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What to Watch on IFC in January

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It’s about time to start enforcing those trusty resolutions… after, of course you’ve nursed the hangover that comes with ringing in 2010. In honor of new beginnings and breaking old habits, IFC’s celebrating the New Year with those in need of serious resolution rehab. It all kicks off 6am on January 1st with the old-school warning on the dangers of marijuana, ‘Reefer Madness.’ Then check out great performances from Joseph Gordon Levitt and his “(500) Days of Summer” co-star Zooey Deschanel in “Manic,” their first film together; and the Oscar-nominated Catalina Sandino Moreno as a drug mule in “Maria Full of Grace.”

Also, see Cate Blanchett and “21 Jump Street” alum Dustin Nguyen in “Little Fish,” Nicholas Cage in “Leaving Las Vegas,” a young Matt Dillon in Gus Van Sant’s “Drugstore Cowboy,” and John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson in search of serious redemption in Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction.”

310x229_goodguyswearblack.jpgAlso this month, don’t miss hardcore bad asses kicking major butt in IFC’s fight club, taking flight Thursday, January 14th at 6:15pm with Chuck Norris in “Good Guys Wear Black.” Uma Thurman’s vengeful bride sets out on a violent mission in the “Kill Bill” films, and Mel Gibson stars as “Mad Max” in the classic 1979 Australian futuristic action flick.

And, tune in for a series of films that bring different people together for one twisted story. It’s six degrees of IFC on Thursday, January 28th starting at 7:30pm with the Oscar-winning “Crash,” followed by “Pulp Fiction” and “Go.”

Plus, don’t miss your guide to this year’s Spirit Awards with IFC’s 2010 nomination special, premiering Wednesday, January 29th at 7:30pm.

PREMIERES THIS MONTH:

    • DUMMY An unemployed man decides to follow his dream of becoming a ventriloquist, and various other life changes follow suit. Stars Oscar winner Adrien Brody (‘The Pianist’), Milla Jovovich and Ileana Douglas. Premieres Mon., January 4th @ 8:00pm.
    • CLOSER Two couples form a tangled web when a partner in one of the relationships gets involved with a partner in the other. Ensemble cast includes Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts, Jude Law and Clive Owen. Directed by Mike Nichols. Premieres Wed., January 6th @ 12:00am.
    • GO ‘Swingers’ director Doug Liman brings together three different stories that result from one bad drug deal. With Katie Holmes, Timothy Olyphant and Sarah Polley. Premieres Mon., January 11th @ 8:00pm.
    • WHITE COUNTESS A blind American man forms an interesting and loving relationship with a Russian escort; one struggles with a traumatic past while the other struggles with a shameful present. Ensemble cast includes the late Natasha Richardson, Vanessa Redgrave and Ralph Fiennes. Premieres Wed., January 20th @ 6:00am.
    • CITY OF GHOSTS Matt Dillon stars and makes his feature directorial debut in this thriller about a con man who leaves the US to avoid a criminal investigation, and ends up in more trouble than he bargained for. Premieres Wed., January 27th @ 9:45pm.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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