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Incoming: We ♥ Ian McShane version.

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060205_mcshaneTrailers: See Keira Knightley attempt Elizabeth Bennet in the latest "Pride and Prejudice" incarnation here. And a UK trailer for big-deal "young Latino boy from L.A. makes it to the European big leagues" soccer flick "Goal!" is here, and looking rather edgier and less Disneyfied than we expected, despite the fact that Disney actually picked up the US rights to the film. We presume when it makes its way here they’ll tone down the whole groupie sex angle.

Distro news: Sony Pictures Classics will handle the US release of this years Cannes Palme d’Or winner, the Dardennes brothers’ "L’Enfant (The Child)." And DreamWorks buys the US rights to Woody Allen’s "Match Point" for a reported $4 million, a chancy move on their part — despite the great buzz the film (which screened out of competition) got at Cannes, Allen’s films have consistently tanked at the box office for the past, oh, decade or so. Then again, we heard Allen was holding out for as much as $10 million for "Point," so maybe $4 mill looked like a deal to them compared to that.

Speaking of M. Allen, now that’s he’s found a new nubile muse (Scarlett Johansson) and a new dream city (London), might he have found that old something that once made his films worth watching? We’re hopeful, as he’s apparently signed British actor Ian McShane for his next film, in which the director will once more be making an appearance. McShane, for you non-"Deadwood" types, is the most charismatic actor in the universe. We’re intrigued.

Elsewhere — Kevin Spacey will do a reality TV-show, which is not nearly as interesting as the Guardian makes it sound in their headline. And Camilla Belle, who was rather awesome in the otherwise mixed "The Ballad of Jack and Rose," will star in a remake of 1979’s terrorized babysitter classic (isn’t it wonderful how meaningless that word is these days?) "When a Stranger Calls."

And the Ain’t It Cool rumor of the day: you’ve doubtless already read about director Matthew Vaughn‘s ankling "X-Men 3" nine weeks before shooting was to begin in order to "spend more time with his family"; AICN‘s Moriarty claims his replacement will either be John Moore (of "Flight of the Phoenix" and "Behind Enemy Lines") or that ultimate Hollywood accessory (every entourage needs one), Brett Ratner (we didn’t know that Robert Evans was letting him out of the pool house these days).

+ Trailer: Pride and Prejudice (Yahoo)
+ Goal! – Movie Feature (MSN UK)
+ Sony Classics Takes Custody of "L’Enfant" (indieWIRE)
+ DreamWorks nets Allen’s ‘Match Point’ (HR)
+ From Lovejoy To Deadwood(y) (Empire)
+ Unusual suspect: Spacey to be Sugar daddy (Guardian)
+ A Stranger Calls Camilla Belle (ComingSoon)
+ Matthew Vaughn Leaves X-Men 3 (Empire)
+ EXCLUSIVE!! Wanna Know Who’s Directing X3 Now?! (AICN)

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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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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.


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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