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Recent:
  • polygon.com
Past:
  • Thrillist
  • Esquire
  • HOLLYWOOD.COM
  • ELLE Magazine (US)
  • Hollywood Reporter
  • Playboy
  • The Guardian
  • nerve.com

Recent articles by Matt:

Jared Leto’s Tron 3 willed into existence by Disney theme park

A long-awaited Tron: Legacy sequel is finally in the works. Tron: Ares will star Morbius’ Jared Leto under the eye of a Pirates of the Caribbean director Joachim Rønning. The moment feels right with the upcoming opening of Tron Lightcycle / Run coaster at Walt Disney World. → Read More

The secret to butt-whupping Plane acting, with Gerard Butler and Mike Colter

Plane is already one of 2023’s best action movies, thanks to a wacky scenario taken seriously by the cast. Gerard Butler and Luke Cage’s Mike Colter go behind the scenes of what shootouts and fist fights really feel like on set. → Read More

10 true crime series and movies that are actually good

Looking for some quality true crime to watch at home? Here are the best true crime documentaries, series, and adaptations that you can watch at home on Netflix and other streaming platforms. → Read More

The creators of Hulu’s Koala Man flip the adult animation script with sincerity

Detective Pikachu writers Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit, along with Koala Man co-creators Michael Cusack (Smiling Friends) and Justin Roiland (Rick and Morty), are no strangers to adult animation, but the new Hulu show has more heart. → Read More

Watch the terrifying animated short that inspired Top Gun: Maverick

Top Gun: Maverick cinematographer Claudio Miranda says he, Tom Cruise, and Joseph Kosinski were inspired by Damian Nenow’s 2010 short film Paths of Hate, which has animated aerial battles. Before Top Gun 2 heads to the Oscars, watch this short. → Read More

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish might be the year’s most unexpected triumph

Dreamworks Animation hasn’t made Shrek 5 yet, but they did make a sequel to Antonio Banderas’ 2011 spinoff Puss in Boots. Puss in Boots 2 took 11 years — but it’s great for kids and adults who loved Spider-verse. → Read More

James Cameron scrapped a potentially incredible Na’vi space battle from Avatar 2

Before Avatar: The Way of Water took Jake Sully underwater, James Cameron wanted Sam Worthington’s hero to go to space. In the Avatar: The High Ground comic, we see a deleted scene from the movie. → Read More

Every new Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse character, explained

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse promises a whole new slate of Spider-themed characters, voiced by Oscar Isaac, Issa Rae, and Daniel Kaluuya. Read up on Spider-Man 2099, Spider-Woman, Spider-Punk, and more! → Read More

The Super Mario Bros. Movie warp pipe scene tests Chris Pratt’s voice acting

Chris Pratt voices Mario with Keegan Michael-Key as Toad in a new clip from the upcoming April 2023 movie that premiered at the 2022 Game Awards. Watch the warp pipe scene here. → Read More

The best Christmas movies to watch on Netflix, Amazon, HBO, and more right now

From classic Christmas movies like The Muppet Christmas Carol and It’s a Wonderful Life to animated kids movies to Christmas horror movies and even a Netflix original, these are some of the best Christmas movies you can stream. → Read More

Exclusive: Star Wars is now in the Secretlab gaming chair business

Looking for a Star Wars gaming chair? Secret lab has released a new line of Star Wars gaming chairs, the perfect gift for Star Wars fans in your life. → Read More

Pixar’s Elemental teaser raises 1 million questions about a world filled with fire and water people

Elemental stars the voices of Leah Lewis and Mamoudou Athie, playing fire and water people in a movie. The June 2023 release creates a new world — something we haven’t seen from Pixar since Cars. → Read More

One of the best time-travel books ever gets a great-looking adaptation

FX and Hulu’s sci-fi series will release on December 13. Here’s your first look at the adaptation, from Watchmen writer Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, which arrives as a full season 1 binge later in 2022. → Read More

Valentina Allegra de Fontaine is now one of Marvel’s most important characters

Veep and Seinfeld actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus has appeared in a few MCU properties already as the mysterious Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine. But her latest role raises questions about who her character really is? Here’s what comics tell us about “Madame Hydra,” and why she matters in Wakanda Forever. → Read More

The oral history of Andor’s prison, one of Star Wars’ most frightening creations

Diego Luna’s Cassian and Andy Serkis’ Kino Loy take center stage in the Disney Plus Star Wars show’s most jaw-dropping episode yet. → Read More

Can Netflix really do The Witcher without Henry Cavill?

The Witcher season 4 cast will lose Cavill to Superman and gain The Hunger Games’ Liam Hemsworth. But Cavill’s fandom of Witcher books and games bled directly into his take on Geralt. Here’s how. → Read More

After The School for Good and Evil, watch these movies

Fans of Netflix’s new fantasy movie have seen all the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts movies, so here are other fairy tale-style magic school movies on Netflix, Disney Plus, HBO Max, and Amazon. → Read More

Daniel Radcliffe basically made a Mad Max: Fury Road show

Daniel Radcliffe’s TV show will get post-apocalyptic when it premieres in January 2023. Here’s a first look trailer for Miracle Workers season 4, End Times. → Read More

The Guardians of the Galaxy are going to kidnap Kevin Bacon for Christmas

Before Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is released in 2023, James Gunn and Chris Pratt team up for a Christmas-themed one-off for Disney Plus. Watch the trailer here. → Read More

Henry Cavill promises more Superman after Black Adam post-credits scene

WB and DC will produce more Superman movies, says Cavill, who promised fans that Zack Snyder’s Justice League was not the end. Whether it’s in Black Adam 2 or Man of Steel 2 is up for debate. → Read More