New York 2014: Festival's Main Slate Includes Godard In 3D, And Many Of The Usual Suspects

Jean-Luc Godard in 3D highlights the main slate of the New York Film Festival, which announced its selections today. As we've come to expect, the 52nd edition includes many of the usual suspects, with the latest films by David Cronenberg,... More »
  

MEN WHO SAVE THE WORLD: Watch The Trailer For The Quirky Malaysian Comedy

Move a house, find the Oily Man! Or, at least, that's what the villagers at the center of Liew Seng Tat's Toronto International Film Festival selection believe has happened in the upcoming comedy Men Who Save The World (Lelaki Harapan... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Australia's Japanese Film Festival Announces Dates, First Films And Screenings In More Cities

Australia's Japanese Film Festival (JFF), the largest Japanese film festival outside of Japan, has become bigger than ever. Now in its 18th year, the JFF will begin in mid-October in Adelaide and continue in other major Australian cities until its final... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

NYC Happenings: "Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: The Cinema of Patrick Lung Kong" Spotlights A Pioneer Of Hong Kong Cinema

It's a safe bet that the vast majority of regular readers of Twitch are very familiar with John Woo and Tsui Hark's A Better Tomorrow, the 1986 classic of Hong Kong action cinema. But it's an equally safe bet that... More »
  

MCDULL: ME & MY MUM Trailer Will Delight Families And/Or Jaded Adults

Heading for release in Hong Kong on 1 October, McDull: Me & My Mum promises to delight family audiences and/or jaded adults. At least, that appears to be the intention. Anthony Wong, Sandra Ng, BabyJohn Choi, and The Pancakes are providing... More »
  

RISE OF THE LEGEND: First Trailer And Posters For A New Wong Fei Hung Story

UPDATE 8/11: We've swapped out the trailer for the high resolution version, below. Because you can never have too many movies about Wong Fei Hung, Roy Chow Hin Yeung's Rise of the Legend will tell the story of the martial arts... More »
  

First Poster Art And Images From Kiriya Kazuaki's THE LAST KNIGHTS

As post production is currently underway for Kiriya Kazuaki's English-Language debut, The Last Knights, a new poster art and several new images have arrived, giving us our first look at Clive Owen and Morgan Freeman. The action adventure is a... More »
By Al Young   
  

Nicolas Cage Goes From West To East In OUTCAST Teaser

Two worlds will collide in the US/China co-production action period piece Outcast. Nicolas Cage and Hayden Christensen star as exiled Crusaders entering medieval China and protecting Yifei Liu (aka Crystal), as princess Zhao Lian, from her evil brother, played by... More »
By Al Young   
  

GOK-SEONG (곡성): Third Film Coming From Director Of THE CHASER And THE YELLOW SEA

Na Hong-jin, director of lauded Korean thrillers The Chaser and The Yellow Sea, is prepping his third feature film, Gok-seong, or The Wailing. Fox International Pictures is backing the film. Fox Korea, which handles distribution of 20th Century Fox films in Korea,... More »
  

THE FOUR 3: Gordon Chan's Fantasy-Action Trilogy Wraps With An Explosive Trailer

Hong Kong veteran Gordon Chan is the quintessential journeyman director. He doesn't deliver high art but he knows what he likes and he knows how to deliver it. And what he likes most of all is crowd pleasing spectacle. Cue... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Jason Statham Searching For Action Role In China

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jason Statham, who is currently in Beijing as part of the global promotional tour of his new film The Expendables 3, has voiced his continued interest in finding a suitable Chinese action film project in... More »
  

First Teaser For Tsui Hark's THE TAKING OF TIGER MOUNTAIN 3D Reveals A Tiger And A Mountain

Touted as one of the year's biggest Chinese film's, Tsui Hark's 3D epic The Taking Of Tiger Mountain is set for a 24 December release date in mainland China - one of the year's most hotly contested release windows.Based on... More »
  

UPDATED: Studio Ghibli Stops Making Films...Temporarily

UPDATE: Since news first broke earlier today, more accurate translations of Suzuki Toshio's comments have now surfaced. The veteran Studio Ghibli producer talked about "big changes in all aspects of our operations" which could include a "short break" by the... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

THE ADMIRAL: ROARING CURRENTS Lays Waste to Korean Box Office Records

The Admiral: Roaring Currents has turned the Korean opening weekend record to rubble with 3.34 million admissions ($25.65 million) during its first weekend, which accounted for 65.7% of the marketplace. That represents a 41% increase over the former record, set... More »
  

Want To See KICK-HEART? In The US Or Canada, Now You Can

Last year saw the release of Yuasa Masaaki's Kick-Heart, the first anime short to be funded through a Kickstarter campaign. Made at the famous Production IG studio and with Oshii Mamoru attached as an executive producer, the end result was... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Now Streaming: Sono Sion's Hard-hitting HIMIZU

As always here at Twitch, it's one of our goals to keep cinephiles, and casual viewers alike, abreast of where the river known as cinema flows, and more than ever, we are finding that its toward the world of... More »
  

Sundance Film Festival Comes To Hong Kong

The Sundance Institute announced today that it will be partnering with The Metroplex to present Sundance Film Festival - Hong Kong Selects in the Asian city later this year. A selection of 8 new American independent films, all of which... More »
  

Stunt Man Takes The Lead IN THE HERO

Ah, the lowly suit actor ... a somewhat uniquely Japanese phenomenon, the name reserved for the action performers whose faces will never be seen on screen despite years put in making others look good. They're the guys inside the hero... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Archie Kao And Anita Yuen Visit THE DEATHDAY PARTY

You just know from the title that whatever Archie Kao and Anita Yuen find at The Deathday Party they're probably not going to like it very much. But they're going anyway, whether they want to or not, and we've got... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

PiFan 2014: Three Awards For DEAD SNOW 2 As THE DARK VALLEY Takes Top Prize

Team Twitch is very sad that PiFan is over for this year as it was another terrific edition featuring a great lineup. However, not everyone could win come closing night and in the end it was the Austrian western The... More »
  
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