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“Magic Mike” leading lady Cody Horn teases her cop drama, “End of Watch”

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In “Magic Mike,” Cody Horn had the pleasure of playing a strong female character in a movie that’s largely focused around male stripping. The daughter of Disney chairman Alan Horn plays Channing Tatum’s onscreen girlfriend who questions his stripping lifestyle in the film, and she told IFC that she was thrilled to get the part. But when it comes to the movies that she’s starred in, Horn said that her upcoming drama “End of Watch” was the most challenging and rewarding set she’s been on.

“It was the most fun on pre-production I’ve ever had in my entire life,” she told IFC on the “Magic Mike” Los Angeles Film Festival premiere red carpet.

The movie follows two Los Angeles police offers who discover something that makes them the targets of a drug cartel. Horn plays a cop in the flick and worked alongside Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena, America Ferrera and Anna Kendrick. She threw her into the preparation for that film and was duly rewarded from it.

“We went on ride-alongs, we shot guns, we went through training — tactical training and then physical training — and America and I decided that we didn’t want to be just two actresses showing up with cups of coffee,” Horn said. “So we worked out every single day, went to the gym every single day before we went to set, even if our call time was at 5am.”

Horn explained that her interest in the role was a personal one.

“My dad was in the air force, so maybe that was sort of scratching an itch for me that I always wanted to understand that life,” she said.

Written and directed by David Ayer, “End of Watch” hits theaters September 28.

Are you looking forward to “End of Watch”? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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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 IFC.com

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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…