READY PLAYER ONE: Olivia Cooke's Gonna Hunt Some Eggs In Spielberg's Novel Adaptation

Olivia Cooke has landed a lead role in Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Ernest Cline's sci-fi dystopian novel Ready Player One, according to The Wrap.Addendum - THR reported, If a deal is made, Cooke would play the teen's love interest and competitor, a Canadian blogger... More »
By Andrew Mack   

I KILL GIANTS: Zoe Saldana Joins Anders Walter's Graphic Novel Adaptation

The Wrap is reporting that Zoe Saldana (Star Trek and Guardians of the Galaxy) is joining the cast of Anders Walter's adaptation of Joe Kelly and Ken Niimura's graphic novel I Kill Giants. She joins Madison Wolfe, the young actress chosen... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Toronto After Dark 2015: DEATHGASM, LOVE & PEACE And TALES OF HALLOWEEN Lead First Wave

We are just over a month away from the annual gathering of Toronto's 'cinemaniacs'. the Toronto After Dark Film Festival! It is almost hard to believe that the festival is already celebrating it's ten year anniversary and we at TwitchFilm... More »
By Andrew Mack   

The Many Faces Of Idris Elba

For the last few weeks, one of the most discussed actors was Idris Elba, and not because of a new film coming out. Instead, we got a typical Internet lynchmob running after someone who made a James Bond-related comment which... More »
By Ard Vijn   

Hey, NYC! Wanna See SICARIO Early And For Free?

With Denis Villeneuve at the helm I betchya that answer is YES. The Quebecois director has been raking up a complex and eclectic filmography over the years, from Prisoners to Enemy, and his Cannes premiering Emily Blunt starring cartel thriller... More »
By Ben Umstead   

Toronto 2015 Review: DEMOLITION, A Brilliant Tapestry Of Emotion

It's fair to say I've become enamoured of one Jake Gyllenhaal of late. Sure, the man has piercing eyes and lovely, bushy eyebrows, but more to the point is the power and poignance he's been bringing to screen. From modern... More »
By Jason Gorber   

JESSICA JONES Teaser Doesn't Tease Very Much

For their second Marvel adaptation, Jessica Jones, Netflix has unveiled a first teaser that doesn't reveal much at all, which is a surprising strategy to take with a character who is far less familiar than Daredevil. When Netflix teased Daredevil, it... More »
By Peter Martin   

Seth Rogen's PREACHER Gets Series Order At AMC

Preacher, the beloved and controversial Vertigo comic book by Gareth Ennis and Steve Dillon, has been ordered to series by AMC, according to Seth Rogen, who has been developing the project with regular partner Evan Goldberg and Breaking Bad's Sam... More »
By James Marsh   

Ronda Rousey Will Be Nice Until It's Time Not To Be Nice In MGM's ROAD HOUSE

Variety is reporting that MMA fighter Ronda Rousey will join MGM's re-imagining of Road House, a bit of a cult hit from 1989 starring Patrick Swayze. In the original Road House Swayze starred as Dalton as a bouncer hired to come... More »
By Andrew Mack   

First KRAMPUS Trailer Promises To Kick Out The Christmas Cheer

Drawing from European folklore, Krampus looks set to redefine Christmas. The first trailer establishes a typical holiday gathering of family and friends, 12 people locked in a house in the dead of winter. But this year, St. Nick is nowhere to... More »
By Peter Martin   

Destroy All Monsters: Fear Of A Black Bond

The Idris Elba / Anthony Horowitz mess last week was an incredible display of context eaten down to the molecular level by the whiz-bang memeification of the internet. Horowitz claims he was mortified by the response to his quote, and... More »
By Matt Brown   

Review: THE VISIT, A Fleeting Resemblance To A Funhouse Joy Ride

The set-up for the first horror movie by M. Night Shyamalan since The Happening (2008) is explained clearly in its opening scene, which is an early sign that the movie itself is almost an afterthought. Since The Sixth Sense put... More »
By Peter Martin   

Review: EVEREST Tackles Disaster With Diplomacy At The Top Of The World

Icelandic filmmaker Baltasar Kormakur tackles his largest Hollywood project to-date, with this epically staged account of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster, in which eight climbers perished on the Himalayan peak in a single day. Featuring a robust ensemble cast and... More »
By James Marsh   

The Many Faces Of Nick Nolte

This week, Ken Kwapis' A Walk in the Woods gets released in cinemas, an adaptation of Bill Bryson's popular book. Peter Martin had a lot of fun with the film, and in his review here he praises the (un)easy camaraderie... More »
By Ard Vijn   

Hey LA Genre Hounds! Check Out Beyond Fest 2015's Full Slate

With a stat like "the highest attended genre film festival in the US," Beyond Fest has every right to call itself LA's biggest Genre Festival. Well the good folks at all the wonderful organizations that put on Beyond Fest (that... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

In New SICARIO Clip, Tension Rises At The Border

Tensions are rising all over the world. Europe is facing major challenges in dealing with migrants fleeing horrible situations. Here in the U.S., politicians are stirring the pot on the immigration issue. And in a new clip from Sicario, an... More »
By Peter Martin   

Review: A WALK IN THE WOODS, Robert Redford Smiles And All Is Right With The World

In the altogether pleasant A Walk in the Woods, Robert Redford smiles and cracks wise as he hasn't done on screen for many years. It's a marvelous, if wrinkly, sight to behold. The movie, an adaptation of Bill Bryson's 1998... More »
By Peter Martin   

Have Your Say: Out Of Wes Craven's Many Films, Which Is Your Favorite?

As you have undoubtedly heard by now, the famous director Wes Craven died this weekend. Originally I had planned a funnier "Have Your Say" for today, as last week's was basically an in-memoriam-edition as well, but this news is just... More »
By Ard Vijn   

Review: HANNIBAL Says Goodbye

I woke up at 4:39 this morning, thinking of Hannibal, the man, the series, and the serial killer, awash in blood and viscera. Through three seasons of Hannibal, Mads Mikkelsen has redefined the character created by novelist Thomas Harris. The... More »
By Peter Martin   

The Many Faces Of Michael Ironside

This week, Turbo Kid arrives in cinemas, and it's a blast. A fun and gory throwback to the VHS-video hay-days of the eighties, it is the BMX-based low budget indie companion to Mad Max: Fury Road earlier this year, and... More »
By Ard Vijn   
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