attempt To Sway Republicans Before Impeachment Vote
As the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump reaches its final phase, many Americans feel Republicans have intentionally tried to hide evidence to protect Donald Trump from the constitutionally mandated consequences for his actions.
After Republicans voted to make this the first impeachment trial in history that will feature no new witnesses or evidence, all that's left before a vote on whether or not to acquit is each sides' closing arguments.
Having laid out an overwhelming case against the President, all that was left for many Democrats to do was to appeal to their Republican colleagues' sense of justice or honor. While on the Senate floor, House Manager Rep. Jason Crow (D - Colorado), even quoted Albus Dumbledore.
"It's in that spirit that hanging in my son's room is a quote from Harry Potter. The quote is from Professor Dumble… https://t.co/s2ddNOSGZk— Jennifer Shelton (@Jennifer Shelton)1580758144.0
Harry Potter's Dumbledore, cited by Rep. Jason Crow: "It is our choices that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities.”— Jeremy Herb (@Jeremy Herb)1580757854.0
Twitter was in disbelief at the strange government/fantasy crossover.
DRINK! Democrat Rep. Jason Crow just cited Harry Potter on the floor of the Senate.— Steve Guest (@Steve Guest)1580757657.0
@SteveGuest @nani_booboo https://t.co/LKWTuOTSWw— Georgia (@Georgia)1580758579.0
@KFILE @SteveGuest It is our choices that define us.....— Eileen🗽🌉🌐⚓🌊 (@Eileen🗽🌉🌐⚓🌊)1580758018.0
You can find Harry Potter fans everywhere, even in Congress.
@justinbaragona Well at least SOMEONE is reading— Liddle' Take Her Out Kincheloe (@Liddle' Take Her Out Kincheloe)1580759447.0
@DailyCaller Under section 7890 d. Of the Constitution, if you quote Dumbledore on the Senate floor, the POTUS is a… https://t.co/3O5V1bSOav— rebel millennial (@rebel millennial)1580758840.0
@DailyCaller Denver Law School teaches sorcery I guess— Castle Ballymalis ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@Castle Ballymalis ⭐️⭐️⭐️)1580758883.0
Though convincing Republicans to do what is morally right but politically difficult may be a lost cause, Crow took his best shot.
@DailyCaller Find someone who loves you as much as the left loves Harry Potter.— 🪕 (@🪕)1580758836.0
At what point in time did Jason Crow decide this was it - this would be the quote that does it https://t.co/SB9FN68Cog— Eryn Michael (@Eryn Michael)1580829095.0
Conservatives online seized upon Crow's use of the quote and dragged him for it.
@DailyCaller It seems reasonable given that this ENTIRE IMPEACHMENT has been that of PURE FICTION.— All American Mom (@All American Mom)1580759475.0
Democrat Rep. Jason Crow citing the fictional literary work of Harry Potter and Albus Dumbledore on the floor of th… https://t.co/rhZd5I5yHe— Steve Guest (@Steve Guest)1580758252.0
Meanwhile, most liberals understood where he was coming from.
@DailyCaller Why is this a thing? He put it in context. Why not quote popular and culturally significant art?— D. Equitz 🌒 (@D. Equitz 🌒)1580760211.0
Fortunately, quoting Dumbledore wasn't the only memorable moment from Crow's remarks.
"The facts will continue to come out, whether you subpoena them or not." --House Impeachment Manager and US Army ve… https://t.co/owgTT11KQB— Julie Cohen (@Julie Cohen)1580346392.0
Rep. Jason Crow reads a note he wrote to his children during closing arguments in impeachment trial: "Our system… https://t.co/B7zWxU2b23— CBS News (@CBS News)1580759285.0
Though it seems likely that Donald Trump will be acquitted by the Senate without that body hearing from a singe witness, history will remember what passed for "justice" and those who were willing to fight for it.
Elizabeth Warren Vows That She'll Have 9-Year-Old Trans Boy Sign Off On Her Education Secretary Pick
Four years under Secretary of Education Betsy Devos hasn't been great for LGBTQ students across the U.S.
Perhaps hoping to improve upon the past, Democratic Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren told a crowd in Cedar Rapids, Iowa she would be consulting a 9-year-old transgender boy on her pick for Devos' replacement.
While Betsy Devos has used her power to deprive transgender students of Obama-era protections and completely stop investigations into complaints of transgender discrimination, Elizabeth Warren hopes to take a different direction.
Warren says that she will have a "young trans person" interview her future Secretary of Education and only hire thi… https://t.co/sALvl6TxLJ— Mary Margaret Olohan (@Mary Margaret Olohan)1580399383.0
Warren told the attendees of the Cedar Rapids event that she had several specific criterion any candidate for Secretary of Education would have to meet.
"For my secretary of education, number one it has to be someone who has taught in a public school."
