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.
Worst to First: Every Batman Movie Ranked
Darkness. No parents. Continued darkness. The opposite of light. Black hole. Curtains drawn. In the basement. Middle of the night. Blacked-out windows. Other places that are dark.
‘The Fate of the Furious’ Super Bowl Ad Takes You Around the World
Dom, how could you?!?
You Will Not Believe the Movies the Golden Globes Have Nominated for Best Picture
The Golden Globes are a lot of fun. The stars show up to the Beverly Hilton in their most beautiful clothes. The host makes some jokes, the alcohol flows, and invariably, by the end of the night, someone does something a little foolish. What’s not to love? It’s all great.
Get Ready to Go ‘Rogue One’ With These ‘Star Wars’ Facts
By now, you definitely know that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the first of what Disney is calling the Star Wars “Anthology Films,” spun off from the main saga. But did you know Rogue One is not the first live-action Star Wars spinoff film? In the 1980s, Lucasfilm produced two TV mov…
What Is Bad Santa’s Real Last Name? No One Seems to Know
I’ve seen a lot of stuff in over a decade covering the movie business, but I’m not sure I’ve ever seen this before: A main character from a movie with two different last names, used interchangeably online.
A ‘Wedding Crashers 2’ May Be Crashing Multiplexes Soon
Journey back with me now to the heady days of the mid-2000s. George W. Bush was President. Iron Man was still known by most people as a Black Sabbath song. And a little raunchy comedy called Wedding Crashers became a phenomenon in theaters, crossing an astounding $209 million in the U.S. alone. The …
The Beginning and End of Brangelina in the Clairvoyant and Voyeuristic ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith…
Centuries from now, when the world is covered with water and humanity is extinct and the end of A.I. Artificial Intelligence becomes a documentary, the future computers trying to understand our civilization from the pop culture we’ve left behind will scratch their robo-heads at Mr. & Mrs.…
‘Sully’ Review: Clint Eastwood and Tom Hanks’ Take on American Heroism
Even by the standards of a biopic about an incredibly famous man at the center of an incredibly famous real-life event there isn’t a ton of suspense in Sully. Everyone who was alive and conscious on January 15, 2009 remembers what happened that day, when Captain Chesley “Sully” …
Thomas Gibson Fired From ‘Criminal Minds’ After On-Set Incident
TV production rule #1: Don’t kick the writer.
In Brash Defiance of the ‘Shrek 4’ Poster, There Will Be a ‘Shrek 5’
You lied to me, Shrek 4 poster. YOU LIED TO ME!!!
Netflix Introduces New Make Your Own Playlist Function
“Remember mixtapes?” the new video from Netflix asks. For the benefit of viewers under 30, it explains. “Ok, so they were like playlists, but on actual, physical tapes. (Which are like CDs but older.” Calling playlist writing “a fundamental life skill,” Netf…
New Netflix Instant Releases: July 2016
All right, Netflixers, here it is: The list of new titles coming to the streaming service this month. As far as acquisitions go, the headliner is easily The Big Short, Adam McKay’s bitterly funny comedy about the 2008 economic collapse. There’s also the recent and critically acclaimed …
‘Pete’s Dragon’ Trailer: Better Bring Some Tissues to the Theater For This One
It’s been decades since I saw the original Pete’s Dragon, but from what I remember, I don’t get a lot of it in this trailer for David Lowery’s remake of the 1977 Disney film. Instead, it feels a lot more like The Iron Giant mixed with E.T., How to Train Your Dragon, and e…
Daniel Craig Reportedly ‘Done’ as James Bond, Turned Down an Insane Amount of Money to Pla…
How much would it take to get you to play James Bond? Personally, I would do it for a couple grand if they let me keep my wardrobe and the watch and the car.