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.
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Universal took the “Fast” out of the Fast & Furious title for Furious 7, which makes this news all the more ironic: Furious 7 didn’t just gross $1 billion worldwide, it’s the fastest (and, presumably, the angriest) movie to that milestone in history.
The cast of next year’s blockbuster sequel Independence Day 2 continues to grow. Director Roland Emmerich made two more big announcements today on his Twitter account:
As I write these words, 22 critics have reviewed Kevin James’ Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 on Rotten Tomatoes. And 22 critics have hated it.
Almost every Hollywood movie ends with a disclaimer from the American Humane Association promising that “no animals were harmed” during its production. The new re-release poster for Roar, a shocking 1981 oddity about a family whose house is overrun...
I woke this morning to a variety of recaps of the new episode of Louie. My Twitter feed was full of references to some kind of amazing poop joke that Louis C.K. makes on the show this week. Who better, then, to star in a children’s film? They love poop jokes almost as much as they love fart jokes!
There was a lot of star power on the stage at Star Wars Celebration yesterday; John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, and old Star Wars favorites Mark Hammil, Anthony Daniels, and Carrie Fisher. But one man stole the show and the spotlight from all of them.
Star Wars! It’s back! With lightsabers! And Stormtroopers! Jedis! The Force! The Force awakening! X-wings! X-wings flying over water! R2-D2! Other, additional droids! The Millennium Falcon!
One of the coolest features at this weekend’s Star Wars Celebration (in addition to the booth where you can get Jar Jar Binks’ face tattooed perfectly over your own face, okay I made that up) is the Star Wars: The Force Awakens costume and prop gallery, where you can peruse the clothes and gadgets used in the upcoming film by J.J. Abrams. Our man on the ground in Anaheim, Mike Sampson, has been snapping pictures left and right, and we’ve collected his best shots below. Make sure you follow ScreenCrush on Instagram, so you don’t miss any of our Star Wars pictures throughout the entire convention.
Not sick of Star Wars: The Force Awakens stuff yet? Good, cause the movie doesn’t even come out for another six months. There’s so much more teasing left to go! There’s probably like five more trailers, ten TV spots, a dozen exclusive clips, and hundreds (if not thousands) of images left to go. Once Avengers 2 gets out of the way, the rest of the year belongs to Star Wars. Like the Empire, it’s going to swarm over the entire galaxy and put entire planets in its thrall.
The Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel just wrapped up at the Star Wars Celebration with the debut of the fantastic new teaser. (Here it is again, in case you missed it:)