Andrew Mack
Associate Editor, News; Toronto, Canada

At what point are you considered a seasoned veteran of online journalism? How many years must pass before someone says, "Damn. You've been doing this for a while now, haven't you?". Andrew has been writing for Twitch from day one. Ten years ago. Surely he has found something better to do with his life in that time? Also, programming for the Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival does not count apparently.

SXSW 2015: Midnighter And Short Film Programs Announced, Includes Nightmares, Kiwis And Corpses

I have just looked over the lineup for the Midnighter program at SXSW this year and am instantly jealous of our writers who will be covering the festival this year. Man oh man, is everyone going to have a hell... More »
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David Koepp To Adapt Canadian Sci-Fi Novel THE THEMIS FILES For Sony

Deadline is reporting that David Koepp has been hired by Sony to adapt the Sci-fi novel The Themis Files by author Sylvain Neuvel for the big screen. Sony bought the rights for the novel last October which will be published by... More »
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ELI ROTH PRESENTS THE STRANGER: Raven Banner Acquires The Canadian Rights

Our friends at Raven Banner Entertainment will not leave Berlin empty handed after the EFM shuts down. They have acquired the Canadian rights for Guillermo Amoedo's Chilean English-language flick The Stranger, from this day on known as Eli Roth Presents... More »
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SPIDER-MAN: Sony Is Bringing The Web Slinger To Marvel's MCU

As Sony attempts to revamp their precious and lucrative Spider-Man franchise, news has come that they will finally partner with Marvel Entertainment and give the web slinger his first appearance in a Marvel film. Though neither company is telling which... More »
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THE HATEFUL EIGHT: Quentin Tarantino Gets Final Say On Who Buys His Film?

THR is reporting that buyers are finally getting a chance to negotiate for the distribution rights to Quentin Tarantino's new western, The Hateful Eight, but not without the permission of the director himself. According to the report buyers were stymied at... More »
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HIBERNATION: Watch Jon Mikel Caballero's Award Winning Short

Now that it's festival run is over, Spanish filmmaker Jon Mikel Caballero wants to share his award-winning short film, Hibernation, with you. It is an emotionally driven work of sci-fi with a bittersweet ending. The visual style is reminiscent of... More »
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VOICE FROM THE STONE First Look: Emilia Clarke Stars In Supernatural Thriller

Here is your first look at Game Of Thrones' Emilia Clarke looking quite beguiling in Eric D. Howell's supernatural thriller, a period piece set in 1950s Italy, Voice From The Stone. The films also stars Marton Csokas (The Equilizer) and... More »
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URGE First Look: Have A Laugh With Pierce Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan and his guests sure look like they are having the time of their lives in this first-look pic from Aaron Kaufman's feature debut Urge. A group of friends on an island getaway experiment with a new designer drug that... More »
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STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON: Watch The Red Band Trailer

Watch the red band trailer for the upcoming biography Straight Outta Compton, the story of the rise of hip hop group N.W.A. from director F. Gary Gray below. Gosh. To be alive at that time, when hip hop was exploding into the... More »
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BOYHOOD And THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL Win Big At BAFTAs

The British Academy Film Awards were handed out Sunday evening on the other side of the pond. Richard Linklater's Boyhood took home three awards including Best Picture and Best Director for Linklater himself. The third award went to Patricia Arquette for... More »
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First Teaser From Miike's YAKUZA APOCALYPSE: THE GREAT WAR OF THE UNDERWORLD

Japanese director Miike Takashi said in a statement when Yakuza Apocalypse: The Great War of the Underworld was announced, "Goodbye to tediously boring Japanese films. No one wanted this to happen, but I am making a rampage back to the basics!",... More »
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Your First Look At Aaron Eckhart And Miles Teller In BLEED FOR THIS

We have your first look at Aaron Eckhart and Miles Teller in Ben Younger's third feature film Bleed For This. You do not get a really good look at Eckhart but a buff Teller is front and center in the... More »
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Have A Look At A Shorn Keanu Reeves In DAUGHTER OF GOD Stills

Here is your first look at clean cut Keanu Reeves in Gee Malik Linton`s feature debut, the thriller Daughter of God. Starring with Reeves is his Knock Knock co-star, Cuban actress Ana de Armas. A detective searches for the truth behind... More »
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Johnnie To Announces Three New HK Projects At EFM

As the Chinese New Year approaches fans of HK cinema have been given a reason to start celebrating a little earlier this year. Eclectic Hong Kong filmmaker Johnnie To is announcing three new projects at EFM in Berlin this year.... More »
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HIGH RISE: Our First Look At Tom Hiddleston In Ben Wheatley's Thriller

Empire has your first look at Tom Hiddleston as Dr. Robert Laing in Ben Wheatley's upcoming thriller High Rise. We are very excited for anything coming out of Wheatley's camp because he always brings us something different with every film.... More »
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USS INDIANAPOLIS: MEN OF COURAGE: Nic Cage Will Captain The Ship

Variety is reporting that Nicolas Cage will take on the role of Capt. Charles Butler McVay, captain in the WWII pic USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage. The story of the USS Indianapolis was immortalized by Robert Shaw's character Quint in Steven... More »
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Kickstart This! THE LAST LOVECRAFT 2: Because There Is Always Room For More Cthulu

This is for the fans of the The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulu. If you have found your life remarkably void of Cthulu related goodness of late then rejoice because the gang is getting together. Maybe. At least they really,... More »
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Frontières 2015: The Brussels Market Lineup And Montreal Submissions Now Open

The Frontières International Co-Production Market makes the first of two stops this year at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival. The European edition of the market takes place during the festival from April 9th through the 11th. Frontières previously announced the... More »
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THE NEON DEMON: Keanu Reeves And Christina Hendricks Join Refn's Horror Flick

Keanu Reeves and Christina Hendricks have joined the cast of Nicolas Winding Refn's female-centered horror film The Neon Demon, according to Variety. The report also states that Jena Malone and a second Aussie actress, Bella Heathcote, are also part of the... More »
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ASTRO BOY To Get A Live Action Adaptation

THR broke the news Thursday morning that Australian production house Animal Logic Entertainment will be working with Japan's Tezuka Productions to give Tezuka Osamu's manga Astro Boy a live action adaptation. Astro Boy has had every incantation from manga to... More »
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