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.
‘Princess Bride’ T-Shirt Deemed a Security Threat on Airplane
'The Princess Bride' is known for many famous lines, perhaps the most famous of which is the classic, "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." It's quoted and repeated and even reprinted on t-shirts. But you might not want to wear your Inigo Montoya shirt on your next airplane flight lest you wind up like poor Wynand Mullins whose 'Princess Bride' t-shirt
‘Man of Steel’ Toys Reveal a Top Secret Villain?
'Man of Steel' has a villain any Superman fan will recognize: General Zod. Played by Oscar-nominee Michael Shannon, Zod was famously seen in 'Superman II' and introduced the classic line, "Kneel before Zod!" But is there another Superman bad guy in 'Man of Steel?' One that the filmmakers are trying to keep quiet? There very well may be and that top secret villain may have been spoiled wi
Batman Reboot Won’t Hit Theaters Until After 2017
Sorry Bat-fans. If you were looking for a new Batman movie some time soon, you're going to get disappointed. It looks like we won't see a 'Dark Knight' reboot for quite a while. So what's the hold up?
‘Olympus Has Fallen’ Trailer: Die Hard in The White House
'A Good Day to Die Hard' opens in theaters on February 14th but if that's not enough 'Die Hard' for you, you can also look forward to 'Olympus Has Fallen,' a movie that doesn't technically take place in the John McClane universe, but might as well. Check out the new 'Olympus Has Fallen' trailer below to see for yourself.
‘Iron Man 3′ to Open in IMAX Theaters Worldwide Starting on April 25!
Is 'Iron Man 3' one of your must see movies of 2013? Can you not wait any longer to see one of the biggest superhero films of the year? Well, we can help. You still have some time to wait, but how would you like to see 'Iron Man 3' one week earlier than its May 3, 2013 release date? You can and we've got the details.
Did ‘Man of Steel’ Turn a Classic Superman Character Into a Girl?
As 'Man of Steel' was casting, the film hit all the classic Superman notes - Lois Lane, Perry White, Jor-El, Ma and Pa Kent - with one exception: Jimmy Olsen. "Superman's pal" and fellow photojournalist at the Daily Planet was notoriously missing from any and all cast reports. And now we think we know why...
Lance Armstrong Doping Scandal Movie Coming From Director J.J. Abrams
The Lance Armstrong doping scandal has captured the interest of the world over the past few days after the cyclist admitted to Oprah Winfrey that he used PEDs and cheated during all 7 of his once-triumphant Tour de France victories. It's the the kind of drama that makes for a great movie. And, as you might have expected, the Lance Armstrong doping scandal is going to do just that.
Mark Wahlberg and Ted to Appear Together at 2013 Oscars
When Seth MacFarlane was announced as the host of the 2013 Oscars we wondered whether MacFarlane would bring some of his more famous characters to the big show. Well we won't have to wait until February 24 to find out. Star Mark Wahlberg confirmed that he and "Ted" will appear together on stage at the 2013 Oscars.
‘Terminator 5′ Gets Writers, Moves Forward With Script
As Arnold Schwarzenegger's new film - 'The Last Stand' - hits theaters this weekend, let's turn our attention to perhaps his most popular franchise. The actor was in talks to star in 'Terminator 5' after leaving public office but he never had an actual script. That's about to change as two writers have been hired to write a 'Terminator 5' script, kickstarting the upcoming sequel.
New ‘Star Wars’ Film to Be Directed by Zack Snyder?
We've heard rumors that there would be a point where we could see multiple 'Star Wars' films in a single year, much like what Marvel is doing with their superhero universe. What would that mean outside of 'Star Wars: Episode 7' and its sequels we didn't really know but now we've got a much better idea of Disney's plans. Director Zack Snyder ('Man of Steel') is developing a 'Star Wars' spinoff that
Watch Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig’s Hilarious Bit at the 2013 Golden Globes
At the 2013 Golden Globes, Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig presented the award for Best Actress, Musical or Comedy and were intent on bringing some of their own laughs to the show. Not content to read the scripted banter off the TelePrompTer, the two came up with their own bit that left everyone cracking up ... except Tommy Lee Jones, that is.
The Female Avengers: See the Superheroes Recast as Women
Sure, 'The Avengers' was a great movie but there was only one female member (Black Widow) of the superhero team. There are already rumors that Joss Whedon wants to add Wasp to 'Avengers 2' but what if the entire 'Avengers' team was recast as women? Hey, if they can do an all-girl version of 'The Expendables' why not 'The Avengers?' And what if they cast Alison Brie, Sandra Bullock and Amber Heard?
2013 Oscar Nominations: Biggest Snubs
The 2013 Oscar nominations were announced this morning and there were plenty of surprises this year. While there were plenty of Oscar nominations we expected - Daniel Day Lewis for 'Lincoln' or Anne Hathaway for 'Les Miserables' - there were also plenty of Oscar snubs. So who were the most notable names that got snubbed when the 2013 Oscar nominations were announced?
2013 Oscar Nominations — ‘Lincoln’ Leads the Pack With 12 Total Nominations
The 2013 Oscar nominations were announced this morning by Oscar host and 'Family Guy' creator Seth MacFarlane and 'Gangster Squad' star Emma Stone at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. MacFarlane is the first Oscar host to actually announce the nominees since Charlton Heston's turn in 1972. So who are the 2013 Oscar nominees? Who were the big surprises and the big snubs? Find out! Read M
‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot to Be Like Nothing You’ve Ever Seen?
None of the 'Fantastic Four' movies made have been any good but that doesn't mean they're going to stop trying. Fox is actively working on a 'Fantastic Four' reboot with 'Chronicle' director Josh Trank and the man behind all of Fox's superhero movies says it will be unlike anything you've ever seen.
‘Avengers 2′ – Jeremy Renner Thinks Hawkeye Was Disappointing, Wants More Opportunities in Sequel
'The Avengers' might have been the biggest movie of 2013 (and one of the biggest movies of all-time) but Jeremy Renner is already hoping for more from 'The Avengers 2.' The actor, who's out promoting 'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters,' admits he was disappointed with his role in the first 'Avengers' movie and is hoping for more out of 'Avengers 2.'
‘Godzilla’ is Coming! Big Screen Reboot to Begin Filming in March
Back at Comic-Con 2012, we saw a surprise teaser trailer for the 'Godzilla' reboot. It looked amazing. But what we didn't get was any clear idea when the film would start filming or hit theaters. It was all theoretically possible that the film would fall apart. But today we get some good news as it's confirmed that the new era of 'Godzilla' will begin filming in March.
‘Evil Dead’ Remake Has Absolutely No CGI In the Entire Movie
One of the worst parts of modern horror movies is the use (and overuse) of CGI blood and CGI fire and, well, CGI everything. But you'll get none of that in the new 'Evil Dead' remake. NONE of it.
‘Die Hard 5′ Trailer: I Guess You’ve Done This Before
'Die Hard 5' (aka 'A Good Day to Die Hard') is coming this Valentine's Day and if the previous trailers didn't convince you, maybe this final, longer trailer - filled with even more guns and explosions - will help do the trick. Are you ready to 'Die Hard' again?
‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Pics – 11 Hi-Res New Shots From the Sequel!
'Star Trek Into Darkness' is still a long six months away but if that 9-minute IMAX preview before 'The Hobbit' wasn't enough for you, we've got 11 brand new, hi-res 'Star Trek Into Darkness' pics for you today! What secrets do they hold?