Matt Singer Biography

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.

Ben Affleck Reveals Deathstroke Footage

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by Matt Singer 6 hours ago
Rockstar Games
There were a lot of rumors about perennial DC Comics bad guys Deathstroke the Terminator showing up in Suicide Squad. He’s gonna be in the movie! (He wasn’t.) He’s gonna be a hired assassin competing with the Suicide Squad! (He didn’t.) He’s the breakout character in the movie! (He wasn’t.) Scott Eastwood’s gonna play him! (He didn’t.) So, so many stories about this character who wound up not being in the movie at all, in any way.

Become the Chosen One With These Joss Whedon Facts

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by Matt Singer 3 days ago
You probably know that Joss Whedon’s production company is named Mutant Enemy. But did you know where the name comes from? Whedon, the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly is a huge fan of the prog rock group Yes, and he supposedly chose the title as a nod to the band and their song “And You and I.” That’s just one of the facts featured in the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies!

Become the Chosen One With These Joss Whedon Facts

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by Matt Singer 4 days ago
You probably know that Joss Whedon’s production company is named Mutant Enemy. But did you know where the name comes from? Whedon, the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly is a huge fan of the prog rock group Yes, and he supposedly chose the title as a nod to the band and their song “And You and I.” That’s just one of the facts featured in the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies!

‘Rings’ Trailer: An Analog Horror Classic Gets a Digital Upgrade

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by Matt Singer 5 days ago
Paramount
It’s been over a decade since the last film in The Ring saga, 2005’s poorly received The Ring Two. The franchise, about a deadly VHS tape with strange, surreal contents and the long-haired ghost tied to it, has been dormant ever since, but you know how it is; these types of hauntings (particularly ones that have been quite lucrative for a film studio in the past) never stay dead for long. The Ring makes a serious comeback this fall. The main ghost from the series co-stars in a crossover horror film with the ghost from The Grudge called Sadako vs. Kayako, which plays at the Toronto Film Festival next month. And the American Ring franchise is back up and running too with Rings from director F. Javier Gutierrez (Before the Fall).

Say ‘Beetlejuice’ Three Times and It Might Become a Broadway Show

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by Matt Singer August 18, 2016 @ 12:57 PM
Warner Bros.
The current Broadway listings read like a video store restock list: Aladdin, The Color Purple, Finding Neverland, Holiday Inn, Kinky Boots, The Lion King, Matilda, School of Rock, and more. Movies are big business on Broadway, and there are more adaptations coming all the time; upcoming movie-based shows include A Bronx Tale, Amelie, Anastasia, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. That last one is technically based on the book by Roald Dahl, which has already been adapted twice for film; once by Mel Stuart and once by Tim Burton. This, as it turns out, is not the only Burton movie that could soon be playing on the Great White Way.

Arthur Hiller, Director of Numerous ’70s Classics, Dies at 92

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by Matt Singer August 17, 2016 @ 4:24 PM
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According to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Arthur Hiller has died. A former President of the Academy, Hiller’s best known as the director of The Americanization of Emily, The In-Laws, and particularly Love Story, the iconic ’70s romance starring Alice MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal. Hiller passed away in Los Angeles today of natural causes. He was 92 years old.