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“The Avengers” returns to theaters for one week starting tomorrow


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Has it been too long since you last saw “The Avengers”? Well, you’re in luck, because the top-grossing movie of the year is coming back to theaters for a limited one-week engagement starting tomorrow.

The Joss Whedon hit will start playing in theaters nationwide on August 31 and complete its second run on September 6. There’s still a chance you’ll be able to catch it in theaters after that considering the fact that it was still showing in 123 locations around the country last weekend.

It will be interesting to go back and watch the movie now that we know so much about “Iron Man 3,” “Thor: The Dark World,” “Captain America: Winter Solider” and “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Hopefully we can read a little more into that Thanos appearance during the closing credits of the film now that we know he’ll likely be the Big Bad in “Guardians.”

Thanks to the deluge of deleted scenes and featurettes Marvel has released in anticipation of the September 25 release of “The Avengers” Blu-ray, DVD and digital download, we also have a new frame of reference for the entire story. The studio has released an alternate opening and introduction to Captain America that tease a very different cut of “The Avengers,” while deleted scenes and a hilarious blooper reel give even more context to the movie.

So far “The Avengers” has made $617.8 million in the United States and a total of $1.49 billion worldwide. With this week-long run, “The Avengers” might be able to steal the title of second highest grossing movie in the US from James Cameron’s “Titanic.”

Will you check out “The Avengers” this week? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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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

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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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