Peter Martin
Managing Editor; Dallas, Texas

After writing about things other than movies for many years, Peter began contributing to Twitch in October 2005 and became Managing Editor in December 2011. He is a contributing writer for Movies.com, Fandango, and other print and online publications. He is a proud member of the Dallas-Ft. Worth Film Critics Association. His current addictions include horror movies, the pre-code era, baseball, and Twitter.

Latest SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR Trailer, Black And White and Red All Over

Hmm. I must be getting old, because I'm not as excited by the latest trailer for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For as I should be. Maybe it's because the original Sin City raised my hopes so high, and then... More »
  

Full Disclosure 2014 The Directors Cut: Ingmar Bergman

As most of the world suffers through the sweltering heat of summer, we head to the bleak and wintry climes of Sweden for this month's Full Disclosure. Each month, we focus on a different filmmaking force of world cinema and... More »
  

Review: AND SO IT GOES, Easy To Enjoy, Easy To Forget

Rob Reiner has gotten a bad rap. His latest film, And So It Goes, will not change that. From Reiner's very first feature, This Is Spinal Tap in 1984, the filmmaker has trafficked freely in genial, heartfelt, genuine sentimentality, as... More »
  

Review: HERCULES, A Pretty Good Hot Dog

Brett Ratner may have finally found his niche. Freed of a modern-day setting and any thought of realism, the director's inclination toward outlandish action takes flight almost immediately. The opening moments of Hercules are narrated efficiently; the story takes place... More »
  

Review: LE CHEF Serves Up French Comfort Food

Served up by the smiling Jean Reno and the persnickety Michael Youn, Le Chef (originally, Comme un chef) is French comfort food in the traditional sense. It may not be particularly good for you, nutrition-wise, but it sure is tasty.... More »
  

Review: LUCY, Scarlett Johansson Goes Feral, And It's Glorious

Luc Besson's new movie cloaks itself in scientific literacy, but make no mistake: Lucy is a b-movie through and through, a gloriously nutty concoction that would be risible if it ever took itself seriously. Happily, it never does. Featuring an... More »
  

HONEYMOON: Horribly Mysterious New Trailer And Poster

UPDATED 7/23: Trailer now embedded below. Set to make its Canadian debut at Fantasia in Montreal tonight (July 22), Honeymoon is "very much its own beast," according to our own Ryland Aldrich. It's "a good story, excellently told, and very, very... More »
  

CUBAN FURY Clips: It's A Dance-Off To The Death!

Now available to watch via various Video On Demand platforms, and coming to DVD next week (July 29), Cuban Fury stars Nick Frost in the tale of a man who learns how to dance the salsa so he can woo... More »
  

AKIRA Refuses To Die In Hollywood

In Hollywood, old ideas never die, they just get put 'on the back burner' until someone comes up with a brilliant new take that will push it to 'the front burner.' And that appears to be true for the live-action... More »
  

HOW & WHY, Charlie Kaufman TV Show, Does Not Pass Go At FX

It sounded like a triumphant return to television for Charlie Kaufman, the Academy Award-winning writer of Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind, but 'twas not to be, at least at one U.S. cable broadcaster. How & Why, a comedy pilot created... More »
  

Latin Beat: Mexico's Romantic Comedies, Plus CANTINFLAS; Peru's Apocalyptic Comedy JAPY ENDING

Mexico is in love with romantic comedies at the moment, according to Eric Ortiz Garcia, our correspondent in Mexico, and that includes the upcoming Casi Treinta and Amor de Mis Amores. He's already seen one, so he has comments on... More »
  

Donnie Yen In KUNG FU JUNGLE Teaser: Smile When You Say That

The English-language title only hints at the hard-hitting action in the first teaser for Kung Fu Jungle, starring Donnie Yen. Directed by Teddy Chen (Bodyguards and Assassins), and formerly known as, variously, Best of the Best, Last of the Best, and... More »
  

First Look At TORO LOCO: SANGRIENTO (AKA TORO LOCO: BLOODTHIRSTY)

Beware the wandering homeless man who is seeking vengeance. Francisco Melo is featured in the first look at Toro Loco: Sangriento (aka Toro Loco: Bloodthirsty), a new action comedy by Patricio Valladares (Hidden in the Woods). Valladares adapted from a comic... More »
  

PREDESTINATION Trailer Twists And Turns Through Time

A new trailer for Predestination teases dazzling possibilities for time travel. The new feature by the Spierig Brothers (Undead, Daybreakers) spins a fascinating yarn that takes place in an intricately-detailed alternate universe, slowly transforming into a mind-bending thriller. I saw it... More »
  

Review: THE PURGE: ANARCHY, Incoherent Screams Against The System

Taking place one year after the events in 2013's The Purge but featuring a new cast of characters, The Purge: Anarchy declines to flesh out its vague premise, once again focusing its energies on a basic instinct: fight or flight.... More »
  

ANNABELLE: The Doll From THE CONJURING Breaks Out In First Trailer

Stuck in the basement under lock and key for much of 2013's The Conjuring, the demonic doll known as Annabelle breaks out in her own spin-off movie later this year. And now the first official trailer has been unleashed. As Eric... More »
  

Review: SEX TAPE, A Comedy Strained To The Breaking Point

Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel look good naked. This is an important plot point in Sex Tape, so please pay attention to their naked bodies, especially when they are having sex or trying to have sex. When they meet in... More »
  

LAGGIES: Are You One? Watch Trailer To Find Out

The latest film by Lynn Shelton, Laggies stars Keira Knightly, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Sam Rockwell in the tale of a woman who refuses to 'grow up.' The new trailer suggests that 'growing up' means supporting yourself financially and not... More »
  

First OUIJA Trailer: Don't Play Unless You Want Demons In Your House

When will you kids learn? As demonstrated in the first trailer for the upcoming Ouija, If you don't want demons in your house, then don't summon them with an Ouija board and then wonder where they came from. Stiles White, writer... More »
  

THE MASTER CLEANSE: Anna Friel, Oliver Platt And More Join Fantasy Horror Comedy

Production on The Master Cleanse, a fantasy horror-comedy from debut writer/director Bobby Miller, got underway in Vancouver, Canada last week, with the addition of several cast members. Johnny Galacki and Anjelica Huston are toplining. New cast members include Anna Friel... More »
  
 
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