Charles Webb
Seattle, Washington

Charles is a Florida-born, Washington State-based writer. He abandoned a perfectly good start at a psychiatric career to write for and about the video game industry. Besides having very strong opinions about the Blade franchise and Auntie Mame, Charles also contributes regularly at MTV Geek and MTV Multiplayer.

Twitch's Best of 2012: Hidden Gems

In 2012, the Twitch family has grown even more global. With a line-up of contributors that stretches right around the planet, we've had the means to see a huge proportion of the new films that have emerged in the past... More »
  

Twitch's Best of 2012: The Best TV Series

In 2012, the Twitch family has grown even more global. With a line-up of contributors that stretches right around the planet, we've had the means to see a huge proportion of the new films that have emerged in the past... More »
  

Blu-ray Giveaway: Who Wants A Copy Of Seth MacFarlane's TED?

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has passed along a pair of Blu-ray prize packs from the Seth MacFarlane comedy Ted (micro review: it's pretty good!). As usual, we'll try to keep the hoops to snag one of these to a minimum,... More »
  

Anime on Blu-ray Review: UN-GO COMPLETE COLLECTION

Detective anime Un-Go is more interesting for its literary roots than anything actually onscreen. Recently released on DVD and Blu-ray from Section23 Films and Sentai Filmworks, the 11-episode series follows troubled detective Shinjuurou Yuuki as he investigates a series of... More »
  

Blu-ray Review: SAFTEY NOT GUARANTEED, But Then, What Is?

I'm more or less with the prevailing opinion around these parts when it comes to director Colin Trevorrow's time travel comedy debut Safety Not Guaranteed, inasmuch as I found it inoffensive, and fitfully amusing largely because of lead actress Aubrey... More »
  

Blu-ray Review: The Non-Hysterical Comedy of HYSTERIA

Back in May, Jason Gorber argued that the charm of director Tanya Wexler's "vibrator comedy" Hysteria was its audience-friendly accessibility. I'd argue that in smoothing down any rough edges, in telling such a safe, easy, and worse bland story about,... More »
  

Contest: Win a DVD Copy of FUTURAMA SEASON 7

We've got two DVD copies of Futurama's seventh season to give away and all you have to do is answer one ridiculously easy question. First off, here's a quick blurb about the latest season of the future-set animated series: Volume... More »
  

Contest: Win One of Two Blu-ray Copies of the Suburban Alien Comedy THE WATCH

With The Watch making its way to DVD and Blu-ray this week, we've got two copies of the Blu to give away this week. First off, here's the official copy for the Akiva Schaffer-directed film: Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah... More »
  

Fallin' For SKYFALL (Or Not): The Twitch Review Roundup

Skyfall is now out worldwide and after an impressive opening weekend in the U.S., we at Twitch HQ thought we'd pass the mic around for insights into the latest Bond film. What follows are a few hundred words from several... More »
  

Blu-ray Review: IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA S.7 - The Gang Runs Out of Steam, Gets Brilliant Again

The seventh season of the FX series, recently released on DVD and Blu-ray, had probably a weaker hit-miss ratio than in previous seasons. Maybe owing to the challenge of finding ways to make the series' formula work and creating ever... More »
  

Now on Blu-ray: Spending Time With the Master With Universal's ALFRED HITCHCOCK: THE MASTERPIECE COLLECTION

I'm ashamed to admit that until maybe a year or two ago, I'd seen more films by Hitchcock acolyte Brian De Palma than I had by old Hitch himself. That's right--I saw Femme Fatale well before I had a chance... More »
  

Blu-ray Review: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 3D Is A Visually Pleasing Thematic Muddle

I'm with our own Brian Clark -- as far as it goes, Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man isn't terrible so much as painfully slight. You could come up with less inspired ideas than rebooting a film franchise that's only a decade... More »
  

Twitch In Bondage: Our Favorite Bonds

The task: to reveal your favorite among the 22 Bond films. The rules: keep it to two sentences. That was the challenge set before my fellow Twitch writers recently and they seized it with gusto. Curating this list, I noted... More »
  

Contest: New York - Win A Pair Of Passes To GUT This Friday!

Writer-director Elias' psychosexual thriller Gut hits VOD this week and begins its theatrical run on Friday at the Cinema Village in lower Manhattan. And we've got five pairs of passes to give away. Here's the synopsis: Something is missing in... More »
  

Blu-ray Review: PROMETHEUS 4-DISC SPECIAL EDITION Makes the Case For the Prequel

We've covered Prometheus extensively here prior and during its theatrical release, with three very different reviews from our own Brian Clark, Ard Vijn, and Jim Tudor. The consensus (if there is one): it's a mess, but it's a beautiful mess.... More »
  

Win An ABRAHAM LINCOLN VAMPIRE HUNTER Blu-ray Prize Packs

Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox, we have two prize packs featuring Blu-ray copies of Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, and one winner just might come out of this with a fancy new art book. First, here's the official synopsis: ABRAHAM LINCOLN:... More »
  

Blu-ray Review: Save Us From These DAMSELS IN DISTRESS

Writer-director Whit Stillman creates this perfect, hermetically-sealed world upper and upper middle-class college students with rarefied manners and a high-minded way of speaking straight out of Miss Manners. Greta Gerwig's prim, smell-sensitive Violet wants to enrich the inner emotional lives... More »
  

We Talk Universal Werewolves And Offer 5 Copies Of WEREWOLF: THE BEAST AMONG US On Blu-ray

Universal has supplied Twitch with five Blu-ray copies of their latest action-horror movie Werewolf: The Beast Among Us. Here's the synopsis for the studio's latest lycanthropic film: A monstrous creature terrorizes a 19th Century European village by moonlight and a... More »
  

Win a Copy of IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPIA SEASON 7 on DVD

It's the season where the gang settles old scores at their high school reunion. Where they get trapped in a closet. Where they hold a child beauty pageant. Where they learn that the Jersey Shore isn't just populated with gel-haired... More »
  

Win A Copy of the PROMETHEUS 2-Disc Blu-ray Set

Ridley Scott's "Is it an Alien prequel/It's not/But it is" Prometheus is coming to DVD and Blu-ray this week from Twentieth Century Fox, and we've got two copies of the two-disc Blu-ray to give away to a pair of our... More »
  
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