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.

AKIRA Refuses To Die In Hollywood

In Hollywood, old ideas never die, they just get put 'on the back burner' until someone comes up with a brilliant new take that will push it to 'the front burner.' And that appears to be true for the live-action... More »
  

HOW & WHY, Charlie Kaufman TV Show, Does Not Pass Go At FX

It sounded like a triumphant return to television for Charlie Kaufman, the Academy Award-winning writer of Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind, but 'twas not to be, at least at one U.S. cable broadcaster. How & Why, a comedy pilot created... More »
  

Latin Beat: Mexico's Romantic Comedies, Plus CANTINFLAS; Peru's Apocalyptic Comedy JAPY ENDING

Mexico is in love with romantic comedies at the moment, according to Eric Ortiz Garcia, our correspondent in Mexico, and that includes the upcoming Casi Treinta and Amor de Mis Amores. He's already seen one, so he has comments on... More »
  

Donnie Yen In KUNG FU JUNGLE Teaser: Smile When You Say That

The English-language title only hints at the hard-hitting action in the first teaser for Kung Fu Jungle, starring Donnie Yen. Directed by Teddy Chen (Bodyguards and Assassins), and formerly known as, variously, Best of the Best, Last of the Best, and... More »
  

First Look At TORO LOCO: SANGRIENTO (AKA TORO LOCO: BLOODTHIRSTY)

Beware the wandering homeless man who is seeking vengeance. Francisco Melo is featured in the first look at Toro Loco: Sangriento (aka Toro Loco: Bloodthirsty), a new action comedy by Patricio Valladares (Hidden in the Woods). Valladares adapted from a comic... More »
  

PREDESTINATION Trailer Twists And Turns Through Time

A new trailer for Predestination teases dazzling possibilities for time travel. The new feature by the Spierig Brothers (Undead, Daybreakers) spins a fascinating yarn that takes place in an intricately-detailed alternate universe, slowly transforming into a mind-bending thriller. I saw it... More »
  

Review: THE PURGE: ANARCHY, Incoherent Screams Against The System

Taking place one year after the events in 2013's The Purge but featuring a new cast of characters, The Purge: Anarchy declines to flesh out its vague premise, once again focusing its energies on a basic instinct: fight or flight.... More »
  

ANNABELLE: The Doll From THE CONJURING Breaks Out In First Trailer

Stuck in the basement under lock and key for much of 2013's The Conjuring, the demonic doll known as Annabelle breaks out in her own spin-off movie later this year. And now the first official trailer has been unleashed. As Eric... More »
  

Review: SEX TAPE, A Comedy Strained To The Breaking Point

Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel look good naked. This is an important plot point in Sex Tape, so please pay attention to their naked bodies, especially when they are having sex or trying to have sex. When they meet in... More »
  

LAGGIES: Are You One? Watch Trailer To Find Out

The latest film by Lynn Shelton, Laggies stars Keira Knightly, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Sam Rockwell in the tale of a woman who refuses to 'grow up.' The new trailer suggests that 'growing up' means supporting yourself financially and not... More »
  

First OUIJA Trailer: Don't Play Unless You Want Demons In Your House

When will you kids learn? As demonstrated in the first trailer for the upcoming Ouija, If you don't want demons in your house, then don't summon them with an Ouija board and then wonder where they came from. Stiles White, writer... More »
  

THE MASTER CLEANSE: Anna Friel, Oliver Platt And More Join Fantasy Horror Comedy

Production on The Master Cleanse, a fantasy horror-comedy from debut writer/director Bobby Miller, got underway in Vancouver, Canada last week, with the addition of several cast members. Johnny Galacki and Anjelica Huston are toplining. New cast members include Anna Friel... More »
  

Now on Blu-ray: LE WEEK-END Captures The Pleasures And Pains Of A Relationship

This is a rare jewel of a movie. Le Week-End follows Nick and Meg, enacted brilliantly by Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan, a British couple whose longtime marriage faces a turning point during a weekend in Paris. Directed judiciously by... More »
  

SHARKNADO 2: THE SECOND ONE Trailer: Sharks In Manhattan

Because I don't have cable, I missed out on the gleeful first broadcast of Sharknado when it aired on the SyFy Channel and became a social media sensations. Thousands (or millions) of people watched it ironically and reveled in its... More »
  

Latin Beat: Peru's Haunting MAGALLANES And Thrilling DESAPARECER; Plus Mexico's BELLAS DE NOCHE

Peruvians filmmakers are busy tapping into unpleasant realms for their new movies. Actor Salvador del Solar makes his directorial debut with the haunting Magallanes -- we have new stills and the trailer -- while Dorian Fernandez-Moris mines the rain forest, so to... More »
  

Giveaway: Win A LE WEEK-END Blu-ray!

UPDATED 7/11: The giveaway has concluded, and the winner has been notified. Thanks to all who entered. As an antidote to blockbuster season in Hollywood, we have a Blu-ray copy of Le Week-End to give to one reader who is "in... More »
  

Review: EARTH TO ECHO, An Alien Loose In Suburbia

Somewhere beneath the wreckage of its found-footage conceit, a heartfelt, 80s-style, family-friendly, science-fiction adventure lurks within Earth to Echo. Revolving around the friendship of three boys, the film seeks to recapture the moment when childhood yields to adolescence, and an... More »
  

Review: DELIVER US FROM EVIL Delivers The Horror Goods

A totally engrossing freak-out, Deliver Us From Evil may not make you believe in demons, but it will convince you that talented filmmakers can create a world in which such spirit creatures exist and exert a powerful influence upon unfortunate... More »
  

Review: THIRD PERSON, Awful People In An Awful World

As amply evidenced by his latest film, Third Person, Paul Haggis is a purveyor of pain, which isn't something I would ever expect from someone who wrote for the 1980s TV sitcom The Facts of Life and created small-screen shows... More »
  

Full Disclosure 2014 The Directors Cut: Tony Scott

Every month on Full Disclosure, we select a filmmaker who is or would be celebrating their birthday, and use that as an excellent excuse to throw the spotlight on them and their career. Members of Team Twitch seek out a... More »
  
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