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.
New Netflix Instant Releases: July 2016
All right, Netflixers, here it is: The list of new titles coming to the streaming service this month. As far as acquisitions go, the headliner is easily The Big Short, Adam McKay’s bitterly funny comedy about the 2008 economic collapse. There’s also the recent and critically acclaimed …
‘The Legend of Tarzan’ Final Trailer: Him Tarzan, You Watch Video
What makes this Tarzan different? Well, for one thing, he’s got his own hashtag. (#LegendOfTarzan)
‘David Brent: Life on the Road’ Trailer: And You Thought ‘The Office’ Was Awkward
To us, The Office is one of the best comedy series of all time. To David Brent, it’s a documentary about his life. One he seems weirdly proud of. Or at least not so ashamed of that he’s not willing to talk them again for a new documentary about his life now as a struggling musician fro…
‘Storks’ Trailer: They Don’t Just Deliver Babies Anymore
From the director of Forgetting Sarah Marshall, that movie where Jason Segel showed the world his penis, and Neighbors, where a woman wears a fake penis like a necklace, comes Storks, an adorable animated movie for the whole family! Of course!
‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’ Trailer: Tom Cruise, On the Run (And Running) Yet Again
I reviewed the original Jack Reacher for ScreenCrush back in 2012, and I started that review with this sentence: “If he hadn't already used that title for another movie, Tom Cruise could have easily called Jack Reacher “The Last Samurai.” Which made me chuckle when I reread…
‘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…
‘Morris From America’ Trailer: A Hip-Hop Hit From Sundance
The Sundance Film Festival loves a good coming-of-age story, and that was certainly true in 2016, when this year’s fest fell hard for Morris From America, the story of a young teen (Markees Christmas) with dreams of hip-hop stardom who moves to Germany with his single father (The Office and H…
‘Kevin Hart: What Now?’ Trailer: A Stand-Up Movie With a Twist
I admire anyone who tries to bring something new to a very stale genre or format. The standup movie or special has remained basically the same for decades. The venues change, the material and comedians change, but the general aesthetics don’t; a man or woman and a microphone, a stage, a bunch…
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.
Here’s Why There Are Suddenly Mini-Trailers Before the Movie Trailers on YouTube
If you watch a lot of trailers on YouTube, you’ve probably noticed a trend that’s suddenly become very prevalent: You click to play a trailer, but before the actual clip begins, you get a five-second flash of the thing you’re about to watch, complete with its own title card. The…
Check Out This Incredibly Rare Early Teaser For ‘Revenge of the Jedi’
Although May 4 has become Star Wars Day (Observed) just because of the cutesy “May the 4th be with you” thing, the real anniversary of Star Wars’ unveiling, the day we should celebrate, is May 25. Which just so happens to be today.
Fans Are Freaking Out About a Big Twist in the New ‘Captain America’ Comic
If you’ve been cruising social media today and you follow any comics fans, you probably caught a glimpse (or several thousand glimpses) of a #SayNotoHydraCap hashtag.