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050405_heimatBoth the Guardian and the Independent take a look at "Heimat 3," the third series of German director Edgar Reitz‘s epic look at the 20th century in Germany, via the lives of the inhabitants of a small village (the official site is here, if you want to slog through using a translator [for some reason, Google attempts to translate it from Italian] or if you happen to speak German). We don’t use "epic" lightly here – Reitz began the series twenty-five years ago, and though they, out of necessity, have been shown in piece on television, each is essentially a long film. The first "Heimat" was fifteen hours and forty minutes long. "Heimat 3" opens, in six parts in London on Friday.

Via AP, Loews Cinemas are going to start advertising the actual start time of their movies, not the time they start showing their various ads, service announcements, and trailers.

The Guardian has George Monbiot writing about the incredible-sounding documentary "Darwin’s Nightmare," about life on the shores of Lake Victoria in Africa, where the economy revolves around exporting perch, which were artificially introduced into the pond as an "experiment" by a visiting European adventurer – the fish thrived, wiping out hundreds of local species.

And two about L.A. ensemble drama "Crash," which opens in limited release in the US this Friday: at the San Francisco Chronicle, a talk with writer/director Paul Haggis about his inspiration for the film – getting carjacked; over at New York Magazine, an interview with one of the stars, Thandie Newton.

+ No place like Heimat (Independent)
+ The Nazis, communism and everything (Guardian)
+ Loews to Publish Note on Pre-Movie Ads (AP)
+ Death on the Nile (Guardian)
+ ‘Crash’ came to Paul Haggis in a dream – and a carjacking (SF Chronicle)
+ Actress: Thandie Newton (New York Magazine)

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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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