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Ken Loach‘s next film will be "The Wind That Shakes The Barley," set during the Irish War of Independence (the stuff "Michael Collins" was made of), with the nicely cheekboned Cillian Murphy (of "28 Days Later") and Liam Cunningham to star. Also via Empire, Chris and Paul Weitz will be working together again on "American Dreamz," a satire of show business and
American politics. While we loved "About a Boy," we found "In Good Company" to be oddly dated both in its astonishment at the coldness of corporate politics and in its general concept of a workplace loyalty — does anyone work at (or expect to) the same company their whole lives anymore? Particularly in the fickle magazine industry? Brothers Weitz, you need a little more edge to your satire if you’re going to offend anyone and actually get anywhere in this town.

Warner Bros. picks up the spec script for "The Dionaea House," which the writer Eric Heisserer promoted with a mythology-building website. It sounds, frankly, like "The Ring" goes suburban sprawl: "The story follows a married man who has grown apart from his old friends. When one of them commits a double-murder suicide, the men feel compelled to investigate, eventually stumbling upon an evil force that perpetuates itself through tract housing."

And pulled-interview-quote as news story of the day, via CHUD: the easily distracted Quentin Tarantino, fresh off directing the "CSI" finale, says he’s interested in doing a show of his own.

+ An Irish Affair For Murphy and Cunningham (Empire)
+ Weitz Bros Make American Dreamz A Reality (Empire)
+ Warners buys spec ‘House’; Heyday aboard (Hollywood Reporter)
+ QT to stay on TV? (CHUD)

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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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