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.
‘It’ Remake Casts Its Pennywise and It’s Probably Not at All Who You’d Expect
After a very long search that looked at a wide variety of actors, the upcoming remake of Stephen King’s It has found its new Pennywise the Clown. And, you can keep guessing for a very long time, because we’re pretty sure you’ll never guess who it is.
‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ Photos Reveal Kylo Ren Unmasked, Lupita Nyong’o and More!
It's a Star Wars tradition to participate in a splashy Vanity Fair cover shoot by famed photographer Annie Liebowitz and Star Wars: Episode 7 is no different (although it almost was: rumors were that J.J. Abrams wanted to buck that tradition, but Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy was able to talk him into it). The cast and crew of The Force Awakens are on the cover of the upcoming June issue and while even more photos will be revealed, we do get our first look at Adam Driver without his Kylo Ren mask and Lupita Nyong’o’s motion-capture character!
First Clear, Full Color Look at Ben Affleck in Costume From ‘Batman vs. Superman’
The Batman vs. Superman trailer came and went, and we still didn't get a great look at Ben Affleck in the traditional Batman costume (we’ll leave that armored suit out of this). We’ve all seen that black and white promo shot, but what does Batfleck look like in clear, full color? Today, we have that answer.
‘Black Mass’ Trailer: Johnny Depp Reminds You He’s a Great Actor
It wasn't long ago that Johnny Depp, a highly respected actor, starred in the first Pirates of the Caribbean and became a huge A-list star. But, instead of taking his newfound fame (and wealth) and using that to star in some more challenging roles, he’s starred in a bunch of Pirates sequels, Tim Burton movies and Mortdecai. Had Johnny Depp lost his touch?, people asked. If this new Black Mass trailer is to be believed, no. Absolutely not.
‘The Daily Show’ Names Trevor Noah as Jon Stewart’s Replacement
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.
‘Ducktales’ Reboot Coming to Disney XD in 2017
DuckTales is coming back with even more tales of daring do, bad and good luck tales as Disney XD announced that they're bringing back the 80s cartoon with a new animated series set to launch in 2017. Uncle Scrooge, Huey, Dewey and Louie will all be return and they just might solve a mystery. Or rewrite history!
Pee-wee Herman’s Next Film ‘Pee-wee’s Big Holiday’ Officially Begins Filming in March
After four years of development, Pee-wee Herman's next movie is official! Netflix announced today that filming on Pee-wee's Big Holiday is set to begin in March, with Judd Apatow producing and John Lee (Inside Amy Schumer) making his directorial debut.
Watch How the LEGO Oscar Trophies Were Made
The LEGO Movie may not have been nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 2015 Oscars, but one of the highlights of the show was still the performance of “Everything is Awesome” by The Lonely Island with Tegan & Sara. During the song, dancers from the stage came down into the audience and handed out LEGO Oscar trophies to Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Oprah, who was really excited.
‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Announces Cast, Original Stars Confirmed to Return
'Star Wars: Episode 7' has finally announced its cast after a long process that has spanned months of speculation and rumors. The stars of the original trilogy - Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker - have finally been confirmed, and they'll be joined by newcomers to the franchise Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Max von Sydow, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver
Ellen’s Oscar Selfie Was Part of a $20 Million Samsung Ad Buy With ABC
Did you think that bit at the Oscars where host Ellen DeGeneres wandered into the audience to tweet a selfie with A-listers like Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper was a refreshing moment of spontaneity in an otherwise scripted affair? Wrong. The viral photo was actually part of a $20 million Samsung advertising campaign designed to promote the Galaxy Note
‘Breaking Bad’ Wins Outstanding Drama Series at the 2013 Emmy Awards
After getting snubbed all night in the major categories, 'Breaking Bad' took home the big prize at the 2013 Emmy Awards -- Best Drama Series!
Jack Nicholson Retires From Acting at Age 76
Perhaps all work and no play really does make Jack a dull boy. 3-time Oscar-winning actor Jack Nicholson has quietly retired from acting according to a new report citing sources close to the 76-year-old actor. The actor reportedly suffering from memory loss and has no further plans to appear in any more movies.
‘Argo’ Wins Best Picture at the 2013 Oscars
'Argo' was named Best Picture at the 2013 Oscars this Sunday.
‘Argo’ Wins Best Picture, Drama at the 2013 Golden Globes
It was a good night for Ben Affleck - just a few short minutes after winning Best Director at the 2013 Golden Globes, his film 'Argo' won Best Picture.
New NASA Spacesuits Look Exactly Like Buzz Lightyear
NASA revealed their new spacesuit - the Z-1 Prototype Spacesuit and Portable Life Support System (PLSS) 2.0 - and we can't help but think this new outfit was inspired by 'Toy Story's' own Buzz Lightyear. Are our astronauts headed to infinity and beyond?
‘Monsters Inc. 2′ Poster: Go Back to School With ‘Monsters University’
'Monsters University' isn't set to hit theaters until next summer but we've already seen a a trailer and today - with the original 'Monsters, Inc.' set for re-release in 3D next month - we've got the first 'Monsters Inc. 2' poster.
The 10 Funniest Thanksgiving ‘SNL’ Skits
Thanksgiving is almost here and while Thanksgiving doesn't have the carols or claymation specials of Christmas but that doesn't mean that Turkey Day is without its traditions. There's turkey and wine and football and bickering with your family and the classic 'SNL' sketches. We've compiled the best Thanksgiving skits 'SNL' has aired over the years for your viewing pleasure.
What Were the Biggest Box Office Bombs of 2012?
2012 was a good year for movies. 'The Avengers' broke a lot of records ($623 million and counting) and 'The Dark Knight Rises' and 'The Hunger Games' didn't do so shabby either. But for every film that made a lot of money, there are a bunch of movies who didn't exactly do so well. Forbes put together a list of the big...
The Many Loves of Kevin Arnold: The Girls of ‘The Wonder Years’ Then and Now
If you grew up watching 'The Wonder Years' (or at least caught the reruns on ABC Family or The Hub), you grew up impressed that someone like Kevin Arnold was able to get so many pretty girls. Though Winnie Cooper would always remain in his heart, he found enough time for romance elsewhere. 'Wonder Years' fans always had their favorite. Were you on Team Winnie? Or did you always wonder why he didn'
‘Frankenweenie’ Interview: Five Things We Learned From Tim Burton
At Fantastic Fest 2012, we sat down for a chat with legendary director Tim Burton who was there for the world premiere of his film 'Frankenweenie.' As star Winona Ryder would later admit, this is very much a movie about Tim Burton. It's a v...