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.
‘Ant-Man’ First Look: See Paul Rudd as the Latest Marvel Superhero
After a tumultuous few months that left many wondering whether it would even happen at all, Marvel's 'Ant-Man' officially began filming yesterday in San Francisco. Not 24 hours later, we have our first look at star Paul Rudd, our newest superhero entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe...
The New Netflix Price Increase and How It Will Affect You
Netflix announced on Monday some good news for subscribers: they'll be actively working to improve the quality of their movie and TV choices as well as improving their streaming service. The bad news? You'll be paying for it.
Ellen’s Oscar Selfie Was Part of a $20 Million Samsung Ad Buy With ABC
Did you think that bit at the Oscars where host Ellen DeGeneres wandered into the audience to tweet a selfie with A-listers like Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper was a refreshing moment of spontaneity in an otherwise scripted affair? Wrong. The viral photo was actually part of a $20 million Samsung advertising campaign designed to promote the Galaxy Note
Toy Story Christmas Special Announced for This Holiday Season!
After the success of this past Halloween's 'Toy Story of Terror,' Pixar and ABC have announced another new holiday-themed 'Toy Story' TV special: the Christmas-themed 'Toy Story That Time Forgot' which will premiere later this year. So, what can we expect as Buzz, Woody and friends meet up with Santa?
J.K. Rowling Working on a ‘Harry Potter’ Prequel Following a Young, Orphan Harry
The boy who lived continues to live on. Two years after the last 'Harry Potter' movie hit theaters (and six years after 'Deathly Hallows' was published), author J.K. Rowling is working on a Potter prequel that would follow a young Harry as an orphan, before his time at Hogwarts.
J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan Have “Assumed Screenwriting Duties” on ‘Star Wars: Episode 7′
One of the very first 'Star Wars: Episode 7' announcements (minus the announcement that it was actually happening) was that Michael Arndt, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter behind 'Toy Story 3' and 'Little Miss Sunshine,' would be writing the script. No longer. Lucasfilm has confirmed today that Arndt is out and director J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan ('The Empire Strikes Back') have "assumed
J.K. Rowling Has Complete Creative Control Over the ‘Harry Potter’ Spinoff
While J.K. Rowling is one of the biggest selling (and richest) authors in the world, she has never written a movie screenplay. But, when you're the creator of the billion dollar 'Harry Potter' franchise, even a first time writer can make some creative demands. Rowling will write the screenplay for the forthcoming 'Harry Potter' spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' and her contract wit
Brad Pitt on ‘World War Z 2′ – ‘We Have So Many Ideas’
If you had brought up the idea of a 'World War Z 2' to Brad Pitt and Paramount Pictures just about six months ago, they may have laughed you out of the room. The zombie movie had a famously difficult production with costly reshoots leaving many Hollywood insiders thinking 'World War Z' was going to be a massive failure. But then the film hit theaters, it turned out to be a pretty good movie and th
‘Big Hero 6′ – Disney Announces Their First Animated Marvel Movie
When Disney bought Marvel for $4 billion in 2009, many immediately began to speculate about what this would mean for Disney (or Pixar) animated movies based on some of our favorite superheroes. Today, almost four years later, we have an official announcement from Disney on their first ever animated Marvel movie. Meet 'Big Hero 6.'
Legendary Movie Critic Roger Ebert Dies at the Age of 70
Just days after announcing a leave of absence from writing to deal with a recurrence of cancer, the Chicago Sun-Times reported this afternoon that legendary movie critic Roger Ebert has died.
The Best GIFs From the 2013 Oscars
The Oscars are always entertaining (well, maybe not always) and what better way to commemorate the 2013 Oscars than with our favorite animated GIFs from this year's show. And hey, thanks to these Oscar GIFs we have documented evidence of Tommy Lee Jones having a sense of humor!
Real Life Sci-Fi: Meteor Explodes Over Russia, Hundreds Injured
You've seen it a hundred times in countless sci-fi movies: an object from space comes hurtling towards Earth leaving a trail of thick smoke behind it as curious onlookers turn their heads to the sky, mouths agape. Only this time, it's real. Over 500 people were injured in Chelyabinsk, Russia last night when a meteor came blazing into the atmosphere, exploded and sent fireballs raining down as citi