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.
What’s Leaving Netflix: February 2017
There’s lots of good stuff coming to Netflix on February, but, as always, there’s good stuff leaving too. This is the yin and yang of streaming video: With each new month, we gain and lose at the same time.
These Matthew McConaughey Facts Are Better Than All Right
You know that Matthew McConaughey’s big breakthrough as an actor was as Wooderson in Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused. But did you know Wooderson was originally intended as a very small part? After Linklater cast McConaughey in the role (after he grew a mustache and longer hair t…
What’s Leaving Netflix in November 2016
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Streaming-ly speaking.
New Netflix Instant Releases: November 2016
Netflix has unveiled their lineup of new movies and TV shows coming in November. The most eye-popping addition: 21 different Netflix Originals. 21! Twenty and an additional original. In one month. Netflix is like the Tracy Flick of streaming services.
‘Logan’ Trailer: One Last Stab at Greatness for Hugh Jackman
He’s the best there is at what he does. And what he does is make gritty spinoff X-Men movies.
War Has Begun in First ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Teaser
Few franchises have had a more successful or impressive reinvention in recent years as Planet of the Apes. The original series, beloved in its day, petered out by the middle of the 1970s, and the first attempt to revive it, in a 2001 film from director Tim Burton, proved disastrous. But the new preq…
‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Teaser: Captain Jack Is Back (Again)
There’s a famous part of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride in Disneyland where an ominous voice says “Dead men tell no tales!” So I guess this is an adaptation of that line? These Pirates of the Caribbean movies are getting really granular.
Jon Favreau and Disney Teaming for a New ‘Lion King’
Well this is certainly an interesting tweet, from director Jon Favreau:
‘Rings’ and ‘Friday the 13th’ Sequels Both Delayed
It’s not a great time to be a horror sequel. Blair Witch made just $9.5 in its debut in theaters last weekend (less than Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 made in its opening weekend 15 years ago), and now Variety reports that Paramount is pushing back two long-delayed installments in the horror…
A Small Issue at Movie Theaters Is Becoming a Major Problem
Going to the movies in 2016 can be a frustrating situation. People texting on their phones. Exorbitant ticket prices. People talking on their phones. Sound that’s either way too loud or way too soft. People taking pictures of the screen with their phones and then posting them to Facebook in t…
‘The Girl With All the Gifts’ Review: The Next Great Zombie Movie Has Arrived
The girl looks harmless. She has kind eyes and a sweet smile. She speaks politely to the armed guards who come to retrieve her from her prison cell. She’s the start student in her class. But there must be a reason she’s always shackled or a wheelchair, and the prison guards keep assaul…
2016 Was the Worst Summer for Big Movies in 15 Years – But That’s Not the Whole Story
About two months ago, on a day when I was in no way questioning my career path and life choices, I asked a question: “Is 2016 the worst summer movie season ever?” In early July, it was probably a little premature to raise that issue, but with theaters were filled with dreck like Indepe…