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Check out the original unreleased trailer for “Bellflower”

Check out the original unreleased trailer for “Bellflower” (photo)

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If you missed Evan Glodell‘s “Bellflower” this summer, it’s now available on DVD and Blu-ray. At last you can enjoy all the drama of this apocalyptic love story in the privacy of your own homemade muscle car that dispenses alcohol and shoots fire. You can read my original review of the movie here and my interview with Glodell here. As you can tell, I’m definitely a fan.

That’s why I was excited when a producer for the film passed this video along to me on my Facebook page; it’s the original trailer for the movie, first conceived by Glodell in 2003 before he’d even completed his first draft of the screenplay. To drum up a little interest in this week’s DVD release, they’ve posted this previously unseen trailer on YouTube. Take a look.

And here’s Glodell’s comments on the trailer:

This is the original trailer I wrote for “Bellflower” in 2003 before the first draft of the script was even finished. When “Bellflower” sold earlier this year we got the script back out and decided to make it. We all liked it, but it made me so uncomfortable that i buried it.

Time has gone by, our theatrical release is almost over and everyone still seems to like the film which i think has taken a lot of stress off me. The DVD came out yesterday so this is the last chance for this trailer to have any purpose. I feel like it was our best attempt to make something that truly represented the movie and as odd and uncomfortable as it makes me feel, I have decided to post in on here for whoever cares to see it.

Hope you enjoy.


That’s a very different and much less conventional trailer than the official one by distributor Oscilloscope Labs. While Oscilloscope’s trailer is undeniably the more effective piece of movie marketing, Glodell’s version is arguably more interesting. It functions less as a commercial and more as a companion piece to the film. The confessional narration spoken Woodrow (played by Glodell) feels far more revealing about his state of mind than any of his dialogue in the actual movie. It could almost be a deleted soliloquy scene.

Given “Bellflower”‘s DIY nature — the director and his small crew did everything and made everything, including the badass car and working flamethrower seen onscreen — I’m not surprised they made their own trailer too. And I dig that. More independent filmmakers should follow their lead.

Which “Bellflower” trailer do you prefer? Tell us in the comments below or write to us on Facebook and Twitter.


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…