THE FORTRESS: Universal Picks Up New Project From GOODNIGHT MOMMY Duo

THR is reporting that Universal have picked up The Fortress, a pitch from the Goodnight Mommy duo, Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz.    Plot particulars are being kept under wraps but the report says that, "the story centers on a... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

The Many Faces Of Kurt Russell

While I was looking through this week's premieres to find a likely candidate for the quiz, my eye fell on the Blu-ray releases, and spotted The Hateful Eight (see J. Hurtado's review). Which means that cinema releases this week be... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Team TwitchFilm: On BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

(The gloves come off as our team becomes a league, FOR JUSTICE!) Sweeping the world faster than Superman, but tanking harder than the Batmobile on the review front, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is currently the topic of... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Destroy All Monsters: My Team's Better Than Your Team, So There

I first became aware of it in the summer of 2008, though I admit I didn't pay it much attention then; a friend of mine, who had given a negative review to The Dark Knight, was concerned about a volume... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Now On Blu-ray: THE HATEFUL EIGHT, Tarantino's Latest Hits Home Video

After a fairly successful theatrical experiment over the holidays, Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight lands on Blu-ray this week, but does the film hold up at home? Well, yes and no. As is the case with any new film from... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

The Many Faces Of Holly Hunter

This week, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice barges into cinemas worldwide, and say of the film what you want, it's got a fine collection of actors and actresses in it indeed. Still, once we spotted Holly Hunter in there,... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Gasparilla 2016: Preview of Gasparilla Film Festival In Tampa, Florida

Twitchfilm is headed to Tampa! We're very pleased to have been invited to the land of Magic Mike to cover the Gasparilla International Film Festival that starts next week. With frost descending on Toronto and a winter that just won't... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Review: BLEED, A Mixtape Of Horror Genres

Tripp Rhame's Bleed is a backwoods horror film, and with a prologue set in the 70s, you keep expecting the Sawyer clan to rear their ugly heads at any moment. However, it very quickly becomes a bit more than that.... More »
  

REGRESSION: Out On Bluray/DVD/VOD May 10th

Just a quick note to those of you who either love the tactile pleasure of unwrapping a Blu or a DVD, or that Alejandro Amenábar’s thriller Regression simply did not make its way to a cinema near you, it will be... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Elijah Wood Is Not Side-Kicking In BBC America's DIRK GENTLY Series

Nope. Elijah Wood is definitely not side-kicking in Max Landis' Dirk Gently series coming up from BBC America. Nope. Not even the report from Deadline last night can convince us of that.    According to this so-called article Wood will play... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Peter Serafinowicz To Play THE TICK In Amazon's Revival Pilot

Deadline reported last night that Peter Serafinowicz has been cast as The Tick in Amazon's pilot and an attempt to revive the cult favorite superhero.  Serafinowicz is arguably one of England's great comedic talents. Yet he has had only a number... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Destroy All Monsters: In DAREDEVIL's Battle Of Fanboy Wet Dreams, Elektra Wins

There are problems with Marvel's Daredevil. I am an unabashed fan of the show - I have called its first season the best thing Marvel Entertainment has ever done, and its newly-released second season easily lives up to the benchmark... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Snappy New Trailer For Shane Black's THE NICE GUYS

Writer/Director Shane Black continues to work his particular magic with the buddy comedy formula (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Lethal Weapon) to great effect. Pair up Russell Crowe's hired muscle with Ryan Gosling's accident-prone private dick and drop in a period... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Review: BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, Overburdened By Expectation And Obligation

DC Comics kick-starts its expanded cinematic universe by pitting its two greatest superheroes against one another in Zack Snyder’s hugely anticipated follow-up to 2013’s Man Of Steel.   With the Nolan/Bale Dark Knight trilogy looming large in the background, Ben... More »
By James Marsh   
  

The Many Faces Of Mathieu Amalric

This week sees the North American release of Arnaud Desplechin's My Golden Days, a film which, as Ben Croll states in his review, is rife with French film clichés, but still "a wonderful, thoughtfully crafted work". And bookending the story... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Review: MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, A Bright Light Shines On The Uneasy American Spirit

If there's one thing you've got to give to the American film and TV industry, it's that they're damn good at opening sequences, and Jeff Nichols' latest sci-fi thriller Midnight Special is no exception. Reuniting once again with frequent collaborator Michael Shannon, this... More »
By Thomas Humphrey   
  

Criterion in June: FANTASTIC PLANET, DR. STRANGELOVE, And More

Stanley Kubrick's dark comedy Dr. Strangelove and René Laloux's animated dazzler Fantastic Planet lead Criterion's pack of releases for June 2016. The former features Peter Sellers in multiple roles and is a stellar offering from the early 1960s. Released some... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

SCREAM: THE TV SERIES Season One Out On DVD May 10th

If you are looking to do a binge sesssion of season one of Scream: The TV Series before season two begins on May 31st then keep an eye out for the DVD boxset on May 10th. In “Scream: The TV Series” Season... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Destroy All Monsters: INDIANA JONES 5 Should Be About Short Round

Here's some weird timing: I was already working up this week's column when today's news broke. Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg will reunite for the fifth Indiana Jones movie, currently scheduled for 2019. First of all, I'm perfectly thrilled with... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

SAUSAGE PARTY: Less Sex Than Expected, Much More Violence In Trailer For Seth Rogen's Animated Feature

Call the Seth Rogen and Evan Golberg originated Sausage Party the anti-Toy Story, if you will. Like the Pixar classic, the story here revolves around a collection of consumer goods whose only goal in life has been to be chosen... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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