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In the works: Being born, Karyn Kusama, Nimrod Antal.

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"Don't go flip out mamma!"
Trailers: Doc "The Business of Being Born," which opens today in New York, reportedly features footage of executive producer Ricki Lake giving birth (going with the slightly more conventional homebirth bathtub instead of the backseat of a speeding car). You can find a trailer here.

Gus Van Sant’s "Paranoid Park" was one of our favorites from this past New York Film Festival (though we stand by "Elephant" as his finest work). Trailer’s here.

In the works: Karyn Kusama, of the enjoyable "Girlfight" and the not remotely enjoyable "Æon Flux," is due to direct the Diablo Cody-scripted "Jennifer’s Body," described as a "a quirky comedic thriller" (and they always are) about "a cheerleader in a sleepy town whose perfect life goes haywire when she becomes possessed and begins killing the young men in town who lust after her." Megan Fox will star. [Variety]

On the theme of disappointing second films, Nimród Antal, who went from the memorable Budapest subway saga "Kontroll" to the terrible motel-bound horror flick "Vacancy," is next going to direct "Armored," with Skeet Ulrich as a member of an armored truck company team planning to steal the $10 million in his vehicle. [Hollywood Reporter]

Michael Showalter has lined up his directorial follow-up to "The Baxter" — he’ll be helming "Night of the Living Dorks," a remake of this German horror comedy that’s supposedly "’Revenge of the Nerds’ meets ‘Shaun of the Dead.’" Fortunately for him, most did not deem "The Baxter" a promising debut, so at least he won’t have to deal with the burdens of expectations shouldered by the two directors above. [Hollywood Reporter]

And Phillip Noyce, the filmmaker behind "Rabbit-Proof Fence" and "The Quiet American," will direct Scarlett Johansson as "Mary Queen of Scots." Samantha Morton most recently played Mary in "Elizabeth: The Golden Age." [Variety]

Acquired: Zeitgeist Films has picked up doc "Chris & Don: A Love Story," with plans to release it this summer. The film traces the 30-year relationship of Christopher Isherwood, who wrote the novellas that would inspire "Cabaret," and painter Don Bachardy. [Variety]

+ Trailer: The Business of Being Born (Official site)
+ Trailer: Paranoid Park (Yahoo)
+ Kusama to direct Cody’s ‘Body’ (Variety)
+ Ulrich joins Sony’s ‘Armored’ (Hollywood Reporter)
+ Showalter leader of WIP’s ‘Dorks’ (Hollywood Reporter)
+ Noyce crowned for ‘Mary’ (Variety)
+ Zeitgeist finds ‘Love’ with documentary (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…