Head Back To TWIN PEAKS With First Teaser

Y'know, there's something about Michael Horse being the voice of the first teaser for the new Twin Peaks that just makes me very, very happy. Almost as happy as the fact that - holy crap! - there's a new Twin... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Criterion's March Slate: Vote For THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, Enjoy A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY, Steal Away With BICYCLE THIEVES And More

Set to arrive in the thick of the U.S. presidential primary season, The Manchurian Candidate promises to be a timely release from the Criterion Collection in March 2016. On a happier note, Edward Yang's masterful A Brighter Summer Day will... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

The Many Faces Of Carrie Fisher

This may come as news to some of you, but there is a new Star Wars film out in theaters, right now. And believe it or not, some of the old (literally) cast members of the original trilogy are in... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Watch Now: Tina Fey Goofs It Up In WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT Trailer

Too soon? Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, a comedy about news reporting in the Middle East among suicide bombers and hijabs is coming our way on March 4, 2016, and we've got the trailer below. In the poster, you may recognize that the... More »
  

Watch Now: HAP AND LEONARD Teaser Promises Southern Shenanigans

Earlier today, the brand-new Hap and Leonard teaser dropped to promote the forthcoming series from Sundance TV. Based off the best-selling books from author Joe R. Lansdale (Cold in July, Bubba Ho-Tep), the series is slated to premiere in March 2016.Starring Christina... More »
  

New GODS OF EGYPT Trailer Still Looks Pretty Ridiculous

Perhaps mindful of recent accusations of 'whitewashing' its cast, a new trailer for Gods of Egypt puts the emphasis on the wildly colorful production design, to the point that I wonder if the whole thing was shot on an empty... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Destroy All Monsters: Systems Of Control In CAROL

Some spoilers for Carol. Carol is one of the best films of the year, beautifully mounted by Todd Haynes, based on Patricia Highsmith's novel. It pays close attention to the tools of its trade: framing, composition, editing, and sound choices... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Review: STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, A Blast Of Fun

A few hours ago I saw a new Star Wars film. This wasn't ever something I had planned for. We always knew, back in '80, that there were three untold episodes. The connective tissue was there to tell Annikin's... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2: Kurt Russell To Be Offered Role Of Chris Pratt's Father?

Sources close to The Wrap are saying that Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight) will be offered the role of Chris Pratt's father in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the sequel to Marvel's breakout hit from the Summer of 2014.... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM Trailer Debut: Creatures Run Amok In New York

In other franchise news, the first trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them debuted today. David Yeats, who directed the last four of the Harry Potter films, is back in the main chair, and he is joined in... More »
  

Have Your Say: What Is Your Favorite Alien From The STAR WARS Universe?

(What? Of course this is an alien, she's from another planet, ain't she?) So, yeah, Star Wars is happening again, and the hype is stronger than even I imagined, and I'm old enough to have seen this happen quite a... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

SPOTLIGHT Is Best Movie Of 2015, According To Dallas-Fort Worth Critics

The Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Association has selected Spotlight as the best movie of 2015. Performances by Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant), Brie Larson (Room), Paul Dano (Love and Mercy), and Rooney Mara (Carol) were named as best in their respective... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

First STAR TREK BEYOND Trailer Is An Odd - But Fun - Blend Of Influences

Right. I think it's safe to say that where Star Trek is concerned the time has come to pretty much throw expectations aside as far as how the Trek universe is supposed to behave and just kind of roll with... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

First INDEPENDENCE DAY 2 Trailer Delivers Massive Scale Propatainment? Entertanda? Let's Blow Shit Up And Shout Yay, America!

Roland Emmerich's 1996 blockbuster Independence Day was, if we're being honest, as dumb as a bag of rocks while also very, very smart about the particulars of its stupidity. A big, glossy package of "Yay, us!" escapism it was designed... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Critical Distance: Will STAR WARS Reveal The Real J.J. Abrams?

Will the real J.J. Abrams finally be revealed in Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Abrams has directed five films, four of which have been franchise installments. So far, the only one that has felt personal is Super 8. He followed... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Trailer Teases Massive Scale Mutant Action

It's back to the past for the latest of Bryan Singer's X-Men adventures with James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender et al donning the suits for X-Men: Apocalypse. And while the titular Apocalypse himself continues to look far more silly than threatening... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Tops Online Critics Awards

George Miller's action epic continues to pick up steam in awards season as it was named Best Film of 2015 today by the Online Film Critics Society, of which a number of Twitch's contributors are members. Miller also nabbed the... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Pretty Packaging: BODY DOUBLE Gets A French Edition To Double-Dip For

Earlier this year, French distributor Carlotta Films announced that they would be releasing a new series of "Ultra Collector" boxsets. Aiming at four releases a year, each of these would feature a remastered edition of a beloved (yet underrated) film,... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

The Many Faces Of David Thewlis

This week, Brian Helgeland's film Legend goes wide in North America, and the film stars Tom Hardy as the identical Cray twins. But there are more stellar actors in that cast, one of them being David Thewlis. And he is... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Review: THE BIG SHORT, Hey Stupid, Watch This Movie

Adam McKay's The Big Short quickly and stridently establishes a superior, condescending tone as it aims to mythologize a few men who were smart enough to recognize that a huge downturn in the housing mortgage market was looming in the... More »
By Peter Martin   
  
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