Watch the Trailer for Dave Grohl’s American Music Documentary Series, ‘Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways’

The Foo Fighters’ eighth studio album is coming out in November, and what better way to celebrate that than with… Read More

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HBO’s Pamela Smart Doc ‘Captivated’ Explores the Insidiousness of the Observer Effect

On May 1, 1990, Pamela Smart came home to her New Hampshire condominium and found her husband Greggory dead, the victim of what seemed, at first, a robbery gone awry. The crime turned out to be much more salacious: Smart, a media coordinator for the local school district, had allegedly seduced a 15-year-old boy and convinced him and three friends to bump off her husband. Maybe you saw the story when it was turned into a TV movie, with Helen Hunt as Smart and Chad Allen as her young lover; more likely, you saw Gus Van Sant’s fictionalized take To Die For, from Joyce Maynard’s novel, with Nicole Kidman and Joaquin Phoenix. Or maybe you remember the media frenzy surrounding Smart’s trial, which was the first such proceeding ever televised in its entirety. That trial — and the many prisms through which it was viewed, at the time and subsequently — is the subject of Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart, a gripping new documentary premiering tonight on HBO. … Read More

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‘The Leftovers’ Season 1 Episode 8 Recap: “Cairo”

The Guilty Remnant remain the most intriguing group of people in The Leftovers, just slightly edging out the Garvey family (though Jill has a few heartbreaking moments) and definitely shooting above Holy Wayne and his increasingly boring storyline. The Guilty Remnant are fascinating because the dedication they have to their cause — a cause that no one is quite clear on — is so strong that it’s terrifying. They are dedicated to making the town feel loss (or, more accurately, to never stop feeling loss), they are dedicated to getting everyone on their side, and they are dedicated to do whatever it takes — even when it takes murder or suicide. … Read More

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HBO Renews ‘The Leftovers’ For Season 2

Thankfully, The Leftovers has been renewed for a second season so we won’t get stuck with an awful cliffhanger that will… Read More

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‘The Leftovers’ Season 1 Episode 7 Recap: “Solace for Tired Feet”

Is this the episode when The Leftovers finally gives us some answers? Sort of. There are scenes between Kevin Garvey and his father that definitely hints that there are some answers to be found somewhere, but who knows if that will ever happen? What we do know is that, after this, there are only three episodes left in this season and I still have no idea what the hell is ever happening. … Read More

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‘The Leftovers’ Season 1 Episode 6 Recap: “Guest”

Something that I find unexpectedly fascinating in The Leftovers is how it explores the way the Sudden Departure has changed the general landscape of the world in terms of employment and new government facilities. It’s something that I hadn’t thought about before — instead only focused on the emotional aspect — but it plays a heavy role in “Guest,” a Nora-heavy episode. … Read More

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HBO Sets Premiere Date for Foo Fighters Documentary Series

HBO finally confirmed the debut date for the Foo Fighters documentary series Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways. The eight-episode season will premiere… Read More

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‘The Leftovers’ Season 1 Episode 5 Recap: “Gladys”

At this point, I’ve come to terms with the fact that every episode of The Leftovers — no matter how much I may like it — will be drowning in despair and inevitably leave me with an overwhelming feeling of hopelessness as the credits end. That said, I still wasn’t prepared for the violent cold open in “Gladys.” … Read More

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