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.
Kurt Russell on ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ and the Secrets of His Mysterious Character
There are a lot of fascinating, interesting and just plain cool things involved when you’re visiting the set of Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2. For one, getting to hold Baby Groot. For another, getting to walk through the massive practical sets built for the film. And for another, getting to shoot the breeze with Kurt Russell.
‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Set Visit: All the Surprises and Secrets of Marvel’s Latest Blockbuster
Movie sets. If you’ve watched La La Land or even Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, you know they’re supposed to be glamorous. Bright lights, brighter stars, exotic locales ... So, what am I doing here in an abandoned convention center outside Atlanta?
‘Manchester by the Sea’ Review: Casey Affleck Shines in This Powerful Tearjerker
If you tried to describe Manchester by the Sea to someone else it would sound an awful lot like many other indie dramas. Trouble white guy returns to his hometown to care for a relative. But that does not do justice to Kenneth Lonergan’s third feature, only his third in 16 years...
‘Sausage Party’ Review: Just Get Stoned and Watch ‘Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs’ Instead
Sausage Party is the first ever R-rated CG-animated film. Based on a concept Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill and Evan Goldberg first came up with 8 years ago, the film, by definition, is something you have never seen before. It’s raunchy, rowdy and completely insane. Unfortunately, it’s just not very funny.
A Goodbye From Your ScreenCrush Editor-in-Chief
I’ll keep this brief, because no one wants to read a self-indulgent, weepy goodbye post, and I certainly don’t want to write one (that’s a lie, I am nothing if not completely self-absorbed). Just over four years ago, I was hired by Townsquare Media to launch ScreenCrush, a web site dedicated movies and TV...
‘Justice League’ Villain Revealed (and No, It’s Not Darkseid)
Remember when we all pretty much assumed that the Justice League villain would be Darkseid, one of the most powerful beings in the DC universe and a guy who was heavily teased throughout Batman vs. Superman? Ahh, those were the days. As Justice League continues filming in London, a new report suggests that Mr...
The Lonely Island Debut Two New Songs From ‘Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping’
One of the most exciting things about a new movie from The Lonely Island (Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schafer) is that we also get a new Lonely Island album. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping opens in theaters on June 3, but you don’t have to wait until next month to get a listen to some of the new songs from the mockumentary...
‘Wolverine 3’ Begins Filming, Confirmed to be Rated R
While Hugh Jackman and Wolverine make only a very brief appearance in X-Men: Apocalypse, the Oscar-nominated actor and his popular mutant alter ego are returning for Wolverine 3, the upcoming sequel that will serve as Jackman’s last. From the Apocalypse press day in London, we have some new details on the film including that filming has now begun and that, as rumored, Wolverine 3 will be rated R..
‘Captain America: Civil War’ Writers Say They Were Never Going to Kill Off [SPOILER]
The following article contains spoilers for Captain America: Civil War. For years, long before Marvel ever announced Captain America: Civil War, comic book fans have been speculating about whether the movie version of Captain America would ever be killed off in the films and replaced by Bucky...
Watch Paul Thomas Anderson’s Mysterious Radiohead Music Video
Paul Thomas Anderson has yet to formally announce his next feature directorial project, but while he’s in between gigs, he hooked up with some old friends to shoot a new music video. Behold, the PTA directed music video for Radiohead’s new single “Daydreaming”.