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Incoming: Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Theo Van Gogh.

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"It's about the Holocaust...and AIDS. But it's funny!"Trailers: Twitch uncovers a subtitled trailer for "Loft," the latest from Kiyoshi Kurosawa, who seems to be proving the best of the J-horror directors. Right-click to download it here. And Film Force has a trailer for Sarah Silverman‘s concert film (don’t you hate that designation for films centered around a comedic live performance?) "Jesus is Magic" (directed by Liam Lynch, also known as the alt-rock one-hit wonder responsible for "United States Of Whatever" — not that he hasn’t worked on many other projects, but we like to do all we can to ensure no one escapes from their embarrassing past) here.

The BBC reports that Dutch and US co-producers have plans to remake three of slain Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh‘s films: "06," which will star Steve Buscemi, "Blind Date" which will star Stanley Tucci, and "Interview," which will star Bob Balaban. Van Gogh was a controversial and outspoken figure (particularly on the subject of Islam) who was shot and stabbed to death last year by a young Muslim extremist.

Reuters reports (along with everyone else) that Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese will once again work together on a dull biopic (we’re interpreting roughly there). Young Master DiCaprio will play (cough) Teddy Roosevelt on a film based on Edmund Morris’ "The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt."

Via ComingSoon, Francis Lawrence, who directed "Constantine" as well as (can’t escape your past!) the Avril Lavigne "Sk8er Boi" video, will be helming "I Am Legend," an adaptation of the Richard Matheson novel that was also the basis of "The Last Man on Earth" (with Vincent Price) and "The Omega Man" (with Charlton Heston, as if you need to be told that).

Jonathan Watts at the Guardian reports that the Shaolin monks are taking control of their image (as much as they can, we suppose) by producing their own feature films. The first will start filming next year, and will be titled "The Legend of the Monk Warriors of Shaolin Temple." Watts also claims the monks have an official website, for which we Googled in vain for like, half an hour.

And…via Empire, an actress has been selected as the celluloid incarnation of Nancy Drew. "Nancy Drew: The Mystery In Hollywood Hills" will star Emma "niece of Julia" Roberts as the titular titian-haired girl detective. Picture’s here: isn’t she just an adorable little squib? Don’t you just want to squash her little nose in?

+ Trailer and slide show for Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s LOFT (Twitch)
+ Trailer: Jesus is Magic (Film Force)
+ Van Gogh films ‘will be re-made’ (BBC)
+ DiCaprio sets sights on Teddy Roosevelt story (Reuters)
+ Francis Lawrence Takes on I Am Legend (ComingSoon)
+ Shaolin in film fightback (Guardian)
+ Nancy Drew Goes To Hollywood (Empire)


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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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…


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.


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.