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Incoming: It’s a biggie.

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Mr. Curtis "50 Cent" JacksonTrailers first, in order of importance as decided arbitrarily by our bad self, which is why much of the mediocre navel-gazing Sundance stuff being dumped in the dog days of August will be down by the bottom: one for "Get Rich or Die Tryin’," Jim Sheridan directing one Curtis 50 Cent Jackson, is here (we’re intrigued, though not convinced of Mr. Jackson’s acting chops yet); one for "V for Vendetta" is here; one for "Walk The Line," Joaquin Phoenix doing Johnny Cash (and hot!) here; one for the très Aussie "Little Fish" here; one for "Junebug," with both the awesome Alessandro Nivola and Benjamin "The O.C." McKenzie here; one for disfunc-fam (that’s "disfunctional family," we’re trying to get it to catch on) drama "Thumbsucker" here; one for another disfunc-fam/dark-side-of-suburbia ensemble (dance the Sundance!) "The Chumscrubber" here; and one for beige-looking military rescue Miramax dump "The Great Raid" (with James Franco as the fabulously named Captain Prince) here.

Elsewhere, Mel Gibson‘s next directorial effort, "Apocalypto," will not be religiously themed, but will once again be in a long-dead language, namely a dialect of ancient Mayan. Via the Guardian, Matt Damon is in talks to play Lance Armstrong in a biopic of the once cancer-ridden, Sheryl Crow-dating champion cyclist. Via Reuters, a "Voltron: Defender of the Universe" movie is in the works:

The story being developed will be based on the series about five maverick explorer-pilots who must travel to the planet Arus to learn how to operate Voltron, a giant mechanical warrior formed by five smaller robots. The gargantuan robot is the last hope against the evil Drule Empire that has subjugated Earth and taken control of the universe.

Pharrell will be doing the score and exec producing. Also via Reuters, Jody Foster will return to the director’s chair to helm "Sugar Kings," about an idealistic lawyer who takes on a powerful sugar baron on behalf of exploited migrant workers. She may also star. Annnnnnnd…via AP, Steven Spielberg‘s upcoming movie about the aftermath of the tragedy that took place at the 1972 Munich Olympics gets a name…"Munich."

+ Trailer: Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (Yahoo!)
+ Trailer: V for Vendetta (Apple)
+ Trailer: Walk The Line (Yahoo!)
+ Trailer: Little Fish (Official Site)
+ Trailer: Junebug (Sony)
+ Trailer: Thumbsucker (MTV)
+ Trailer: The Chumscrubber (Official Site)
+ Trailer: The Great Raid (Apple)
+ Gibson’s "Apocalypto" Is Nigh (E! Online)
+ More News On The Coming Apocalypto (Empire)
+ Damon gears up for cycling champion biopic (Guardian)
+ ‘Voltron’ morphs into movie (Reuters)
+ Jodie Foster sweet on ‘Sugar Kings’ (Reuters)
+ Spielberg’s Olympic Saga Titled ‘Munich’ (AP)

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.



Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…

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A-O Rewind

Celebrating Portlandia One Sketch at a Time

The final season of Portlandia approaches.

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Most people measure time in minutes, hours, days, years…At IFC, we measure it in sketches. And nothing takes us way (waaaaaay) back like Portlandia sketches. Yes, there’s a Portlandia milepost from every season that changed the way we think, behave, and pickle things. In honor of Portlandia’s 8th and final season, Subaru presents a few of our favorites.

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Put A Bird On It

Portlandia enters the pop-culture lexicon and inspires us to put birds on literally everything.

Colin the Chicken

Who’s your chicken, really? Behold the emerging locavore trend captured perfectly to the nth degree.

Dream Of The ’90s

This treatise on Portland made it clear that “the dream” was alive and well.

No You Go

We Americans spend most of our lives in cars. Fortunately, there’s a Portlandia sketch for every automotive situation.

A-O River!

We learned all our outdoor survival skills from Kath and Dave.

One More Episode

The true birth of binge watching, pre-Netflix. And what you’ll do once Season 8 premieres.

Catch up on Portlandia’s best moments before the 8th season premieres January 18th on IFC.

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