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.
Louie Anderson, Actor and Comedian, Dies at 68
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Betty White, TV Legend, Dies at 99
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Sylvester Stallone Says He Never Should Have Killed Apollo Creed
“It was foolish.”
A New Documentary Goes Behind the Scenes of the New ‘Rocky IV’ Director’s Cut
This documentary is as long as the movie itself.
Mike Richards Quits As the New Host of ‘Jeopardy!’
He had the job for just nine days.
The 25 Most Important Sex Scenes in Film History
Boiling down 125 years to 25 steamy scenes.
ESPN Is Premiering Its Epic Michael Jordan Documentary Early
With no live sports, ESPN is turning to movies.
‘Dodgeball’s ESPN 8 (The Ocho!) Is Becoming Real
There are many ESPN channels: ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNews, ESPNU, ESPN Classic, ESPN First Take where they just show that show on a loop forever. (It’s mostly watched in prisons as a form of enhanced interrogation technique.) But the greatest of all ESPN channels is ESPN 8, or “The Ocho,” as it’s known to devotees. It’s the ESPN devoted to the finest in seldom seen sports.
My grandmother, Rhoda Singer, died earlier this year. She lived much of her life in Brooklyn and was a Brooklyn Dodgers fan. Her favorite player was Pee Wee Reese, the Dodgers' scrappy white shortstop who famously silenced a racist Cincinnati crowd by putting his arm around his black teammate Jackie Robinson during pre-game warmups. I thought about my grandmother a lot while watching '42,' the new