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In the works: Jaco van Dormael, Morgan Spurlock are a go.

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Quand notre cœur fait Boum.
Trailer of the day: A teaser for "Ocean’s Thirteen," here. We can’t actually get it to work as our computer is acting very wicked today, but we imagine it probably has hip music and George Clooney delivering deadpan quips in a suit/tuxedo.

Belgian director Jaco van Dormael, who in 1991 made his feature debut with "Toto le héros," a film dear to our heart, will be making his English-language feature debut the $39 million "Mr Nobody." Sarah Polley has already been cast in one of the four major roles; according to Variety, the film "is inspired by the ‘butterfly effect’ — the chaos theory notion that the beat of a butterfly’s wings can cause a storm thousands of miles away." Will there be an overweight goth roommate? We hope so. Van Dormael’s last film was 1996’s sentimental "The Eighth Day."

German filmmaker Christian Alvart, whose fairly acclaimed philosophical serial killer film "Antibodies" is opening in New York this week, will direct an adaptation of Jess Walter’s political satire "The Zero" for Warner Independent:

Walter’s book centers on a New York City cop who shoots himself in the head less than a week after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Suffering strange memory lapses, he is assigned to work at a shadowy agency where he must analyze every scrap of paper blown across New York when the Twin Towers fell. He suddenly finds himself drawn into a sinister government plot. [Via Variety.]

Strangeness: Nicolas Cage will star in a live-action adaptation of Disney’s "The Sorcerer’s Apprentice" set in modern-day New York. [Via the Hollywood Reporter.]

Weinstein watch: The Weinstein Co. has picked up the North American rights to Morgan Spurlock‘s latest project, which is reportedly about the hunt for Osama bin-Laden, but which is also so superultrasecret that the 50 buyers who went to a screening of footage from the doc at Berlin were required to each sign a nondisclosure agreement. "’It was shocking — the agreement, not the footage,’ one Brit said." [Via Variety.] The Weinstein Co. has also acquired the rights to French thriller "Inside," starring Béatrice Dalle. [Via the Hollywood Reporter.]

+ Trailer: Oceans 13 (Apple)
+ Van Dormael prepares ‘Nobody’ (Variety)
+ Alvart adds up for ‘Zero’ job (Variety)
+ Dis has Cage conjured up for ‘Sorcerer’ (Hollywood Reporter)
+ Weinsteins nab Spurlock project (Variety)
+ Weinsteins make their ‘Inside’ move (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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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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