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.
‘Saw,’ Which Was Basically a Cinematic Escape Room, Is Now an Actual Escape Room
If you would like to play a game, head to Las Vegas.
Rian Johnson Has a Hilarious Rebuttal to Star Wars Fans Who Nitpick ‘The Last Jedi’
The director of ‘The Last Jedi’ posted exactly where he got the inspiration for a controversial plot point to social media.
2017: The Year Summer Movies Got Good Again
Why was this summer so much better than last summer? Let’s investigate.
Check Out the Video Store A Texas Man Built in His Basement
If you‘re a child of the ’80s, this might be the coolest thing you have ever seen. Prepare for a massive hit of nostalgia
Here’s a Brand New Batch of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Pictures
The countdown to Episode VIII continues with a new batch of images of Rian Johnson’s latest addition to the galaxy far, far away.
Watch a Supercut of Every Example of Product Placement in Michael Bay’s Movies
If I had to pick the most egregious example of product placement ever, I would nominate the scene from Transformers: Age of Extinction, when the entire movie stops to examine the wreckage of a crash involving an alien spaceship and a Bud Light truck. The camera pans across a street littered with Bud…
2017 Was the Worst Memorial Day Weekend Box Office Since 1999
Memorial Day is the official start of summer, but in Movieland, summer starts well before, in early May or even sooner. (I generally say there four season on the calendar but only two seasons for movies: Summer and Awards.) Still, Memorial Day is still supposed to be a big deal in movie theaters; ki…
Hugh Jackman Was Nervous About Playing X-24 in ‘Logan’
One of the most impressive parts about Logan was one of its most closely guarded secrets: Hugh Jackman not only played the title character, he played his evil double too; a perfect clone of Wolverine known as X-24. This new character wasn’t featured in any of the marketing materials or even a…
Early Reviews Call ‘Wonder Woman’ the Best DC Universe Movie Yet
So far the reviews of the DC Extended Universe movies have been ... uh, what’s the opposite of good? Bad. They’ve been bad. The first three movies — Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Suicide Squad — have an average Rotten Tomatoes score of 36. That is …
What Hollywood Should Learn From ‘Logan’s R Rating
When Logan arrives on Blu-ray next week, it will include one of the better bonus features in recent home entertainment history: A black and white cut of the film called Logan Noir, which made its premiere last night at a special screening at Brooklyn’s Alamo Drafthouse. The Noir cut looks gre…
‘Baywatch’ Red-Band Trailer: This Ain’t Your Hasselhoff’s ‘Baywatch’
There was no jocularity on Baywatch when I was a child. These brave men and women in red bathing suits were doing very important things, like guarding lives, performing CPR, running in slow-motion, and occasionally starting totally random spinoff shows featuring sea monsters. The new Baywatch movie …
10 Lingering Questions We Have After ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’
To the surprise of absolutely no one, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 reigned supreme at the box office last weekend, earning $145 million in its first days of U.S. release. The movie also garnered solid reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and an A CinemaScore. People dig it. We did too! But that doesn’…