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Coming to a theater near you…perhaps, perhaps, perhaps.

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Laura Prepon as Karla HomolkaA few movie fluttering on the far edges of the distribution radar:

Salon‘s Stephanie Zacharek appeals to the city of Chicago to save "Duma," the latest film from Carroll Ballard, director of "The Black Stallion," "Fly Away Home," and other movies starring animals that don’t talk. "Duma"’s non-verbal beastie is a baby cheetah who is adopted by Xan, a young South African boy whose parents are played by Hope Davis and Campbell Scott. "Duma" was picked up by Warner Bros., who are currently having a dream run with the undisputed sleeper hit of the season, "March of the Penguins," but who aren’t convinced that "Duma" will make back the money it’ll cost to market it. Thanks to praise from Roger Ebert, the film’s getting a week-long Chicago release starting tomorrow — depending on how it performs, it will or won’t open elsewhere.

Philip Dorsey Iglauer in the Korea Times reviews "Dongmakgol," which opens this week in Korea. A sentimental anti-war allegory based on a popular play, "Dongmakgol" is set in 1950 and follows three North Koreans, two South Koreans and one American who get trapped in and eventually fall in love with a remote Korean mountain village until the war finds them again. The film stars Shin Ha-kyun (of "Save the Green Planet!"), Jeong Jae-yeong (of "Silmido") and Kang Hye-jeong, Mido in "Oldboy," who also appears in Park Chan-wook’s "Sympathy for Lady Vengence," which is out in Korean theaters now. X over at Twitch has a breakdown on the weekend head-to-head between these two anticipated films.

Paul Kalina at The Age talks to Robin Campillo, who wrote the great 2001 French film "Time Out," and whose directorial debut "They Came Back," which premiered at Cannes last year, is now playing at the Melbourne International Film Festival. "They Came Back" is described as a sort of high-art zombie film (well, now would be the time for it), a parable in which thousands of dead people suddenly, inexplicable return to life.

And Tu Thahn Ha at the Globe and Mail writes that the Montreal World Film Festival has dropped "Karla," Joel Bender‘s feature based on the lives of Paul Bernardo and his wife, Karla Homolka, who kidnapped, raped and murdered three young girls in Ontario. Festival president Serge Losique had announced earlier that MWFF was planning on hosting the film’s world premiere and stood by it through growing controversy, but is apparently now bowing to pressure from several major sponsors, including Air Canada, who threatened to pull funding. "Karla," which stars "That ’70s Show"’s Laura Prepon, will, will, will be coming to theaters in the US in October, having secured a small distro deal with Quantum Entertainment, and is probably better off for having kicked off this freedom of speech! vs. human decency! hollering, considering the amount of ink it’s getting. Anyway, over at the film’s official site, producer Michael D. Sellar’s has released a statement on its getting dropped, noting that (as is often the case with these situations) none of the sponsors who protested the film’s inclusion in the festival had actually seen it.

+ "Duma" (Salon)
+ Korean War Enemies Team Up in "Dongmakgol" (Korea Times)
+ Lady Vengeance vs Dongmakgol: The Battle Begins! (Twitch)
+ Dead people walking (The Age)
+ Festival pulls Homolka film (Globe and Mail)


Final Countdown

The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at


Rev Up

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.


Give Back

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

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

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GIFs via Giphy, Photos via The Everett Collection

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…