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In the works: Thomas Kinkade, The Movie.

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"New York’s got New Jersey; San Francisco’s got the place where Colma stays."
There’s a trailer for "L’Âge des Ténèbres," the new film from Denys Arcand, here — except it’s in unsubtitled French, so you should, erm, go learn that first before watching.

Also, one for Sundance darling "The Savages," with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Laura Linney, here.

Acquired: Roadside Attractions has picked up Richard Wong‘s "Colma: The Musical," an indie that’s been kicking around festivals for a year, that was nominated for both a Gotham and Spirit Award, and that we’ve been looking forward to seeing for ages — Bay Area suburbs, you so seldom grace the silver screen. The film will get a summer release. [indieWIRE]

In the works: The work of Thomas Kinkade, one man brand and self-proclaimed Painter of Lightâ„¢, has inspired a series of insipid novels, an insipid tract housing "village," a line of improbably insipid sofas, and, now, a doubtless soon to be insipid trio of films. The first film of an intended three-picture deal between Lionsgate and Kinkade has a star — Jared Padalecki, our second-favorite CW pin-up, will play Kinkade in "The Christmas Cottage," acting alongside Peter O’Toole. Michael Campus of, awesomely, "The Mack," is set to direct. [Hollywood Reporter] Meanwhile, Brad Peyton will direct a film based on the work of a considerably less cheery artist, Edward Gorey — "The Doubtful Guest" will become, with the assistance of Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, the first feature film to be based on Gorey’s work. [Hollywood Reporter]

Michael Meredith, who wrote the script for Wim Wenders"Land of Plenty" (and who’s also the son of Don Meredith), has written and will direct "father-son dramedy" "Open Road." Wenders will produce. [Variety]

And Wayne Kramer, of the rather good "The Cooler" and the generally agreed to be not-so-good (unless you’re a compulsive film reactionary) "Running Scared," will next write and direct the unfortunately titled "Crossing Over," an immigration drama set around LA. Harrison Ford, Ray Liotta and Sean Penn all have confirmed roles of varying sizes in the film, which is being produced by the Weinstein Company. [Variety]

+ Trailer: Âge des ténèbres (
+ Trailer: The Savages (Apple)
+ Roadside Croons to US Rights for "Colma" (indieWIRE)
+ Padalecki will paint the town for ‘Cottage’ (Hollywood Reporter)
+ Henson, Walden, Fox team up for Gorey film (Hollywood Reporter)
+ Wenders set to drive ‘Road’ (Variety)
+ Ford leads immigration drama cast (Variety)


Final Countdown

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


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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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…