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Channing Tatum says Wachowski’s sci-fi epic “Jupiter Ascending” will change everything


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The less you know going in about a new Wachowski project, the better. That can be said for “The Matrix,” that can be said for “Cloud Atlas” (which comes out October 26 and yet we still haven’t seen a trailer) and that can be said for “Jupiter Ascending,” the Wachowski’s upcoming return to sci-fi that goes into production next year.

So far all we really know about the project is that Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis are starring in it. With so little known about the film, we couldn’t resist asking Tatum for a quick tease of when we saw him on the red carpet for the Los Angeles Film Festival premiere of “Magic Mike.” He talked up “Jupiter Ascending” like it was going to reinvent the sci-fi genre in the same way “The Matrix” did.

“It’s going to change, again, like they always do, everything that you know about reality and action, for sure,” he said.

Vulture recently teased some alleged plot details from the flick that say its about “higher forms of life [who] are watching us from other, albeit this time non-meta worlds, but actual, other worlds, as in planets and moons.”

Kunis allegedly plays a Russian immigrant who “is busily scrubbing toilets for a living. Unbeknownst to her, she actually possesses the same perfect genetic makeup as the Queen of the Universe and is therefore a threat to her otherwise immortal rule.” Tatum will play an evolved being bounty hunter sent to kill her but who falls in love with her instead, much to the dismay of those who sent him on his mission.

When we asked Tatum if the movie would be heavy on the CGI, he answered carefully, “No. No.”

That’s interesting, because the last project the Wachowskis put out, “Speedracer,” was pretty much entirely computer generated. Even “The Matrix” and its two sequels were set against plenty of green screens. It will be really excited to see what the Wachowskis can come up with if they’re making “Jupiter Ascending” using sets instead of computer generated settings and are using wirework — like they did in “The Matrix” — instead of CGI for action scenes and special effects. Even though we’re likely years away from seeing this flick hit theaters, consider us thrilled for it.

Are you as excited for “Jupiter Ascending” as we are? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.


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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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…


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.