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The rest of it: Thursday.

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Romain Duris as TomVia Page Six (it’s that kind of day), Renée Zellweger is apparently pining to play Edie Bouvier Beale in a fictional adaptation of Albert and David Maysles’ "Grey Gardens" after seeing "The Ghost of Grey Gardens," a doc, um, based on a doc, we suppose. Zellweger has apparently "gotten her hands on 100 reels of unseen footage that was shot in the making of the 1975 ‘Grey Gardens’" and paid a visit to the (now refurbished) East Hampton estate. A Broadway musical based on the doc is already in the works.

The New York Press‘ Matt Zoller Seitz interviews writer/director/generator of tabloid fodder James Toback, and points out an event that we hadn’t heard of and are kicking ourselves for not being able to go to: the Museum of the Moving Image will be showing a double feature of Toback’s 1978 film "Fingers" and the upcoming French remake, "The Beat That My Heart Skipped." After the screening of "Fingers," Toback will participate in a Pinewood Dialogue, whatever that means.

Sharon Waxman in the New York Times tackles "The Aristocrats" and the difficulties of marketing a film based entirely on a dirty joke that’s unmentionable on billboards, in ads, in TV spots and in trailers.

Gregg Kilday in the Hollywood Reporter breaks down the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ decisions on producer credits (they’ll be scrutinized) and awards for stuntmen (there won’t be any).

And the Onion taunts us with a glimpse of award-winning cinema in the year 2056.

+ Zellweger’s Wish (NY Post)
+ The Outsider (NY Press)
+ Dares to Tell It, Repeatedly (NY Times)
+ Academy gets strict on credits (Hollywood Reporter)
+ Final Installment of Frogger Trilogy Poised to Sweep Oscars (The Onion)

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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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