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Matt Patches

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New York, NY, United States

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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:

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be the ‘end of this team’

James Gunn’s third Guardians of the Galaxy movie gets a sneak peek at Marvel Studios’ Hall H panel at SDCC, showing off the High Evolutionary and Adam Warlock. → Read More

Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick trailer — I guess I like planes now?

Top Gun: Maverick finally has a May 2022 release date, and the action looks top notch. The long-awated Top Gun sequel teams Cruise with Miles Teller, who plays the son of Goose. → Read More

How a movie like Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus gets made

Debbie Gibson led the 2009 monster versus movie which became a viral sensation and put The Asylum on the path to make Sharknado. But it all started with director Jack Perez. → Read More

Apple’s CODA tops Netflix to win 2022 Best Picture Oscar

Apple TV Plus’ family drama won Best Picture over The Power of the Dog, making Apple the first streaming service to win the Academy Award for best movie of the year. Here’s why it’s history. → Read More

Will Smith wins the Best Actor Oscar shortly after slapping Chris Rock

The former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air won for his performance in King Richard as Richard Williams, father to tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams. → Read More

Furry Sonic the Hedgehog Xbox controllers alert

To promote the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie, Microsoft has released a pair of red and blue controllers and a special Xbox Series S. Here’s how to win. → Read More

The Ms. Marvel trailer bursts with romance, big dreams, and superheroics

Actor Iman Vellani is Kamala Khan in Marvel’s new series, which connects to 2023’s Captain Marvel sequel The Marvels. Watch the trailer for the new Marvel Disney Plus series here. → Read More

Here’s a villainous first look at Umbrella Academy season 3, which arrives in June

Umbrella Academy is coming back to Netflix in June, and Netflix took to SXSW 2022 to tease what’s next, with a new trailer touting the official premiere date and a new look at the Sparrow Academy cast. → Read More

Disney CEO responds to ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill controversy with dismay, donations, and a belief in Florida politicians

Disney CEO Bob Chapek’s reaction to Florida LGBTQ legislation has Disney Channel creators and fans speaking in protest. At an investors call, Chapek tried to address Disney’s LGBTQ views, political donation policy, and stance on the bill. → Read More

Han Solo’s new Marvel comic answers one of Star Wars’ great mysteries

Marvel’s Han Solo and Chewbacca #1 continues to the events of Solo: A Star Wars Story to learn how Han worked with Jabba the Hutt. But his lineage and missing dad finally come into question. → Read More

First-look Obi-Wan photos tease an off-world mission for the lone Jedi

Actor Ewan McGregor from Revenge of the Sith to face off against Anakin Skywalker’s Darth Vader and Inquisitor Reva, played by Moses Ingram. Here are new images from the show, set for release on Disney Plus on May 25. → Read More

Scream (the new one) is suddenly available to stream on Paramount Plus

One of the great new horror movies of 2022, Scream 5, starring Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, and David Arquette, killed in theaters in January, but now it’s on streaming. Here’s how to watch it and a deal on Paramount Plus. → Read More

Sex, murder, Ben Affleck — the Deep Water trailer has it all

Affleck and ex-girlfriend Ana de Armas made an erotic thriller years ago, and now it’s finally getting a Hulu release. Watch the first trailer for the movie, from sex-scene-thriller maestro Adrian Lyne (Fatal Attraction). → Read More

The Batman breaks free of the Dark Knight trilogy’s legacy by literally breaking Batman

Matt Reeves’ 2022 Batman movie has a lot in common with Christopher Nolan’s Batman movies, except for one element: The fights, car chases, and action all hurt Bruce Wayne, and use the costume to show pain in a new way. → Read More

Disney Plus to offer cheaper, ad-supported subscription plan later this year

Disney Plus pricing hasn’t grown yet, and Disney hopes to keep people coming back for Star Wars, Marvel, and Pixar shows not by hiking up the price but by adding ads, much like Hulu and ESPN Plus. Here’s the pricing plan right now. → Read More

Dear Wheel of Fortune contestants who totally failed last night: I’m so sorry that I was not your mother

On Tuesday night, Pat Sajak and Vanna White watched in shock as three Wheel of Fortune contestants guessed wrong letters and failed to solve an easy puzzle involving the phrase “Another Feather in Your Cap.” Watch the full video and read our poetic reaction. → Read More

Adi Shankar broke in, blew up, spiraled, healed, then made Netflix’s weirdest show ever

The Guardians of Justice is Netflix’s new superhero TV show with a cast led by Diamond Dallas Page, Denise Richards, Andy Milonakis, and Kellan Lutz from Twilight. It remixes DC’s Justice League using animation of every kind. And it’s backstory is wild. → Read More

Why CODA deserves to win the Best Picture Oscar

Before you watch the Apple TV Plus release (which is soon headed back to theaters, with free tickets), learn why CODA deserves its Best Picture nomination, and why it should win the Academy Award. → Read More

The new Texas Chainsaw Massacre deals with every kind of violence, including school shootings

Director David Blue Garcia is a lifelong Texan, and when creating a sequel to Tobe Hooper’s Texas Chain Saw Massacre, hoped to put real issues like gun control and Texas school shootings into the horror movie. Here’s why. → Read More

Ben Affleck, Ana de Armas’ too-hot-for-theaters thriller Deep Water gets trailer, Hulu release date

Adrian Lynne’s sexy new drama was too hot to release in theaters, so it’s coming out on Hulu in March. Here’s a first look at the Patricia Highsmith adaptation. → Read More