The reason I haven’t updated the site’s following: As I mentioned before, I had serious problems with my laptop, which led into a major crash. Due this crash, I lost all data from my hard drive. Luckily most of it could be restored. But now there’s one hell of a chaos on my new laptop and it will take some time to sort all out. Don’t worry, you can expect regulary updates asap! ;)
HBO Serves ‘Leftovers’ on Yahoo for Free
Time Warner’s HBO is making the first episode of Damon Lindelof’s creepy drama The Leftovers, which debuted Sunday on the premium cabler, available for free on the Yahoo Screen video service. The show’s premiere episode is available on Yahoo starting today through July 6. The episode also is available on multiple U.S. pay-TV online portals and free VOD platforms during the sampling period.
The point of the free sampling of the episode — which is not unusual — is to prompt viewers to sign up for HBO through their pay-TV provider.
By admin on July 01, 2014 under Alerts, Other Projects • 0 comments
‘The Leftovers’ Opens to 1.8 Million Viewers
HBO’s The Leftovers premiered to 1.8 million viewers for its initial telecast on Sunday night, according to Nielsen estimates, putting it below the network’s other high-profile dramas over the last few years. When including a late-Sunday repeat, the two-episode total for The Leftovers was 2.1 million. In its two airings, True Blood grossed 3.5 million.
The Leftovers comes from Warner Bros. Television and was created by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta, based on the novel of the same name by the latter. It centers on the fallout from the abrupt disappearance of 2% of the world’s population, and the people in a suburban community who were not taken. The cast includes Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman and Liv Tyler, and the pilot was directed by Peter Berg.
By admin on June 30, 2014 under Other Projects • 0 comments
Liv Tyler steals her dad’s beauty products
Liv Tyler steals beauty products from her dad. The Lord of the Rings actress loves that her famous father, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, is so high-maintenance about his skincare regime and makes sure to borrow his expensive face creams whenever she visits him.
She said: “Today when I go and stay with him, I always have to raid his cupboards because he’s got all the best creams. He’s, like, a major moisturizer. He’ll cover his whole body in oil and moisturizer and walk around the house in a pair of shorts. “Me, I do face masks all the time. Even when I’m walking around the house.”
The 36-year-old star and her dad haven’t always got along when it comes to style, however, and Liv claims the rocker used to try and force his hair care tips upon her when she was a teen. She told Glamour magazine: “In the 90s, when I was a kid, my dad was always telling me I needed a little body in my hair. “[His process was to] use two blow-dryers at the same time, shake out his hair, then flip it up – and I was like, ‘Daddy, I don’t want my hair like that!’ I liked my hair flat, silky, and tucked behind my ears.”
And while the brunette admires the former American Idol judge’s daring dress sense, she definitely doesn’t take inspiration from his personal style. Liv added: “It has always been fun to watch him get dressed. But I definitely don’t think of him when I’m getting dressed.”
By admin on June 27, 2014 under News & Gossip • 0 comments
Second Teaser for ‘The Leftovers’
After releasing a short teaser for The Leftovers last week, HBO has now released another trailer for the series from Lost executive producer Damon Lindelof. The new trailer, which runs just under a minute, features a voice over teasing the plot of the ten episode series, which premieres on Sunday June 15th at 10/9c.
By admin on April 16, 2014 under Alerts, Other Projects • 0 comments
First Teaser for ‘The Leftovers’
HBO debuted the first teaser trailer for The Leftovers following last night’s Game of Thrones season premiere, offering a first look at what the world looks like when two percent of the population mysteriously disappears without a trace.
“Two percent doesn’t sound like much, but two percent of the entire planet — of every person on it — that’s more than the world’s 10 largest cities combined,” a calm voice informs the viewer. “It’s more than every death from every war in the 20th century. If every one of those people joined hands, they would wrap around the world six times. It’s 140 million people.” “And like that — they were gone.”
The teaser cuts to a woman calling out for her missing son, Sam, while we see other glimpses of how humanity is dealing with the sudden loss. Men and women walk along in unison, all clad in white, perhaps as some sort of cult inspired by the new world order. One woman brushes her teeth in a bathroom, staring at a message inscribed on the wall: “We are living reminders.” Two people jump from a rooftop, presumably plummeting to their death. Needless to say, it’s a grim picture of a world occupied by the unselected, by those who were left behind — a world populated by the leftovers. With Lindelof and Perrotta behind the wheel, the upcoming drama is certain to be one of the must-watch events of the summer season.
