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.

The Many Faces Of Nicolas Cage

This week, David Gordon Green's Joe gets released in the US, and that is a great opportunity to host a quiz about its star Nicolas Cage. Love him or hate him, Nicolas Cage has managed to create a career for... More »
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Review: DRAFT DAY Fumbles, Repeatedly

A lethargic version of Moneyball that has been licked clean by the official approval of the National Football League, Ivan Reitman's Draft Day is a kitten desperately pretending to be a lion. The film plays like a 109-minute commercial, advertising... More »
  

Dallas 2014 Review: WORDS AND PICTURES, A Rivalry In Search Of A Romance

In my youth, a cigarette company advertised their product with the tagline, "What do you want, good grammar or good taste?" It was a false analogy, of course -- the correct answer is, "Why can't I have both?" -- yet... More »
  

Exclusive: THE RETRIEVAL Clip Gets To The Heart Of The Matter

Now playing at Film Forum in New York, The Retrieval is a drama set during the U.S. Civil War that is charged with emotion. In my review, I endeavored to convey the mood of the piece: "The film's strengths are cumulative,... More »
  

Dallas 2014 Preview: Twitch Picks 12 Must See Films

The indomitable Dallas International Film Festival kicks off tomorrow night with the gala premiere of Fred Schepisi's Words and Pictures. Twitch will have (cowboy) boots on the ground with plenty of coverage from across the city. To jump start our... More »
  

Amy Adams Going Alien With Denis Villeneuve

Amy Adams, who gained experience dealing with aliens in Man of Steel, is in early talks to star in the science-fiction thriller Story of Your Life, to be directed by Denis Villenueve. According to Deadline, Adams would play an "expert linguist... More »
  

Review: THE RETRIEVAL Quietly Takes On Loss, Life, And Hope

Chris Eska crafted the finely-honed, modern-day drama August Evening, which featured a resilient, stoic Mexican immigrant who dealt with life's challenges as they arose. The Retrieval is Eska's followup, and it's a similar, low-key, high-quality affair that etches portraits of... More »
  

Review: SABOTAGE, A Genuinely Gripping And Suspenseful Thriller

What's easy to forget about Arnold Schwarzenegger is that he excels in roles that maximize his strengths. His range may be limited, but make him the unquestioned leader of a hard-bitten team of DEA undercover operatives, give him a script... More »
  

Here Comes Another HERCULES: Dwayne Johnson Gives It A Go In First Trailer

Just two months ago, Kellan Lutz made for a wan half-god, half-man in The Legend of Hercules, directed by Renny Harlin. Now comes the first trailer for the other 2014 Hercules, this one played by Dwayne Johnson and directed by... More »
  

New EDGE OF TOMORROW Trailer Is Cruise-Centric

It makes perfect sense that the new trailer for Doug Liman's Edge of Tomorrow revolves entirely around Tom Cruise. The first trailer established the premise: aliens invade Earth, soldiers die quickly, one is caught in a time loop until he becomes... More »
  

Giveaway: EVIL IN THE TIME OF HEROES, Billy Zane, Zombies, Action, Comedy, Horror, Promo Codes!

Not your average Greek art house drama, Evil in the Time of Heroes stars the inimitable Billy Zane in a tale of zombies featuring the apocalypse and Greek mythology. (?!) We have promo codes to give away to five lucky... More »
  

Review: CHEAP THRILLS, When The Survival Instinct Gets Bloody And Funny

Class warfare comes perversely home in Cheap Thrills, a fiendish, fierce, and funny morality tale about the true value of money. It's absolutely convincing, even though it shouldn't be. The film explores the tangled relationship between the idle rich and... More »
  

12 Takeaways From SXSW 2014 - Plus All Twitch's Reviews & Features

Another SXSW has come and gone and the Twitch crew is just starting to recover from the exhaustion. We've got links to all our review, interviews, and features, plus some personal takeaways below. All the fun and great films seem... More »
  

Final Trailer For THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Abandons Reality Entirely

Oy. As a longtime fan of Peter Parker and Spider-Man, dating back to a childhood reading the comic books and then watching the animated TV show, I have built up a great deal of tolerance for his various incarnations. Watching the... More »
  

THE RAID 2 Clip: Hammer Girl On A Suddenly Bloody Subway

What you need to know about this clip from The Raid 2 before watching it is that it is bloody, NSFW, and features Hammer Girl demonstrating how she earned that nickname. The film opens in the U.S. on March 28.... More »
  

SXSW 2014 Review: HOUSEBOUND, A Deadpan, Diabolical, Haunted Thriller

If looks could kill, Kylie would be on death row. In Gerard Johnstone's deadpan, diabolical, and haunted thriller Housebound, Kylie (Morgana O'Reilly) is an angry, insolent young woman, full of piss and vinegar, so when she's convicted of a crime... More »
  

70s Rewind: 15 Favorite Vehicular Mayhem Movies

With The Need for Speed racing into theaters this coming Friday, March 14, it's time to revisit my favorite movies with car chases from the 1970s, a particularly rich decade for vehicular mayhem.... More »
  

SXSW 2014 Review: STAGE FRIGHT Sings, Dances, And Slashes Its Way Into Hearts

In the fall of 2010, everyone at Fantastic Fest was talking about The Legend of Beaver Dam, a short film that looked like a spooky horror flick until it burst into a musical. The short captured the disparate moods required... More »
  

SXSW 2014 Review: OPEN WINDOWS Never Shuts Down Its Thrill Ride

Early on in Open Windows, Spanish filmmaker Nacho Vigalondo invites easy comparisons to Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window, but then, pardon the expression, he throws them out the window. What begins as an homage quickly morphs into a thriller with its... More »
  

SXSW 2014 Review: HOME, Quiet Horror With A Touch Of The Creepy Crazy

A teenage girl in love with a teenage boy plays a cryptic game. A twenty-something woman goes about her rounds as a real estate agent in a depressed market, then visits her younger sister, a depressed artist. These three women... More »
  
 
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