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.

6 DAYS: Jamie Bell, Mark Strong And Abbie Cornish Lead Cast On Next From DEAD LANDS Director

Deadline is reporting that Jamie Bell, Mark Strong and Abbie Cornish have been cast as leads in Toa Fraser's embassy siege thriller 6 Days. Fraser is re-teaming with his Dead Lands writer Glenn Standring and producer Matthew Metcalfe. XYZ Films... More »
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SOME KIND OF HATE: Image Entertainment Picks Up Supernatural Slasher

Image Entertainment has picked up the North American rights for  Adam Egypt Mortimer's supernatural slasher flick Some Kind of Hate. The flick had its world premiere at the Stanley Film Festival this past weekend. Some Kind of Hate stars Ronen Rubenstein (It Felt... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS: The Vanity Fair Pics

As we celebrated Star Wars Day around the world everyone finally got a look at the traditional Vanity Fair Star Wars photos from the set of The Force Awakens. We also finally found out who the shiny Stormtrooper is. Check her... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

STAR WARS: Will The Second Anthology Film Tell The Story Of Boba Fett?

Perhaps this is damage control after the exit of Josh Trank. Perhaps this is the producers simply saying, "Don't worry, we got this". Still. If this manages to turn out to be true then this is a Star Wars film... More »
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JOHN WICK 2: Reeves And Original Directors Confirmed For Sequel

According to the report over at The Wrap, Lionsgate confirmed today that John Wick star Keanu Reeves, and the original directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski and screenwriter Derek Kolstad, will all return to make John Wick 2. "With such tremendous... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

SUICIDE SQUAD: Here's Will Smith As Deadshot

One of the immediate questions that came up from the cast of Suicide Squad in costume shot released earlier this evening was if that was the complete costume of Will Smith as Deadshot. Where was his cybernetic eye, asked the... More »
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SUICIDE SQUAD: Here Is The First Pic Of The Cast In Costume

Here you go. The first pic of the cast of Suicide Squad in costume. Director David Ayer tweeted the pic around an hour ago with the caption, "Task Force X assembled and ready."LtoR: Adam Beech as Slipknot, Jai Courtney as Capt. Boomerang,... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

THE NIGHTMARE: Watch The Trailer, You May Never Want To Sleep Again

The buzz after its world premiere at Sundance was that Rodney Ascher's new documentary The Nightmare was that it is a very, very scary film. And if this new trailer is anything to go by that buzz may very well... More »
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Josh Trank No Longer Directing Second STAR WARS Anthology Film

THR is reporting that Josh Trank will not direct the second Stars Wars anthology film. "After a year of having the incredible honor of developing with the wonderful and talented people at Lucasfilm, I'm making a personal decision to move forward... More »
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X MEN APOCALYPSE: First Look At Jean Grey And Jubilee

As production moves along on X Men Apocalypse director Brian Singer teased our first look at Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) and Jubilee through his Instagram account. Game of Thrones' Turner and newcomer Lana Condor mug for a candid shot, in costume.... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

AWAKEN: Because There Is No Rule About How Many Skulls Make Up Your Mysterious Island On Your Key Art

I believe this new key art for Mark Atkins' film Awaken has set a new benchmark for skull islands everywhere. It certainly is the skulliest of all. There is no denying that this island is a skull island. You almost... More »
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UPDATED: Martial Artist Darren Shahlavi: 1972 - 2015

UPDATE: Three months after the tragic death of martial artist Darren Shahlavi, on 14 January at the age of 42, his family have received the official coroner's report from the Los Angeles County Coroners Department, and would like it to... More »
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Team TwitchFilm: On EX MACHINA

(What is on display here: intelligence, artificial intelligence, or just artifice?) Last week Ex Machina got a wide release in the United States. The previous two weeks it had been in a hugely successful limited release already, scoring the... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

DEATH NOTE: Adam Wingard Now Attached To English Version Of Japanese Manga

THR is reporting that Adam Wingard, director of festival favorites You're Next and The Guest, is now attached to the English language version of Death Note for Warner Bros. No word if longtime partner Simon Barrett is coming on board... More »
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SUICIDE SQUAD: Your First Look At Jared Leto As The Joker

Well. This is certainly a little more Sex Pistols than I was prepared for. Suicide Squad director David Ayer unveiled Jared Leto's Joker today via his Twitter account. The Suicide Squad wishes you a Happy Anniversary Mr. J! I have long been... More »
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Fox Buys Rights For Saman Kesh's CONTROLLER

Deadline is reporting that Fox has bought the rights to turn Saman Kesh's short film Controller into a feature film. You can watch this short and its prequel below.Pic is a sci-fi rescue film that turns the damsel-in-distress trope upside... More »
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FORBIDDEN EMPIRE: Watch The Trailer For Fantasy Flick

It has been some time since Russian director Oleg Stepchenko sat in the director's chair but he has returned after a long absence with the fantasy film Forbidden Empire. It's been a long (by which we mean loooooooooooooong) and winding... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Get FALCON RISING On UK DVD and VOD This May

We are big fans of the work of actor Michael Jai White and fight choreographer Larnell Stovall. When the two of them work together? Hoo boy, the results are pretty cool. Their work in Ernie Barbarash's Falcon Rising is such... More »
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STAR WARS ROGUE ONE: Riz Ahmed (NIGHTCRAWLER) Frontrunner For Lead Role

Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler) is the frontrunner to land the lead male role in Gareth Edwards' Star Wars 'anthology film' Rogue One, according to Variety.  It is possible that he would star opposite Felicity Jones (and the unconfirmed Ben Mendelsohn) in a band of... More »
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Oscilloscope Laboratories Gets Their Hands On Berk And Olsen's BODY

Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired North American rights to Dan Berk and Robert Olsen's Body. The film premiered at Slamdance and will play next at the Stanley Film Festival, the genre festival that takes place in the hotel that inspired The Shining. A... More »
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