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Two teaser trailers (as if you could have missed these over the weekend): one for "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" (which is due out in November) here; and one for "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe" (which is due out in December) here. We’re not so impressed by the Narnia trailer, but that’s doubtless due to their trying to put anything promotional together this early on.

Bryan Singer, who started with "The Usual Suspects" and who proved himself one of the best young mainstream directors out there with his excellent X-Men films, will follow up his next franchise film, "Superman Returns," with a far more mundance and tragic hero: he’s planning to direct an adaptation of Randy Shilts’ "The Mayor of Castro Street," about San Francisco city council member Harvey Milk, the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California. Milk was assassinated, along with Mayor George Moscone, shortly after being elected, and has become a mythologized figure himself: at the city’s famous Grace Cathedral,  you can buy wall hangings and postcards of Saint Harvey Milk.

Magnolia Pictures has picked up the rights to Lodge H. Kerrigan’s "Keane," which gathered good or at least interesting buzz at Telluride, Toronto and New York last year with its unflinching look at the mind of a man suffering from schizophrenia. Theatrical release is planned for fall.

And in casting, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Jennifer Connelly will play Macbeth and his Lady in, yes, "Macbeth," to be directed by Todd Louiso, who previously directed Hoffman in "Love Liza," but who we know best as Dick the most socially awkward record store clerk in the world in "High Fidelity." Anthony Edwards joins a previously confirmed Mark Ruffalo in David Fincher’s "Zodiac" — the two will play detective partners investigating the serial murders. And Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman may appear in a movie together after all; eager to get the nastiness of the "Eucalyptus" implosion out of public memory, they’re in talks to star in Baz Luhrmann‘s next film, which he’s calling "Oz’s answer to ‘Gone with the Wind.’" Oh, and don’t we hope Crowe gets to sing in it.

+ Singer’s Got Milk (Film Stew)
+ Magnolia Pictures Announces "Keane" Fall Release (indieWIRE)
+ Connelly and Hoffman Join The Scottish Film (Empire)
+ Anthony Edwards in Fincher’s Zodiac (ComingSoon)
+ Russell, Nicole Hooking Up? (E! Onilne)

 

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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…

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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.

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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.

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