You Wouldn't Want To Be Left Behind With These Idiots

The genius of the Left Behind series is the way it combines Roland Emmerich-style disasters with its Biblical lectures. And the new movie version even stars Nicolas Cage. So it's too bad this new movie fails on the "disaster epic" front, because it's too busy torturing its incredibly clueless characters. » 10/03/14 9:00am 10/03/14 9:00am

The Leftovers Season Finale Was Sick, Brutal, And Highly Satisfying

Well, then. After a slowly burning season, The Leftovers exploded, throwing Mapleton into complete chaos while reshuffling its disparate characters. But where will all these changes really leave the Garvey family? » 9/08/14 1:20pm 9/08/14 1:20pm

Even Before The Rapture, No One On The Leftovers Was Particularly Happy

This week, The Leftovers flashed back to the time just before the Sudden Departure, and showed us what was going on with our characters just before two percent of the population disappeared. It turns out that there was still already of desperation going around. » 8/25/14 1:20pm 8/25/14 1:20pm

The Leftovers Reveals The True Purpose Behind Its Most Interesting Cult

The Leftovers has been very coy for most of its first season, but big revelations came tumbling out of last night's episode. The usually plot-light show made some major changes to the status quo while finally revealing the purpose behind the mysterious Guilty Remnant. » 8/18/14 1:20pm 8/18/14 1:20pm

The Craziest Thing You Can Do On The Leftovers Is Try To Stay Sane

This week, our put-upon police chief Kevin Garvey is dealing with the usual problems: the Guilty Remnant, the mad dogs, his surly daughter. But his biggest problem is his father, who wants to draw him into the more supernatural aspects of the post-Departure world. And maybe Kevin should stop resisting. » 8/11/14 1:20pm 8/11/14 1:20pm

The Leftovers Asks, "What Happens When Grief Becomes An Identity?"

The Leftovers really is at its best when it focuses in on a single story. Last night, it sent Nora, the show's strongest character, to a Departed industry conference and explored how identity and grief can sometimes get wrapped together. » 8/04/14 10:50am 8/04/14 10:50am

Last Night's Leftovers Was More Brutal Than Anything On Game Of Thrones

Stylized violence is everywhere on television lately, but true to its form as the most dismal show on television, The Leftovers started last night with a hate crime so brutal, we had trouble watching it. And naturally, the aftermath is thoroughly bleak. » 7/28/14 1:20pm 7/28/14 1:20pm

The Leftovers Celebrates An Unmerry Post-Rapture Christmas

It's the holiday season on The Leftovers, but no one is very happy. While Kevin Garvey deals with a missing Baby Jesus and the Guilty Remnant's latest stunt, young Tom Garvey is dealing with something very freaky on the road with his fellow cultist. » 7/21/14 1:20pm 7/21/14 1:20pm

Last Night's Leftovers Was The Episode We've Been Waiting For

After a pair of episodes that wandered through the people of Mapleton, The Leftovers delivered a single, cohesive, character-driven story last night, focusing on Christopher Eccleston's sad sack reverend. It was by turns suspenseful, tragic, and downright grim—and it was just the sort of story we've been hoping The… » 7/14/14 10:30am 7/14/14 10:30am

The Leftovers' Characters Are All Too Enigmatic For Us To Care About

If the second episode of post-Rapturish drama The Leftovers proved anything, it's that things happen on this show because they happen—with little other explanation. When it comes to the show's more mystical elements, that's all well and good, but when it comes to the characters, it's a huge, glaring problem. » 7/07/14 10:46am 7/07/14 10:46am

The Leftovers Isn't About To Explain The Rapture—Or Anything Else

There is a lot to like about The Leftovers, HBO's new show set after a Rapture-like event. It's an intriguing exploration of a world experiencing a collective existential crisis. But if you want mysteries unveiled and character histories revealed, you've come to the wrong show. » 6/30/14 2:38pm 6/30/14 2:38pm

Watch The Rapture In The First Leftovers Clips

Here it is, the first look at the rapture that occurs in HBO's new series The Leftovers, which mostly takes place after a chunk of the world's population was spirited away to... well no one knows. It's not heaven as the disappearance takes all sorts. And leaves a lot of unhappy people behind. » 6/27/14 8:30am 6/27/14 8:30am

God Does Not Want Nic Cage In The First Left Behind Trailer

What kind of cruel God would bring forth The Rapture but not call master thespian Nic Cage to his divine bosom? The God of the big-time Hollywood remake of Kirk Cameron's Left Behind movie, that's who. Check out the first trailer! » 5/30/14 8:20am 5/30/14 8:20am

Rapturepalooza shows what's really going to happen when the devil takes…

The red band Rapturepalooza trailer has Wraiths, screaming bugs, blood rain and one horny played by Craig Robinson. Penned by the writer who gave us Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure we're ready to see how the rapture could be made a bit more humorous. Plus, we'll watch Rob Corddry and Ken Jeong in anything they make. » 3/06/13 8:00am 3/06/13 8:00am

8 Signs That Pop Culture Is Finally Done With the Apocalypse

The world has ended, civilization has collapsed, the undead hordes have overrun everything. We've seen the apocalypse so many times, even Roland Emmerich is bored with it. So what comes next? We've still got some apocalyptic movies to look forward to next year, and post-apocalyptic TV shows like Revolution and Walking… » 12/18/12 10:28am 12/18/12 10:28am

8 of the Weirdest Predictions for the End of the World

We know that the world isn't going to end on the 21st of December (or at least isn't more likely to end then than any other day), but it's always nice to remember that there's a firm precedent for the world not ending on schedule. It didn't end in 1844, when William Miller and Samuel S. Snow convinced the Millerites… » 12/09/12 7:00am 12/09/12 7:00am

The Very Short History of the Rapture

We've all heard stories about the Rapture — when all the righteous people will be bodily lifted into Heaven, leaving everybody else to endure years of tribulation. It's a popular idea, that appears in loads of books as well as movies. But where did this bizarre idea come from? » 7/25/12 7:00am 7/25/12 7:00am

Look hot for the apocalypse in this Rad Hourani transformer leather…

Jordanian-born designer Rad Hourani is known for his futuristic, hard-edged, unisex designs. With his Tranclassic leather jacket, he has taken his aesthetic and made a garment that's rapture-ready. » 6/08/11 9:30am 6/08/11 9:30am

All of the awesomest post-Rapture movies!

How will you live after the Rapture? Assuming you're not one of those who gets lifted up, you'll need to learn some survival skills for dealing with the Mark of the Beast and all the tribulations. » 5/21/11 12:00pm 5/21/11 12:00pm

There's also a great beheading scene, where someone refuses to accept the Mark of the Beast:

Street entrepreneur sells Rapture jetpacks for a bargain $50,000

On the streets of Chicago, a savvy telephone-pole huckster was selling Rapture-jets to circumvent God's plan of Hoovering only the pious up to Heaven. For $50K, you can beat the system! Stick it to the bearded man on a cloud! » 5/21/11 7:30am 5/21/11 7:30am