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.
‘Cars 3’ Review: Lightning McQueen’s Third Lap Is His Strongest Yet
For some Pixar fans, the Cars series represents a fork in the road; the moment when Pixar ended its “run of greatness” and “lost its way” after a decade-long string of critical and commercial hits. Writers hold up this franchise as evidence of a corruption in the beloved …
Be Careful Googling ‘Wonder Woman,’ Or You Might Spoil the Ending
As we noted in our review of Wonder Woman, the primary antagonist of the film, the God of War Ares, is a bit of a mystery. Early in the film, a young Diana (Gal Gadot) is taught the origin of her race of Amazons, which involves Ares slaughtering all the other Greek gods. Many years later, Diana lear…
Mark Hamill Reveals How He Would Have Brought Back Luke Skywalker
It is one of the most indelible images in all of Star Wars. After an entire movie of searching, Daisy Ridley’s Rey finally finds him: The missing Jedi, Luke Skywalker. At the top of a mountain in Ireland (or outer space or whatever), Rey confronts Luke, played by Mark Hamill. She presents him…
Roger Moore’s Best James Bond Moments
Roger Moore was the third man to portray James Bond in the official series based on Ian Fleming’s classic spy novels; today, sadly, he became the first of the six 007 actors to pass away. His contributions to the Bond franchise are enormous, but for a long time they were overlooked.
Worst to First: Every Batman Movie Ranked
Darkness. No parents. Continued darkness. The opposite of light. Black hole. Curtains drawn. In the basement. Middle of the night. Blacked-out windows. Other places that are dark.
Our Almost Definitely Wrong 2017 Golden Globes Predictions
Don’t let anyone tell you they know who is going to win the Golden Globes. Who knows what the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a group of about 90 international journalists from all over the world, are going to do? (Seriously; their official site says they have “about 90 members..…
We Mashed Up ‘The Mummy’ and ‘Mission: Impossible’ and They’re Basically the Same Movie
Here is the mathematical formula to create a Tom Cruise Movie™.
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…
Heeeeeeeere’s Johnny! (And Also Some Facts About ‘The Shining’)
Today The Shining is hailed as one of the greatest horror movies ever made. But did you know Stephen King, the man who wrote the novel The Shining is based on, is not a fan of the movie? He told Playboy he was “deeply disappointed in the end result” in 1983. That’s just one of T…
New Netflix Instant Releases: November 2016
Netflix has unveiled their lineup of new movies and TV shows coming in November. The most eye-popping addition: 21 different Netflix Originals. 21! Twenty and an additional original. In one month. Netflix is like the Tracy Flick of streaming services.