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.
‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Movie Will Race Into Theaters in 2019
Paramount is teaming with Sega for a big-screen version of everyone’s Genesis star.
Weekend Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ Roars to Record Number One
In one weekend, ‘Black Panther’ has made more money than ‘Thor’ did in its entire run in theaters.
Why Do We Love Watching Movies Where People Kiss in the Rain?
It’s one of the biggest cliches of romantic comedies that never happens in real life. So why are they so popular?
‘Fifty Shades Freed’ Review: An Underwhelming Climax
The final film in the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ franchise is another unsatisfying thriller.
The Creators of ‘Game of Thrones’ Will Produce A New ‘Star Wars’ Movie Series
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will take charge of their own series of ‘Star Wars’ movies.
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…
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…
Federal Judge Orders ‘Making a Murderer’ Subject Released From Prison
Netflix has already announced a second season of Making a Murderer, their surprise hit true-crime series that captured the nation’s imagination last winter. The streaming service confirmed last month that filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos were already at work on a second batch of epi…
Billy Bob Thornton Is Back in First ‘Bad Santa 2’ Images
I lied my way into a Bad Santa screening, which feels very appropriate given its amoral hero. I was still in grad school at the time, but I was already writing film reviews online, which should have precluded me from attending any sort of test screening of the kind I saw a guy recruiting audience me…
Netflix Introduces New Make Your Own Playlist Function
“Remember mixtapes?” the new video from Netflix asks. For the benefit of viewers under 30, it explains. “Ok, so they were like playlists, but on actual, physical tapes. (Which are like CDs but older.” Calling playlist writing “a fundamental life skill,” Netf…