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Christopher Lloyd talks about “Piranha 3DD” and his character’s crazy new direction

Christopher Lloyd talks about “Piranha 3DD” and his character’s crazy new direction (photo)

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Christopher Lloyd, who costarred in 2010’s exploitation celebration “Piranha 3D,” told IFC that in its forthcoming sequel, he will be reprising his role as Mr. Goodman, the eccentric pet shop owner who provides the rest of the cast with vital information about the deadly, man-eating fish. During a phone interview Tuesday for his new film “Snowmen,” Lloyd indicated that in “Piranha 3DD,” Goodman might have become even crazier than before, which sounds like exactly the sort of acting challenge that’s right up his alley.

When asked if he’s going to play the same character, he said, “that’s right, yeah. But somehow it’s like tweaked in a certain direction. I don’t know whether the character has become a little frantic, or is losing his moorings a little bit, but it’s not exactly the same – which I feel fine about.”

Lloyd credited the new writers, Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, with the new direction his character takes. “It might be the writing, a little bit of the writing and a little bit of the situation that I had to play out, but I feel it has a different edge from the last time.” Meanwhile, Lloyd said that one thing that will not change is his proximity to the hordes of bloodthirsty piranha that have a tendency to leave other cast members bloody and bitten into pieces.

“I’m not near the water at all, other than the aquarium I have in my shop with the piranha in it,” he said. “I’m in the shop the whole time.”

“Snowmen” opens on October 21 in limited release. “Piranha 3DD” is schedule for release some time next year.

Are you excited to see Christopher Lloyd return to offer expert advice on carnivorous fish? Tell us in the comments below or on Facebook or Twitter.

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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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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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