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.

James Gunn Says New Technology May Prevent Hall H Video Recording

by Matt Singer July 11, 2016 @ 9:33 AM
People wait in line for hours, even days, to get inside Hall H, San Diego Comic-Con’s Mecca of giant panels and exclusive video presentations. Last year, I walked the entire line the night before a big day of events; it stretched almost a mile and a half along the San Diego waterfront.

‘Ghostbusters’ Review: Busting Makes Me Feel Mostly Pretty Good

by Matt Singer July 10, 2016 @ 11:56 AM
The very last line of Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters is “That isn’t terrible at all,” dialogue that can only be interpreted as a final nod to a fanbase that has worked itself into a lather fretting about this reboot’s tone, special effects, and particularly its female-centric cast. It feels sort of like when the doctor gives you a pep talk after a shot you’ve been dreading: That wasn’t so bad now, was it?

Five Lessons Hollywood Can Learn From a Crappy Summer at the Movies

by Matt Singer July 8, 2016 @ 8:49 AM
20th Century Fox
I have a dream job. What could be better than watching and talking about movies for a living? Nothing; the answer is nothing. But lately my job has been a lot less fun than normal, because the movies themselves have been a lot less fun. Quite frankly, this summer sucks.

‘Star Trek Beyond’ Reveals John Cho’s Sulu Is Gay

by Matt Singer July 7, 2016 @ 10:32 AM
Some very cool news about this summer’s Star Trek Beyond, via the Australian newspaper the Herald Sun: They report that Beyond will reveal that John Cho’s Hikaru Sulu is gay. The character is also revealed to be “the loving father of a daughter with a same sex partner. And in typical trailblazing Trek fashion - it’s just not a big deal.” At least the daughter aspect fits with what little the previous Star Trek series revealed of Sulu’s private life; in 1994’s Star Trek Generations, Sulu’s daughter, Ensign Demora Sulu, serves as the helmsman on the Enterprise-B.

A Bunch of Warner Bros. Movies Are Coming to Amazon Prime

by Matt Singer July 7, 2016 @ 8:48 AM
Warner Bros.
mp of online streaming for years now, but the competition is nipping at their heels like never before. Anyone who uses the service can tell you their film selection has shrunk in recent years, while other sites like Hulu and Amazon have beefed up their movie offerings. Variety writes about a new deal between Amazon Prime and Warner Bros. to boost the online retailer’s video site with a bunch of new exclusive WB titles.

Marvel’s New Iron Man Is a 15-Year-Old Black Woman

by Matt Singer July 6, 2016 @ 9:28 AM
It’s been a persistent question for Marvel Cinematic Universe fans: What will Marvel do when Robert Downey Jr. decides to retire as Iron Man, either because he gets too old to play a superhero or too bored with the character or too rich to be wooed from his Tony Stark-esque mansion with promises of tens of millions of dollars? A new storyline in the pages of Marvel Comics suggests one possible solution.