Peter Martin
Managing Editor; Dallas, Texas

After writing about things other than movies for many years, Peter began contributing to Twitch in October 2005 and became Managing Editor in December 2011. He is a contributing writer for Movies.com, Fandango, and other print and online publications. He is a proud member of the Dallas-Ft. Worth Film Critics Association. His current addictions include horror movies, the pre-code era, baseball, and Twitter.

Review: BLACK OUT Sparkles In A Darkly Comic Criminal Vein

Is there anything more annoying than waking up in the morning to discover a gun -- and a bloody corpse -- in bed with you? On the day before your wedding? It's very tempting to describe Arne Toonen's Black Out... More »
  

FANTASTIC FOUR Casting Rumors Heat Up

The latest Fantastic Four casting rumors claim, essentially, that the cast is set. According to The Wrap, Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station) will play Johnny Storm (aka the Human Torch), confirming rumors that have been floating around for quite a... More »
  

TV Beat: HOUSE OF CARDS, Season 2 Brings The Pain And The Power

Collateral damage continues to pile up in Season 2 of House of Cards, which continues the story that began in Season 1 with nary a breath between. The series revolves around Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) and his wife Claire Underwood... More »
  

Review: THE RETURNED, Protecting Your Loved One When He's A Zombie

They are misunderstood and stigmatized. They live under a cloud of fear and suspicion. They are subject to physical and verbal assaults. They fear that the supply of the drug that keeps them alive will soon run out. They are... More »
  

Review: ABOUT LAST NIGHT, Halfway Transformed By Kevin Hart Into A Raucous Comedy

Kevin Hart is a profane, raunchy, and very successful stand-up comedian who broke big with his indie film Laugh At My Pain in 2011. Combining footage from an arena show in Los Angeles with a visit to Hart's hometown of... More »
  

First Trailer For THE PURGE: ANARCHY Throws Fear Outside

Last year's The Purge set up a fairly ridiculous premise for what amounted to a home-invasion movie, but it brought in big bucks at the box office, especially in comparison to its modest budget, and so a sequel is forthcoming.... More »
  

Scarlett Johansson In New UNDER THE SKIN Trailer Unnerves At Cellular Level

UPDATED 3/24/14: Since the original trailer was made unavailable, we've replaced it with the trailer from Studio Canal UK. As we draw closer to the theatrical release of Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin, the trailers are becoming more detailed and... More »
  

Asian Film Awards: THE GRANDMASTER And SNOWPIERCER Lead Nominations

Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmaster and Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer lead the nominees for this year's Asian Film Awards. The former received 11 nominations, while the latter earned five nods. The awards are the first to be presented under the aegis... More »
  

Exclusive: Watch The First 5 Minutes Of Vincenzo Natali's HAUNTER

Vincenzo Natali's Haunter hits home video today (Tuesday, February 11), and we've got the first five minutes to tempt you. Here's the official synopsis: The film stars Abigail Breslin in director Vincenzo Natali's (Splice, Cube, ABCs of Death 2) unique... More »
  

Berlinale 2014: Exclusive Photo From Serial Killer Drama BLACK COAL, THIN ICE

Heading soon to its world premiere in a competition slot at the 2014 Berlinale, Black Coal, Thin Ice (Bai Ri Yan Huo) follows "a down-and-out detective and his successful protégée who reunite to tackle a cold case and catch a... More »
  

Twitch's Favorite Robotic Cops (Resurrection Optional)

The metallic clank of his feet. The whirling drill sound of his arms and torso twisting into motion. The stentorian command of his voice. Paul Verhoeven's RoboCop set a high standard for robotic law-enforcement officers back in 1987, a standard... More »
  

WE ARE STILL HERE Promises Atmospheric Haunted-House Horror

Any new ghost movie set in the 1970s automatically has my attention, especially when the people involved have good track records. Setting a movie in that time period removes the clutter and distraction of modern technology, which means the filmmakers... More »
  

Robots! Mop! People! Longer, Live-Action PATLABOR: THE NEXT GENERATION Teaser

Feast your hungry eyes upon more than 60 seconds from the upcoming live-action Patlabor: The Next Generation project, thanks to a tipster who alerted us to the teaser. Our own Hugo Ozman previously informed us that the project "will consist... More »
  

Review: NURSE Nakedly Exploits Sex and Serial Killers for Fun and Profit

Exploitation (wink) films (wink) are so hard (tee hee! hehe!) to make (wink) nowadays. Back in the halcyon days of the 1970s, producer Roger Corman could assign a young director to make a film on a tiny budget on a... More »
  

Full-Length SNOWPIERCER Coming to U.S. -- If You Can Find It

The journey of Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer from South Korea to the U.S. via the Weinstein Co. is a long story, with many obstacles along the way, but it might have a happy ending -- if you can find it. According... More »
  

SXSW 2014: Midnighters Section Is Awash In New Horror Thrills

Ten films will screen in the Midnighters section at SXSW this year, including the latest from Adrián García Bogliano, Eduardo Sanchez, and the French team of Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo. Eight of the selections are world premieres, with the... More »
  

Now On DVD: FROM ABOVE, A Romance That Wants To Be A Tearjerker

Danny Glover toplines the cast of From Above (formerly titled Chasing Shakespeare), a romantic drama with a twist that aims to jerk tears. After playing the festival circuit, the film arrives on home video today. When it played at the... More »
  

70s Rewind: TWO-MINUTE WARNING, A Sniper Threatens The Big Game

Snipers entered the public conciousness in the U.S. on August 1, 1966, when Charles Whitman shot dozens of people from a tower located on the University of Texas campus in Austin, Texas. Whitman's shooting spree claimed the lives of 14;... More »
  

Report: Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, 46, Has Died

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, 46, was found dead in his New York City apartment this afternoon. The report states: "The New York Police Department is investigating, and the Office of the Chief Medical... More »
  

Jesse Eisenberg Is Zack Snyder's Lex Luthor In BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN

Via press release, Warner Bros. has announced that Jesse Eisenberg has been cast as Lex Luthor in the upcoming, still untitled sequel to Man of Steel. Jeremy Irons will play Alfred, Bruce Wayne's faithful man-servant. Eisenberg is certainly an unexpected... More »
  
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