ArcLight Chicago Gets Set To Laugh With The Second City Series

Since 1959, the city of Chicago has seen some of the world's greatest comedic forces born and bred at The Second City sketch comedy improvisation workshop. Talent as varied as Joan Rivers to Dan Castellaneta have risen from their ranks,... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Destroy All Monsters: Thanks, Charlie Kaufman, But I Just Can't Do This Any More

How did you spend Blue Monday? Myself, I went to see yet another razor-sharp thought experiment in the inescapable universality of human misery by that living, breathing avatar of same, Charlie Kaufman. The film is called Anomalisa, and though I... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

CONFIRMED: Tony Jaa, Jet Li and Deepika Padukone Join Vin Diesel In XXX: THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE

[The Hollywood Reporter have just confirmed the news originally reported here January 1, 2016 with word that Jet Li's deal for the film is now officially closed.]That Vin Diesel's New Year's Resolution involves punching a lot of people in the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

SUICIDE SQUAD: The New Trailer, It's What Bad Guys Do

Well, here you go. Here is the new trailer for DC's Suicide Squad, due out on August 5th. I imagine that all eyes are going to be on Margot Robbie this Summer. By the looks of it she gets a lot... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Critical Distance: Michael Bay's Military Might Is Not So Strong After All

Sooner or later, Michael Bay will die. How will he be remembered? The filmmaker, soon to turn 51 years of age, will undoubtedly be honored as one of the greatest moneymakers in modern Hollywood history. The 12 movies he has... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Criterion In April: PHOENIX, BARCELONA, BRIEF ENCOUNTER, ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS, Plus Robert Drew Kennedy Docs

The titles speak for themselves (almost). In April, the Criterion Collection will release a pleasingly varied selection of films. Christian Petzold's Phoenix fell off my radar after I saw it last year but it's the kind of thoughtful drama that... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

THE SIMPSONS Creator Matt Groening Heads To Netflix

Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, is developing a new animated series for Netflix. Confirming the news, The Hollywood Reporter has hinted at a possible two-season run with 20 episodes in total for the as-yet-unnamed show. Groening created a cultural... More »
  

The Many Faces Of David Bowie

When we do these quizzes here at TwitchFilm, we try to couple them to current news. Often this news is the premiere of a movie, and we pick one of the actors. Sometimes, the occasion is a lot sadder, and... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

10 CLOVERFIELD LANE Trailer Arrives Unexpectedly: "Something's Coming"

What is it? A sequel? A spin-off? 10 Cloverfield Lane has some relationship to Matt Reeves' 2008 found-footage monster movie Cloverfield, but the first trailer doesn't come right out and say what it is, which ties in with the film's marketing... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Del Toro Attached To SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK

In an announcement that no doubt has genre fans everywhere excited, Guillermo del Toro will develop Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark for CBS, Deadline reports. Del Toro will also potentially direct the series, adapted from literature of the same... More »
  

Blu-ray Review: Criterion's GILDA Offers Caged Beauty

Many things have been written by plenty of film historians and critics on the essential film Gilda, the 1946 classic directed by Charles Vidor. Is it a drama or does it rest solely in the genre of film noir? Was... More »
  

Destroy All Monsters: Whedon vs. Abrams

Last week, Joss Whedon quietly confirmed that he has finished his deal with Marvel Studios and won't be participating in any more of their movies. This wasn't a surprise. Frankly, even given the degree to which hiring Whedon to make... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

70s Rewind: HANNIE CAULDER, Raquel Welch Seeks Revenge In The Old West

Quentin Tarantino's new Western The Hateful Eight revolves around the vicious Jennifer Jason Leigh, who is eligible to be hanged for her crimes. Later this year, we'll finally get to see Natalie Portman in Jane Got a Gun, said to... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

BLACK PANTHER: CREED's Ryan Coogler Confirmed To Direct Marvel Flick

Months of speculation ended today when Marvel officially announced today that Creed director Ryan Coogler is indeed taking the helm of Black Panther. Variety announced their decision later this afternoon. Marvel's Kevin Feige who is producing the flick had this to... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Louis Leterrier Attached To Joe Hill's THE FIREMAN

Deadline recently reported that Louis Leterrier (Clash Of The Titans, The Transporter, Now You See Me) is attached to adapt Joe Hill's newest novel, The Fireman, for Fox. Hollywood is ramping up these days; Hill's book won't be available to... More »
  

New 11.22.63 Trailer Promises Nostalgia And Chaos

While his name is synonymous with modern horror, Stephen King doesn't focus solely on that genre. Arguably, one may find quite a bit of horror in his crime stories --- and even in his book On Writing, wherein he described... More »
  

You'll Jump For JOY At The Dude Designs' Take On Jennifer Lawrence's New Film

One of our favorite artists is at it again!Tom "The Dude Designs" Hodge last surprised us with a fantastic Young Frankenstein / Victor Frankenstein mash up. This time around Fox has commissioned his considerable talents for a campaign on their new... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

The Many Faces Of Tom Noonan

One of the creepier aspects of Anomalisa is how all people in the world (bar the two leads) speak with the same voice. That voice belongs to Tom Noonan, who is a scriptwriter and director, but also a formidable character... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Review: In THE FOREST, The Jump Scares Outnumber The Trees

The setting is suitably creepy, a thickly-wooded forest at the northwest base of Mount Fuji in Japan that is known as a terribly popular site for people to commit suicide. The Aokigahara forest has also become associated with the spirit... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Sundance TV Releases New HAP AND LEONARD Photos

Earlier today, The Wrap released a wave of photos from Hap And Leonard, its upcoming series. Set to premiere on Sundance TV in March, the beloved Joe R. Lansdale adaptation will focus on the misadventures of Hap (James Purefoy) and Leonard (Michael Kenneth... More »
  
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