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.

Mayhem Film Festival Returns, Before Hallowe'en?

The folks at the Mayhem Film Festival in Nottingham, England, are busy planning for their annual festival this Fall. They have just announced their dates for this year's festival. In a change of routine the festival will run a couple... More »
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SPECTRE: 007 Will Tangle With The Crime Syndicate In Teaser Trailer

The first teaser trailer for Spectre has arrived and it is very much a moody affair. It is limited in action but heavy in atmosphere. Just as the production has been mum on the plot details so is this trailer light... More »
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PILGRIMAGE: Next Film From LOVE ETERNAL Director Begins Shoot

Irish filmmaker Brendan Muldowney (Love Eternal) will begin production in April on Pilgrimage, an action film set in 13th Century Ireland. Filming will happen on the west coast of Ireland and in the Ardennes region of Belgium. The cast includes Jon... More »
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THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN: Vincent D'Onofrio In Talks To Be The Villain

Variety is reporting that Vincent D'Onofrio is in talks to play the bad guy in Antoine Fuqua's interpretation of the western The Magnificent Seven. Fuqua is shoring up his cast as production is expected to begin within the next month. Denzel Washington... More »
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TIME LAPSE: U.S. Release Date For Bradley King's Time Travel Thriller

XLrator Media has set a date for Bradley King's time travel thriller Time Lapse. The film will release in cinemas and on VOD on May 15th. But you already knew that. Yesterday.When you watch King's film you will get that. When three... More »
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Toronto Japanese Film Fest Announces 2015 Lineup

The 2015 edition of the Toronto Japanese Film Fest runs from June 11th through 26th this Summer. The festival is announcing their lineup tonight at a monthly screening and we get to be the first to share it with you... More »
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SUNDAYS: Warner Bros Gets Rights To Make Micha Rozema's Short Into A Feature

Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. has won the rights to turn Micha Rozema's short film Sundays into a feature film. Rozema shared his short film with the world on Monday and at least three major studios were reported to... More »
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DEBUG: Check Out The Key Art For Spacebound Cyber Horror

While space nerds always en-devour to shoot our asses into space it is the horror geeks that know, deep deep down, that this is a really bad idea. And we share that knowledge in our cinema but the space nerds... More »
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STAR TREK 3: Idris Elba In Talks To Play The Villain?

Variety is reporting that their sources close to the production of Star Trek 3 have found out that Idris Elba (Pacific Rim, Avengers Age of Ultron and Thor The Dark World) is in talks to take up the role of... More »
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IP MAN 3: Are You Ready For Mike Tyson vs. Donnie Yen?

Production began on Ip Man 3 today. All the familiar players are in place. Raymond Wong will produce. Wilson Yip will direct. Donnie Yen will reprise his role as Yip Man. Then just to mix things up a bit, former... More »
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I KILL GIANTS: Adaptation Of Graphic Novel Gets Full Financing

Variety reported last night that the live action adaptation of Joe Kelly and Ken Niimura's 2008 graphic novel series I Kill Giants has received full financing come from Treehouse Pictures. The adaptation will be directed by Danish filmmaker Anders Walter and the... More »
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MISSION IMPOSSIBLE ROGUE NATION: More Insane Action In Full Trailer

You got to hand it to Tom Cruise. He will pull all the stops out to give us an entertaining movie. If that means he straps himself to the outside of a plane then by golly he is going to... More »
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THE LAKE: J.K. Simmons Joins Luc Besson's Navy SEAL Treasure Film

Deadline is reporting that J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) has joined the cast of Luc Besson's Navy SEALs action thriller The Lake. It will not be a large role for the recent Oscar winner but no one is probably better suited to... More »
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Giveaway: Win A Copy Of JOHN DOE: VIGILANTE, Starring Jamie Bamber

Arc Entertainment is releasing Kelly Dolan's crime thriller John Doe: Vigilante on DVD on April 14th in the U.S. We have three copies to give away to our readers. John Doe: Vigilante stars Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica), Daniel Lissing (Last Resort),... More »
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THE LEVIATHAN: Simon Kinberg And Neill Blomkamp Join As Producers

Things are ramping up for Ruairi Robinson's potentially awesome sci-fi pic, The Leviathan. It has only been a short while since the director dropped his proof of concept like an atomic bomb last week, clocking in over 1 million views already.... More »
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MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 5 ROGUE NATION: Trailer Aims For New Heights, Literally

The first look trailer for Mission Impossible 5 Rogue Nation has popped up and there is no messing with a winning formula. Big stunts. Hot cars. Long legs. Yep. It is all in there. Including what is probably Tom Cruise's... More »
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BACKCOUNTRY: Joel Kinnaman Stars In Survival Thriller

The survival thriller Backcountry (not to be confused with Adam MacDonald`s Canadian wilderness survival flick of the same name which opens today!) is currently in production over in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Other than The Giant Nickel, Sudbury pretty much exists in... More »
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CHRONONAUTS: Universal Options Mark Millar's Time Travel Comic

Why have we gone with a full sized image of the cover of the first issue of Mark Millar and Sean Gordon Murphy's new comic book Chrononauts? We will get to that in a mo'. It is very interesting stuff.... More »
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THE BAD BATCH: Reeves, Carrey And Momoa Join Dystopian Love Story

Deadline reported yesterday that Keanu Reeves, Jim Carrey and Jason Momoa have joined the cast of the dystopian love story, The Bad Batch, the follow up film from A Girls Walks Home Alone At Night directo,r Ana Lily Amirpour. Diego Luna... More »
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SPRING: A Conversation In Two Parts. Part Two: Catacombs, Cats And Mythological Dating

As we continue along in our conversation with Spring filmmakers Aaron Moorehead and Justin Benson we broach on some spoiler territory. I do try to keep it as ambivalent as possible because what the guys have to say about their... More »
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