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When geeks rule the Earth.

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Alex Chun at the LA Times, Borys Kit at the Hollywood Reporter and Scott Bowles and Bill Keveney at USA Today all note in their Comic-Con overviews that the massive convention has become a prime spot to tout your film/TV series, even if there’s no obvious comic book connection — and indeed, the parent network will be there with a screening of "This Film Is Not Yet Rated."

Among the other films either getting screened or touted at the con are the (rather great) UK horror film "The Descent" (making its US premiere), Guillermo del Toro‘s "Pan’s Labyrinth," "Grind House," Neil Gaiman‘s "Stardust" and Alfonso Cuaron‘s "Children of Men," with Clive Owen.

There have already been a slew of production announcements, some actually made at the convention, others just timed that way.

Via Empire: More details on the previously announced sequel to Danny Boyle‘s "28 Days Later," entitled "28 Weeks Later": "’28 Weeks Later’ picks up six months after the Rage virus has decimated the city of London. The US Army has restored order and is repopulating the quarantined city, when a carrier of the Rage virus enters London and unknowingly re-ignites the spread of the deadly infection, wreaking havoc on the entire population." Boyle is not attached to direct. The film falls under Fox’s new "youth-focused division" Atomic, and other planned projects include "The Hills Have Eyes 2" and, er, a remake of "Revenge of the Nerds."

Via the Guardian: "People want to see the green guy again," cries Ari Arad, and thus Louis Laterrier, late of "The Transporter II" and "Unleashed," will direct "The Incredible Hulk," which will presumably ignore most of Ang Lee‘s silly dramatic posturings in favor of more things getting smashed (and we’re not talking about self-esteem!).

Via the Hollywood Reporter: Chris Marlowe writes that Will Eisner‘s "The Spirit" ("one of the most influential comics of all time") will be adapted and directed by Frank Miller ("Sin City"). And Borys Kit reports that Guillermo del Toro is in talks to produce (and perhaps direct) an adaptation of "Deadman."

+ The Many Facets of Comic-Con (LA Times)
+ Newly cool geeks rule Comic-Con (HR)
+ Comic-Con will see film presence (USA Today)
+ Comic-Con: 28 Weeks Later Announced (Empire)
+ Green light for Hulk sequel (Guardian)
+ "Spirit" comic comes to life on big screen (Reuters)
+ ‘Deadman’ to live again on big screen (Hollywood Reporter)

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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.

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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…

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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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