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.

Why the ‘Ghostbusters’ Trailer Is the Most ‘Disliked’ Movie Trailer in YouTube History

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by Mike Sampson April 29, 2016 @ 11:45 AM
Sony / Empire
https://youtu.be/w3ugHP-yZXw
The first trailer for Paul Feig’s female-led Ghostbusters remake arrived in March of this year and the reaction was almost immediately disappointing. Even among those, like us, who are excited for the Melissa McCarthy and...

About That Time Tobey Maguire Got Fired From Spider-Man and Was Replaced by Jake Gyllenhaal

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by Mike Sampson April 29, 2016 @ 10:31 AM
Sony Pictures/Getty Images
It’s 2003. Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man has just become the biggest movie of the year, grossing over $400 million (at the time, one of only four films to achieve that feat). Maguire had just wrapped filming on Seabiscuit, a prestige film that would go...

Paramount Faces Lawsuit Claiming They Didn’t Have Enough Product Placement in ‘Transformers 4’

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by Mike Sampson April 29, 2016 @ 8:37 AM
Paramount Pictures
https://youtu.be/iIVKQV0sJ-8
I barely remember anything about Transformers 4. I had to look at IMDb to remind myself what the subtitle was (it was Age of Extinction) and I’m pretty sure this was the one with the Dinobots? But the one thing that really...

Bryan Singer Says Wolverine Cameo in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Is ‘Birth of a New Direction’

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by Mike Sampson April 26, 2016 @ 2:51 PM
Fox
Earlier this week came the X-Men: Apocalypse trailer that confirmed what we all suspected: Wolverine would be making an appearance in the upcoming X-Men movie after all. Most of us also assumed that decision was made because Hugh Jackman is a huge...