Matt Singer is the editor and 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. A member of the New York Film Critics Circle, 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. His first book, Marvel’s Spider-Man: From Amazing to Spectacular, is on sale now.
Dustin Diamond, ‘Saved By the Bell’s Screech, Dies at 44
The ’90s icon was diagnosed with lung cancer in January.
Sean Connery, Iconic James Bond Actor, Dies at 90
Connery was the first actor to play the role in the long-running film series.
‘Coming 2 America’ Now Coming 2 Amazon Prime Instead of Theaters
In another blockbuster deal, the highly anticipated comedy sequel is skipping theaters.
The 25 Most Important Sex Scenes in Film History
Boiling down 125 years to 25 steamy scenes.
Here’s How ‘The Conners’ Will Explain Roseanne Barr’s Absence
Star John Goodman revealed in an interview what happens to Barr’s character to explain why she’s not on the new ‘Roseanne’ spinoff series.
Roseanne Barr Releases Bizarre ‘Explanation’ Video of Racist Tweets
“I thought the b— was white!” Barr screams in a new video released on YouTube.
George Romero, Director of ‘Night of the Living Dead,’ Dies at 77
The inventor of the zombie film genre was 77 years old.
What’s Leaving Netflix: February 2017
There’s lots of good stuff coming to Netflix on February, but, as always, there’s good stuff leaving too. This is the yin and yang of streaming video: With each new month, we gain and lose at the same time.
VHS, Beloved Home Video Format, Dies at 40
Very sad news out of Japan: According to Mental Floss, Funai Electric, the last company making VCRs has announced that it will cease production of VCRs, “due to declining sales and difficulty acquiring parts.” Though effectively on life support for the last several years, the will mark…
Netflix Introduces New Make Your Own Playlist Function
“Remember mixtapes?” the new video from Netflix asks. For the benefit of viewers under 30, it explains. “Ok, so they were like playlists, but on actual, physical tapes. (Which are like CDs but older.” Calling playlist writing “a fundamental life skill,” Netf…