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.
What’s Leaving Netflix: January 2018
You’ve got weeks or days left to watch these titles before they vanish to that great video store in the sky.
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.
Harvey Weinstein Fired By the Weinstein Company
After “new information” about misconduct following a damning report in the New York Times, Harvey Weinstein has been terminated from the company that carries his name.
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.
Take a Virtual Tour of Disney’s Star Wars Theme Park, Galaxy’s Edge
They already unveiled the massive model of the Star Wars Land coming soon to both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, but today at Disney’s D23 convention, the Mouse House gave even more details about this expansion, coming some time in 2019. Most importantly, they gave the thing a name: Hencef…
Watch Andy Serkis Transform Into Caesar in an Amazing New ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’…
Already I’m hearing rumblings that people want Andy Serkis to get an Oscar nomination for his performance in War for the Planet of the Apes. I am very skeptical about any performance assisted so heavily by special effects getting nominated for an Academy Awards, and I’m super very skep…
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…
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 …
New Study Links Love of Bad Movies to High Intelligence
I always knew I was smart. Now I have concrete proof, as sturdy as a football that you might toss around while wearing tuxedos in the alley behind a coffee shop.
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…