NYC Happenings: The New York Korean Film Festival 2014 Makes a Welcome Return

The great folks at Subway Cinema, besides bringing us the New York Asian Film Festival each summer, do a great job showcasing the best of classic and contemporary Asian cinemas throughout the year, from special screenings of new films... More »
  

First Trailer For THE CROSSING: PART 1, John Woo's Romantic Epic

Director John Woo returns in true Titanic fashion with his most ambitious film project since the war epic Red Cliff in 2008. Judging by the first trailer for the two-part period drama The Crossing, it seems he spared no expense to bring his... More »
By Al Young   
  

New US Trailer For GANGS OF WASSEYPUR Rocks Out

Anurag Kashyap's Gangs of Wasseypur exploded onto the international film scene with a Cannes 2012 premiere that garnered a cascade of superlatives and wound its way around the Earth to finally land a proper US release beginning on January 16,... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

MONSTER Director To Remake Norwegian Film JACKPOT

Patty Jenkins, best known as the writer and director of the Charlize Theron-led film Monster, will helm the English-language remake of the Norwegian action-comedy Jackpot. According to THR, the script is being written by David Callaham, who wrote the first Expendables film, as... More »
  

Disaster Strikes In Teaser For Roar Uthaug's THE WAVE

If the idea of a tsunami causing destruction in a Norwegian fjord seems outlandish to you ... well, it's happened before. It was in 1934 that a massive wave spread destruction along the Tafjord after a massive landslide triggered a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Fox Developing US Remake Of BBC Cop Drama LUTHER, But Who Will Play The Title Role?

Can there really be Luther without Idris Elba? That's the only question that really matters in response to word that Fox is developing a remake of the hit BBC cop thriller with series creator Neil Cross currently writing a US... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Estonia Launches First Creative Camp For Genre Professionals

Despite the fact that European genre films enjoy greater success in the mainstream, there still exists a gap between the now bustling genre and already established film community. Although making large revenues at the box office, for regional film funds... More »
  

Legendary Japanese Actor Takakura Ken Dead at 83

Word has just come over the news wires in Tokyo that legendary Japanese actor Takakura Ken has died. Probably most recognisable to Western audiences for his role as an Osaka cop assigned to babysit Michael Douglas in Ridley Scott's 1989... More »
  

SIZZLER '77: Watch The Trailer For A 70s Aussie Cop Campfest

Indie filmmaker Timothy Spanos has been described as "one of the unsung heroes of Australian independent cinema". With seven films under his belt - including Nancy Nancy, Prisoner Queen, and the ode to suburban life in Victoria that was Boronia... More »
  

Indian Indie Superstar Anurag Kashyap Is Hunting For His Next Project, Could It Be Yours?

Anurag Kashyap, director of Cannes success Gangs of Wasseypur, is taking a break from writing his own films and has put out a challenge to up and coming screenwriters: "Give me an [sic] un-filmable film somebody. Something new, taut, complete... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Kickstart This! ALTERN-I-LIFE: The Choose Your Own Adventure Film Musical!

It is coincidental that just after the passing of R.A. Montgomery, co-founder of the 'Choose Your Own Adventure' books, that we are writing about a Kickstarter campaign to help fund a Choose Your Own Adventure Film Musical out of jolly... More »
  

After A HIJACKING, Tobias Lindholm Enters A WAR

One of the brightest young talents in international cinema, A Hijacking writer-director Tobias Lindholm will soon wrap principal photography on his third feature film, A War. Reuniting his core creative team with regular collaborators Pilou Asbaek and Soren Malling, Lindholm... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Exclusive! Mondo Macabro To Bring German Cult Thriller DER FAN To Blu-ray In 2015

We at Twitch have long been fans of cult home video label Mondo Macabro, and they give us good reason once again with their latest acquisition. Mondo Macabro have given Twitch the exclusive news and specs for their upcoming release... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

VIOLATOR: Watch The Trailer For Cinema One Winning Horror Film

The ecosystem of Filipino film festivals can be a confusing one to outside eyes. For unlike pretty much everywhere else in the world - where festivals may commission the occasional work but overwhelmingly show films independently produced outside of the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

PHOENIX 9: A Better Future Is Waiting For You In This Sci-Fi Short

Testing the waters for reactions to ideas and concepts for feature films gets easier all the time for aspiring filmmakers around the world. With access to an array of filmmaking tools combined with multiple venues by which to share your... More »
  

THE TAKING OF TIGER MOUNTAIN: Watch The First Trailer For Tsui Hark's Latest

Iconic director Tsui Hark will unleash his latest period set action epic on Chinese cinemas this Christmas and the first trailer has arrived to whet the appetite. And, yes, fans will be positively drooling over this one.Set in the 1940's... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch A Mitt Full Of TV Spots For Yamazaki's Live Action PARASYTE

Fresh from its world premiere at the Tokyo International Film Festival - where our own Christopher O'Keeffe saw and reviewed it - a quartet of TV spots for Japanese VFX wizard Yamazaki Takashi's live action adaptation of popular manga Parasyte... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

DEATH AND THE ROBOT: Watch This Bittersweet Story Of Friendship

We have a nice animated short film to share with you called Death and the Robot. The short was director Austin Taylor's 4th Year Thesis Film at the UNC School of the Arts. The puppets were created by using a... More »
  

THE HORSEMAN Director Takes A Visit To The BLOODLANDS

Things have been quiet since 2009 for Australian writer-director Steven Kasrissios. It was back in 2008 that his gritty, intense debut The Horseman turned heads around the world and though he's been hard at work developing other concepts since none... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

BLADE OF THE MAIDEN: Check The Teaser For Filipino Martial Arts Fantasy

The Philippines' Cinema One Originals program continues to support a broad range of talent across more genres than you can shake a stick at with their annual funding grants - unlike most nations Filipino festivals actually commission and pay for... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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