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The rest of it: Friday (finally!) edition.

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060305_wizardpeopleA new issue of UK Asian cinema mag Firecracker is up online — highlights include a look at how Asian films faired at Cannes, an interview with Stephen Chow, and a look at Paul Spurrier‘s Thai-language horror film "Phii."

Anne Thompson at the Hollywood Reporter looks at IFC Films’ new IFC Center (IFC bought the old Waverly Theatre in Greenwich Village and is reopening it as an art house cinema), Mark Cuban’s 2929 simultaneous DVD/theatrical release plans, and HBO’s joining up with New Line to form Picturehouse. The point — these things are all exciting and scary, and no one’s quite certain which direction indie film distribution is taking.

Also at Hollywood Reporter, Warner Brothers once again puts the smack-down on Brad Neely’s "Wizard People, Dear Reader" after a Brooklyn screening this past Tuesday. Neely provides his own voiceover to "Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone," and it’s apparently hilarious, but Warner keeps pulling prints from places they think might pull a "Wizard People," so we’ll probably never see it.

Slate‘s David Fellerath gives the real backstory on Max Baer, the "Livermore Butcher Boy," who’s reduced to a kind of campy, if compelling, villain in "Cinderella Man."

And the London Times’ Kevin Maher thinks "Sin City," and comic books in general, are misogynistic.

+ Issue 07 (Firecracker)
+ Biz watching as indies test new output ideas (HR)
+ Warners casts spell over ‘Potter’ satire  (HR)
+ How Cinderella Man sucker punches the Jewish boxer Max Baer. (Slate)
+ Comic contempt (Times)

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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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