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.

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 »
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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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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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