The Leftovers dialed back its existential mystery yesterday to reveal not only its Season 2 HBO premiere date, but also the full cast of characters and a small glimpse of the new story. Now, the mystery deepens with new tidbits from Damon Lindelof’s second round of rapture, along with new photos of the Garveys (and others) at their best,
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Following its moderate first season reception, The Leftovers finally gave up its HBO vanishing act and gave us a first Season 2 teaser, with a haunting new mystery. Now, the network has officially set the Garvey family’s off-book return for October 2015, with a new synopsis that reveals our Season 2 story and cast.
You wouldn’t be alone in forgetting HBO’s The Leftovers was renewed for Season 2, though the network itself appears at last to have remembered. Schedule the next Sudden Departure with a brand-new teaser for The Leftovers Season 2, which already courts its first mystery beyond the fall premiere.
This should not surprise you considering Damon Lindelof's involvement, but audiences have so far been mixed on Tomorrowland. Some have loved it, others have not. It's a narrative that is not unusual to Damon Lindelof. We sat down to talk with the writer-producer about the film, his feelings on the public perception of his work and why they ultimately decided to cut all the Walt Disney references out of a movie that is very much a Disney film.
There’s a whole lot going on in Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof’s Tomorrowland, which pays tribute to Disney’s imagineering and the forward-thinking mindset of Walt Disney himself. Eagle-eyed fans will likely notice some easter eggs from both Disney past and present, but there’s one little cameo surprise that Bird and Lindelof weren’t able to squeeze in: Stanley Kubrick.
Welcome back to another installment of Post Credits, ScreenCrush’s movie review show. On this week’s episode, ScreenCrush Editor-in-Chief Mike Sampson and Managing Editor and Film Critic Matt Singer get a fast pass to a world beyond, as they debate Brad Bird’s much-anticipated sci-fi thriller Tomorrowland, starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson.
The best argument for Tomorrowland is its release date; a week after Mad Max: Fury Road, about a world destroyed by an oil war, and a week before San Andreas, in which an apocalyptic earthquake destroys half of North America. Less a blockbuster action film than a stern but well-intentioned lecture accompanied by an elaborate audiovisual presentation, Tomorrowland argues that rampant cynicism is actively poisoning our future. People become so convinced by movies like Mad Max and San Andreas that the world is doomed that they start to believe it really is. So they give up, and dystopia becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
As most of you are aware, Tomorrowland was a concept created by Walt Disney, as a platform to showcase the innovations of tomorrow that would benefit future generations. We know that Disney himself (or a fictional version, anyway) is involved in the new Tomorrowland movie, which means there should be some fun connections for longtime fans of his theme parks and classic television specials. New featurettes explore some of those connections, along with what a place like Tomorrowland stands for.
HBO’s rapturous Damon Lindelof drama The Leftovers made quite an impression last summer, though with its first season burning through book material of Tom Perotta’s 2011 novel, we knew Season 2 to be breaching new territory. That now proves surprisingly literal, as The Leftovers Season 2 will undergo something of a reboot in moving production to Austin, Texas.
Amid all the excitement for Avengers: Age of Ultron, you may be forgetting another Disney film hitting theaters this May: Tomorrowland. Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof are combining their forces for what seems like a promising sci-fi adventure, and Disney has just dropped a riveting new TV spot with a couple of things we haven’t seen yet.