Swarez
Reykjavik, Iceland

As a burned out pop star Swarez turned his back on the soul sucking existens that was the music biz, and his label had just dropped him, to focus on more important things; blogging about movies. In the beginning he pestered Mr. Brown with tidbits from the Icelandic movie scene until he was asked to join the team as a contributing writer and to be the most handsome one on the team. He was only recently upstaged in the latter category when Ryland Aldrich came bursting in with his dreamy looks. Swarez vows revenge on Aldrich ever since. AAAAALLDRICHHH!

CITY STATE 2 Teaser Ups The Ante

Prolific Icelandic director Olaf De Fleur has been keeping busy this past year with the follow up to his box office hit City State which hits our theaters in the fall of 2014.The story picks up where the last one... More »
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Watch Icelandic Zombie Short UNDYING LOVE Now!

Before we begin let me just say that, yes, this is a shameless self promotion of my own short film that I did two years ago and I'm using Twitch, a site that I write for, as a platform to... More »
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B-Movie Legend Albert Pyun Retires Due To Health Issues.

Sad news from Tinseltown as legendary B-Movie director Albert Pyun has decided to retire early from filmmaking due to health issues that have been plaguing him for the last few years. I've been a fan of his films for years... More »
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THE HORSE IN US Trailer Releases Our Inner Steed

Having experienced the Icelandic horse enthusiast scene myself a few years ago I can assure you readers out there that this group of people is a strange breed indeed. Life seems to revolve around the tamed beast and it's a... More »
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Washington D.C. Is A Terrible Place To Live. WHITE HOUSE DOWN Trailer

In another case of Armageddon VS Deep Impact, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter VS Lincoln, Hollywood has graciously decided that we the public need not one, but two films about terrorists attacking Washington D.C. head on and taking down the White... More »
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Review: XL Reveals The Ugly Side Of Icelandic Politics

Here we are, four years after the financial crash and artists are still commenting on the events that led to it. Fueled by stories of greed, political corruption and over abundance, it's easy to find material to tell and... More »
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Handsome Bodyguard Protects Handsomer President. OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN Trailer

In recent years, ever since Sylvester Stallone brought back John Rambo from hibernation, 80's and 90's beefcake action seems to be back in vogue and I for one applaud that trend.The ever popular "Die Hard in a..." genre of action films... More »
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Director David R. Ellis Has Passed Away

Sad news from Hollywood today. Veteran action director and former stuntman David R. Ellis has passed away in South Africa while preparing for his new film KITE which was slated to start shooting soon. He was 60. No news on... More »
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New PACIFIC RIM trailer Destroys Our Cities

If there is one film that most of us here at Twitch are dying to see this year it is Guillermo Del Toro's ode to Japanese Kaiju cinema and anime series Evangelion, Pacific Rim.A trailer from the Qualcomm CES (Consumer... More »
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Ragnar Bragason Goes Metal. METALHEAD Starts Production

Children and Parents director Ragnar Bragason is gearing up another feature film after his smash hit Bjarnfreðarson a couple of years back, this time moving away from the core group of actors and writers that he has been working with... More »
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Review: FROST Barely Nibbles At Your Cheeks

Aside from a couple of titles Iceland's not exactly known for its horror movies. Even though our folk tales are ripe with monsters, ghosts and ghouls local filmmakers have never looked at horror as something to pursue or be... More »
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Hammer > Jaw. THE CURE Teases Just Right.

I'm not sure what's going on in this trailer for Pitchaya Jarusboonpracha's The Cure but I like it. Billed as a supernatural action thriller by its 23-year-old director, the trailer packs a hell of a punch with beautiful imagery and the same... More »
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XL Teaser Promises Political Debauchery.

Director Marteinn Thorsson was a much needed injection of adrenaline in to the Icelandic film scene, where most directors are static, lack personal vision and style, with his second feature and first solo director project Stormland. A film that played... More »
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EXCLUSIVE! THE DEEP, Baltasar Kormakur's New Film, Gets A Subtitled Trailer

Baltasar Kormakur's The Deep is a film that he began working on before he made Contraband and has been working on more or less for the last two years. Now deep in to the production of his second Wahlberg film... More »
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Kickstart This! That Guy Dick Miller.

You know that guy? That guy in the film about the thing. The guy who was also in that other film about that thing. You've seen his mug in numerous films but probably don't know his name. He's been a... More »
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Silent Hill: Relevation 3D Trailer Promises Stuff In Your Face.

I was a big fan of the Silent Hill game franchise, the immensely creepy survival horror games that made you afraid to play with the lights out. The first movie, directed by Brotherhood Of The Wolf's Christophe Gans had its moments but... More »
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Full Trailer For Icelandic Found Footage Horror FROST.

I sincerely hope that there will be a good making-of featurette on the DVD release of FROST so we can see what kind of hellish weather the crew had to deal with when making the film. Made in the middle of... More »
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DREDD 3D Clip Is A Thing Of Gruesome Beauty

After word got out about Dredd 3D's apparent awesomeness I've been dying to see this film which I had no particular interest in or any hopes for. The trailer looked good and all but this clip released today showcases Pete Travis's gorgeous... More »
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Hide Your Daughters! It's Weinberg's House Of Horrors.

For those who know, our resident film reviewer and one of the biggest authorities on everything horror on the interwebs Scott Weinberg, loves to talk. Loves it. And he loves to talk horror, if you follow him on twitter, @scottEweinberg,... More »
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Icelandic Found Footage Horror FROST Gets A Home In The UK.

Reynir Lyngdal's found footage horror film FROST seems to be gathering up speed at Cannes this last weekend with Alliance snapping up the UK rights and other companies circling this promising looking flick.For those who don't know, the story revolves... More »
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