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In the works: Go-to actors.

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"Don't look at me like that. You just said I look like your mom."
Trailers: There’s one for "Leatherheads," the 1920s pro-football rom-com that George Clooney directed, produced and stars in (alongside Renée Zellweger, alas), here.

There’s one for David Gordon Green’s very good "Snow Angels" (our review from Sundance), about the intertwining lives and tragedies of the residents of a small town, here.

It takes a brave man to follow in the footsteps of such fine films as "The Clan of the Cave Bear" and "Quest for Fire." Roland Emmerich is that man. There’s a trailer for "10,000 B.C." up here. Go, saber-toothed tiger!

In the works: "The Golden Compass" is on track to scarcely make back the $180 million it cost, much less be the new massive fantasy franchise, so New Line has made nice with Peter Jackson after their legal and internet tiffs and now the "Lord of the Rings" director is set to, if not direct, at least executive produce and oversee "The Hobbit," which will be divided into two films. [E! Online] Jackson, meanwhile, has just signed his go-to Gollum/gorilla Andy Serkis for an unspecified role in his upcoming film "Tintin," the first of a planned trilogy based on the Belgian comic books. [Hollywood Reporter]

Pedro Almodóvar’s new film, which he describes as a "four-way tale of amour fou, shot in the style of ’50s American film noir at its most hard-boiled," entitled "Los Abrazos Rotos" ("Broken Hugs"), starring his go-to Gollum/gorilla Penélope Cruz. [Variety] "Lovely & Amazing"’s Nicole Holofcener is corralling her favorite, Catherine Keener, to star in her next film, a still untitled project about a set of female neighbors in a New York apartment building. [Hollywood Reporter]

Ewan McGregor has signed on to play the romantic lead opposite Jim Carrey in "I Love You Phillip Morris," the directorial debut of Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, the writers behind "Bad Santa." The film’s description is too good not to quote in full:

Carrey signed earlier in the fall to star in the fact-based tale as Steven Russell, a married father whose conman ways introduced him to the Texas prison system. There, he fell in love with cellmate Phillip Morris.

His love for Morris motivated his escape from prisons four times, once by using a green pen and bucket of water to change his prison outfit into what appeared to be surgical scrubs, another time by faking his death from AIDS and signing his own death certificate. Morris eventually got out, but Russell’s escapades got him a 144-year sentence. [Variety]

Acquired: "Chop Shop," the second film from "Man Push Cart" director Ramin Bahrani (the unfortunate target of an unforgettable quip from Sarah Silverman at the Spirit Awards last year) was picked up by Koch Lorber for release this February. The film premiered at Cannes earlier this year. [indieWIRE]

+ Trailer: Leatherheads (Yahoo)
+ Trailer: Snow Angels (Yahoo)
+ Trailer: 10,000 B.C. (Warner Bros.)
+ Jackson Ready for Hobbit Action (E! Online)
+ Serkis, Jackson reteam in ‘Tintin’ (Hollywood Reporter)
+ Almodovar embraces ‘Abrazos’ (Variety)
+ Holofcener, Keener move in with indie drama (Hollywood Reporter)
+ Carrey finds his ‘Love’ interest (Variety)
+ Koch Lorber Gets Bahrani’s "Chop Shop" (indieWIRE)

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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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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.


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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