Andrew Mack
Associate Editor, News; Toronto, Canada

At what point are you considered a seasoned veteran of online journalism? How many years must pass before someone says, "Damn. You've been doing this for a while now, haven't you?". Andrew has been writing for Twitch from day one. Ten years ago. Surely he has found something better to do with his life in that time? Also, programming for the Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival does not count apparently.

HANUMAN: YEAR OF THE MONKEY: Looking To Put Cambodia On The Action Cinema Map

Looking to make a name for itself on the international action scene the Cambodian action film Hanuman: Year of the Monkey opens in local cinemas on February 13th. And we would like to share with you the teaser, trailer and... More »
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TURBO KID: You Know What This Clip Needs? Blades. And Fire!

As the Turbo Kid crew prepare to unleash their post-apocalyptic tale upon the audience at Sundance on Monday, January 26th, IGN released a clip from the film.  It shows Michael Ironside, as Zues, chewing up the scene and one of the writers/directors... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

DEEP WEB: Watch The Trailer For Alex Winter's Cyber Documentary

As we have seen over the past couple months the internet is a wonderful thing. Somebody is hacking somebody else, making e-mails public, taking over web sites, shutting down entire networks. Yep, it is truly a wonderful place. All the... More »
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DOCTOR STRANGE: Marvel May Be Talking To Chiwetel Ejiofor For Major Role

According to THR's Heat Vision Blog Marvel Entertainment is talking to Chiwetel Ejiofor about taking on a major role in their upcoming Doctor Strange movie. Marvel has already signed on Benedict Cumberbatch for the titular role. Marvel Entertainment did not... More »
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THE BLOB Will Ooze Its Way Into Cinemas Once Again

It would appear that the life cycle for a The Blob movie is around 30 years. That is just enough time for a generation to get old enough to be called 'Okay, Grandpa!' when they gripe about another remake. We said... More »
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STAR TREK 3: Simon Pegg To Co-Write New Script

Deadline reported last night that 'Tim Beasley' is writing the script for the third Star Trek film.Simon Pegg. One of our planet's most successful and well known nerds has landed the writing gig for the third Star Trek film. He... More »
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GIOVANNI'S ISLAND Wins Best Animated Film At 69th Mainichi Awards

Mizuho Nishikubo's animated feature Giovanni's Island has picked up yet another award. The Production I.G film won Best Animated Film by the Mainichi Film Awards. This is the tenth distinction for the film since it began its festival run in 2014. The awards... More »
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THE GREASY STRANGLER: Wood, Timpson, League and Wheatley Put A Death Choke On Jim Hosking's Feature Debut

I've asked enough people who make their living in film, and they almost all agree that it is great when you can work with your friends. Sure, there are other instances when working with your friends has ground potentially awesome... More »
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SGT. KABUKIMAN L.A.P.D. "SING, DANCE, KILL": Watch This Fan Made Reboot Trailer

As a project like Zomboobies languishes in a level of post-production Hell filmmaker Mike Taylor continues to ply his trade on many Hollywood productions. Yet his heart still burns to make "Off-Beat, VFX, Horror, Gore, Comedy and Heart filled Movies"... More »
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WOLF TOTEM: Watch The Trailer For Jean-Jacques Annaud's Latest

If you are a fan of wolves French director Jean-Jacques Annaud's latest film, Wolf Totem, may just be up your alley. It will screen at the EFM in Berlin before it opens in his native France on February 25th. You... More »
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REVERSAL: This Clip From Sundance Midnighter Will Put A Brick In Yo Face

As the Sundance Film Festival approaches we have plenty of goodies to share with you. This time around we have a clip from a film by José Manuel Cravioto who is making his English-language debut with the horror thriller Reversal. REVERSAL... More »
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Tatiana Maslany And Rooney Mara Testing For STAR WARS Standalone

Although the first Star Wars standalone film may have lost its first writer it is still chugging along and looking for its female lead. Ophan Black star Tatiana Maslany and Rooney Mara, star of David Fincher's version of The Girl With... More »
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Sitges 2015: Call For Submissions For Phonetastic Film Festival

There was a brief time where you were at a screening or your kid's current holiday recital and someone whipped out their iPad and started taking pictures. You thought, 'My. How silly is that dude?' It may not be as... More »
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Martial Artist Darren Shahlavi: 1972 - 2015

Martial artist and action star, Darren Shahlavi, passed away in his sleep on January 14th. A family member posted the announcement earlier today on Darren's Facebook page and tributes from action stars and action film sites started pouring in. Shahlavi's... More »
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LOVE AND PEACE: Watch This Manic Trailer For Sono Sion's Next

First, I love love love this poster for Sono Sion's upcoming Love And Peace. Want. Second, to call Japanese director Sono Sion prolific is a gross understatement. Why Don't You Play In Hell? got Stateside distribution thanks to Drafthouse Films and will be... More »
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Sundance 2015: Guy Maddin And Evan Johnson's THE FORBIDDEN ROOM Will Premiere At Fest

Is that a giant brain they are staring at? Guy Maddin is a Canadian cinematic treasure. I doubt the majority of our population knows this, but for we cinephiles this is irrefutable truth. Which is why is pains us north of the... More »
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Kickstart This! Bring WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS To The U.S.

Forget what happened yesterday with the Oscars. There is a greater tragedy happening in American cinema, folks. No American distributor has picked up the rights for the Kiwi horror comedy What We Do In The Shadows! I know! I can... More »
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The Many Faces Of Nicole Kidman

This week, UK-based children's icon Paddington gets his film released in the US. Our Jim Tudor saw it and was, to his own surprise, rather charmed by it. And the "comically unrelenting villain" (Jim's words) of the piece is played... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

12 MONKEYS: SyFy Has More Time To Stop The End Of Humanity

SyFy's efforts to get back into narrative programming just got a big boost from, 12 Monkeys, the episodic adaptation of a French short film and an American cult feature film. Like it's predecessors 12 Monkeys is about a time traveler from... More »
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Terracotta Is Bringing Chang Cheh's SHANGHAI 13 To DVD In UK!

Terracotta Distribution is bringing Chang Cheh's 1985 kung fu flick Shanghai 13 to DVD on February 9th to the UK. Chang Cheh was arguably one of the greatest martial arts film directors of his time (all time). He directed classics like... More »
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