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.

THE LAKE: J.K. Simmons Joins Luc Besson's Navy SEAL Treasure Film

Deadline is reporting that J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) has joined the cast of Luc Besson's Navy SEALs action thriller The Lake. It will not be a large role for the recent Oscar winner but no one is probably better suited to... More »
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Giveaway: Win A Copy Of JOHN DOE: VIGILANTE, Starring Jamie Bamber

Arc Entertainment is releasing Kelly Dolan's crime thriller John Doe: Vigilante on DVD on April 14th in the U.S. We have three copies to give away to our readers. John Doe: Vigilante stars Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica), Daniel Lissing (Last Resort),... More »
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THE LEVIATHAN: Simon Kinberg And Neill Blomkamp Join As Producers

Things are ramping up for Ruairi Robinson's potentially awesome sci-fi pic, The Leviathan. It has only been a short while since the director dropped his proof of concept like an atomic bomb last week, clocking in over 1 million views already.... More »
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MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 5 ROGUE NATION: Trailer Aims For New Heights, Literally

The first look trailer for Mission Impossible 5 Rogue Nation has popped up and there is no messing with a winning formula. Big stunts. Hot cars. Long legs. Yep. It is all in there. Including what is probably Tom Cruise's... More »
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BACKCOUNTRY: Joel Kinnaman Stars In Survival Thriller

The survival thriller Backcountry (not to be confused with Adam MacDonald`s Canadian wilderness survival flick of the same name which opens today!) is currently in production over in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Other than The Giant Nickel, Sudbury pretty much exists in... More »
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CHRONONAUTS: Universal Options Mark Millar's Time Travel Comic

Why have we gone with a full sized image of the cover of the first issue of Mark Millar and Sean Gordon Murphy's new comic book Chrononauts? We will get to that in a mo'. It is very interesting stuff.... More »
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THE BAD BATCH: Reeves, Carrey And Momoa Join Dystopian Love Story

Deadline reported yesterday that Keanu Reeves, Jim Carrey and Jason Momoa have joined the cast of the dystopian love story, The Bad Batch, the follow up film from A Girls Walks Home Alone At Night directo,r Ana Lily Amirpour. Diego Luna... More »
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SPRING: A Conversation In Two Parts. Part Two: Catacombs, Cats And Mythological Dating

As we continue along in our conversation with Spring filmmakers Aaron Moorehead and Justin Benson we broach on some spoiler territory. I do try to keep it as ambivalent as possible because what the guys have to say about their... More »
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The Time To Vote For STRAIGHT TO VIDEO: THE B-MOVIE ODYSSEY, Is Now!

The makers of The Last Videostore and M is for Magnetic Tape are at it again, hoping to draw to a close a trilogy of 'Videostore' related short films with Straight To Video: The B-Movie Odyssey. One of the executive... More »
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SPRING: A Conversation In Two Parts. Part One: Basterds, Blockbusters And Barometers

A bunch of stuff happened throughout the hour(+) conversation I had with the lads from Spring. It was a cyber meeting of the minds. And me. We laughed. We cried. We made fun of Justin at one point. And we... More »
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OH HELL NO! SHARKNADO 3 Announces Title And Release Date

Despite any labor/strike issues the production of Sharknado 3 has encountered recently NBCUniversal has announced the title of the third silly shark movie and the broadcast date. According to the announcement over at Deadline the third film is scheduled to... More »
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PIXELS: Pac-Man's A Bad Guy In First Trailer?

Here you go. It is the first trailer for Christopher Columbus' big screen adaptation of Patrick Jean's 2010 short film, Pixels. All your favorites are in it. Donkey Kong. Pac-Man. Peter Dinklage for like a split second. And it also has... More »
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LET THE RIGHT ONE IN: A&E Makes Plans For Drama Adaptation

This will draw the ire of fans around the World. According to a report over at THR's The Live Feed, U.S. television network A&E is planning a drama, adapted from the Swedish vampire coming of age film Let The Right... More »
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ECHOES OF WAR: Key Art For Kane Senes' Civil War Drama, Now With More Embry!

We first introduced the key art for the Civil War drama Echoes of War about a month ago but it was lacking a certain something. There was simply not enough Ethan Embry on it. But here we are now, with... More »
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CON MAN: Tudyk And Fillion's Crowdfunding Campaign Sets New Records

Well Howdy! There was no question that Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion's crowd-funding campaign for the web series Con Man would meet its goal. But the Browncoats, and other fan circles, (but let's be honest, mostly Browncoats) turned out in... More »
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BEFORE I WAKE: Do Not Fall Asleep When Watching The Trailer For Latest From OCULUS' Mike Flanagan

Mike Flanagan's latest film, Before I Wake, was originally under the guise of Somnia. But now it has a better title and today a trailer was released via the film's Twitter account. Just click on the play button below and... More »
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Crowdfund This: Alan Tudyk And Nathan Fillion To Show World Of Comic Conventions In CON MAN

Though this is not the Firefly reunion we want this is likely as good as it is going to get for the time being. Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion, stars of that cult sci-fi series, are creating a web series... More »
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CODE OF HONOR: Production Begins On New Steven Seagal Flick

What is that, you say? You never tire of watching Steven Seagal films, but gosh, you sure could use some fresh material? Production has begun on Code of Honor, a brand new Seagal film, in Salt Lake City, UT. The film... More »
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Tribeca 2015: Monty Python To Reunite For Screening Of HOLY GRAIL

Monty Python is coming to New York this April! According to a report over at Variety the five remaining members of the British comedy troupe, Palin, Cleese, Jones, Gilliam and Idle, are getting together for a 40th anniversary screening of... More »
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SXSW 2015: Watch This Exclusive Clip From SWEATY BETTY

As we gear up for this year's SXSW film festival we have an exclusive clip from the African-American indie DIY film Sweaty Betty to share with you. It features two characters in one of the film's two story lines, Rico... More »
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