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.

Stop Everything: Amazon Still Has ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie’ For Sale on VHS

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by Matt Singer March 13, 2017 @ 10:23 AM
20th Century Fox
With a new Power Rangers movie opening in theaters in mere days, interest in the the ’90s children television show is reaching a fever pitch. You can relive the entire series in an eyeball-obliterating marathon, or eat Power Rangers donuts until your colon morphs into a giant fire-spewing monster. Or, if you want to get really crazy you can buy the original film, 1995’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie, on VHS because Amazon still has it for sale for some reason.

Seven Writers Are Now at Work on ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’

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by Matt Singer March 10, 2017 @ 1:34 PM
Pitting Godzilla against King Kong, something that has already happened once before in movie history, may sound like a simple matter. But no, you can’t just write “Godzilla vs. Kong” on a blank piece of paper and expect it to happen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Legendary has recruited no less than seven screenwriters and assigned them to the task of turning their parallel Godzilla and Kong franchises into a singular cinematic universe.

The Worst ‘Gods of Egypt’ Reviews: Critics Are Raving!

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by Matt Singer March 9, 2017 @ 10:21 AM
Have you ever seen those movie ads on TV filled with gushing quotes from critics and thought to yourself, “I saw that movie; it was terrible. Where did they find these positive reviews?” If you have, you’re not alone — and you’re going to love ScreenCrush’s newest series, Critics Are Raving!, which balances the cinematic scales with trailers full of slightly more accurate (and slightly more negative) lines from reviews. Real critics. Real quotes. Really bad movies. That’s what’s Critics Are Raving! is all about.

Coming Soon to a Theater Near You: Jungle Gyms

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by Matt Singer March 7, 2017 @ 2:19 PM
Alamy
Movie theaters are in an arms race of amenities. Better chairs, more legroom, better food options, alcoholic beverages, meals served right at your seat; in the last few years, exhibitors have done whatever they can think of to drag people away from their computers and televisions. The latest gimmick, according to the Los Angeles Times: A freaking jungle gym in the actual auditorium.

The Secret to ‘Logan’s Success? Bringing Old Superhero Movies Into the Future

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by Matt Singer March 6, 2017 @ 12:36 PM
My recent list of the most dated parts of the original X-Men movie included things like Hugh Jackman’s comparatively non-huge, non-jacked-man physique, Wolverine’s non-stop smoking, and the heroes’ black leather costumes. The list also included the relative lack of Easter eggs; even with about ten major roles in the film, the first X-Men movie is, at least by contemporary standards, a small movie. There’s no sense of a wider Marvel Universe beyond the edges of the frame, there’re few appearances by (or references to) other mutants, and there’s no post-credits scene to tease future films. It is a movie unto itself.

25 ‘Logan’ Rumors That Turned Out to Be False

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by Matt Singer March 3, 2017 @ 1:27 PM
20th Century Fox
The internet’s movie rumormongers did get a few things right about Logan, Hugh Jackman’s third and supposedly final solo Wolverine movie. They did correctly predict that Logan’ female clone, X-23, would co-star in the film. They also anticipated that the movie would be loosely based on a Marvel Comics storyline called “Old Man Logan.” Of course, after that rumor was initially posted, it was also publicly debunked by one site. You win some, you lose some.