The genius of the Left Behind series is the way it combines Roland Emmerich-style disasters with its Biblical lectures. And the new movie version even stars Nicolas Cage. So it's too bad this new movie fails on the "disaster epic" front, because it's too busy torturing its incredibly clueless characters.
Well, then. After a slowly burning season, The Leftovers exploded, throwing Mapleton into complete chaos while reshuffling its disparate characters. But where will all these changes really leave the Garvey family?
This week, The Leftovers flashed back to the time just before the Sudden Departure, and showed us what was going on with our characters just before two percent of the population disappeared. It turns out that there was still already of desperation going around.
The Leftovers has been very coy for most of its first season, but big revelations came tumbling out of last night's episode. The usually plot-light show made some major changes to the status quo while finally revealing the purpose behind the mysterious Guilty Remnant.
This week, our put-upon police chief Kevin Garvey is dealing with the usual problems: the Guilty Remnant, the mad dogs, his surly daughter. But his biggest problem is his father, who wants to draw him into the more supernatural aspects of the post-Departure world. And maybe Kevin should stop resisting.
The Leftovers really is at its best when it focuses in on a single story. Last night, it sent Nora, the show's strongest character, to a Departed industry conference and explored how identity and grief can sometimes get wrapped together.
Stylized violence is everywhere on television lately, but true to its form as the most dismal show on television, The Leftovers started last night with a hate crime so brutal, we had trouble watching it. And naturally, the aftermath is thoroughly bleak.
It's the holiday season on The Leftovers, but no one is very happy. While Kevin Garvey deals with a missing Baby Jesus and the Guilty Remnant's latest stunt, young Tom Garvey is dealing with something very freaky on the road with his fellow cultist.
After a pair of episodes that wandered through the people of Mapleton, The Leftovers delivered a single, cohesive, character-driven story last night, focusing on Christopher Eccleston's sad sack reverend. It was by turns suspenseful, tragic, and downright grim—and it was just the sort of story we've been hoping The…
If the second episode of post-Rapturish drama The Leftovers proved anything, it's that things happen on this show because they happen—with little other explanation. When it comes to the show's more mystical elements, that's all well and good, but when it comes to the characters, it's a huge, glaring problem.
There is a lot to like about The Leftovers, HBO's new show set after a Rapture-like event. It's an intriguing exploration of a world experiencing a collective existential crisis. But if you want mysteries unveiled and character histories revealed, you've come to the wrong show.
Here it is, the first look at the rapture that occurs in HBO's new series The Leftovers, which mostly takes place after a chunk of the world's population was spirited away to... well no one knows. It's not heaven as the disappearance takes all sorts. And leaves a lot of unhappy people behind.
What kind of cruel God would bring forth The Rapture but not call master thespian Nic Cage to his divine bosom? The God of the big-time Hollywood remake of Kirk Cameron's Left Behind movie, that's who. Check out the first trailer!
It's almost become not crazy to predict when the world will end because so many crazy people do it all the freaking time. But look, we're all still here. Nothing has ended. The world is still here. To keep track of all the crazies, information design agency Accurat created a graphic to show just who has been…
The red band Rapturepalooza trailer has Wraiths, screaming bugs, blood rain and one horny played by Craig Robinson. Penned by the writer who gave us Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure we're ready to see how the rapture could be made a bit more humorous. Plus, we'll watch Rob Corddry and Ken Jeong in anything they make.
The world has ended, civilization has collapsed, the undead hordes have overrun everything. We've seen the apocalypse so many times, even Roland Emmerich is bored with it. So what comes next? We've still got some apocalyptic movies to look forward to next year, and post-apocalyptic TV shows like Revolution and Walking…
When it came time to review Blue's Spark Digital microphone, we could have put a few mics in a row, sang a little, played a little guitar, then scrutinized the sounds. Or we could have talented musicians from two amazing bands create an all-new song for us.
We know that the world isn't going to end on the 21st of December (or at least isn't more likely to end then than any other day), but it's always nice to remember that there's a firm precedent for the world not ending on schedule. It didn't end in 1844, when William Miller and Samuel S. Snow convinced the Millerites…
Do you remember the Rapture? Yeah, the idea of people freaking disappearing was so hilariously dumb. It never happened! But if it did, it would totally look like Greg Condon's 'drop-motion animation'. Watch him disappear over and over again and just leave behind a pile of clothes. [Vimeo via The Awesomer]