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.
‘Guardians of the Galaxy’s Awesome Mix Vol. 2 Finally Has a Full Tracklist
I put on Guardians of the Galaxy on my Blu-ray player this morning, and have the movie going in the background while I work. I’m not paying too much attention, but every couple of minutes another great song comes on the soundtrack that sets my toe tapping. That would be the now-famous “…
Disney’s Star Wars Land Will Include ‘Real’ Lightsabers
Walt Disney World and Disneyland already have a few Star Wars-based attractions, including the Star Wars Launch Bay, where you can interact with characters from the movies like BB-8, and Star Tours: The Adventure Continues, a simulator ride that brings guests on a journey at lightspeed through vario…
Puter, Load Up Some ‘LEGO Batman Movie’ Facts
If you saw Tim Burton’s original Batman, you remember Billy Dee Williams playing the role of Gotham City District Attorney Harvey Dent. Williams never got to play Dent’s evil alter ego, though; when Dent became Two-Face in Batman Forever, the role was recast with Tommy Lee Jones. That …
Chris Evans’ Marvel Contract Is Done After the Next Two ‘Avengers’ Movies
So far, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been a beautiful tapestry of heroism, intricate plotting, and Spandex. 14 movies and over two “phases” in, things are going swimmingly. Hardcore fans are happy, the movies make billions of dollars, and the web of characters and their adventures…
‘Get Out’ Review: Jordan Peele’s Directorial Debut Is a Smart Horror Comedy
Jordan Peele made it very clear before his movie Get Out’s surprise Sundance premiere that it was not about his in-laws.
New Netflix Instant Releases: February 2017
January’s almost over, and when the calendar rolls over to February, there will be a whole new batch of movies and TV shows coming to Netflix for your streaming pleasure. This month’s highlights include a few big recent premieres (like Pixar’s latest hit, Finding Dory), and a fe…
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…