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.
R. Lee Ermey, the Ultimate Cinematic Drill Instructor, Dies at 74
Ermey became world-famous for his role as the cruel Sergeant Hartman in Stanley Kubrick’s ‘Full Metal Jacket.’
Stephen Hawking, Beloved Physicist and Pop Culture Fixture, Dies at 76
Watch some of Hawking’s greatest TV and film appearances, from ‘A Brief History of Time’ to ‘The Simpsons.’
This Twitter Account of Characters Saying the Titles From Their Movies Is Our New Favorite…
This hilarious parody account invents fake lines where characters say the titles of classic movies. Check out their greatest hits here.
The Alamo Drafthouse Plans All-Clown Screening of ‘It,’ Because Clowns Are Fun and Delight…
The Alamo Drafthouse is holding a clown-only screening of the new Stephen King film. Tthat doesn’t sound scary, right? What’s the worst that could happen?
The Reason ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day’ Still Holds Up 26 Years Later
With ‘T2’ headed back to theaters, this time in 3D, a look at what makes it superior to so many other blockbuster sequels.
George Romero, Director of ‘Night of the Living Dead,’ Dies at 77
The inventor of the zombie film genre was 77 years old.
Remembering Adam West, the First Best Batman
My 18-month-old daughter is suddenly very into superheroes. Every night before bed we do story time; this week she’s become obsessed with a board book called My First Batman Book. Since she likes when I sing the words of her books to her, I naturally began singing the theme to the classic 196…
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…
AMC Now Says It Won’t Allow Texting in Its Theaters
Just days after confessing, in an interview with Variety, that he was open to the idea of allowing texting in some of his movie theaters, AMC CEO Adam Aron has reversed course. Non-texters, you can continue to patronize AMC; in a statement, Aron announced that “there will be NO TEXTING ALLOWE…
Academy Announces Initiative to Improve Member Diversity
Despite some nominees insistence that it is they, the white people, who are suffering under the brutal oppression of racism, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has decided to respond to the growing controversy over the lack of diversity among this year’s Oscar nominees by making …