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In the works: Remaking Lang, “Cellular” and your own movie.

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"Put them all together they spell M-U-R-D-E-R !"Trailer: One for "Married Life," here. Ira Sachs’ film played at the New York Film Festival last year — our review — and was a nice surprise, starting off as a needless 40s/50s-era pastiche, but gradually revealing itself to have blood in its veins. Sony Picture Classics is releasing the film on March 7th.

In the works: Peter Hyams, of "2010," "Timecop," and, alas, "A Sound of Thunder" (such is a portrait in sci-fi decline) will direct Michael Douglas, Amber Tamblyn and Jesse Metcalfe in a remake of Fritz Lang’s "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt," with Metcalfe in the Dana Andrews role and Tamblyn presumably in the role originally filled by Joan Fontaine. [Variety]

"Chuck & Buck" director Miguel Arteta is in final talks to helm the new Michael Cera comedy "Youth in Revolt," adapted from C.D. Payne’s self-published novel. [Hollywood Reporter]

Howard Zinn’s "A People’s History of the United States" is being made into feature doc, "The People Speak," made up of dramatic readings and live musical performances. [Hollywood Reporter]

Emilio Estevez has shrugged off "Bobby," the film that proved that Harvey Weinstein can no longer clap his hands together and bring fairies back to life nor force the Academy to pay attention to titles in which they take anti-interest, and is saddling up to write and direct "The Public," a film based on the "epidemic issue of libraries becoming de facto shelters for the homeless and the mentally ill in light of many social program cuts." [Hollywood Reporter]

Larry David and Evan Rachel Wood will star in Woody Allen’s next film, which also marks his return to New York. Yeah, we know, ew. [Entertainment Weekly]

Harry Knowles rests easier — Joe Johnston will take over for Mark Romanek in directing "The Wolfman," not, as Ain’t It Cool rumored, Brett Ratner. [LA Times]

And here’s something you don’t see often — an East Asian remake of a Hollywood film. "Cellular"’s set for a Hong Kong incarnation as "Connected," with Benny Chan directing "Triad Election"’s Louis Koo and Barbie Hsu. [Variety]

Acquired: The Pang brothers’ remake of their own thriller "Bangkok Dangerous" (now with more Nicolas Cage!) has been picked up by Lionsgate for a big summer 2008 release. Cage plays an assassin who develops a conscience —  haven’t they developed a vaccine for that now? [Hollywood Reporter]

Magnolia has picked up the sequel (!) to the unlikely guilty pleasure doc "Cocaine Cowboys." Its title is, awesomely, "Cocaine Cowboys 2: Hustlin’ With The Godmother." [indieWIRE]

+ Trailer: "Married Life" (Sony Pictures Classics)
+ Trio set for ‘Doubt’ remake (Variety)
+ Arteta’s rising for ‘Revolt’
(Hollywood Reporter)
+ ‘People’s History’ headed to movies (Hollywood Reporter)
+ Estevez goes ‘Public’ (Hollywood Reporter)
+ Larry David, Evan Rachel Wood to star in Woody Allen’s next movie (Entertainment Weekly)
+ ‘Wolfman’ gets new director (LA Times)
+ WB, Emperor keep ‘Connected’ (Variety)
+ Lionsgate feeling ‘Dangerous’ with Cage (Hollywood Reporter)
+ Magnet Takes "Cocaine" (indieWIRE)


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…