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.
Save the Rebellion in the New ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Trailer
Fresh from its premiere this morning on Good Morning America, here it is: The new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer. Gareth Edwards directs this direct prequel to the original Star Wars about a plucky band of rebels charged with finding the weakness in the Galactic Empire’s new weapon, the…
Yes, That Is a Poop Emoji in the First ‘Emojimovie: Express Yourself’ Photo
Deadline reports that James Corden and Ilana Glazer of Broad City have been added to the voice cast of Emojimovie: Express Yourself, the animated movie about sentient emoji. Fine. That’s fine. But I’m more interested in the picture that accompanies the article, which features the poop …
You Can Win Marty McFly’s Sneakers From ‘Back to the Future Part II’
Back to the Future Part II imagined a future of magical technology. Home energy reactors. Flying cars. Pizza rehydrators. Fax machines in people’s bathrooms. None of these things have come true. But all anyone really seems to care about are Marty McFly’s goddamn self-lacing sneakers.
Jon Favreau and Disney Teaming for a New ‘Lion King’
Well this is certainly an interesting tweet, from director Jon Favreau:
Federal Judge Orders ‘Making a Murderer’ Subject Released From Prison
Netflix has already announced a second season of Making a Murderer, their surprise hit true-crime series that captured the nation’s imagination last winter. The streaming service confirmed last month that filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos were already at work on a second batch of epi…
It’s Here! Watch the Official ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Trailer
“There is a 97.6 percent chance of failure,” one of the characters says in the new trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, referring to their scheme to steal the plans for the Death Star. I’m not sure the percentage is that high for the movie itself, but it’s got to be …
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 …
Matt Damon Only Has About 25 Lines in ‘Jason Bourne’
Jason Bourne has never been a verbose character, but in his long-awaited return to the big-screen he really puts the silent in “strong, silent type.”
‘The Woods’ Is Actually a New ‘Blair Witch’ Sequel
When is a movie not a movie? When it’s actually a secret sequel (a legacyquel, really) to another movie.
VHS, Beloved Home Video Format, Dies at 40
Very sad news out of Japan: According to Mental Floss, Funai Electric, the last company making VCRs has announced that it will cease production of VCRs, “due to declining sales and difficulty acquiring parts.” Though effectively on life support for the last several years, the will mark…
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.
Disney Announces ‘Wreck-It Ralph 2’ for 2018
Let’s hope they don’t wreck it.