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.

SUICIDE SQUAD Just Got Less Purdy. Tom Hardy Drops Out. (UPDATED. Sort of)

Huh. Well this is a shame. THR's Heat Vision blog is reporting that British actor, future Mad Max, and off-and-on nemesis to the Peaky Blinders, Tom Hardy, has left the adaptation of The Suicide Squad scheduled to begin shooting here... More »
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Oscars 2015: BIRDMAN And THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL Top Nominees With Nine Each

Award season will reach its peak when the Academy Awards will be handed out on February 22nd. The nominees were announced today and there will be much cause for celebration and heartbreak as favorites and snubs abounded this year, as... More »
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THE DIABOLICAL: XLrator Media Picks Up U.S. Rights For Its Macabre Label

XLrator Media has acquired the U.S. distribution rights for the super natural thriller The Diabolical. The film stars Ali Larter and is the feature film debut of Alistair Legrand. He co-wrote  the script with Luke Harvis. The film co-stars Arjun Gupta,... More »
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Hey Toronto! Win Tickets For A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT

The Iranian-American festival hit A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night is coming to the TIFF Bell Lightbox for the Winter Season program. It opens on the 23rd of January and will be brought to us by the fine people... More »
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R100: Never Take A Dominatrix Out For Coffee!

R100, the outrageously funny film from Matsumoto Hitoshi will be out in cinemas and on VOD on January 23rd from Drafthouse Films. We have an outrageous clip to share with you. It is from early on in the film and features... More »
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Frontieres 2015: ON THE THRESHOLD Is First Film To Join Brussels Market

Érik Canuel's On The Threshold is the first film to be invited to participate in the The Frontières International Co-Production Market during the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival. Canuel's film will be an English-language remake of the 2003 French Canadian... More »
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GIOVANNI'S ISLAND: Receives Excellence Prize At The 38th Japan Academy Prizes

Nishikubo Mizuho's animated feature film Giovanni's Island won the Excellence Prize in the Animated Films Category of the 38th annual Japan Academy Prizes. This prize now nominates it for the Grand Prize in the same category. Winners will be announced by... More »
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Fox Wins The Rights To Remake ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK

Another one for the 'Is nothing sacred?!?' file in your life. After a competitive bidding session Twentieth Century Fox has emerged with the heads of its vanquished foes and the rights to remake John Carpenter's 1981 film and a cult... More »
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GONE GIRL Trio To Reunite For STRANGERS ON A TRAIN Remake

THR broke the news earlier today that Gone Girl director David Fincher, screenwriter Gillian Flynn and actor Ben Affleck are getting back together to remake Alfred Hitchcock's 1951 film Strangers on a Train. Hitchcock's film was an adaptation of the... More »
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LA LA LA AT ROCK BOTTOM: Trailer For New Film From Director Of LINDA LINDA LINDA

What's this? A trailer for the new movie from Linda Linda Linda director Yamashita Nobuhiro? You bet. Yamashita's new film La La La At Rock Bottom opens in Japan on Valentine's Day, February 14th. We have the trailer to share... More »
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PHANTASMAGORIA: An Early Look At The Horror Anthology Trailer!

TwitchFilm has been given early access to the new international trailer for the horror anthology Phantasmagoria. It takes a minute to kick in and show some gore but it gives you a fair glance at each director's style. 3 shocking tales... More »
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BUZZARD: Watch The Official Trailer. But You Gotta Give Him Room.

Last Friday we debuted the new poster for Joel Potrykus' slacker comedy/drams Buzzard. And this morning we have the fresh new trailer to share with you. A little something to whet your appetite before the films drops in March. Marty is... More »
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AVENGERS AGE OF ULTRON: Watch The New Trailer!

I will assume that a lot of people are taking a love it or leave it attitude after seeing last week's Ant-Man trailer. But if there is one film or show in Marvel's lineup this year that everyone is betting... More »
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Hey Boston! Watch SPRING, THE BATTERY, DYS~ And THE SINS OF DRACULA At The Boston Horror Show

Hello all you horror loving Bostonians! Horror film site All Things Horror will present a new eight hour horror film program they call The Boston Horror Show! It will take place at The Somerville Theater, Davis Square, in the suburb of Somerville... More »
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ZARRA'S LAW: Watch This Clip, Then Win This Movie!

Zarra's Law comes out on DVD tomorrow, January 13th, and we have a clip to share with you. Juha Wuolijoki's thriller is being distributed by Arc Entertainment. Then stick around cause we have some DVDs to give away.Retired cop Tony (Tony... More »
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TALES OF HALLOWEEN: Cast, Cameos And Chapter Titles Announced

Epic Pictures, the production company behind the upcoming horror anthology Tales of Halloween have announced the production's cast, a bevy of awesome cameos and the titles of all eleven chapters. We have talked about the list of directors shooting the eleven... More »
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Exclusive: Your First Look At The Poster For Joel Potrykus' BUZZARD!

TwitchFilm has your exclusive first look at the brand new poster for Joel Potrykus' film Buzzard! Potrykus' film is being released by Oscilloscope Laboratories in theaters and digitally on March 6, 2015. Potrykus regular Joshua Burge (Ape and Coyote) stars in this slacker... More »
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Check Out The First Teaser For New GHOST IN THE SHELL Animated Movie

While the debate about the American live-action adaptation rages on fans of the Japanese animated Ghost in the Shell franchise have reason to celebrate. A teaser for the new animated film, due out in Japan this Summer, was just released. Though... More »
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SXSW 2015: Russell Brand Doc BRAND: A SECOND COMING To Open Festival

The South By Southwest Film Festival announced their opening film and a handful of other titles today. Brand: A Second Coming, a documentary about divisive British comedian Russell Brand will open the festival.From the report at Variety: "Firebrand Ondi Timoner's bold... More »
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INHERIT THE EARTH: Andrew Adamson To Direct Adaptation Of ROBOTS VS. ZOMBIES

According to a report over at Variety the director's chair for Inherit the Earth, the adaptation of the comic book Zombies vs. Robots, has been offered to Shrek and Narnia director Andrew Adamson.Based on the IDW Publishing comicbook "Zombies vs.... More »
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