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 Simpsons’ to Produce 20-Year-Old Script By Judd Apatow
Exactly 22 years ago, director Judd Apatow ('This is 40,' 'Knocked Up') wrote a script for 'The Simpsons' that was never used (which is not surprising since, at the time, Apatow had no credits and was still a struggling comedian). But now that Judd Apatow is Judd Apatow…
‘Avengers’ DVD Box-Set Returns, Will Now Include “Phase 2″ Footage
Back in September, Marvel announced that the "Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One — Avengers Assembled Box Set" would be delayed indefinitely due to an impending lawsuit over the design of the DVD case. With the legal issue behind them (and the DVD case redesigned), Marvel is ready to sta…
What Bane Almost Looked Like in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’
'The Dark Knight Rises' hits DVD and Blu-ray on December 4th (just in time for the holidays!) and a few early copies have leaked in advance of the official release. One of the behind-the-scenes documentaries included on the discs shows off some behind-the-scenes photos of Tom Hardy as Bane…
New ‘Fast Six’ Photos: How About a Picnic?
Vin Diesel, our favorite Facebooker, has taken to his 35 million fans to debut two new images from 'Fast Six,' the upcoming sixth installment in the 'Fast and the Furious' franchise. And what could possibly be faster or more furious than a front yard picnic in wicker furniture?
‘Oz, the Great and Powerful’ Trailer: Off to Be the Wizard
A stage magician is transported to the land of Oz, where he encounters three witches and must prove to them that he's the all-powerful wizard they've been waiting for.
‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ – Carrie Fisher Says She’s Ready to Return Too
First Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill and now Princess Leia herself says she's ready to return for 'Star Wars: Episode 7.' So with Luke, Han and Leia all game for another round of 'Star Wars,' will we actually see them in the films?
‘Top Gun 2′ Not Happening After All, Original Film Will Get 3D Re-Release
'Top Gun 2' was once a high priority at Paramount with Tom Cruise and director Tony Scott all set to return - some 25 years later - to classic 80s hit. A script was written and the studio head even said he expected that 'Top Gun 2' would happen before 'Mission: Impossible 5&…
‘Ghostbusters 3′ to Begin Filming Next Summer
'Ghostbusters 3' - after what seems like years of endless rumors - finally seems ready to actually happen with filming set to begin in summer 2013 with a release date in 2014, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the original film.
Joaquin Phoenix on The Oscars: “It’s Total and Utter Bulls—“
By all accounts, Joaquin Phoenix is considered an Oscar frontrunner for his performance in 'The Master.' The only problem is that Phoenix himself wants no part of it. When asked about the possibility of an Oscar nomination, Phoenix took the chance to call the Academy Awards the "s…
Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ to Hit Theaters on November 6, 2015
'Ant-Man' is coming superhero fans. After years of rumors, Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man' has an official release date from Marvel. This is all great news. Except that you have to wait a while.
‘Mythbusters’ Settles the ‘Titanic’ Debate: Did Jack Have to Die?
It was a debate that had raged since 'Titanic' hit theaters 25 years ago: did Rose leave Jack to die by not letting him up on the board as they floated in the ocean. James Cameron maintains that the board would have only been big enough for one of them and Jack died valiantly, letting Rose live. Oth…
Emma Watson Nude? ‘Harry Potter’ Actress OK With Showing Skin For ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’
Emma Watson is slowly moving away from Hermione Granger and segueing into more adult roles. It doesn't get more adult than the upcoming 'Fifty Shades of Grey' movie she's been rumored as a leading candidate to star in but would Emma Watson go nude for a part like that? "…