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Gilliam post-mortem.

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Monica Bellucci and Heath LedgerOkay, one more, then we can lay "The Brothers Grimm" to rest. What else would we blog about, anyway? Just because "The Constant Gardener" seems to be good enough to give a large chunk of the early critics hot flashes…grumble, grumble.

Via WENN, our favorite source of inflammatory and doubtless soon-to-be-retracted stories based on out-of-context quotes:

Movie maverick Terry Gilliam is amazed that a planned movie starring Johnny Depp and Robin Williams is still on the shelf – because American investors can’t raise $15 million. The former Monty Python member was thrilled when international money men offered him $45 million to make the film "Good Omens" with Depp as a demon and Williams as an angel. But he was shocked to discover that Americans didn’t have the same sort of faith in the project, and they failed to raise the extra cash he needed to start work on the project – an adaptation of fantasy writers Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman‘s book. Gilliam tells US magazine Entertainment Weekly, "I couldn’t get 15 with Johnny and Robin… These two guys, who would have been brilliant were not worth $15 million in America. That was the moment where I went, ‘I don’t understand this game. I don’t understand this town (Hollywood). I don’t understand any of the rules. All I know is I don’t like it.’"

If you’ll allow us to take this one…

THE BROTHERS GRIMM [BoxOfficeMojo]
Domestic Total as of Aug. 28, 2005: $15,092,079 (Est.)
Distributor: Dimension    Release Date: August 26, 2005
Running Time: N/A    Production Budget: $88 million
MPAA Rating: PG-13    Est. Marketing Costs: $30 million

FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS [BoxOfficeMojo]
Domestic Total Gross: $10,680,275
Distributor: Universal    Release Date: May 22, 1998
Running Time: N/A    Production Budget: $18.5 million
MPAA Rating: R    Est. Marketing Costs: N/A

Emphasis ours. Terry, we ♥ you, but chrissakes! It’s time to learn to do it on the cheap.

At MTV, Kurt Loder reviews the film. Choice quote:

…with the help of
their behind-the-scenes assistants, Bunst (Richard Ridings) and Hidlick
(the delectably skeletal MacKenzie Crook, of "Pirates of the Caribbean")…

"Delectably skeletal"? Though we remember Mr. Crook being referred to as "angelic" in an old Guardian interview, so perhaps he just inspires odd adjective choices. Either way, he’s wasted in the film.

+ Gilliam Stunned by Lack of Interest in Depp/Williams Film (WENN)
+ ‘The Brothers Grimm’ Is Great To Look At, But Hard To Sit Through (MTV)

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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.

via GIPHY

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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