Voting is going on now in MI! I’m voting for Elizabeth Warren because she has clear plans for how to fix public edu… https://t.co/2KLLknrlON— Sherri Masson (@Sherri Masson)1580477362.0
Her second criterion was based on her past interactions with LGBTQ youth.
"Number two, a young trans person asked [me] about a welcoming community… I'm going to have a secretary of education that this young trans person interviews on my behalf, and only if this person believes that our secretary or education nominee is absolutely committed to creating a welcoming environment, a safe environment, and a full educational curriculum for everyone will that person actually be advanced to be secretary of education."
“Elizabeth Warren assured voters that her selection for education secretary would be subject to the approval of a ‘… https://t.co/840PPdTUj4— The Post Millennial (@The Post Millennial)1580685602.0
Warren's pledge was inspired by a young boy named Jacob, who asked her in October:
"What will you do in your first week as president to make sure that kids like me feel safer in schools? And what do you think schools need to do better to make sure that I don't need to worry about anything but my homework?"
Questioner asks warren what sort of people she would appoint as president. Part of answer: “my secretary of educa… https://t.co/q3ZqwpsBJT— Danielle Kurtzleben (@Danielle Kurtzleben)1580598540.0
Which is to say: Yeah Iowa Dems dislike trump but some of the most INTENSE anger/dislike I’ve heard out here in the… https://t.co/wAxi9m3OM4— Danielle Kurtzleben (@Danielle Kurtzleben)1580598841.0
Jacob's mother Mimi told Out about how proud she was of her son's journey.
"He has struggled with his own identity, with coming out to us and to himself. He struggled to find his voice. Now that he has found it, and he can speak for so many kids. As a parent, that's all I want for my child. The evening was so powerful for our whole family and I don't think we'll ever forget it."
One thing seems certain: things would be better for young students like Jacob with Elizabeth Warren as President.
REM Frontman Michael Stipe Once Told Trump To 'Shut Up' At A Patti Smith Concert, And His Reaction Was Classic Trump
Years before Donald Trump became President, he was already being rude to people all over New York.
This comes as no news to New Yorkers.
But even Atlanta native Michael Stipe—frontman for the band R.E.M.—has a story.
He told the story of having to tell Donald Trump to shut up at a Patti Smith concert. He told his tale while being interviewed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
You can watch the interview here.
According to Stipe, he was attending a Patti Smith charity concert at Joe's Pub in Manhattan in the late 1990s when a large, rude man came in with his date and began talking loudly during the music.
After the man wouldn't stop talking, Smith told him:
"Excuse me, that's my friend. And you have to stop talking. ... Stop! ... What are you doing? Shut up."
Of course, we now know that man was none other than future President Donald Trump.
@Newsweek Now you'll get arrested and thrown into solitary confinement.— John Reay (@John Reay)1580489703.0
Without yet calling out Trump by name, Stipe described what the man did in response to being chastised.
"The guy got up and left. He walked out. He took his date, who he was obviously trying to pick up, and left the club."
@Newsweek I wish we could all do that and have the same effect.— Jeff Yorkes (@Jeff Yorkes)1580489641.0
Colbert and Stipe also discussed R.E.M.'s continued battle to stop Trump from playing their music at his rallies.
Stipe disappointedly explained:
"It's a licensing problem and there's nothing we can do except respectfully request that he not."
Twitter loved Stipe for telling Trump off when he had the chance.
Michael Stipe is a treasure 😍 https://t.co/Dll8fbXSNm— Chris Milam (@Chris Milam)1580488680.0
I love you Michael https://t.co/MbA8wanjhG— Joshua Sanchez (@Joshua Sanchez)1580486248.0
R.E.M. is taking pains to be on the right side of history.
Michael Stipe is such a gem. Proud to be an alum of UGA, where he started creating music with R.E.M. Great intervie… https://t.co/zOBSP7JPQ1— Jenn Lee (@Jenn Lee)1580485391.0
@Kjfitzdude @pitchfork He loves Patti Smith so much. Never get between a Stipe and his Patti— Alex Dismore (@Alex Dismore)1580489653.0
Perhaps the real question is why on Earth Donald Trump would be at a Patti Smith concert.
Gotta love Michael Stipe a bit more for this <3 (and how could Trump be at a Patti Smith concert is beyond me O_o) https://t.co/gIn03iYDNB— J (@J)1580482987.0
@RollingStone Obvious question -What was Trump doing at a Patti Smith show?— Numero Uno (@Numero Uno)1580487423.0
The world needs more Michael Stipe.
@remhq Man do we need Michael Stipe right now. Good thing we have him.— Notorious DPO (@Notorious DPO)1580486874.0
Thanks for doing what many wish they could, Michael Stipe. Only the luckiest people in the world will have the opportunity to tell Donald Trump to "shut up" before they die.