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One giant leap for farmers.

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One small step for man.
Trailers: One for "The Astronaut Farmer," in which the Polish brothers dip their matching big toes into the mainstream,  here. We’ve ever been big fans , but…urgh. One for "Da Dian Ying Zhi Shu Bai Yi (The Great Movie: Tens of Billions)," here. Link from MonkeyPeaches, where they describe the film as the Chinese equivalent of "Scary Movie." The film apparently spoofs "House of Flying Daggers," "Kung Fu Hustle," "Infernal Affairs," "In the Mood for Love," "2046" and others, and opens in China later this month. We would die to see any spoof of Wong Kar Wai‘s oeuvre, but how the hell does one possibly make fun of "Kung Fu Hustle"?

Clifford Coonan at Variety reports that Jet Li, Andy Lau and Takeshi Kaneshiro will star in $40-million historical epic "Ci Ma (This Violent Land)," to be directed by Peter Ho-Sun Chan of "Perhaps Love" and "Comrades: Almost a Love Story":

"Ci Ma" is an heroic tale of three blood brothers and their struggle in the midst of war and political upheaval. It is based on "The Assassination of Ma," a Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) story about the killing of general Ma Xinyi. The story was filmed by Zhang Che in 1973 as "The Blood Brothers."

Borys Kit and Nicole Sperling at the Hollywood Reporter write that Jonathan Demme will direct Jimmy Carter doc "He Comes in Peace":

Demme and his crew will follow Carter across the U.S., through red states and blue, to bookstores and talk shows and Wal-Marts, as he undertakes a book tour for his new tome, "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid." At the same time, Carter, who has written more than 20 books, will speak about how to achieve peace in the Mideast and his lifelong philosophy of human compassion.

Also at the Hollywood Reporter, Etan Vlessing writes that MGM has picked up the writes to "A Dog’s Breakfast," an indie comedy shot by the cast and crew of "Stargate Atlantis" and "Stargate SG-1" while on production hiatus. No, Richard Dean Anderson did not participate.

+ Trailer: The Astronaut Farmer (Warner Bros)
+ Trailer: THE GREAT MOVIE: TENS OF BILLIONS (Real Media) (G-film.com)
+ Asian actors salute the past in war epic (Variety)
+ Demme helms docu on Carter for Participant (Hollywood Reporter)
+ MGM serving ‘Breakfast’ with comedy (Hollywood Reporter)

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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 IFC.com

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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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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…