Joined: Oct 10, 2015
Matthew Jackson is a freelance pop culture journalist/nerd-for-hire who's been writing full-time since 2008. Since 2011 he's served as a writer and contributing editor at Blastr.com, and in 2015 he joined the Entertainment division of Playboy.com as a regular contributor.
Writers strikes have a major impact on TV and film production, as the most recent strike—which began on May 2, 2023—has made clear.
The cult classic that cemented Wes Craven as one of Hollywood’s great masters of horror was released nearly 46 years ago.
Plenty of great movies have been derailed by lackluster endings, or endings that simply chicken out on the bold promises the rest of the film made to its audience. Thankfully for all of us, these are the ones that got it right.
Nearly a decade before he made ‘A Christmas Story,’ Bob Clark turned a horror movie about an unsuspecting group of sorority sisters and a mysterious killer lurking in their attic into a different kind of holiday classic.
The car chase is a time-honored, frequently practiced piece of the language of action cinema, and the rise in digital wizardry in filmmaking has only helped to bolster its place on the big screen. Still, not all car chases are created equal; here are some
Six decades, 25 films, six actors, and billions of dollars in box office later, and we're still talking about James Bond, his literary legacy, and his big screen adventures.
Though often dismissed as a bunch of movies about a crazy guy with a knife, there’s a sense of near-constant creativity at work within even the most low-budget, opportunistic slasher films.
The Western has been part of cinema since the very earliest days of Hollywood, and has produced some of the greatest films ever made. Here are 35 of them.
The coming-of-age movie is a well-tested, familiar, and deeply evocative type of film that transcends genre, age, historical period, and so much more. There are numerous masterpieces in the field, but these are 25 of our favorites.
Director John Carpenter set the standard for dystopian cinema with the classic 1981 flick 'Escape from New York.'
In the fall of 1979, a group of unknown actors, a director desperate for a hit, and a special effects visionary got together in the woods of New Jersey to create the stuff of legend.
Roger Ebert called Orson Welles’ masterpiece “the official answer” to the question “What’s the greatest film of all time?”