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.
Liam Neeson Wants Equal Pay for Actresses – Just Don’t Ask Him to Take a Pay Cut
Just don’t ask him to take a pay cut to fix it.
Are We Sure ‘Blade Runner’ Is a Great Movie?
It’s considered a classic and it’s got a great new sequel coming out this week. But is the original ‘Blade Runner’ overrated?
Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, the Ultimate Pro Wrestling Manager, Dies at 73
Heenan is arguably the pro wrestling greatest manager who ever lived. He died after a long battle with throat cancer.
A ‘Karate Kid’ Sequel Series Is Coming to YouTube
Get ready to sweep the leg once again in 2018, with a new 10-episode series starring Ralph Macchio as a grown-up Danny LaRusso.
16 Absurdly, Inexplicably Expensive Movies
In honor of ‘Valerian,’ the most expensive French movie ever produced, here’s a list of 16 more films that cost unbelievable amounts of money.
‘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 …
Francis Ford Coppola Launches an ‘Apocalypse Now’ Video Game Through Kickstarter
Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now is one of the defining works of cinema of the 1970s. And in the very near future, you could play it as a video game.
‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’ Review: Uh Oh, He Went Back
The Jack Reacher of Lee Child’s novels is a massive 6’5” bruiser. The Jack Reacher of cinema is Tom Cruise, who’s only about 5’7. But there’s something satisfying about this casting. You expect a giant hulk to be able to handle himself in a fight. Cruise…
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…
Abbas Kiarostami, Giant of International Cinema, Dies at 76
Tragic news via The Guardian: Abbas Kiarostami, one of the greatest filmmakers of my lifetime — or anyone’s lifetime — has died. Kiarostami was undergoing treatment for gastrointestinal cancer; he had been diagnosed with the disease in March of 2016. Kiarostami was 76 years old.
‘Pete’s Dragon’ Trailer: Better Bring Some Tissues to the Theater For This One
It’s been decades since I saw the original Pete’s Dragon, but from what I remember, I don’t get a lot of it in this trailer for David Lowery’s remake of the 1977 Disney film. Instead, it feels a lot more like The Iron Giant mixed with E.T., How to Train Your Dragon, and e…
‘Beauty and the Beast’ Teaser: A New Tale as Old as Time
“Ever just the same. Ever a surprise.” One imagines those lyrics from “Beauty and the Beast” will apply particularly well to this new version of Disney’s animated classic, coming to theaters next year.