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In the works: Jackson ankles “The Hobbit,” Tarantino acting again.

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"There's more than one way to lose your life to a killer."
Trailers: For the long, long awaited "Zodiac," here. David Fincher lives! He lives! For "3 Needles," in which Daisy LemonO-Ren Ishii, Rizzo and Iceman fight AIDS, here.

Natalie Finn at E! continues the delusion that Brandon Routh is an actual human being and not a CGI character by reporting that he’ll be returning to the role of Superman in a Bryan Singer-directed sequel due out sometime in 2009. Other big news on the shiny blockbuster front: Peter Jackson announces (via his fandom, no less) that he will not direct "The Hobbit." Via the Guardian, "Jackson goes on to say that the move is due to New Line only having rights to make the new films within a limited period, before adding: ‘This outcome is not what we anticipated or wanted, but neither do we see any positive value in bitterness and rancour. We now have no choice but to let the idea of a film of The Hobbit go and move forward with other projects.’"

IFC Films has picked up two films for First Take: Eric Nicholas"Alone With Her," a Tribeca selection (via Dave McNary at Variety), and New Zealand serial killer drama "Out of the Blue" (via Gregg Goldstein at the Hollywood Reporter).

Coming Soon reports that Takashi Miike‘s new film, "Sukiyaki Western: Django," will be "Japan’s first true western" — reportedly a remake of Sergio Corbucci‘s "Django," the film will be set in 12th century Japan, be shot in English, will star Hideaki Ito, Koichi Sato, Kaori Momoi and others, and will also include a role of unknown size to be played by Quentin Tarantino. It’s the weirdest project we’ve heard of since…Miike’s last one.

Tartan’s picked up a slew of mid-level Asian horror films. Grady Hendrix has the details here.

And Borys Kit at the Hollywood Reporter writes that "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" will be adapted for the screen, because, if this weekend’s grosses have any lesson to impart, it’s that grown-up entertainment has nothing on shiny stuff you can plunk your kids in front of for two hours.

+ Trailer: Zodiac (Apple)
+ Trailer: 3 Needles (Apple)
+ Routh to Suit Up for Superman Sequel (E! Online)
+ Jackson will not direct Hobbit (Guardian)
+ IFC is with ‘Her’ (Variety)
+ Kiwi killer movie set for U.S. release (Hollywood Reporter)
+ Tarantino to Star in Miike’s Sukiyaki Western (
+ TARTAN’S NEW SLATE (Kaiju Shakedown)
+ ‘Eastern’ adds pair to cast (Hollywood Reporter)
+ ‘Alexander’s’ bad day good for Col (Hollywood Reporter)

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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.


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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