Matt Singer Biography

‘Terminator Genisys’ Trailer: The Franchise’s Old Continuity Gets Terminated

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by Matt Singer 6 days ago
The last Terminator Genisys trailer was so convoluted and confusing that ScreenCrush editor Mike Sampson and I spent an entire piece trying to figure out the plot of the film. (We were not successful, either.) At the very least, the new Genisys spot makes things a bit clearer. Right off the bat they also reveal one significant plot twist: John Connor (Jason Clarke) has been mechanized by Skynet and the evil computers of the future, and sent back in time to kill his mother Sarah (Emilia Clarke). Also, I just realized that Sarah and John Connor are played in this film by two actors with the same last name. Which, whoa. And, of course, there’s also Arnold Schwarzenegger back as the T-800, but this time he’s an older model who’s Sarah Connor’s protector. How and why remains to be seen, but hey, that’s why you’ve got to buy a ticket. To figure out how a robot can age and learn to a be a good guy who smiles awkwardly. (Very awkwardly.)

New ‘Spectre’ Set Photos Show James Bond in Action

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by Matt Singer April 10, 2015 @ 11:24 AM
Sony
No James Bond adventure is complete without a little globe-trotting. When last we checked in with Spectre, the newest (and 24th, if you’re keeping score at home) Bond film, Daniel Craig was out turtlenecking it up in Austria with Léa Seydoux and Guardians of the Galaxy’s Dave Bautista. The new batch of official set photos from 007.com find Craig, director Sam Mendes, and the rest of the Bond team have decamped for Mexico, where 007 is leaping across rooftops (in a really crisp suit) amidst a big holiday parade. Here’s the official description to go along with the images:

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Early Reactions: Find Out What Critics Are Saying So Far

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by Matt Singer April 10, 2015 @ 8:20 AM
Marvel
Here’s why you should hate Mike Sampson, the editor-in-chief of ScreenCrush, even though he’s a good guy and a good boss: Last night, Mike was one of the first people on Earth-616 to see Avengers: Age of Ultron. He and a select group of journalists (which did not include me) saw Marvel’s much-anticipated sequel last night, ahead of this weekend’s big Avengers press junket. For this, he deserves our jealousy, or envy, and our deep, abiding hatred. Let it flow out of you. Yes, doesn’t that feel good?

Brad Bird Confirms He’s Writing an ‘Incredibles 2’ Screenplay

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by Matt Singer April 9, 2015 @ 3:12 PM
Disney/Pixar
A little over a year ago, Disney CEO Robert Iger announced at an investor meeting that Pixar was developing two more sequels to go along with the upcoming Finding Dory and Toy Story 4: Cars 3 and The Incredibles 2, a follow-up to the beloved animated adventure about a family of superheroes from writer/director Brad Bird. Bird’s spent the last couple years working in live-action after a long career in animation — he made the hugely successful Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, and his latest film, Tomorrowland, opens on May 22 — so it would be a big deal if he was indeed returning home to Pixar to develop an Incredibles sequel.

Post Credits: Mike Sampson and Matt Singer Review ‘Ex Machina’

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by Matt Singer April 8, 2015 @ 1:01 PM
Universal
Welcome back to another exciting installment of Post Credits, ScreenCrush’s YouTube Video Review Show. On this stellar new episode, ScreenCrush Editor-in-Chief Mike Sampson and Managing Editor Matt Singer discuss the new sci-fi thriller Ex Machina

‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’ Trailer: Not Another Teen Cancer Romance Movie

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by Matt Singer April 8, 2015 @ 12:59 PM
What you’re watching there is the trailer for Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, one of the most acclaimed movies of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. It won both the U.S. Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award. The reception to the film at Park City was so overwhelming that Fox Searchlight paid a whopping $12 million for the rights to distribute the movie. (Coincidentally, last year’s winner of the U.S. Grand Jury and Audience Awards was Whiplash, which went on to become an indie hit and a multiple Academy Award winner, so that gives you some sense of Me and Earl’s potential.)