The Leftovers, starring Justin Theroux and Liv Tyler, premieres on HBO on June 15.
By admin on April 13, 2014 under Alerts, Other Projects • 0 comments
Gyllenhaal and Tyler to Chair Gala for Red Hook Arts Space
Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation is drawing support from celebrities like Maggie Gyllenhaal and Liv Tyler as it gets ready to host its first fundraiser. “The Village Fête” will be held May 4 to benefit the center’s arts programs and build an observatory, photo lab and music room within the brick walls of the former factory. The event will feature performances, live music, cocktails and food from the Fat Radish as an “untraditional” party for the city’s creative and artistic community. Writer Bob Colacello, fashion entrepreneur Lauren Santo Domingo and actors Gyllenhaal, Tyler and Peter Sarsgaard are chairing the fundraiser.
“We’re trying to make it an anti-gala gala,” said Ella Marder, the Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation’s program director. Pioneer Works, located at 159 Pioneer St., was founded by Dustin Yellin to bridge “the chasm between disparate disciplines,” according to its website.
Mirroring that mission, the Fête seeks to create a “cross-pollination” of experts from biologists and physicists to musicians and dancers, Marder said. “The idea is to really take down all the usual compartmentalization,” she said.
For the first half of the upcoming gala evening, donors can purchase tables for $10,000 to $50,000 or a single seat for $1,000 to witness about a dozen performances, including a thereminist, who will play the electronic musical instrument, an opera singer, an all-female mariachi band, a 3-D printer and possibly acrobats and aerialists, she said.
“It’s going to be very untraditional,” she said. The event will also feature an art auction. The festivities will continue with an after-party at 7:30 p.m. with music from Ariel Pink and DJs Chances with Wolves, MGMT and the Beastie Boys’ Mike D. Tickets for just the party will be priced at $100.
The money raised will go toward new rooms and facilities at Pioneer Works as well as the center’s events, programs and residencies. For tickets, visit this website.
By admin on April 10, 2014 under News & Gossip • 0 comments
‘The Leftovers’ Get June Premieres
The Leftovers will have its series premiere June 15, directly following the season four finale of Game of Thrones. The show is based on Tom Perrotta’s best-selling novel of the same name, which takes place after a global Rapture of some sort, and focuses on the group of people who are left on Earth. Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston and Liv Tyler star. Lost’s Damon Lindelof serves as showrunner.
Teasers will air Sunday during the Game of Thrones fourth season opener.
By admin on April 07, 2014 under Gallery Additions, Other Projects • 0 comments
First Trailer for ‘Jamie Marks is Dead’
In the pic, “No one seemed to care about Jamie Marks until after his death. Hoping to find the love and friendship he never had in life, Jamie’s ghost visits former classmate Adam McCormick, drawing him into the bleak world between the living and the dead.”
Cameron Monaghan, Noah Silver, Morgan Saylor, Judy Greer, Madisen Beaty and Liv Tyler star
By admin on April 04, 2014 under Alerts, Movie News • 0 comments
“Space Station 76″ Is The Greatest Space Comedy Since “Galaxy Quest”
There’s no way to prepare you for the insanity of Space Station 76. It’s a comedy set in a mid-1970s version of the future that looks like Space: 1999. But it’s also a surprisingly dark character study of people who are slowly falling apart, which owes a lot to The Ice Storm. Here’s our nearly spoiler-free first impressions of this new movie.
Space Station 76 made its premiere at South By Southwest in Austin, but we were lucky enough to see a screener of it separately. And this film made us really, really uncomfortable. It contains lots of huge laughs, which range from stoner humor to retro-futuristic 1970s spoofery — but then once it’s pulled you in, it hits you with a lot of surprisingly dark, bleak humor.
For example, Patrick Wilson plays Captain Glenn, the alcoholic commander of the space station — and at first, his alcoholism seems to be played for pretty broad comedy. But after a while, the film starts to engage with his alcoholism in a darker, more serious fashion, and it goes from funny to horrible.
The basic plot of the film is only tangentially related to space travel, but the movie makes use of the setting in a lot of inventive, and sometimes breathtaking, ways — running character arcs include low-gravity floating, cryogenic freezing, and asteroid impacts. Continue…