Todd Brown
Founder and Editor; Toronto, Canada

Todd founded Twitch in September of 2004 under the assumption that nobody in particular would care. Some people did, so he kept going. Todd is also Director of International Programming at Fantastic Fest, a partner at XYZ Films and father to a remarkably geeky child.

Iñárritu's BIRDMAN To Open Venice

Italy, it would appear, will be ground zero in the resurrection of Michael Keaton's career. After a long period out of the spotlight the hyper-talented Keaton has been gradually re-entering the conversation over the past few years but it is... More »
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Guillermo Del Toro Planning 'Really Bizarre' Film Before PACIFIC RIM 2

One of the things that has made Guillermo Del Toro such a fascinating talent to watch is his refusal to lock himself into any one way of doing things, the man moving easily and consistently between big studio projects and... More »
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Chris Columbus Signs On For New GREMLINS And GOONIES Sequels

Chris Columbus appears to be getting back to his roots.The Tracking Board bring word that Columbus has signed on as a producer for new Goonies and Gremlins films, both of which will reportedly be sequels set some thirty years following... More »
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Turkey's MUSKA (AMULET) Chills With First Trailer

Turkey appears to be riding something of a wave of genre cinema recently. We've covered multiple intriguing horror and action projects in these pages in recent months and delivering perhaps the strongest trailer of the lot of them is Özkan... More »
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The Spierig Brothers' PREDESTINATION Lands Itself Some Quality Poster Art

Following a successful World Premiere at SXSW the Spierig Brothers' heady science fiction outing Predestination is now poised to unspool for a home crowd for the first time at the Melbourne International Film Festival and the film's first proper poster... More »
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Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To See Both Oshii Directed PATLABOR Feature Anime On The Big Screen!

Hey, Toronto! The Twitch presented Oshii Mamoru Techno / Human mini-retrospective runs for the next couple weeks and after giving away tickets to the onscreen interview with the man himself along with the Oshii-presented screening of Ghost In The Shell... More »
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Mikkelsen Draws In Second Trailer For Gritty Western THE SALVATION

Very well received in its Cannes premiere, Kristian Levring's Mads Mikkelsen starring western The Salvation is gearing up for its release in French cinemas which can only mean one thing: A new trailer.Mads Mikkelsen plays John, a former soldier and... More »
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Malaysia's Mamat Khalid Shifts Gears With Crime Comedy THE ADVENTURES OF AMIR & LOQMAN

Malaysia's Mamat Khalid has got himself a good thing going. The director has been packing audiences in to theaters en masse with his hugely popular series of 'Banana Village' horror comedies for a few years now, the films rough and... More »
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Gus Van Sant Taking The Helm Of Hollywood DEATH NOTE?

Well, here's a surprising pairing of director and material ...While it's been known for quite some time that there was a Hollywood adaptation of hugely popular Japanese manga Death Note - already adapted to the big screen in Japan -... More »
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It's White Moses Versus White Pharoah Saving A Bunch Of White Guys From The Other Bunch Of White Guys, None Of Whom Should Actually Be White.

Oh, Ridley Scott, you're wacky. Also, Joel Edgerton: Bald is not a good look for you.... More »
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Check The First Poster Art And Still From Matt O'Mahoney's BLOODY KNUCKLES

Soon to have its world premiere at Montreal's Fantasia Festival, the first poster art and still have arrived from Matt O'Mahoney's edgy comedy Bloody Knuckles and we've got your first look below.VANCOUVER, BC ­ July 8 2014 ­ BLOODY KNUCKLES,... More »
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Are You Ready For The Apocalyptic Sounds Of NIGHTSATAN AND THE LOOPS OF DOOM?

Something strange this way comes and it comes to us via Finnish laser-metal (their term) band Nightsatan and director CHRZU, who has made this real life trio the stars of their own utterly bizarre post-apocalyptic short film.In the year 2034... More »
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Jon Hewitt's TURKEY SHOOT To Bow In Melbourne, Check The First Poster Art

The Melbourne International Film Festival has announced a wide swathe of their programming - though not all titles are currently available on the festival website you can find a quick overview here - and included in the Night Shift section... More »
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Joel Edgerton Starring Thriller FELONY Gets A Bad Poster, Great Trailer

Mixed marks to the marketing department at Australia's Roadshow Films for their work on the Joel Edgerton written and starring dramatic thriller Felony. The poster released last week? Really not good. The freshly arrived trailer? That's a whole other matter.Here's... More »
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COLT 45: Watch The Ultra Stylish Trailer For Fabrice du Welz's Dark Action Film

Belgian director Fabrice du Welz is having himself something of a year. While his early career was marked by long gaps between projects - Calvaire released in 2004, Vinyan in 2008 and then nothing until 2014 - he's gone rapid... More »
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Robots Revolt In High Octane Proof Of Concept For BOT WARS

While the premise for JV Kade's young adult scifi novel Bot Wars is nothing particularly original - the premise of robotic helpers gaining consciousness and rebelling for more rights lifts liberally from I, Robot and The Terminator making several other... More »
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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: New Extended Trailer Brings Back The Quirk With Loads Of New Footage

Ah, Mr Gunn. There you are. Nice to see you again.After a delightfully quirky promotional campaign befitting the sensibilities of Guardians Of The Galaxy director James Gunn - helmer of Slither and Super - it seems the folk at Marvel... More »
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Hey, Canada! Win THE RAID 2 On Blu-Ray!

Hey, Canada! Indonesian martial arts flick The Raid 2 hits Blu-Ray from eOne Films tomorrow - July 8th - and they've offered up five free copies to you, the faithful Twitch readers.He thought it was over. After fighting his way... More »
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Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To See GHOST IN THE SHELL Director Oshii Mamoru In Person!

Hey, Toronto! The Twitch-presented mini-retrospective of the film of anime icon Oshii Mamoru gets under way this weekend with the director himself in town for an on stage In Conversation With interview and to introduce his landmark film Ghost In... More »
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Mathis Landwehr Is A HARD BOILED COP

Regular readers of Twitch should be well familiar with Mathis Landwehr at this point, the German actor and screen fighter having popped up in these pages a number of times over the years. And he crosses our path once again... More »
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