Peter Martin
Managing Editor; Dallas, Texas

After writing about things other than movies for many years, Peter began contributing to Twitch in October 2005 and became Managing Editor in December 2011. He is a contributing writer for Movies.com, Fandango, and other print and online publications. He is a proud member of the Dallas-Ft. Worth Film Critics Association. His current addictions include horror movies, the pre-code era, baseball, and Twitter.

Review: INTO THE STORM Comes Alive When The Wind Blows Hard

"The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind," sang Bob Dylan in the early 1960s. Fifty years later, the question is, Why would anyone want to make a new version of Twister? As someone who once stood, fascinated, in... More »
  

Review: WHAT IF Pretends To Be A Modern, Hip Romantic Comedy

Romantic comedies that discredit the integrity of a main character lose me entirely. Near the beginning of the new romantic comedy What If (titled The F Word in other territories), directed by Michael Dowse (Goon), the character played by Daniel... More »
  

THE GUEST Trailer Starts Polite, And Then Gets Bloody Rude

Yes, yes, yes! I haven't loved everything that director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett have made -- A Horrible Way to Die and You're Next being the most notable -- but I very much like the new trailer for... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2014: First Wave Announced, Led By TUSK, ABCs OF DEATH 2, And Much More

The first wave of events for Fantastic Fest 2014 has been announced. I'm prejudiced, because I've been attending the film festival in Austin, Texas, for years and am thoroughly spoiled, but this looks pretty good to me. Fantastic Fest returns to... More »
  

Disney Doing A WRINKLE IN TIME With FROZEN Director Jennifer Lee

Shiver my timbers. Madeline L'Engle's classic A Wrinkle in Time is coming to the big screen, courtesy of Disney and Frozen director Jennifer Lee, according to Variety. Lee shared a writing credit on 2012's animated Wreck-It Ralph before writing Frozen and... More »
  

THE TRANSPORTER LEGACY Gets Title, Release Date

While Jason Statham searches for an appropriate action vehicle in China, one of his former franchises drives on without him. The Transporter Legacy, starring Ed Skrein (pictured), will motor into North American theaters on March 6, 2015, according to Variety.... More »
  

Latest SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR Trailer, Black And White and Red All Over

Hmm. I must be getting old, because I'm not as excited by the latest trailer for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For as I should be. Maybe it's because the original Sin City raised my hopes so high, and then... More »
  

Full Disclosure 2014 The Directors Cut: Ingmar Bergman

As most of the world suffers through the sweltering heat of summer, we head to the bleak and wintry climes of Sweden for this month's Full Disclosure. Each month, we focus on a different filmmaking force of world cinema and... More »
  

Review: AND SO IT GOES, Easy To Enjoy, Easy To Forget

Rob Reiner has gotten a bad rap. His latest film, And So It Goes, will not change that. From Reiner's very first feature, This Is Spinal Tap in 1984, the filmmaker has trafficked freely in genial, heartfelt, genuine sentimentality, as... More »
  

Review: HERCULES, A Pretty Good Hot Dog

Brett Ratner may have finally found his niche. Freed of a modern-day setting and any thought of realism, the director's inclination toward outlandish action takes flight almost immediately. The opening moments of Hercules are narrated efficiently; the story takes place... More »
  

Review: LE CHEF Serves Up French Comfort Food

Served up by the smiling Jean Reno and the persnickety Michael Youn, Le Chef (originally, Comme un chef) is French comfort food in the traditional sense. It may not be particularly good for you, nutrition-wise, but it sure is tasty.... More »
  

Review: LUCY, Scarlett Johansson Goes Feral, And It's Glorious

Luc Besson's new movie cloaks itself in scientific literacy, but make no mistake: Lucy is a b-movie through and through, a gloriously nutty concoction that would be risible if it ever took itself seriously. Happily, it never does. Featuring an... More »
  

HONEYMOON: Horribly Mysterious New Trailer And Poster

UPDATED 7/23: Trailer now embedded below. Set to make its Canadian debut at Fantasia in Montreal tonight (July 22), Honeymoon is "very much its own beast," according to our own Ryland Aldrich. It's "a good story, excellently told, and very, very... More »
  

CUBAN FURY Clips: It's A Dance-Off To The Death!

Now available to watch via various Video On Demand platforms, and coming to DVD next week (July 29), Cuban Fury stars Nick Frost in the tale of a man who learns how to dance the salsa so he can woo... More »
  

AKIRA Refuses To Die In Hollywood

In Hollywood, old ideas never die, they just get put 'on the back burner' until someone comes up with a brilliant new take that will push it to 'the front burner.' And that appears to be true for the live-action... More »
  

HOW & WHY, Charlie Kaufman TV Show, Does Not Pass Go At FX

It sounded like a triumphant return to television for Charlie Kaufman, the Academy Award-winning writer of Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind, but 'twas not to be, at least at one U.S. cable broadcaster. How & Why, a comedy pilot created... More »
  

Latin Beat: Mexico's Romantic Comedies, Plus CANTINFLAS; Peru's Apocalyptic Comedy JAPY ENDING

Mexico is in love with romantic comedies at the moment, according to Eric Ortiz Garcia, our correspondent in Mexico, and that includes the upcoming Casi Treinta and Amor de Mis Amores. He's already seen one, so he has comments on... More »
  

Donnie Yen In KUNG FU JUNGLE Teaser: Smile When You Say That

The English-language title only hints at the hard-hitting action in the first teaser for Kung Fu Jungle, starring Donnie Yen. Directed by Teddy Chen (Bodyguards and Assassins), and formerly known as, variously, Best of the Best, Last of the Best, and... More »
  

First Look At TORO LOCO: SANGRIENTO (AKA TORO LOCO: BLOODTHIRSTY)

Beware the wandering homeless man who is seeking vengeance. Francisco Melo is featured in the first look at Toro Loco: Sangriento (aka Toro Loco: Bloodthirsty), a new action comedy by Patricio Valladares (Hidden in the Woods). Valladares adapted from a comic... More »
  

PREDESTINATION Trailer Twists And Turns Through Time

A new trailer for Predestination teases dazzling possibilities for time travel. The new feature by the Spierig Brothers (Undead, Daybreakers) spins a fascinating yarn that takes place in an intricately-detailed alternate universe, slowly transforming into a mind-bending thriller. I saw it... More »
  
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