Matt Singer is the editor and 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. A member of the New York Film Critics Circle, 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. His first book, Marvel’s Spider-Man: From Amazing to Spectacular, is on sale now.
Ed Asner, Star of ‘Mary Tyler Moore’ and ‘Up,’ Dies at 91
Asner was a screen staple for decades.
The 25 Most Important Sex Scenes in Film History
Boiling down 125 years to 25 steamy scenes.
‘Fifty Shades Darker’ Review: A Movie Only a Masochist Could Love
Fifty Shades of Grey was so flavorless and forgettable that I actually had to go back and look at my review to see what I thought of it. (SPOILER ALERT: I didn’t like it.) In that regard, Fifty Shades Darker is a very faithful sequel; a milquetoast continuation of a bland romance between two …
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…
‘Cars 3’ Extended Look: Don’t Count Lightning McQueen (Or Pixar) Out Yet
To kids, Cars is a signature Pixar franchise, known for that little red race car, Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson). To older Pixar fans, Cars is known as Pixar’s red-headed stepchild, well below the rest of the venerable animation studio’s output. Cars was never particularly w…
The ‘Cars 3’ Trailer Teases a Darker Pixar Movie
At the risk of flushing all of my critical cred right down the toilet, I will confess I don’t hate the first Cars. And Cars 2, while insane, is sort of fascinating in its madness. It’s not good, but I have watched it more than once. On the advice of my attorney, I will not comment on m…
Movies to Watch in October 2016: On Demand With ScreenCrush
Looking for something to watch this week? Overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices? Ready to give up and take a nice long walk outside on a crisp fall day?
Let’s Explain Why Sequels (And Prequels and Reboots) Obsessed With Explaining Stuff Are Ba…
The following post contains SPOILERS for Blair Witch, Jason Bourne, Spectre, Ghostbusters, and Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. Oh my God, Phantom Menace spoilers! RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!
2016 Was the Worst Summer for Big Movies in 15 Years – But That’s Not the Whole Story
About two months ago, on a day when I was in no way questioning my career path and life choices, I asked a question: “Is 2016 the worst summer movie season ever?” In early July, it was probably a little premature to raise that issue, but with theaters were filled with dreck like Indepe…