Mike Sampson Biography

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.

‘Assassin’s Creed’ First Look: Michael Fassbender Gets Ready For the Video Game Adaptation

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by Mike Sampson 9 hours ago
20th Century Fox
It feels like Michael Fassbender has been attached to an Assassin’s Creed movie for years, to the point where we began to wonder whether this movie would ever actually exist (it at one point was scheduled to open in theaters three months ago). But...

‘Captain America: Civil War’ Promo Art Gives First Look at the New Superhero Teams!

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by Mike Sampson 10 hours ago
Marvel
Earlier this month we brought you confirmation on the two sides in Captain America: Civil War. On Team Captain America we had Hawkeye, Falcon, Bucky/Winter Soldier, Ant-Man and Scarlet Witch, while on Team Iron Man there was Vision, Black Widow, War Machine and Spider-Man. Today, we have some brand new Captain America: Civil War promo art that confirms those warring factions of Marvel superheroes with some interesting new twists!

Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer Teaming Up to Write and Star in Upcoming Comedy

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by Mike Sampson a day ago
Getty Images/Comedy Central
Earlier this summer, Trainwreck star Amy Schumer tweeted photos of her partying with newfound BFF Jennifer Lawrence in The Hamptons. Now, it seems like Schumer and Lawrence are more than just party pals, they’re future co-stars. Lawrence revealed the new friends are currently writing a script together that they plan to star in.

Quentin Tarantino Reveals How He Would Have Fixed ‘It Follows’

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by Mike Sampson 2 days ago
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It Follows was a major sleeper hit when it was released earlier this year. Originally meant for VOD, director David Robert Mitchell’s film performed so well in a limited release, it was expanded to over 1,200 theaters two weeks later. Audiences loved it and it has a 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Yesterday, in an interview with Vulture, Quentin Tarantino said that he liked the film, but was frustrated because it could have been great. How could it have been great? Allow Quentin to explain.

Universal Planning ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Sequel With Snoop and Tupac?

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by Mike Sampson 6 days ago
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Straight Outta Compton proved to be a huge and surprising success for Universal Pictures. The studio is having a record-breaking year riding the success of Jurassic World, Furious 7 and Minions, three unlikely properties they were able to develop into huge franchises. Could they do the same for Straight Outta Compton? While the story of Eazy-E, Dre and Ice Cube may not be something easily translated into a franchise, a new report claims that a pseudo-sequel is in the works that would follow the West Coast rap game, including breakout stars like Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur.

Exclusive ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Photos: New Costumes, New Characters and More!

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by Mike Sampson 7 days ago
AKM-GSI
Star Trek Beyond has been filming in Vancouver for the last month, but has been doing most of its work indoors, where prying eyes can’t get an early look at the new costumes and new characters. Well, that all changed this week as director Justin Lin took the Star Trek cast and crew outside to shoot a big action scene and we’ve got an exclusive first look at the film, including the new Starfleet uniforms and a major new character in the franchise!

‘Goonies’ House Closed to Fans After Harassment, Vandalism From Visitors

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by Mike Sampson 7 days ago
Warner Bros.
The real-life Goonies house in Astoria, Oregon has becoming something of a mecca for fans of the 80s cult classic. They would stop by, take pictures, do the Truffle Shuffle and all was good. But all of that Pacific Northwest hospitality has disappeared as the owner of the house has gotten sick of the attention and blocked access to the property, including covering the outside of the house in tarps. Hey, you guyyyyyys…get off my lawn!

‘The Martian’ Trailer: Bring Matt Damon Back Home

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by Mike Sampson August 19, 2015 @ 8:02 AM
A crew of insanely smart scientists travel to a barren alien landscape. After an interstellar storm, one of the crew is left behind and presumed dead. He is, however, very much alive, and slowly begins plotting his return. No, it’s not the story of Doctor Doom in the new Fantastic Four reboot...OK, it is, but it’s also the plot for the upcoming Ridley Scott sci-fi drama The Martian, and today we’ve got a brand new trailer for you.