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.
Disney Buys Fox in Deal That Reshapes Pop Culture
After numerous reports, Disney has finally acquired most of 20th Century Fox in a deal that will massively reshape the entertainment industry.
Sam Shepard, Legendary Actor and Playwright, Dies at 73
The author of ‘True West’ and star of ‘The Right Stuff’ leaves behind an incredible body of work, on stage and screen.
The 2016 ScreenCrush Holiday Gift Guide For the Discerning Pop Culture Fan
Whatever holiday you celebrate in December, it comes with a lot of pressure. If you get that special someone the wrong gift, watch out. Things can get pretty ugly. That’s particularly true for pop-culture fans. They know what they want, and they probably have most of it already. Perhaps you k…
A Step-by-Step Consumer Guide to Good Theater Projection
Rarely a week goes by these days without someone proclaiming movies dead or dying or zombified and feasting on the brains of their victims. (That’s what you get for turning your brain off at the theater!) Mainstream Hollywood has seen better days, but film as an art form is just fine; in a wo…
According to a New Poll, Tom Hanks Is America’s Favorite Movie Star
Tom Hanks, America’s sweetheart.
‘Blade Runner 2’ Starts Filming This Summer, Sets 2017 Release Date
It’s still kind of hard to believe that all these years later, we’re finally getting a Blade Runner sequel. Even after they announced the project, even after they claimed people like Ryan Gosling and the original film’s star, Harrison Ford, were involved, it seemed like a pipe d…
‘White House Down’ Review
'White House Down' has the disadvantage of being the second 'Die Hard'-in-the-White-House movie of 2013 after 'Olympus Has Fallen,' and the advantage of being superior to its predecessor in every conceivable way. It's better directed, better written, and better acted. The action is better, with more…
‘Monsters University’ Review
College is not an obvious setting for a Pixar movie. For all the vaunted animation studio's reputation for producing mature, adult children's films, college lends itself to a more immature brand of adult humor -- the kind with lots of nudity, profanity, and outrageous drunken antics. Sure enough, Pi…
‘Iron Man 3′ Review
From the earliest days of his appearances in Marvel Comics' 'Tales of Suspense,' Tony Stark has always been modeled after aviator/inventor/industrialist Howard Hughes. With 'Iron Man 3,' Stark assumes a new dimension of Hughes' persona: that of the paranoid shut-in who, in his later years, became no…
‘Pain and Gain’ Review
'Pain and Gain,' originally chronicled in the Miami New Times by Pete Collins, is an incredible story full of money, drugs, sex, kidnapping, extortion, and a hideous perversion of the American dream.