Mike Sampson is the Editor-in-Chief of ScreenCrush. He studied to become a lawyer and worked as an architectural planner after graduating college but neither of these professions afforded him the opportunity to watch movies and TV for a living. He previously served as the Editor-in-Chief of JoBlo.com for 10 years. He lives in New Jersey and probably spends too much time playing video games and overthinking things.
The Lonely Island Debut Two New Songs From ‘Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping’
One of the most exciting things about a new movie from The Lonely Island (Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schafer) is that we also get a new Lonely Island album. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping opens in theaters on June 3, but you don’t have to wait until next month to get a listen to some of the new songs from the mockumentary. Two ...
The Main Character in ‘Rogue One’ Is a Woman and Some ‘Star Wars’ Bros Are Freaking Out
Meet Jyn, the latest in a long line of Star Wars heroes. She’s the star of Rogue One, the first Star Wars spinoff (A Star Wars Story, to be precise) and one of a new era of strong, powerful Star Wars characters. She also happens to be a woman. That...
‘Fast and Furious 8’ to Begin Filming Next Month in…Cleveland?
Los Angeles. Brazil. London. Abu Dhabi. Cleveland. According to new reports, Fast and Furious 8 is set to begin filming next month and following in a long line of exotic and beautiful locales, the new installment will make its way to C-Town...
‘Batman vs. Superman’ R-Rated Cut Will Be Over 3 Hours, Says Zack Snyder
Batman vs. Superman is opening in theaters next week, but an extended, R-rated cut of the film will be included with the DVD and Blu-ray release of the film. While many extended cuts just include a few additional minutes of footage and a couple random edits, Batman vs. Superman director Zack Snyder says his planned R-rated cut will include a whopping 30 minutes of new footage, pushing it past the three hour mark.
‘Captain America: Civil War’ Directors Say You’ll ‘S— Yourself’ Over Spider-Man
The big Spider-Man reveal at the end of the Captain America: Civil War trailer certainly got the internet, and all of superhero fandom, in a tizzy. There were those that absolutely loved it and then there were those who were left disappointed...
Theater Owners Shoot Down Proposed Plan to Release New Films at Home on Opening Day
Two weeks ago came word of a controversial, yet intriguing concept proposed to both Hollywood studios and theater owners: a new encrypted set-top box that would allow moviegoers to watch new releases the same day they open in theaters. So, for example, you could watch Batman vs. Superman on March 25 on your couch for $50. The plan was generating some buzz and support from filmmakers like J.J. Abrams and Peter Jackson, but received its biggest setback today as the National Organization of Theater Owners have officially dismissed the proposal.
‘Tomb Raider’ Reboot Wants Daisy Ridley as New Lara Croft
Not sure if you saw that Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie that came out a few months ago, but if you missed it, I’ll let you in on a little something: actress Daisy Ridley is pretty great! You can have your beefs with J.J. Abrams and his lens flares and mystery boxes all you want, but you can’t deny that the man has a remarkable eye for talent. Whether it’...
‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Posters: The Four Horsemen Unite
With Batman vs. Superman and Captain America: Civil War each less than two months away, it might feel like the Marvel and DC universes are dominating the landscape. But, let’s not forget that the X-Men Movies Universe is still a thing and X-Men: Apocalypse is on its way. Not to be outdone by the many Captain America posters, X-Men: Apocalypse has released a brand new poster highlighting the film’s villains.
‘Justice League’ Casts J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon
Just last week Oscar winner J.K. Simmons commented on fans hoping he’d return as J. Jonah Jameson in Marvel’s new Spider-Man reboot. Simmons diplomatically said, “I’ll never close the door on anything.” Well, this may slam, lock and barricade that door. The Whiplash actor has just been cast as Commissioner Gordon in Warner Bros.’ two-part Justice League movie.
Singer Zendaya Lands Lead Role in Marvel’s ‘Spider-Man’ Movie
While most comic book fans are waiting to see if they’ll catch a glimpse of the new Spider-Man in this week’s Captain America: Civil War trailer, Marvel is already looking ahead to Spidey’s new reboot. While the film isn’t due in theaters until next summer, Marvel has reportedly already cast a lead actress to co-star with Tom Holland. And it’s… Zendaya? ...
New ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Posters Show Off Team Cap
Can you smell that? That’s the fresh scene of a brand new Captain America: Civil War trailer, which is arriving later this week. When? Well, we can’t tell you that yet, but we can tell you in advance of the trailer, there will be a lot of Captain America: Civil War items popping up on the internet this week. Starting with six new Civil War posters highlighting the members of Team Cap.
Did ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ Just Add Sylvester Stallone to the Cast?
Last month when Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 director James Gunn revealed on Facebook that Kurt Russell, Elizabeth Debicki and Chris Sullivan had joined the cast of his sequel, he promised “We’ll have more surprises for you in the coming months.” Has one of those surprises already been spoiled?