Mike Sampson Biography

Let the Countdown to ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Begin!

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by Mike Sampson 4 hours ago
Marvel
Avengers: Age of Ultron opens in theaters one month from today, which is crazy. Crazy because it seemed liked just the other day we were at Comic-Con in 2013 when Joss Whedon showed up, announced the Age of Ultron title and revealed the film's first teaser. Crazy also because we still have one more month to go?! Yes, this month leading up to Avengers 2 is going to feel like an eternity. We're here to help. Enter: Countdown to Ultron.

Going Behind the ‘Age of Miracles’ With Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver on the ‘Avengers 2’ Set

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by Mike Sampson 2 days ago
We presume you know all about Ultron by now. He's big and shiny and angry. But, what of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch? In the trailers and posters we see them fighting alongside both Ultron and The Avengers. Are they good? Bad? Who are these guys?

‘The Daily Show’ Names Trevor Noah as Jon Stewart’s Replacement

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by Mike Sampson 3 days ago
The Daily Show and Comedy Central have announced that, after a long search with many rumored candidates, Trevor Noah will succeed the retiring Jon Stewart as the host of the late night program. Noah, a 31-year-old stand-up comedian, has served as a correspondent for the show but, so far, has only made three appearances.

Ludacris Wants to Star in a ‘Fast and Furious’ Spinoff With Tyrese, But Needs Your Help

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by Mike Sampson 6 days ago
Universal Pictures
Increasingly the Fast and Furious franchise has felt like a superhero franchise. A group of heroes with seemingly infinite strength and abilities taking on the bad guys and becoming a family in the process. It's like Avengers meets the Fantastic Four, but with a lot of cars. With the movies already up to Part 7 and Paul Walker sadly gone, the series can't go on forever. So, how do they continue the brand? Just like the superheroes do: with spinoffs.

The Thing Revealed on New ‘Fantastic Four’ Billboard

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by Mike Sampson 7 days ago
Marvel
The Fantastic Four marketing campaign so far has been a little unusual. The movie doesn't look that bad, but it almost seems like Fox is scared of it. So far, they skipped Comic-Con, waited until February to release a teaser trailer and yesterday's poster was just a rehash of a previously released publicity still. So, we guess it shouldn't be at all surprising that our first look at The Thing in full on “clobberin time” mode is from someone's Instagram page.

‘Furious 7’ Will Win Best Picture at the Oscars, Says Vin Diesel

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by Mike Sampson March 24, 2015 @ 3:12 PM
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Furious 7 is a highly enjoyable movie that is going to make a ton of money (the film is tracking to open with a $115 million opening weekend). This is something we can all pretty much agree on. But, that lovable lug Vin Diesel has taken his predictions to the next level: Furious 7 is going to win Best Picture at the 2016 Oscars.