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What ’90s Movies Would Look Like If They Were Made Today


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It seems like every day Hollywood announces a new remake of some ’90s classic or non-classic. To help Hollywood ruin, er, recycle our youth, here’s what some ’90s classics would look like if they were made today, complete with new posters by Kristy Puchko. You’re welcome, Hollywood.

Boogie Nights

We all enjoyed the closing credits gags at the end of 22 Jump Street which cast Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill in various absurd sequels. So why not send them back to the ’70s for a Boogie Nights reboot?

Kristy Puchko/Nick Nadel

Kristy Puchko/Nick Nadel

Of course Tatum would play Dirk Diggler while Hill would channel John C. Reilly in the Reed Rothchild role. The rest of the cast would be rounded out by Christoph Waltz (Jack Horner), Amy Adams (Amber Waves), and Shailene Woodley (Rollergirl). And Don Cheadle could reprise the role of Buck Swope because every movie could use more Cheadle.

Forrest Gump

Steve Carell is already on his way to becoming the next Tom Hanks, so he might as well play one of the beloved actor’s most iconic roles.

Kristy Puchko/Nick Nadel

Kristy Puchko/Nick Nadel

Only this time the movie would be about Forrest’s son or something and follow his wacky misadventures and encounters with famous people throughout the ’90s and ’00s. Who wouldn’t want to see Forrest trade war stories with John Kerry???

Reality Bites

The ’90s were all about being ironic and meta. So why not cast Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart and Adam Driver in a remake of the ’90s classic Reality Bites that is set during the ’90s? (They’ve already got the inarticulate stammering thing down, after all.)

Kristy Puchko/Nick Nadel

Kristy Puchko/Nick Nadel

Remember the scene where the gang sings the 1970s classic “My Sharona” in the convenience store? Well, now watch as a modern cast gets nostalgic for the ’70s while playing characters you loved from the ’90s. Uh oh! Looks like your head just exploded.

Pulp Fiction

Call it sacrilege if you must. But wait until you hear the new cast: Chris Pratt (Vincent Vega), Jamie Foxx (Jules Winnfield), Scarlett Johansson (Mia Wallace), Idris Elba (Marsellus Wallace), Oscar Isaac (Butch), Jillian Bell (Honey Bunny/Yolanda), Jack O’Connell (Pumpkin/Ringo), John Goodman (The Wolf), Quentin Tarantino (Jimmie), Christopher Walken (Christopher Walken) and Joe Piscopo (The Gimp). We’ll take our million dollars now, thank you.

Kristy Puchko/Nick Nadel

Kristy Puchko/Nick Nadel

There’s Something About Mary 

Hey, Emma Stone already went blonde for the recent Spider-Man movies. And she also had to deal with sticky fluid. So, uh, yeah, we’ll just let you fill in the blanks with this one…

Kristy Puchko/Nick Nadel

Kristy Puchko/Nick Nadel


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…