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.

Who Are Rey’s Parents? Daisy Ridley Knows and Says It’s Not Even That Important

by Mike Sampson April 11, 2016 @ 10:14 AM
One of the biggest questions (of many) to come out of Star Wars: The Force Awakens was, Who are Rey’s parents? Much is made in the film of Rey being an orphan and left behind on Jakku with Unkar Plutt, slowly counting down the days until her family...

‘Batman vs. Superman’ R-Rated Edition May Get Released in Theaters

by Mike Sampson April 11, 2016 @ 9:03 AM
Warner Bros.
After a disappointing weekend that saw it lose to a horrible Melissa McCarthy comedy in only its third week of release, Batman vs. Superman looks poised for a total domestic run between $325 and $340 million. That’s below Deadpool, Furious 7 and even...

The One ‘Batman vs. Superman’ Scene That Was Even Too Dark For Zack Snyder

by Mike Sampson April 8, 2016 @ 12:39 PM
Warner Bros. / Empire
This post contains spoilers for Batman vs. Superman.
Whether you look at it as a positive or a negative, Batman vs. Superman was empirically a dark movie. Whether it was needlessly killing Jimmy Olsen or Batman wanting to stab Superman in the heart or...

After ‘Batman vs. Superman’ Letdown, Warner Bros. Will Reportedly Release Fewer Films

by Mike Sampson April 6, 2016 @ 8:01 AM
Warner Bros.
Batman vs. Superman opened to negative reviews and mixed word of mouth. All that could have been forgiven if it was a box-office juggernaut, but after an impressive opening weekend, Dawn of Justice is sinking like a stone. With the film now unlikely...