Matt Singer is the managing editor and film critic of the website ScreenCrush.com. For five years, he was the on-air host of IFC News on the Independent Film Channel, hosting coverage of film festivals and red carpets around the world. He’s been a frequent contributor to the television shows CBS This Morning Saturday and Ebert Presents At the Movies, and his writing has also appeared in print and online at The Village Voice, The Dissolve, and Indiewire.
Why Is That First Part of ‘Dunkirk’ Called ‘The Mole’?
The part on the sea is “The Sea.” The part in the air is “The Air.” So why’s the part on the beach “The Mole”? Here’s the answer.
Why Was Kermit the Frog’s Puppeteer Fired? There Are Multiple Stories
Steve Whitmire played Kermit the Frog for almost 30 years following the death of Jim Henson. Why was he let go now?
George Romero, Director of ‘Night of the Living Dead,’ Dies at 77
The inventor of the zombie film genre was 77 years old.
Meet the Cast for the Live-Action ‘Aladdin’ Remake
Disney has announced who’ll be playing Aladdin and Jasmine opposite Will Smith’s Genie in their upcoming reboot of the beloved animated classic.
A Brief History of Movies & TV Shows Aping the End of ‘Planet of the Apes’
War for the Planet of the Apes arrives in theaters this week about a year shy of the franchise’s 50th anniversary. Over half a century, Planet of the Apes has had an enormous impact on popular culture. The prosthetic masks for its ape characters set a new standard for Hollywood makeup effects…
‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Review: Apes. Finale. Strong.
There is a sinister circular logic to the Planet of the Apes series. Characters journey to the stars and wind up … back on Earth. They travel back in time … and directly cause the events that lead to the rise of their dystopian future. Even as War for the Planet of the Apes concludes t…
‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’s Post-Credits Scenes Explained
Okay so you have now seen Spider-Man: Homecoming. You have witnessed Peter Parker’s triumphant return to the Marvel Universe, and his return to being a teenager instead of a hunky, moody 30-year-old who is still inexplicably in high school. And you have the post-credits scenes. (Fun fact: Eve…
25 ‘Spider-Man Homecoming’ Rumors That Turned Out to Be False
The following post contains SPOILERS — both real and fake ones — for Spider-Man: Homecoming.
A Complete Ranking of Every Spider-Man Movie Poster
Here’s the Wall-Crawler’s entire movie history, told in the sometimes amazing (and sometimes craptacular) posters from his movies.
Fill Your Web-Head With These ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Facts
You know Spider-Man is one of the world’s coolest comic-book superheroes. But did you know that one of his coolest moves in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is inspired by one of the world’s first movie stars? It’s true; the moment early in the film when Spidey grabs onto a police wagon…
Michael Nyqvist, Star of the Original ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,’ Dies at 56
The Hollywood Reporter says that Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist has died. He was just 56 years old. According to a statement released by his family, he passed away on Tuesday after a battle with lung cancer. It also read:
Watch Spider-Man Prank Unsuspecting Starbucks Customers in This Hilarious Video
In this hilarious new video promoting ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming,’ New Yorkers were greeted (and kind of terrified) by the Friendly Neighborhood Web-Slinger.
McDonald’s Has an Entire ‘Despicable Me 3’ Menu And It Is Really Something
I don’t quite understand why, but people really seem to want to eat the Minions, the lovable yellow goobers from the Despicable Me franchise. When Minions came out, there were Minions Twinkies, and there have been Minions menus at IHOP too. Now generally I am a big fan of movie food, but this…
Hank Deutschendorf, Baby Oscar of ‘Ghostbusters II,’ Dies at 28
Just last week, we were commemorating the anniversary of the release of Ghostbusters II, which opened in theaters on June 16, 1989. The movie came out 28 years ago, which means the twin babies who played Sigourney Weaver’s son Oscar in the film were about that age too. That makes this story e…