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In the works: “Money,” “Bones,” “Marx.”

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"What's worth doing is worth doing for money."
Trailer: Good morning, Baltimore — the trailer for "Hairspray" is here. Has anyone come up with a clever name for the movie adaptation of the stage adaptation of a movie yet? Or will that just provide unnecessary encouragement where none is needed?

Acquired: Screen Media/Red Envelope has picked up small town coming-of-age dramedy "I’m Reed Fish" for a June 1st release. The film stars Rory from "Gilmore Girls" and Jay Baruchel, and was in fact written by one Reed Fish, who assures on his blog: "Yes, I put my own name in the title of my movie. And no, I’m not quite as narcissistic as that makes me sound." [Variety]

In the works: Michael Douglas will reprise his role as Gordon Gecko in "Money Never Sleeps," the just-greenlit sequel to "Wall Street," with producer Edward R. Pressman returning but director Oliver Stone choosing to sit this one out. The indelible "Wall Street" image for us is the scene in which Douglas, walking on the beach, pulls out a cell phone the size of "Infinite Jest" and preens at the mere act of being able to lift, however awkwardly, such a device to his ear. How will they ever come up with a 2008 equivalent? [NY Times]

Peter Jackson‘s adaptation of "The Lovely Bones" goes to DreamWorks after some competition over the script. The film, which was expected earlier to be a smaller scale project for Jackson, was being shopped around with a projected $80 million budget. Which, for Jackson, is pretty small, come to think of it. [Hollywood Reporter]

Catherine Hardwicke, of "Thirteen" and "The Nativity Story," is in talks to direct an adaptation of Rebecca Godfrey’s book "Under The Bridge," which tells the true story of a 1997 high school killing. Reese Witherspoon will produce. [Empire]

Who hasn’t, at one time or another, idly longed for a Karl Marx biopic? Haitian director Raoul Peck (of charged 2000 biopic "Lumumba") is set to make the dream happen — the film, which will be entitled "Karl Marx," will be in English and will trace Marx’s life up until the 1848 publication of the Communist Manifesto. The cast has yet to be set. [Hollywood Reporter]

Korean director Jang Jun-hwan, of the brilliant, bonkers "Save the Green Planet!", has been tapped to direct a sequel to gambler flick "Tazza: The High Rollers," a huge success in Korea. This appears to mean that for now, Jang will set aside his previously announced next project, superhero film "Fartman." [Variety]

And John Malkovich is in negotiations to star in the Coen brothers’ CIA screwball comedy "Burn After Reading." George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Frances McDormand have already joined the cast. [Hollywood Reporter]

+ Trailer: Hairspray (Apple)
+ Red Envelope seals ‘Fish’ (Variety)
+ Film’s Wall Street Predator to Make a Comeback (NY Times)
+ DreamWorks digs Jackson’s ‘Bones’ (Hollywood Reporter)
+ Witherspoon Heads Under The Bridge (Empire)
+ Peck sets sights on Karl Marx biopic (Hollywood Reporter)
+ Jang to direct ‘Tazza’ sequel (Variety)
+ Malkovich, ‘Burn’ make good match (Hollywood Reporter)


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…