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.
Disney Developing New ‘Mary Poppins’ Movie, Not a Sequel or Reboot
As they have grown rather fond of doing, Disney is looking back at one of their past hits in order to create some future success. After modern day versions of Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Alice in Wonderland (not to mention, upcoming versions of Beauty and the Beast and The Jungle Book), Disney has hired Rob Marshall (Chicago, Into the Woods) to direct a new Mary Poppins musical based on P.L. Travers’ original children’s books.
Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy Confirms ‘Indiana Jones’ Reboot Is Coming
When the rumors began to spread that Lucasfilm wanted Chris Pratt to star in a new Indiana Jones reboot, many “insiders” tried to refute those claims by saying an Indiana Jones reboot would never happen. But now, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has confirmed that a new Indiana Jones movie is on the way, saying it “will one day be made” at Disney.
First Official ‘Dumb and Dumber 2′ Photo: Harry and Lloyd Go For a Ride
We had previously seen a handful of photos from the 'Dumb and Dumber 2' set, but up until this point, we haven't seen anything official from the upcoming sequel. That all changed today as directors Bobby and Peter Farrelly posted the first official 'Dumb and Dumber 2' photo to Twitter.
Legendary Movie Critic Roger Ebert Dies at the Age of 70
Just days after announcing a leave of absence from writing to deal with a recurrence of cancer, the Chicago Sun-Times reported this afternoon that legendary movie critic Roger Ebert has died.
‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ – J.J. Abrams Will Direct!
The search for a 'Star Wars: Episode 7' director is over. J.J. Abrams - the man who once said he would only be interested in 'Star Wars' as a paying moviegoer - will direct the first film in the new trilogy.
2013 Oscar Nominations! ‘Lincoln’ Leads the Pack With 12 Total Nominations
The 2013 Oscar nominations were announced this morning by Oscar host and 'Family Guy' creator Seth MacFarlane and 'Gangster Squad' star Emma Stone at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. MacFarlane is the first Oscar host to actually announce the nominees since Charlton Heston's turn in 1972. So who are the 2013 Oscar nominees? Who were the big surprises and the big snubs? Find out! Read M
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 Lone Ranger’ Trailer: Saddle Up, Kemosabe
Hey Kemosabe, the 'Lone Ranger' trailer is here and gives us our first look at Johnny Depp as Tonto and Armie Hammer as The Lone Ranger...and a lot of trains. So what do you think of Depp's Native American accent?
Seth MacFarlane to Host the 2013 Oscars
Sorry Billy Crystal. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that 'Family Guy' creator and 'Ted' director Seth MacFarlane will host the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2013.
‘Little House on the Prairie’ Movie From ‘Pineapple Express’ Director?
You had to know this day was coming eventually: the 'Little House on the Prairie' movie is coming. And while that seems like a forgone conclusion, we don't think anyone expected it would come to us from the director of 'Pineapple Express' and 'Your Highness'...
The Worst ‘Family Feud’ Answers of All-Time
"Name a yellow fruit." "Orange." It is answers like this that will get you included on a supercut of the worst answers in 'Family Feud' history.