the leftovers ten thirteen twist

In its second season, HBO‘s The Leftovers went from being a fascinating and totally compelling curiosity to one of the best shows on television. By embracing a few lessons he learned on Lost, showrunner Damon Lindelof managed to maintain the series’ trademark sense of overwhelming, existential despair and make it fun to watch at the same time. The Leftovers has been as punishing as ever this season, but now each emotional pummeling is accompanied by riveting mysteries and strong, fast plotting.

And cliffhangers. Oh boy, has this season had some cliffhangers. Last week’s episode, which was set entirely in a dream/afterlife/purgatory and managed to not be totally obnoxious, ended on a series-changing note. Last night’s episode completely ignored those events to focus on other characters, but it also culminated with a gigantic twist that puts the events of the past nine episodes in new context. Now, Lindelof has opened up about that twist, speaking at length about this big reveal in a new interview.

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Murder on the Orient Express Remake

Over the summer we learned that Thor and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit director Kenneth Branagh would be at the helm of the Murder on the Orient Express remake, based on Agatha Christie’s classic novel of the same name. In addition to also producing the film, he’s taking on another job on the production by also snagging the lead role as detective Hercule Poirot as he investigates the murder of an American business tycoon on a train. Read More »

Exposed trailer

The past few years have been kind to Keanu Reeves. Since the disastrous 47 Ronin, the actor has picked up some quality projects. Reeves is currently shooting John Wick 2, and will soon be seen in Exposed. The latter film is without a release date and a distributor, but with Reeves in the starring role, it’ll probably get scooped up soon.

After the jump, watch the foreign trailer for Exposed.

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Luther (1)

This winter is going to be a great one for fans of prickly British detectives. Not only is Sherlock unveiling a Victorian-era standalone on New Year’s Day, Idris Elba‘s Luther will be back next month for a one-night special. Get more details on the Luther special, and take a peek at some brand-new photos, after the jump.  Read More »

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Sony never intended to stop with just The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. The hope was that the film would kick off a whole franchise, with subsequent films based on the other books in Stieg Larsson‘s Millennium series. But the 2011 release didn’t do quite as well as anticipated, and then there was some question of whether Daniel Craig and David Fincher would return, and, well, fast forward to 2015 and even Rooney Mara has given up hope.

Until, that is, today. The studio is finally getting the ball rolling on a Dragon Tattoo sequel, four years after the original hit theaters. However, it won’t quite be the film we were expecting. Sony is looking to adapt The Girl in the Spider’s Web, not The Girl Who Played With Fire. What’s more, Fincher and his original cast aren’t returning — as of now, word is Alicia Vikander is the top choice to replace Rooney Mara.  Read More »

Showtime’s ‘Twin Peaks’ Revival Pushed to 2017

Twin Peaks 2017

It takes time to brew a damn fine cup of coffee, apparently. David Lynch‘s Twin Peaks limited series is now slated to premiere in 2017, rather than 2016 as previously expected. Les Moonves, president and CEO of CBS Corporation (which owns Showtime), confirmed the Twin Peaks delay this week. More about the Twin Peaks 2017 release after the jump.  Read More »

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It’s that time again: a bunch of movies are getting ready to depart Netflix. That means you only have a few days to catch up with a batch of masterpieces, interesting curiosities, fascinating disasters, and other films worth your time. After all, once they leave streaming, you’ll actually have to get off the couch and put a DVD in the player and ugh, who wants to do that in 2015?

Check out our recommendations for movies leaving Netflix to watch (as well as a complete list of what’s departing) after the jump.

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Twin Peaks just keeps getting more crowded. Jennifer Jason Leigh will appear in Showtime’s David Lynch revival, along with returning stars Kyle MacLachlan and Sheryl Lee, and new stars Balthazar Getty, Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, and Robert Knepper. In addition, there’s word Lynch wants to bring on Mulholland Drive star Naomi WattsRead More »

Sherlock Special (1)

Many mysteries still surround the Sherlock special, but as of today two big ones have been solved. The one-off episode, which sends the boys to Victorian London, has officially announced a title and a U.K. and U.S. air date. Yes, that’s date, singular, because for the first time ever, Sherlock is premiering on the same day in both countries. Get the Sherlock special date and title details after the jump.

UPDATE: As promised, the Sherlock special is coming to theaters. Get more details below. Read More »