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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 for 10 years. He lives in New Jersey and probably spends too much time playing video games and overthinking things.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
New Line Cinema

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ready to Raise ‘Shell’ Again on the Big Screen

Cowabunga, dude! The mega-popular '80s franchise 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' is ready to make a big return to movie theaters in advance of their upcoming 30th anniversary. Paramount, Nickelodeon and producer Michael Bay are teaming up to bring back the "Heroes in a Half-Shell" with an all new reboot of the classic series.

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James Franco as The Wizard of Oz
Warner Bros.

Disney and WB Battle Over Flying Monkeys for New ‘Oz’ Movie

Disney's upcoming movie, 'Oz, the Great and Powerful', boasts an A-list cast -- Oscar nominees James Franco, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams plus Mila Kunis -- and a storyline that will take audiences to the origin of the Wizard himself.  But Warner Bros., who holds the rights to 'The Wizard of Oz' film, would like to put a stop to that film.

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Zooey Deschanel on Saturday Night Live

Zooey Deschanel Pokes Fun at ‘Quirky Girls’ on ‘Saturday Night Live’

The mark of a good 'SNL' host is one that has the ability to laugh at themselves.  This past Saturday, Zooey Deschanel hosted 'SNL' for the first time and while she was a little nervous and not always perfect, the 'New Girl' star had a solid run, highlighted by a skit that laughed at her own quirky persona.

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Twentieth Century Fox

‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’ Trailer Makes Honest Abe an Action Hero

'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' is a real movie.  And this is not, despite its ridiculous premise, something made on the cheap that will go direct-to-DVD. This is a big summer movie from Fox, produced by Tim Burton, directed by that guy who directed 'Wanted' and starring some familiar faces.  Based on the first trailer, it could either be awesome or completely stupid - so which is it?

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'Back to the Future' Hoverboard

Go ‘Back to the Future’ With Official Marty McFly Hoverboard

Twenty-three years ago, as 'Back to the Future, Part II' first hit theaters, kids everywhere got their first look at a toy from the future.  It was the Mattel Hoverboard, the skateboard without wheels that uses futuristic technology to float inches above the ground. Rumors swirled in the '80s and '90s that the Hoverboard was real (rumors fueled by director Robert Zemeckis) but, alas, much to the disappointment of children everywhere, the Hoverboard was just another piece of movie magic.

But now, just three years shy of 2015 - the "future" of 'Back to the Future, Part II" - Mattel has finally announced the Hoverboard for sale.

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hugo harry potter
Warner Bros./Paramount

Daniel Radcliffe Disses ‘Hugo,’ Says ‘Harry Potter’ Should’ve Scored Oscar Nod

Oh no you di'int, Daniel Radcliffe.

The former Harry Potter star, who's out promoting his latest film, 'The Woman in Black', told Radio Times he was disappointed ("miffed" as the Brits would say) that the final film in the franchise - 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2' - wasn't nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards.  Especially "miffed" when you consider another certain Best Picture nominee.

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