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.
Weekend Box Office: ‘Fifty Shades’ Whips the Competition
The ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ franchise has now grossed more than $1 billion worldwide.
‘Deadpool 2’ Will Be a ‘Solo Movie’ With ‘A Lot of Characters’
Deadpool, by his very nature as a mercenary, assassin, and general pain-in-the-butt, doesn’t play very well with others. For most of his comic book life, he’s been separated from the rest of the Marvel Universe, although in recent years he has become an unlikely member of teams like X-…
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.
Jared Leto on ‘Suicide Squad’ Joker Deleted Scenes: ‘Were There Any That Didn’t Get Cut?’
Jared Leto is the second name on the poster for Suicide Squad. The only actor to get billed above him is Will Smith. Leto is listed ahead of actors like Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, and Viola Davis, who, unlike the Joker, are all actual members of the Suicide Squad. Despite Leto’s billing, t…
Hulu Will End Its Free TV Streaming
For almost a decade, Hulu has been one of the biggest homes for online TV. The day after many shows premiered on television, you could watch them on Hulu. Hulu offered several different subscription models, either with our without commercials, but you could also watch a lot of their programming for …
New Study Links Love of Bad Movies to High Intelligence
I always knew I was smart. Now I have concrete proof, as sturdy as a football that you might toss around while wearing tuxedos in the alley behind a coffee shop.
The Enterprise Crew Will Return for ‘Star Trek 4’ With Chris Hemsworth
Producer (and former franchise director) J.J. Abrams has been teasing it during the Star Trek Beyond press tour and now it’s official: The new Star Trek series (now often referred to as the “Kelvin Timeline” movies) will get a fourth installment. And much like the fourth install…
‘Finding Dory’ Tops ‘Civil War’ to Become the Highest Grossing Movie of 2016 So Far
Talking animals, man. The kids love ’em. They love ’em.
A Bunch of Warner Bros. Movies Are Coming to Amazon Prime
mp of online streaming for years now, but the competition is nipping at their heels like never before. Anyone who uses the service can tell you their film selection has shrunk in recent years, while other sites like Hulu and Amazon have beefed up their movie offerings. Variety writes about a new dea…
New ‘Ghostbusters’ TV Spots Introduce a Female Slimer
That TV spot for Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters is called “The Slimers.” And if you watch through to the end, you see Slimer driving a car (ghosts can drive?) with a female Slimer. I guess that makes her a Slimette? I don’t know. Either way, she has hair and bright lipstick. Gh…
The 10 Best Movies of 2016 (So Far)
There are four seasons to a year, but only two seasons to a movie year: Summer, which now starts around late February, and Awards.
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 …