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Recap: 'The Leftovers,' Season 1, Episode 1, Teasingly Sets The Stage For A Fascinating Supernatural Drama

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 29, 2014 11:15 PM
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“There might be a lot of noise around the show, and people might love the pilot, but it might completely and totally sputter and burn out,” Damon Lindeolf told New York Times Magazine about “The Leftovers.” “We have not written a script or produced an episode yet where I go: ‘Booyah! That’s what I’m talking about!’ They’ve all been a gargantuan struggle.” And indeed, the first episode of HBO’s latest hopeful, won’t make anyone exclaim in excitement. Running 75 minutes long, much of the pilot is mere placesetting, establishing the scope and world the show will take place in, and the characters that will be our conduit into something that, at least from the outset, will be drawing comparisons to “Lost.”

HBO Orders Up Damon Lindelof’s ‘The Leftovers,’ Scott Z. Burns Has A 'Conspiracy' For NBC & More

  • By Ben Brock
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  • September 18, 2013 10:52 AM
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TV news! You know, those things that you can sometimes hook up to Netflix, if they're new enough! Remember the early seasons of “Lost”? Remember when you absolutely had to know what was up with those numbers? Remember when you thought Matthew Fox had a brilliant career ahead of him? 2004 was a strange time, and “Lost” was a huge hit that launched its creators largely out of TV land and into the movies.

Justin Theroux Joins Damon Lindelof Penned & Produced HBO Series 'The Leftovers'

  • By Jason McDonald
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  • June 5, 2013 11:18 AM
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If movies were stocks, I’d tell you to invest your retirement funds into rapture/end of the world flicks. Coming out on this side of 2012, I would’ve thought that particular genre would be all dried up, but they seem to be in demand. “After Earth” and “Oblivion” explored Earths that were ravaged by disaster and there’s still “The World’s End”, “This is the End," and “Rapture-Palooza” left to go. Now HBO is getting in on the end of world with Damon Lindelof’s “The Leftovers” which just found its lead actor.

Rumor: Marvel Eyes Justin Theroux To Play 'Doctor Strange'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 17, 2013 10:45 AM
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So, what do we know about the long-rumored, long-developing "Doctor Strange" movie. Well, it has been confirmed as part of Marvel's Phase Three plans along with "Ant-Man," but that's about it. But if these latest rumors are to be believed (and as always take with a bit of a grain of salt), the comic studio may be starting to feel out leading men.

Justin Theroux To Direct Will Ferrell & Steve Carell In 'Swear To God'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 9, 2012 9:55 PM
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Justin Theroux's career as a triple threat actor, director, and writer continues. Coming off another strong comedic turn in this year's hippie colony comedy "Wanderlust," Theroux is set to follow-up his underrated feature-film debut, "Dedication" with a new comedy called, "Swear To God."

'Breaking Bad' Star Bryan Cranston Latest Addition To Randomly Assembled Cast For 'Rock of Ages'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 2, 2011 1:24 AM
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Justin Theroux Rewriting Script With Director Adam ShankmanIt's always satisfying when someone finds success later in life, having worked quietly for years, and we're delighted that the latest actor to follow that path is Bryan Cranston. The 55-year-old has credits stretching back 30 years, and achieved relative fame as the father in long-running sitcom "Malcolm in the Middle," but he demonstrated a range far beyond a sitcom dad with his turn as the cancer-riddled, meth-dealing chemistry teacher at the center of AMC's "Breaking Bad," which has seen the veteran win three Emmys on the trot.

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