Andrew Mack
Associate Editor, News; Toronto, Canada

Andrew has been writing for TwitchFilm from day one, many, many years ago. He is also a programmer for the Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival and uncle to two amazing nephews.

Bill Plympton Is Giving Away Hitler Satire, HITLER'S FOLLY, For Free On June 3rd

Lauded animator Bill Plympton will be releasing his feature mockumentary Hitler’s Folly for free on Friday, June 3rd. On that day you simply have to head on over to www.plymptoons.com and you can stream the film for free! A merciless... More »
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Buscemi, Tambor, Palin And More Join Armando Iannucci's THE DEATH OF STALIN

If anyone in the World can take the piss out of the death of a Russian dictator and live to see the day it is British satirist Armando Iannucci. The man behind In The Loop and Veep has been adapting... More »
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THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE: Adam Driver Joins Michael Palin In Terry Gilliam Pic

Terry Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote has experienced many levels of development hell. Any version of the film has been in the works longer than any of the TwitchFilm crew's offspring have been alive. We are talking nearly... More »
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Production Begins On DIRTY DOZEN Style Action-Thriller THE BASE

Yesterday, distributor XLrator Media and production company Benattar/Thomas Productions announced the start of principal photography on a new action-thriller titled The Base. The new film stars Cam Gigandet (The Magnificent Seven, Twilight) and is being directed by military veteran Jesse... More »
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CASH ONLY: Watch This Exclusive Clip From Detroit Based Crime Thriller

One of our favorite crime thrillers from the festival circuit, Cash Only, hits cinemas and VOD this Friday in the U.S. thanks to FilmBuff. To give you a taste of what is in store for you we have an exclusive clip!... More »
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108 Media And SENSORIA's Christian Hallman Launch New Genre Label

Distribution label 108 Media and Swedish director Christian Hallman have combined their powers for good. They announced last week that they have started up a new genre label, 108 MadCap. 108 Madcap will encompass films from across the sci-fi, horror,... More »
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EL GIGANTE: Have A Look At The Japanese Fan Comic

When your fans are awesome, they are pretty damned awesome. When they show up on your front yard? Not so much.   Thank goodness for those crazy kids at Luchagore Productions some of their craziest fans of their short film... More »
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Review: HERE ALONE, Having Loved And Lost In Time Of The Apocalypse

Two of the most mis-quoted lines in Lord Tennyson’s poem ‘In Memoriam’ are… 'Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all. These lines are often taken out of their context (the author’s mourning the... More »
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BIG SHORT's Adam McKay To Direct Comic Book Movie IRREDEEMABLE, Adapted By DEAD SNOW's Tommy Wirkola

This is an interesting combination. Deadline reported yesterday that The Big Short director Adam McKay will be directing an adaptation of the Boom! Comics comic book Irredeemable. Further adding to the intrigue, Dead Snow writer and director Tommy Wirkola is... More »
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Crowdfund This: THE ADVENTURES OF DRUNKY, An R Rated Animated Movie From UGLY AMERICANS Creators

Well, glory to God in the highest, He's about to appear in an R-Rated cartoon from the same folks that brought us Ugly Americans, Superjail, Wonder Showzen, Golan the Insatiable, Golden Age, and The Jellies. We couldn't be happier to... More »
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THE HEXECUTIONERS Coming To The UK Later This Month

Studio Canal is releasing Jesse Thomas Cook's rural horror film The Hexecutioners in the UK later this month. Given the island nation’s running history with rural horror flick we believe this is right up the UK’s alley. We would like... More »
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HUNTING THE LEGEND PART II Heads Into Production With A New Angle

Justin Steeley is returning to the backwoods of Alabama to look for Sasquatches. The multi-hyphenate filmmaker wrote us to say that he is prepping the followup to his 2014 found footage flick Hunting the Legend. According to the footage from... More »
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Frontières@Cannes: Announces Goes To Cannes Work-In-Progress Line-up

As the Frontières Global Domination Tour of 2016 carries on, having already conquered Brussels once again, market director Lindsay Peters and her team are preparing to invade Cannes in a couple weeks. Frontières recently announced a new partnership with the... More »
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The PUPPET MASTER Will Return With New Film THE LITTLEST REICH

Fans of killer puppets have reason to cheer this morning. This past weekend at Texas Frightmare a new Puppet Master film was announced. Di Bonaventura Pictures (1408, TRANSFORMERS) and Caliber Media (DARK WAS THE NIGHT, SOME KIND OF HATE) partnered up to... More »
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The Back Catalogue: Going Through The Filmography Of The Cast Of TERM LIFE

Peter Billingsly's Term Life opened in U.S. cinemas this past Friday. Vince Vaughan plays Nick Barrow, a guy wanted around town by various hit men who hopes to stay alive long enough for his life insurance policy to kick in... More »
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XLrator Media Picks Up Isaac Ezban's THE SIMILARS For U.S.

Isaac Ezban's love letter to sci-fi films and television shows influenced by the post-war and cold-war eras, The Similars, has been picked up by XLrator Media for U.S. distribution. On the rainy night of October 2, 1968, eight characters waiting... More »
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BLACK MOUNTAIN SIDE: Available Now In Its Native Canada, Watch The New Trailer

Our friends at Raven Banner Entertainment are releasing Nick Szostakiwskyj's Canadian horror flick Black Mountain Side this week. We have a new trailer and the release cover art to share with you. "Canada's remote wilderness becomes a chilly catalyst for... More »
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CASH ONLY: Your First Look At The Trailer For The Indie Crime Thriller

Malik Bader’s gritty indie crime thriller Cash Only is hitting cinemas and VOD in the U.S. on May 13th through FilmBuff. TwitchFilm has your first look at the trailer for the flick which you will find below.   Elvis Martini... More »
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GIVEAWAY: Canada, Win One Of Five iTunes Codes For AMERICAN HERO

Eh, Canada, Nick Love’s twisted superhero flick American Hero is now available on iTunes on our side of the 49th. TwitchFilm has five download codes for five lucky Canadian readers. AMERICAN HERO stars Stephen Dorff as Melvin, a reluctant hero... More »
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POWER RANGERS: Here Is Elizabeth Banks As The New Rita Repulsa

People magazine had our first look at Elizabeth Banks as the villain RIta Repulsa in the upcoming Power Rangers reboot.  "I've never played a villain before," Banks tells PEOPLE in this week's issue, adding that she's looking forward to "world... More »
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