GHOST IN THE SHELL: Scarlett Johansson Agrees To Fight Cyber Crime In Dreamworks' Adaptation

Sources close to Variety have confirmed that Scarlett Johansson has finally agreed to take the lead role in Dreamworks' adaptation of the immensely popular Japanese manga/anime Ghost in the Shell. Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders is still attached... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

THE RAID Trio To Appear In STAR WARS: EPISODE 7 - THE FORCE AWAKENS

It would appear that the force is set to awaken in Indonesia.Though there has been no comment whatsoever from any of the performers or their representation, Twitch has learned that a key trio of performers from Gareth Evans' The Raid... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Hey Hong Kong! Win Tickets To See NIGHTCRAWLER Before It Opens!

Dan Gilroy's fantastic pitch black satire Nightcrawler finally hits Hong Kong cinemas on 29 January, including what is almost certainly Jake Gyllenhaal's finest performance yet. As career-driven, borderline psychotic go-getter Louis Bloom, Gyllenhaal walks that fine line between goofy, hilarious... More »
By James Marsh   
  

ANT-MAN Trailer Teaser Is Now Properly Human-Sized

So. Everyone got the double deuce of annoying the other day when Marvel released a trailer teaser for Ant-Man. There are those who feel this is already an annoying practice. On top that, someone thought it would be clever if... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: BIG EYES Goes Bleary In Spite Of Itself

You think you know a guy... For the whole of his directorial career, former animator Tim Burton has drawn an image of himself as Hollywood's foremost misunderstood weirdo. In a supposedly creative business and culture dominated by more-of-the-same, he was... More »
By Jim Tudor   
  

THE INTERVIEW Will Screen After All!

In a bit of breaking news, some independent theatres are being allowed by Sony to screen the Evan Goldberg/Seth Rogen comedy The Interview (our review here) on Christmas day.Tim League (found of Drafthouse cinemas, friend of the site) announced on... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Justin Lin Takes The Helm Of Third STAR TREK Film

THR is reporting that Justin Lin, the director that took the Fast & Furious franchise to a new level, will be taking the captain's chair of the USS Enterprise in the third Star Trek film. He takes over the directing gig... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Is Secret Cinema Planning Protest Screenings Of THE INTERVIEW This Sunday?

UK-based Secret Cinema, who organise and host elaborate "event screenings" of classic films in conjunction with live performances, have announced a special charity screening to be held in London tomorrow, Sunday 21 December, in protest of the Sony hack attacks... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Oscar Foreign Film Shortlist Includes IDA, LEVIATHAN, FORCE MAJEURE And A Few Surprises

The Academy has released its shortlist of nine candidates still eligible for this year's Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, which includes surprise inclusions from Estonia, Georgia and Venezuela, as well as more widely praised offerings from Argentina, Poland, Russia and... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Daniel Wu To Star In AMC's BADLANDS

Deadline is reporting that American-born Chinese superstar Daniel Wu (Overheard, That Demon Within, Don't Go Breaking My Heart) has signed on to star in and serve as executive producer on AMC's new drama series Badlands. Based loosely on the classic... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Our First Look At Jessica Chastain In Del Toro's CRIMSON PEAK

Why, hello there Jessica Chastain. What a lovely and dark dress you have on. It complements the creepy stairwell you are standing in wonderfully. According to a report over at Indiewire this is our first look at Chastain as Lady Lucille... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Sony Scraps THE INTERVIEW Release

4:50 PST UPDATE: Sony Has 'no further release plans for The Interview', including VOD or DVD/Blu. It started with the infamous hack into Sony servers last month. Then vague threats towards attacks on theaters that would show it. And despite... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Pacman, Donkey Kong, Space Invaders And More In First PIXELS Posters

Full marks to the marketing team behind Chris Columbus' upcoming feature length expansion of Patrick Jean's short film Pixels. They clearly know exactly what they've got in the retro video game themed story and are putting the focus on its... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Tragedy On Set Of Jackie Chan's SKIPTRACE As Cameraman Drowns

Tragedy has struck the production of Jackie Chan star vehicle Skiptrace with reports from the South China Morning Post stating that a boat carrying the crew of the Renny Harlin directed picture has capsized off the coast of Lantau Island... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Liam Neeson Will Smash Your Face With "12 Skills Of Christmas" In New TAK3N Trailer

I've covered Liam Neeson's wily antics before, but now I'm really excited. Just in time for Hanukkah and Christmas malaise, Fox has gifted us with the "12 Skills of Christmas." It's Bryan Mills in full glory breaking necks, hacking phones,... More »
  

Dallas Critics Fly With BIRDMAN

The Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Association, of which I am a proud member, has selected backstage comedy-drama Birdman as the best film of 2014. Michael Keaton was named Best Actor for his performance as an actor on the comeback trail... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL Tops Online Film Critics Awards

Wes Anderson's rip-roaring love letter to Lubitsch and Hitchcock, The Grand Budapest Hotel, topped this year's Online Film Critics Society Awards, which counts a number of Twitch contributors amongst its global membership. The film won awards for Best Picture, Best... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Sean Penn As Action Star (?!) In THE GUNMAN Trailer

Let's not pretend. In 2014, it's very strange to see Jeff Spicoli as an action star. Sean Penn, now 54 years of age, stars in The Gunman as a spy who "must clear his name in order to save himself from... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Opening: EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS, A Barrage Of Biblical Bombast

Meeting, but rarely exceeding, expectations, Ridley Scott's grand retelling of Moses and the Hebrews' flight from Egypt is strong on visuals and A-list presence, but slight on narrative and characterisation. Christian Bale and Joel Egerton both put in fine performances... More »
By James Marsh   
  

INSIDE OUT: Watch The Full Trailer For Pixar's Latest

How do you make a movie that plays out largely inside the main characters' heads? That's been the big question since word first began to circulate about Pixar's upcoming Inside Out but despite showing how each of the major emotions... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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