Andrew Mack
Contributing Writer; Toronto, Canada

In the beginning Todd created Twitch. And it was good. Todd said it would draw in hot chicks. I am still waiting. So then I told him I would stick around for the free stuff. That has also not born good fruit. I am one of the Feature Films programmers for the Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival (Formerly Dark Bridges).

Review: SHARKNADO 2: THE SECOND ONE, A Silly Story In Which Every Moment Is Outlandish

Anthony C. Ferrante returns to direct and Thunder Levin returns to write another outrageous chapter of cult phenomenon Sharknado, with Sharknado 2: The Second One. Fans of the first one will be pleased to know they do not diverge much... More »
  

Fantasia 2014 Review: Indonesian Action Flick GUARDIAN Frustrates

Marysa is getting pretty sick and tired of her mom, Sarah, haranguing her about her martial arts studies. She just wants to be a normal teenage girl and hang out with her best friend. But Sarah is insistent on these lessons,... More »
  

Fantasia 2014: We've Seen Footage From SPRING, REDEEMER, WE ARE STILL HERE, TURBO KID, And More

For the first time since the Frontières International Co-Production Market began, we were treated to a taste of how some films that got their start on the market floor and other projects being made by friends of the festival were... More »
  

Fantasia 2014 Review: Can You Escape From THE DEVIL'S MILE?

The Canadian horror flick, The Devil's Mile, had its World Premiere at Fantasia Saturday night. It is the feature debut of long-time screenwriter and Rue Morgue magazine contributor Joseph O'Brien. Three kidnappers, Toby, Cally and Jackie, take a detour to deliver... More »
  

Fantasia 2014 Review: I AM A KNIFE WITH LEGS Cuts Away Comedy Conventions

It feels like there are no words to describe I Am A Knife With Legs. Just the title alone should give you an indication of the level of absurdity this comic gem reaches. It is utterly bizarre. Screamingly hilarious. Totally unconventional.... More »
  

Watch The First Trailer For 80s Comedy ETERNITY: THE MOVIE

Here is the first trailer for the 80s tinged musical comedy Eternity: The Movie. The stars of the film, Barrett Crake and Myko Olivier, will be at Comic-Con handing out free swag and recruiting more #Eternals. The film opens in New... More »
  

Fantasia 2014: Impressions From The Frontières Pitch Sessions

As great Canadian bards of the 20th century once wrote into one of their lyrics, "If I had a million dollars, I would buy you a monkey. Haven't you always wanted a monkey?" Yesterday morning we "industry-types" gathered together for the... More »
  

Fantasia 2014: More Teaser Art From The Frontières Market

The Frontières International Co-Production Market opened up yesterday with pitch sessions. Twelve projects were presented to a packed house, full of buyers, sellers, producers, and schmucks like me, who do not have a nickle to lend to any project but... More »
  

Fantasia 2014 Review: THE RUN Strikes Familiar Chords With Fists And Knees

It is said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Then baby, let me tell you Malaysian action flick The Run is flattering a whole lot of folks from other parts of Asia. When Khaliff (Aaron Aziz) returns to his... More »
  

The DEEP DARK Trailer Is Just That. And Mysterious.

There is no shortage of strange things that can go one in your home. Last year we had Don Thacker's Motivational Growth and The Mould. This year we have Michael Midaglia's Deep Dark and a talking hole. We have a... More »
  

The Dream Role Becomes A Nightmare In THE ACTOR Trailer

Oh, the lengths that some people are willing to go through to further their career. In the South African horror flick The Actor, someone is taking their preparation for a potential role a few too many steps too far. Simon (Aidan... More »
  

Fantasia 2014: New Artwork For Irish Sci-Fi Horror BLACK HORIZON

As the Frontieres International Co-Production Market looms ever closer we have another Off Frontieres project which has some new artwork to share with you. The folks behind the Irish sci-fi horror project Black Horizon will be in Montreal to show off... More »
  

Your First Look At Adam Sandler And Company In PIXELS

So EW has your first look at Adam Sandler and the rest of the 'Arcaders' in Christopher Columbus' adaptation of the short film Pixels. Left to right you have the lovely Michelle Monoghan, Sandler, Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage sporting... More »
  

SEPTIC MAN Coming To VOD And Theaters In August

Plan your meal times accordingly around the viewing of Jesse Thomas Cook's Septic Man. Starz Digital Media will be releasing the Canadian potty horror flick on VOD on August 12 and in theaters on August 15. From the creators of Monster... More »
  

Win A Signed Poster For Sci-Fi Thriller THE HUMAN RACE

Xlrator Media will release Paul Hough's sci-fi thriller The Human Race on DVD on Tuesday, July 22. We have three posters signed by director Hough, and some of the stars of his film, Eddie McGee, Paul McCarthy-Boyington and Richard Gale (director of... More »
  

RAGE Clip: Hey, Nic Cage, How Far Do You Want This To Go?

Paco Cabezas' action thriller Rage is now available on VOD and iTunes; and the theatrical run began last Friday. We have a clip from the film to share with you. In it, Nicolas Cage has brought in some friends from his... More »
  

Watch The Opening Scene Of SyFy's ALIENS ON THE MOON

Sunday, July 20 marks the 45th anniversary of humans landing on the Moon. NASA has all sorts of cool events planned, like replaying restored footage of Neil Armstrong's historic moonwalk right at the very moment he did it in 1969... More »
  

Fantasia 2014: New Trailer For World Premiere Of THE DROWNSMAN

Chad Archibald's moist slasher flick The Drownsman will have its world premiere at Fantasia on August 2 at 5:15 p.m. in the renovated DB Clark Theatre. To mark the occasion, they have cut a new trailer. After almost drowning in a... More »
  

Fantasia 2014 Curtain Raiser: Twitch Picks 15 Can't-Miss Films

As the punishing summer heat rises in Montreal, so too does the cool and eclectic collection of cinema presented by the Fantasia International Film Festival. A duration exceeding three weeks (July 17 to August 6), involving hundreds of features, shorts,... More »
  

Fantasia 2014: MARK OF KANE Gets A Teaser Poster

Preparations begin in earnest as filmmakers prepare for the Frontières International Co-Production Market. Filmmaker Justin McConnell (The Collapsed) and co-writer Serena Whitney are no exception as they present their Off-Frontières selection Mark of Kane, the adaptation of Michael Prescott's novel... More »
  
 
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