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.

SXSW 2014 Embraces TV, Announces Feature Lineup Led By JOE, OPEN WINDOWS, THE RAID 2

The 2014 film edition of South by Southwest (SXSW) is embracing television. Their new category "Episodic" will screen "premieres of innovative new work hitting the small screen," including the latest from HBO, Showtime, AMC, Hulu, Fox, and the El Rey... More »
  

Now On DVD: AARDVARK Follows A Blind Man Into Danger

A narrative-documentary hybrid, Aardvark follows a blind man named Larry who begins practicing Jiu-Jitsu. He befriends his trainer, named Darren, and soon finds himself pulled into a murky, film noir world of murderous intrigue. The film played on the festival... More »
  

British Movie Villains Advertise British Auto Company In Big Game TV Spot

It's that time of year when giant corporations spend big bucks to advertise their wares on "The Big Game," aka the U.S. professional football championship whose official name dare not be spoken. No matter -- the advertisements are often the... More »
  

JOE Trailer: Restraint Keeps Nicolas Cage Alive - For Now

A terrific new trailer for David Gordon Green's Joe features Nicolas Cage in restrained mode as a quiet man who is finally moved to action. About the titular character, our own Ryland Aldrich described him thusly: "An ex-con with a... More »
  

You Can Smell THE LUNCHBOX Trailer From Here

It's probably a good thing that computers don't have Smell-O-Rama (yet), but I'd be willing to make an exception for this new trailer for The Lunchbox (original title, Dabba). "Set amid Bombay's dabbawallas -- who deliver thousands of lunchboxes sent... More »
  

I, FRANKENSTEIN Opens Big ... In Russia

By now you have may have heard that I, Frankenstein, the only new wide release opening this past weekend in the U.S., died an ignoble death at the box office. Its estimated earnings totaled just $8.3 million, leaving it in... More »
  

Review: I, FRANKENSTEIN Makes An Apocalyptic Battle Look Like a Rainbow of Fireworks

Oooh, death looks so pretty! Demons drool, gargoyles rule! Stuart Beattie, who made his directorial debut with 2010's Tomorrow, When the War Began, delivers what amounts to a simplistic, spiritual sequel to that film, even though he has stepped over... More »
  

Exclusive: BLACK OUT Coming Soon, America. Watch Trailer To Learn Why That's A Good Thing.

The U.S. will soon experience a black out, and that's a very good thing. Arne Toonen's Black Out is a darkly comic Dutch film that quickly asserts its own personality in a smart and jolting manner. Here's the official synopsis:... More »
  

Sexy SINK HOLE Says ... Well, Don't Listen To It

Presented in the form of a grindhouse trailer with a nasty bite, Sink Hole says more in 89 seconds about the inadvisability of listening to strange voices than any feature film I can think of. The short played on the... More »
  

Watch Action-Packed MATRIARCHE Now, Ask Questions Later

A bruised and battered son, a concerned mother, men in masks, a robbery gone wrong, ridiculous bloodshed, vehicular mayhem -- Matriarche, directed by Guillaume Pierret, has the necessary ingredients for an action-packed film, and delivers it all in less than... More »
  

DVD Review: OLD GOATS, Still Butting Heads On Life, Love, And Friendship

An antidote to the steady stream of movies about aimless twenty-somethings, Old Goats revolves around a trio of older gentlemen dealing with issues that never go away: the fear of commitment and intimacy, the yearning for an adventurous life, and... More »
  

THE RAID 2 Trailer: One Cop Vs. The Entire Underworld (And Then Some)

Here's the U.S. trailer for an upcoming action movie from Indonesia, a sequel entitled The Raid 2. You might have heard about it. The film will have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival tonight, and we expect to... More »
  

Twitch's Favorite Frankensteins -- And The Monsters They Created

The imminent theatrical release in North America of I, Frankenstein on Friday, January 24, gives us an excuse to express our collective love for the mad scientist known as Frankenstein -- and the monsters he created. As the title of... More »
  

New BLUE RUIN Trailer: The One With The Gun Gets To Tell The Truth

A bruising tale of single-minded intensity, Blue Ruin tore up the festival circuit last year and is heading for release in theatres and On Demand in the U.S. on April 25, 2014. As the official synopsis puts it, the film... More »
  

Exclusive REASONABLE DOUBT Clip: Dominic Cooper Gets Suspicious Of Samuel L. Jackson

Dominic Cooper and Samuel L. Jackson star in the thriller Reasonable Doubt, which opens in select theaters on Friday, January 17. It will also be available to watch via various Video On Demand platforms. We have an exclusive clip, but... More »
  

Christophe Gans' BEAUTY AND THE BEAST And Richard Linklater's BOYHOOD Added To Berlin Fest Lineup

High-profile titles, including the latest from Christophe Gans (Beauty and the Beast), Richard Linklater (Boyhood), Yamada Yoji (The Little House), and Hans Petter Moland (In Order of Disappearance) have been added to the lineup for the rapidly-approaching Berlin International Film... More »
  

Review: THE LEGEND OF HERCULES, All Bow Down To King Scott Adkins

Scott Adkins out-fights, out-glowers, and out-growls everyone else with whom he shares a scene in Renny Harlin's The Legend of Hercules. That poses a challenge, because Scott Adkins is not playing Hercules, the half-breed son of Zeus. Instead, the mild-mannered... More »
  

Exclusive: LITTLE HOPE WAS ARSON Poster Debut

We are pleased to present the exclusive debut of the poster for Little Hope Was Arson, a documentary directed by Theo Love that will screen at the Slamdance Film Festival next week. January 2010: In the buckle of the Bible... More »
  

Review: BANSHEE CHAPTER, Experimental Drugs Lead To Strange Sounds In The Night

I'm instantly wary of any movie that proclaims its truthfulness right at the top. Why can't I watch it and then decide for myself? Yet Banshee Chapter cleverly steps around the traps it sets for itself with an opening montage... More »
  

MUPPETS MOST WANTED Teaser Tweaks Twitter Thing

Lately, studios have been quoting tweets in movie ads, two examples being a recent TV campaign for Grudge Match, which touted positive snippets from moviegoers (and none from critics), and a print ad in the New York Times for Inside... More »
  
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