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Beyonce Austin Powers in Goldmember


Ranking Queen Beyonce’s Best and Worst Movies Roles

Catch Beyonce in Austin Powers in Goldmember this month on IFC.

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Photo Credit: New Line Cinema/Everett Collection

We all know Queen Bey can run the world, but some of her acting choices tend to be more lemon than lemonade. With Austin Powers in Goldmember airing this month on IFC, we’ve ranked her most memorable roles to determine whether the films “Slayed” or “Sunk”. Get in formation and check them out below.

7. Epic, Queen Tara

Beyonce Tara
Blue Sky

Even exquisite animation could not save this generic story. We appreciate casting Bey as royalty, but the role and movie are forgettable.

Verdict: Sunk

6. The Pink Panther, Xania

Beyonce Pink
Columbia Pictures

Despite Steve Martin’s comedy chops, the weak script was not improved by a flat performance from Bey. Still, only Beyoncé could look fierce in a Pink Panther movie.

Verdict: Sunk

5. Obsessed, Sharon

Beyonce Obsessed
Screen Gems

Beyoncé played Sharon, a wife protecting her man from an obsessed coworker, in this bland 2009 flick. The sole highlight was the Ali Larter/Beyoncé fight scene, which won Best Fight at the MTV Movie Awards.

Verdict: Movie Sunk (but the fight scene Slayed)

4. The Fighting Temptations, Lilly

Beyonce Fighting Temptations
Paramount Pictures

The wholesome and predictable 2003 comedy was boosted by a solid soundtrack featuring Bey. Who could’ve guessed that years later, Jay-Z would reportedly be “fighting” the “temptation” of “Becky with the good hair”?

Verdict: Slayed

3. Austin Powers in Goldmember, Foxxy Cleopatra

Beyonce Goldmember
New Line Cinema

Beyoncé as an undercover FBI Agent named Foxxy Cleopatra? Yaasss, Queen. The goofy, but charming chemistry between Beyoncé and Mike Myers helped the third installment of Austin Powers find its groove.

Verdict: Slayed

2. Cadillac Records, Etta James

Beyonce Cadillac Records
TriStar Pictures

Although a much stronger musical than drama, Bey excels at Etta James’ soaring vocals. At Last, a role worthy of Sasha Fierce.

Verdict: Slayed

1. Dreamgirls, Deena Jones

Beyonce Dreamgirls

While a good use of Bey’s powerhouse vocals, the 2006 musical didn’t offer much in terms of her character’s development. Still, the flashy musical numbers and showstopping choreography made it a worthwhile ride.

Verdict: Slayed


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.