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.
7 Classic Gene Wilder Performances Available to Watch Right Now
How to eulogize Gene Wilder? I keep sitting here trying to find words worthy of the man who gave us Willy Wonka and Dr. Frederick Frankenstein and the Waco Kid. None do him justice. The most fitting tribute to Wilder came from Wilder himself, in a classic song from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: When traveling in the world of his creation, what we saw defied explanation...
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 free. But that is about to change.
Garry Marshall, Prolific TV and Filmmaker, Dies at 81
The entertainment world lost a giant yesterday, when Garry Marshall, creator of some of the most popular television shows in the medium’s history and a director of some of the most beloved movies of the last 30 years, died after what The New York Times called “a series of strokes.” He was 81 years old.
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,” Netflix then introduces “Flixtape” a new function that enables customers to create and share their own Netflix playlists.
‘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.
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.
‘Finding Dory’ Review: Pixar’s Fishy Franchise Just Keeps Swimming
Like every other Pixar release, Finding Dory opens with a short film. This one is called “Piper”; it’s about a little bird learning to hunt for food among the scary ocean waves. It’s a terrific showcase for Pixar’s latest advancements in computer animation, which in recent years has taken on the qualities of great nature photography. The sunlight sparkles against the water, which ripples and flows with uncanny accuracy, and when the little bird kicks a pile of sand in a crab’s face you can practically count the individual grains.
I Am Eating Everything on Denny’s ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ Menu
The most iconic image of the original Independence Day is that of a giant spaceship hovering over the White House, filling it with energy until it explodes.
‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows’ Review: On Second Thought, Maybe CGI Turtles Look Better in the Shadows
Here’s a question: Why do the Ninja Turtles wear masks? What could they possibly have to hide? Are they worried people will discover their secret identities as mutant turtles who work as, like, electricians or tech support?
Brie Larson in ‘Early Talks’ to Play Captain Marvel
Variety reports that Marvel has its pick to play Captain Marvel in the MCU standalone movie of the same name, and it is Brie Larson, fresh off an Oscar win for Best Actress in Room. Before that she was outstanding in the little indie Short Term 12, playing a woman who works with at-risk youth. She’ll soon be seen as a member of the ensemble in the big-budget Kong reboot Kong: Skull Island. And perhaps after that she’ll become the first Marvel hero to get her own solo film.