Matt Singer Biography

Matt Singer is the managing editor and film critic of the website 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 HBO NOW Releases: December 2015

by Matt Singer November 23, 2015 @ 2:44 PM
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Jack Frost nipping at your nose. But in lieu of Yuletide carols, maybe’ll give or receive an HBO NOW subscription this holiday season. If so, you’re definitely going to want to read the latest update of what’s coming to and leaving HBO’s stand-alone streaming service this December.

Celebrating the Art of the ‘Rocky’ Training Montage

by Matt Singer November 23, 2015 @ 1:00 PM
It may be called Creed, but make no mistake: This is a Rocky movie. This next-gen legacyquel stars Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Johnson Creed, the illegitimate son of Rocky’s late rival and friend Apollo Creed, who decides to follow in his dancing footsteps and become a professional boxer. He heads to Philadelphia and finds former champ Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) running his restaurant Adrian’s, then convinces him to come out of retirement and help train him for a championship match.

Peter Jackson Admits He Was ‘Winging It’ During Much of the Making of ‘The Hobbit’

by Matt Singer November 19, 2015 @ 1:51 PM
New Line Cinema
In news that will not come as a shock to anyone who actually sat through all three films and 400 hours of The Hobbit, Peter Jackson now admits that he was “winging it” through much of the production, and that even the scripts for the movies weren’t finished to his “satisfaction.”

The Top Five Most Shameless ‘Star Wars’ Rip-Offs

by Matt Singer November 18, 2015 @ 12:20 PM
In the tradition of ScreenCrush series like You Think You Know Movies and You Think You Know TV comes a new YouTube series: Top Five! Each week (or so; we’ve got a lot of other stuff going on), ScreenCrush editor and critic Matt Singer will count down a particular topic from the world of movies (and probably write these introductory posts in the third person).