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In the works.

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It's only a paper moon.
It’s been a while, but old news is big news:

Ang Lee will direct "A Little Game" for Focus Features (who handled "Brokeback Mountain"). The film will be based on a French play called "A Little Game of Consequence." "It centers on a happily engaged Brooklyn couple who decide to play an experiment on their friends; when a rumor goes around that they have broken up, they play along to find out what their pals really think of their coupling." [Via Variety.]

Also, Roman Polanski told UK paper the Sunday Times that he’ll be directing a film version of Richard Harris’ novel "Pompeii," set during the last days of the doomed city. "The Sunday Times said the epic’s $197 million cost will make it the most expensive movie ever filmed in Europe." [Via the AP.]

Elsewhere: Kiefer Sutherland will star in "Mirrors," the new film from Alexandre Aja, of French splatterflick "High Tension." Sutherland will play a mall security guard who fights mirrors in a department story. Mirrors…of evil. Hot damn, why doesn’t anyone hire us to write their theatrical marketing copy? [Via Variety.]

Rian Johnson (♥!), director of "Brick," has cast Adrien Brody and "Babel"‘s Rinko Kikuchi in his new film, "The Brothers Bloom." Rachel Weisz will also star:

Brody will play Bloom, the younger brother in a veteran team of con men who falls for a mysterious millionaire (Weisz) who turns the tables on them as they take on one last job after Brody threatens to quit the family business. Kikuchi will play the brothers’ sexy and secretive accomplice. [Via the Hollywood Reporter.]

Paramount Vantage will distribute "The Marc Pease Experience," from writer-director Todd Louiso, best known for playing Dick in "High Fidelity" ("No. Immediate disqualification because of its involvement with The Big Chill.") and for directing "Love Liza." Jason Schwartzman will star — hip! [Via the Hollywood Reporter.]

Joss Whedon drops out of the "Wonder Woman" adaptation. It did sound like a terrible idea to begin with. [Via E! Online.]

Making movies now: MySpace and Fangoria. [Both via Variety, here and here.]

Trailers of the day: One for "The Signal," Sundance horror flick turned SXSW horror flick, here. And one for Luc Besson‘s bit of black and white bizarreness, "Angel A," here.

+ Focus’ Schamus brings back ‘Game’

+ Report: Polanski to make Pompeii epic (AP)
+ Sutherland to star in ‘Mirrors’ (Variety)
+ "Bloom" on for Brody, Kikuchi (Hollywood Reporter)
+ ‘Experience’ in wings at Vantage (Hollywood Reporter)
+ Whedon Out of Wonder; Levy Back in a Flash (E! Online)
+ MySpace logs U.K. pic plans (Variety)
+ Fangoria sets up film unit (Variety)
+ Trailer: The Signal (YouTube)
+ Trailers: Angel A (Apple)


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.