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.

Johnnie To Will Speak At BAFTA's A Life In Pictures Series In June

Hey England! Johnnie To, the HK action film auteur, will speak at BAFTA's London headquarters on June 22nd. The event is presented by BAFTA and the Asian Film Awards Academy. To will talk about his films and his career, which are... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

THE MAN IN THE SHADOWS: Watch The Trailer For Indie Horror Flick

The phenomenon of sleep paralysis and possible associated horrors is slipping into genre film more often of late. In 2011 we had Filip Tegstedt's excellent horror laced family drama, Marianne, and last year we were introduced to Rodney Ascher's haunting... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

POINT BREAK: No One Fires Their Gun Up In The Air And Goes "Ahhrgh" In Remake Trailer

Hey, look. It is a remake of a revered classic action flick! (Cue gnashing of teeth!) Take a look at the first trailer for Ericson Core's update of Point Break. The premise is pretty much the same as the 1991 film.... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

STAR WARS: The Original Trilogy To Screen In China For The First Time

It is hard to imagine that there would be a place in this World where Star Wars has not screened other than imagining something archaic like, "Oh, I bet it hasn't been shown in the deepest Congo!" So color me surprised to find... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

IT: Cary Fukunaga Is Out Of Latest Adaptation Effort

The Wrap broke the news earlier today that True Detective season one director Cary Fukunaga will no longer direct the current adaptation of Stephen King's novel It. Filming was supposed to begin in three weeks. Citing creative difference with New Line... More »
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DEBUG: Jason Mamoa Channels Hal and Holly In This Exclusive Clip

We have an exclusive clip to share with you from David Hewlett's sci-fi horror Debug. The film was written and directed by Stargate alumnus David Hewlett. The film comes out on DVD on June 9th from Ketchup Entertainment.In this tale... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Kickstart This! Support Social Causes And Good Ol' Fashion Gore In RETURN TO NUKE'M HIGH VOLUME 2

Purveyors of independent cinema and an American original, Troma Entertainment having been bringing their unique sense of cinematic spirit to festivals and screens around the world for over four decades now. And they are preparing to unleash their latest film,... More »
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SENSORIA: 108 Media Acquires Worldwide Rights For Swedish Chiller

ScreenDaily is reporting that the worldwide rights for Christian Hallman's Swedish chiller Sensoria have been acquired by Toronto-based outfit 108 Media. They are introducing the film to buyers at the Market in Cannes. After losing almost everything she cares for in... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

MAGNIFICENT SEVEN: Peter Sarsgaard In Talks To Take Villainous Lead

Variety is reporting that Peter Sarsgaard is in talks to take on the role of villain in Antonie Fuqua's interpretation of The Magnificent Seven. Sarsgaard will be joining Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Chris Pratt, Vincent D'Nofrio, Haley Bennett and Luke Grimes... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

COOTIES: Oh Look, Carnage, In First Trailer For The Horror Comedy

Having been reworked and beefed up after it's debut at Sundance last year, the current cut of the horror comedy Cooties most recently bowed at the Stanley Film Festival. Our Michele Galgana caught the 're-edited with added action at the end'... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

BUNNY THE KILLER THING: Raven Banner Gets Worldwide Rights For NSFW Finnish Horror

There are times when you simply do not know what to say about a trailer. For instance, what can I say about the NSFW trailer for Finnish horror flick Bunny the Killer Thing? For chrissakes man! Don't watch this at work,... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

All The Details You Need About Scream Factory's Releases Of HOWLING II And ROBOT JOX

Start saving your pennies because Shout! Factory has two very cool releases coming up in July through their Scream Factory label. We have the final blu-ray details to share with you so you know all the goodness contained inside each... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Team TwitchFilm On AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

(Who is this?! Team TwitchFilm, assemble!) Unless you've been living under a rock, a Wifi-less one no less, you will have been made aware of the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In the last ten days, Avengers:... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Frontières@Fantasia: First Wave Includes New Titles From People Behind TURBO KID, A SERBIAN FILM, And HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN

As the Fantasia International Film Festival ramps up for this year's festival so does the staff of the Frontières International Co-production Market. They have just announced the first projects to participate in this year's market. Those in attendance will look at... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

STAR WARS ROGUE ONE: Ben Mendelsohn Confirmed, Diego Luna Also Enlisted

What has been going around the rumor mill for a few weeks now has been confirmed. Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn is now officially part of the cast of the Star Wars anthology film Rogue One. Variety reported earlier today that Mendelsohn... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Your First Look At Elle Fanning In Refn's THE NEON DEMON

With production about to wrap up on Nicolas Winding Refn's The Neon Demon in Los Angeles the first image of star Elle Fanning has been released along with a promo shot of her with Refn. You can click on each... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Well Go USA Nabs Hou Hsiao Hsien's THE ASSASSIN Ahead Of World Premiere At Cannes

Hou Hsiao Hsien's The Assassin has not even hit screens yet but that did not stop Well Go USA from picking up the North American rights for the Chinese auteur's Taiwanese martial arts pic.Well Go USA CEO Doris Pfardrescher was quoted... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Brad Bird Will Work On THE INCREDIBLES 2 Next, Drops Hints He Would Not Say NO To STAR WARS

According to an interview with Collider (via THR) once Brad Bird's latest film, Tomorrowland, launches on May 22nd the director will turn his attention on the sequel to his hit animated film The Incredibles. "I had a lot of ideas for the original... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

TIME LAPSE: The Kids Find Out What Happened To Mr. Bezzerides

Bradley King's timey wimey film Time Lapse will be released on VOD, iTunes and in select theaters on May 15th by XLrator Media. Twitch has an exclusive clip to share with you from the film. In this clip Callie, Finn and Jasper... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

THE HATEFUL EIGHT: Gallery Of The EW Images

Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight will grace the cover of Entertainment Weekly. And using the word 'Grace' is about as light and fluffy as one dares get when it comes to a Tarantino. Especially when it comes to a film... More »
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