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.

Giveaway: Win A Copy Of Scott Adkins Action Flick CLOSE RANGE

Though the holiday season has ended Twitch's season of giving just keeps on going. We have three copies of Isaac Florentine's action flick Close Range starring regular collaborator Scott Adkins to give away. Close Range is coming out on Blu Ray and DVD tomorrow... More »
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DOCTOR STRANGE: Your First Look At Benedict Cumberbatch In Costume!

Entertainment Weekly got the drop on everyone and published this week's issue with Benedict Cumberbatch in his Doctor Strange garb on the cover. EW also promises to reveal Rachel McAdams and Mads Mikkelsen's roles as well. What say you? What do... More »
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Exclusive Clip: Scott Eastwood Channels Big Old Dad In This Clip From Western DIABLO

Scott Eastwood channels that other guy with the same last name (his father, Clint) in this exclusive clip from Lawrence Roeck's upcoming western, Diablo. With an nod and a wink to his famous father Eastwood even smokes a teeny cigarillo... More »
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ALIEN: COVENANT Adds Katherine Waterston To The Cast

Deadline is reporting that Katherine Waterston will reunite with her Steve Jobs co-star Michael Fassbender in Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant. The film is a sequel to Ridley's maligned alien film Prometheus and is believed to be the first in a... More »
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Review: ANGUISH, Horrifying And Heartbreaking

Sonny Mallhi's directorial debut Anguish opens with Lucinda and her mom driving home. The conversation is strained, as conversations with budding teenagers tend to be. Shockingly, it is a conversation that comes to a tragic and sudden end. We then join... More »
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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2: Kurt Russell To Be Offered Role Of Chris Pratt's Father?

Sources close to The Wrap are saying that Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight) will be offered the role of Chris Pratt's father in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the sequel to Marvel's breakout hit from the Summer of 2014.... More »
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Have Yourself, A Luchagore Christmas!

As Christmas approaches Ol' St. Nick is making his list and checking it twice. And we all say, "Surely there are not enough naughty people in this World to fill out an entire book". But the World is a strange... More »
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Amazing Samurai Stop-Motion In KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS Trailer!

From Laika, the studio behind animated favorites, Coraline, ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls, comes their next great movie, Kubo and the Two Strings. They continue to bring out non-conventional fare with a story about a young boy and an epic quest... More »
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UNDER THE SHADOW: Watch This Clip From Upcoming Sundance Midnighter

The latest flick from Babak Anvari, Under the Shadow, is all set to have its World Premiere in the Midnight program at Sundance 2016. Deadline debuted an exclusive clip yesterday which we can share with you now. A supernatural thriller, Under the... More »
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VALERIAN: Ethan Hawke And John Goodman Join Luc Besson's Space Epic

Luc Besson is long overdue to return to sci-fi and it currently rectifying that as he prepares for his $180 million space epic Valerian which begins shooting next month. The main characters of the film, to be played by Dane DeHaan... More »
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Magnolia Taking Ben Wheatley's HIGH-RISE Straight To The Penthouse Suite

Variety is reporting that Ben Wheatley's latest, High-Rise, has been picked up by Magnolia Pictures for distribution in the U.S. The film had its World Premiere here in Toronto during TIFF. Mr. Wheatley approves of this acquisition."I'm very excited about... More »
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Review: LUNA DE MIEL (HONEYMOON) And Its Twisted Views On Love And Survival

Isabel lives across the street from Jorge, a doctor who lives alone in an immaculate home. To say that Jorge is infatuated with Isabel is a bit of an understatement. When Luna De Miel (Honeymoon) opens we see that Jorge... More »
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MORBIDO TV Acquires Nearly Everything The World Of Horror Has To Offer Ahead Of Spring Launch

Our friends at Morbido Fest have been hard at work preparing for the launch of their subscription TV service Morbido TV throughout all Latin America in Spring 2016. Variety is reporting that they have just bolstered their content with major... More »
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Watch Some Hot Bodies Ready For The Slaughter In This Clip From INDIGENOUS

As horror films go, until you start killing off your cast you should at least have something going on up on the screen that will keep out attention until then. Some do it with clever banter. Some do it with... More »
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Scott Adkins Drives Angry In Clip From CLOSE RANGE

The indie action flick Close Range from Isaac Florentine and Scott Adkins came out last week in the U.S. on VOD and iTunes on December 4th. It begins a theatrical run this week on December 11th. TwitchFilm has an exclusive clip... More »
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Your First Look At The Poster And Synopsis For L Gustavo Cooper's Short Film THE HOME

This Spring keep an eye out for a new proof-of-concept/short film from June director L Gustavo Cooper called The Home. It is going to hit the festival circuit first to drum up some interest in turning it into a feature... More »
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Do You Have Dreams? Exclusive Clip From THE WORLD OF KANAKO

Drafthouse Films is releasing The World Of Kanako, the latest film from one of our favorite Japanese directors, ever, Nakashima Tetsuya (Confessions and Kamikaze Girls), this Friday, December 4th. An uncompromising revenge thriller of operatic scope, The World of Kanako is... More »
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Tom Cruise In Talks To Lead Universal's THE MUMMY Franchise Revival

Variety is reporting that Tom Cruise is in talks to take the lead in Universal's reboot of their The Mummy franchise. Jon Spaihts (Prometheus, Doctor Strange and Passengers) is penning the script. Alex Kurtzman (Stark Trek and Into Darkness, Aliens and... More »
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Kevin Bacon WILL Return To TREMORS Franchise In TV Drama

Rumors and wishes upon stars have been whirling around for a while now but today The Wrap and other trade outlets are reporting that Kevin Bacon is returning to the Tremors franchise. He will indeed reprise his role as Valentine... More »
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Interview: Talking About Hitchcock, Showers, And Melons with 78/52 Director Alexandre O. Philippe

I met 78/52 director Alexander Philippe at the rooftop bar at our hotel in Puebla the night before the opening ceremony of Morbido. As festivals go if you do not know who someone is you ask if they have a... More »
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