The Leftovers Debuts On HBO!

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(PCM) There is certainly a lot of buzz surrounding the new HBO drama series “The Leftovers” which is created by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrottoa. The series will make its’ debut tonight, 6/29, at 10pm.

When 2% of the world’s population abruptly disappears without explanation, the world struggles to come to terms with what happened. Three years later, The Leftovers, is the story of the people who didn’t make the cut.

Based on Perrotta’s bestselling novel of the same name, The Leftovers is an original look at The Rapture…or was it The Rapture at all? Set in a small New York suburb, the intimate family drama focuses on the residents of the fictional town of Mapleton, whose preconceptions are shattered in the wake of a global event dubbed “The Sudden Departure.” Three years after the fateful day when 140 million people disappeared without a trace, the series focuses on the ways ordinary people react to inexplicable events that can unite or divide families and communities, examining how their untold grief and the strain of an unprecedented calamity can turn faith into cynicism, paranoia, madness or cult-like fanaticism.

At the heart of The Leftovers is the Garvey family. Kevin Garvey (Justin Theroux), the town’s beleaguered chief of police and father of two, is trying to maintain some semblance of normalcy when the notion no longer applies. While Kevin and his rebellious daughter, Jill (Margaret Qualley), try to go back to the way things used to be, Kevin’s son, Tom (Chris Zylka), sees the event as a wakeup call to take action. At the same time, Kevin is faced with the conflict between the townspeople of Mapleton and the Guilty Remnant, a mysterious cult-like group that seems to offer an escape for traumatized residents.

We are definitely excited to check out The Leftovers…will you be tuning in?  Check out the preview trailer:

 

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Game Of Thrones Author Will Kill Fans For $20,000

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(PCM) Of course not literally, however for two deep-pocketed fans, one male and one female, Game Of Thrones author George R.R. Martin will write them into, and of course most likely kill them off in one of the upcoming volumes of Martin’s “A Song of Fire And Ice” book series.

The two lucky fans shelled out $20,000 a piece for this unique opportunity and the money is going to a fantastic cause, as it will benefit a few charities supported by Martin which are Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary and the Food Depot of Santa Fe, N.M.

There are additional prizes available based on the amount of your donation. One prize even consists of taking a helicopter ride with Martin himself to visit the wolf sanctuary. How awesome would that be!

In other Game Of Thrones news, as we wind our way down to the final two episodes of this incredible season, it has just been revealed that Game Of Thrones has become the most popular series in HBO history. Definitely quite an honor, as it certainly appears that Game Of Thrones has finally been able to unseat The Sopranos as HBO’s top rated series.

The next episode of Game Of Thrones debuts tonight, debuts Sunday, June 8, followed by the season finale Sunday, June 15 only on HBO.

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First Look At The HBO Series “Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways”

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(HBO) Viewers watching the 29th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony this weekend on HBO were treated to a surprise teaser preview of the new HBO series “Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways”. You can see the sneak peek below which features an exclusive Dave Grohl mission statement accompanied by the first passage of music to be unveiled from the as-yet-untitled eight Foo Fighters album. The new album is set for release this November on Roswell/RCA. The sneak peek clip also gives viewers a glimpse into the HBO series that documents the eight-city odyssey of the record’s creation.

“I’ve pulled up the family tree of American music and exposed its roots to find inspiration for the next Foo Fighters album,” says Grohl of the band’s eighth and most ambitious effort to date. Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear tapped into the musical heritage and cultural fabric of each of these cities – Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Seattle and Washington, D.C. – basing themselves at a legendary studio integral to the unique history and character of each location. One song was recorded in each city, all featuring local legends sitting in, with every lyric written in an unprecedented experimental style: Dave held off on putting down words until the last day of each session, so as to be inspired by the experiences, interviews for the HBO series, and other local personalities who became part of the process.

If Grohl’s 2013 feature film directorial debut, the universally acclaimed Grammy-winning “Sound City,” was a celebration of the human element in the creation and recording of music, “Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways” is, in its director’s words, “a chronicling of a journey to unravel the fabric of our musical identity… not only the making of our most ambitious album… this is ‘Sound City’ on steroids.” Each episode delves into the singular regional identity of each city how each region shaped these musicians in their formative years, and in turn the impact those people had on the cultural fabric of their hometowns. Dave’s unequaled passion for both the music he creates and the music that inspires its creation once again fuels the type of honest and trusting musician-to-musician exchange that made “Sound City” a critical and commercial smash.

Premiering on the eve of Foo Fighters’ 20th anniversary, “Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways” aims to “give back” to the next generation of young musicians. As interviewee Buddy Guy puts it, “Everything comes from what’s come before.”

“Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways”  premieres this fall on HBO. For further information and updates, including where and when the series will be broadcast outside the U.S., sign up at http://foofighters.com.

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