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.
‘Concussion’ Trailer: Will Smith Takes on the NFL
As of December 2012, thirty-three former NFL players have been formally diagnosed post-mortem with CTE. As the NFL continues to try to bury the issue (they recently denied permission to Seau’s daughter to speak in-person at her father’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony over fears she would publicize the CTE debate), a new film looks to tackle the issue head on and today we have our first look at Concussion.
The Worst Oscar-Nominated Movies of All Time
Every year, when the Oscar nominations are announced, a considerable amount of time is spent debating who was snubbed. But for every film that was expecting to get nominated and didn't, there's a film that no one was expecting to get nominated and did. This is the story of those films. The movies you'll look back on and wonder exactly how the heck it ever got nominated for an Oscar.
It's hell getting old. You're overworked, underpaid, get grey hairs, everything hurts, there's barely time for sex, you fall asleep on the couch watching 'Game of Thrones' and, unless you're George Clooney, you're just not cool anymore. You either hike up your pants and accept it, or you wage all out war. It's the latter that highlights the uproarious Seth Rogen and Zac Efron comedy 'Neighbors,' w
New ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Pics: The Humans Are in Big Trouble
A new 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' trailer is coming (in theaters with 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'), but to help you get excited for the next installment in the updated 'Apes' franchise, we have a bunch of new pics from the film. And, a lot has happened since 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'...
Exclusive: More With Karen Gillan on ‘Oculus’ and Her Villainous Turn in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’
‘Oculus’ – one of the scariest movies you’ll see this year – opens in theaters this Friday and to help get you excited, we have Part 2 of our interview with star Karen Gillan. We met with Gillan shortly after the film’s premiere at SXSW to talk a little bit more about the movie. Here, Gillan starts off explaining what she saw in ‘Oculus’ – a horror movie that actually feels new and exciting. Read
Quentin Tarantino to Direct ‘The Hateful Eight’…As a One-Time, Live Event
Quentin Tarantino famously shelved his upcoming project 'The Hateful Eight' after an early draft of the script leaked online (he would later sue the web site Gawker for publishing a download link). Fans were left disappointed knowing that an upcoming Tarantino film would never come to fruition, but now they take solace in knowing that Tarantino will direct 'The Hateful Eight' after all!... As part
Marvel’s Upcoming Movies Are Mapped Out For the Next 15 Years
While most of us don't have an idea what Marvel Studios is planning beyond 2016 (and, let's be honest, there's a whole cottage industry built around speculating what those future titles are), but Marvel knows exactly what they're doing. In fact, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has a map in his office that plots out the next 15 years of Marvel movies, all the way to 2028.
Exclusive: Karen Gillan Talks ‘Oculus’ and Why She’s Always Wanted to Star in a Horror Movie
It is a weird distinction that the impossibly perky and polite Karen Gillan is the star of the scariest movie of the year, 'Oculus'. In the film, she plays a young woman determined to crack - both literally and figuratively - the mystery behind an evil mirror that has haunted her family. Her red hair pulled back in a ponytail (which bounces hypnotically to and fro as if it were itself possessed) t
‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ TV Spot Premieres During ‘The Walking Dead’ Season Finale
A new 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' TV spot aired during the 'Walking Dead' season finale and if you missed it, a) it was awesome, and b) we have it for you right here in HD.
New ‘Transformers 4′ Poster: On the Run From Really Big Robots
The 'Transformers' films have operated under director Michael Bay with one basic credo: "Giant F---ing Robots." (It's true! We actually have a cast and crew t-shirt with that printed on the back.) This new 'Transformers 4' poster certainly lives up to that motto as stars Mark Wahlberg and Nicola Peltz beat foot to avoid - what else? - a giant f---ing robot.