Melbourne 2015: Opening Night Avoids Genre For Intensely Personal Australian Drama

The opening night film for the Melbourne International Film Festival has just been announced, finally eschewing the fun genre trappings of its previous two years to embrace a deeply personal tale of cancer from Melbournian writer/director Paul Cox.The film is... More »
  

Trailer: Tang Wei And Liao Fan Star In Chinese ONLY YOU Remake

Many fans of Asian Cinema are quick to complain and point the finger when their favourite Asian discoveries are snapped up and remade in Hollywood, sometimes at the expense of a proper release for the original film. Well the current... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Title For INDEPENDENCE DAY Sequel Revealed

Nearly two decades after Independence Day wowed audiences with its winning combination of X-Files fuelled UFO interest, grand scale disaster movie spectacle, Top Gun style aerial heroics and Big Willy Smith himself, Roland Emmerich has called action on a sequel, which... More »
By James Marsh   
  

NIGHT WATCHMAN, DEAD END Take Top Honours At Shanghai International Film Festival

Pierre Jolivet's The Night Watchman (aka Jamais De La Vie) was awarded the Golden Goblet for Best Film on Sunday night at the 18th Shanghai International Film Festival, while Chinese crime drama The Dead End nabbed the Best Director prize... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Melbourne 2015: A Relief But No Surprises; MIFF's Cannes Line-Up

The Melbourne International Film Festival Cannes line-up was announced recently. It has become a tradition now that the films MIFF has acquired from La Croisette are announced a month before the full line-up is unveiled.The list contains many films we... More »
  

TITANIC Composer James Horner Dies In Plane Crash

It has now been confirmed that James Horner, the 2-time Oscar winning composer of Titanic and countless other Hollywood blockbusters, was killed when the small plane he was piloting crashed Monday morning in a remote area north of Santa Barbara.... More »
By James Marsh   
  

China Lion Bringing ONLY YOU, THE WASTED TIMES And MR. SIX To N.America & Australia

Great news for fans of mainstream cinema from the Chinese mainland, as China Lion Film Distribution has announced the acquisition of a trio of upcoming films featuring a host of A-list talent. Tang Wei (Lust, Caution, Blackhat) and Liao Fan (Silver... More »
By James Marsh   
  

NBC Kills HANNIBAL

In a move that surprised no one but saddened many, including myself, NBC has pulled the plug on Hannibal after three seasons of suspense, ghastly opulent deaths, thinly veiled homoerotic friendship, cannibalism, exquisite photography, and unparalleled art and sound design.... More »
  

Shout! Factory Will Serve Loads Of James Roday's GRAVY To North America

Shout! Factory Films has acquired the North American rights for James Roday's horror comedy Gravy. Shout! will release the film including digital, home entertainment, broadcast and theatrical for cross-platform releases in the U.S. and Canada through it's horror label Scream... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Stanley Kubrick's 1956 Screenplay THE DOWNSLOPE To Be Made Into A Trilogy

Deadline reported earlier that a screenplay that Stanley Kubrick (The Shining, A Clockwork Orange and Full Metal Jacket) wrote in 1956 will be developed into a trilogy. Kubrick wrote the civil war era screenplay, The Downslope, between other war films, Fear... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Macabro 2015: Check Out The Official Poster

The 2015 edition of Mexico City's International Horror Film Festival, Macabro, will be celebrated from August 20 to 30. That's ten straight days of the best recent genre cinema, though we have yet to know the full programming. While we... More »
  

Watch Delightfully Deranged Short THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM Now

Well, dear readers, it must be short film day here at Twitch.Director Ryan Spindell and his fellow mad scientists and Trapdoor Pictures have something wonderfully pulpy and more than a little silly to share with us today: Their short film... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Watch Rose McGowan's Unsettling DAWN Now

Just like a certain Johnny Cash song, Rose McGowan's debut short film Dawn features a character wondering what a certain act would feel like. In this assured, masterful film, 17 minutes of storytelling are used to the fullest extent; there is no... More »
  

Hey, New York! Win Tickets To See Ringo Lam's FULL ALERT With Lam On Hand To Personally Introduce The Film!

It's summer time in New York and that means two things: Sweat, and the New York Asian Film Festival. Yup, it's back and once again presenting an incredible mix of the best new titles from the continent along with some... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

EXCLUSIVE Clip From Sundance Hit THE STRONGEST MAN

Sometimes it's the littlest films that have the most heart. If you've had a chance to see Kenny Riches's The Strongest Man then you know this weird and wonderful film has heart in spades. It's also pretty damn funny. FilmBuff... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks INSIDE OUT, DOPE And Many More

We've been posting our most recent Twitchvision segments on the TwitchFilm Facebook Page (make sure to like it!), but for those like me that aren't really FB types we'll try to regularly post the videos here on the site as... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

MUTAFUKAZ: Watch The Amazing First Teaser For Studio 4c Animated Feature

Mark 2017 down on your calendars, animation fans, because that's how long you're going to have to wait to see French / Japanese animated feature film Mutafukaz. And judging by the freshly released first teaser that's going to feel like... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

It's A Turkey Shoot In This Exclusive Clip From Jon Hewitt's ELIMINATION GAME

Acolytes and X director Jon Hewitt remakes 1980s Ozploitation classic Turkey Shoot with Elimination Game in which Dominic Purcell stars as a disgraced former army officer forced to fight for his life in a live televised game show. Yep, the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Focus On Finland: Nordic Genre Industry Days Spotlights Upcoming European Genre Films

Later this week, Jalmari Helander's Big Game will open in select U.S. theaters, representing the first notable Finnish genre production (or co-production) to hit the States since the director's Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale a few years ago. But Helander... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

BiFan Unleashes Powerful 2015 Lineup

The recently renamed BiFan (formerly PiFan) is set to return with a scorching lineup for its 19th edition next month. The Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival will open with Antoine Bardou-Jacquet's Moonwalkers (with Ron Perlman and Rupert Grint) on July 16th... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  
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