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 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 Step-by-Step Consumer Guide to Good Theater Projection
Rarely a week goes by these days without someone proclaiming movies dead or dying or zombified and feasting on the brains of their victims. (That’s what you get for turning your brain off at the theater!) Mainstream Hollywood has seen better days, but film as an art form is just fine; in a wo…
Jon Favreau and Disney Teaming for a New ‘Lion King’
Well this is certainly an interesting tweet, from director Jon Favreau:
‘Suicide Squad’ Review: The DC Movie Universe’s Darkest Night
If you liked the scene in Batman v Superman where Bruce Wayne watched YouTube videos about the future members of the Justice League, you'll love Suicide Squad. Instead of just one scene of plot-stopping fan service, Suicide Squad delivers an entire first act of soul-deadening exposition. The mo…
VHS, Beloved Home Video Format, Dies at 40
Very sad news out of Japan: According to Mental Floss, Funai Electric, the last company making VCRs has announced that it will cease production of VCRs, “due to declining sales and difficulty acquiring parts.” Though effectively on life support for the last several years, the will mark…
The Teaser Poster for ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Is Here
It’s a great new look for a classic old location.
A Weird Ghostbusters Mechandise Gallery of Biblical Proportions
If you’ve been to the supermarket or the toy store lately you’ve seen a lot of Ghostbusters tie-in merchandise. Action figures, beverages, snack cakes, stuffed dolls; you name it, they’re making it to promote the new Ghostbusters movie opening in theaters this Friday.
The Biggest Blockbusters of 2016 Are Also the Ones With the Best Reviews
Do critics matter? Do people actually care about film reviews? These questions are almost as old as cinema itself, and they seem to get ask anew every couple of months, whenever a critically acclaimed movie flops or a critically drubbed one becomes a massive success. At least as bigger movies go, th…
Oven Mitt of the All-Powerful Infinity Gauntlet Recalled for Not Being Powerful Enough to …
The Infinity Gauntlet. An ageless weapon of immense, maybe incalculable power. Once worn, its owner essentially becomes a god. They control the elemental forces of space, time, reality, mind, soul, and power. One Infinity Gem wields unlimited energy. All six combined cannot be stopped by anything or…
Andy Serkis’ Promises a ‘Quite Dark’ ‘Jungle Book’ Will Scare Kids
If there’s one thing I can’t stand it’s when children’s movies are appropriate for a child audience. Bright colors? Happy messages? Reaffirming the innocence of youth? Pshaw! Children’s movies should be grim and gritty and adult!