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Incoming: New Directors Label DVDs.

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"I've been locked inside your heart-shaped box for weeks"Trailers: Palm Pictures is releasing four new "Directors Label" DVDs (artsy!) on September 13th. If your Spike Jonze, Chris Cunningham and Michel Gondry collections are getting restless and in need of new, hip friends, you’ll now be able to introduce them to Anton Corbijn, Jonathan Glazer, Mark Romanek and Stephane Sednaoui, though chances are they’ll ditch you on the way to the party with their Ukrainian model girlfriends and “accidentally” forget to add your name to the list at the door. Trailer is here.

Other trailer: for Park Chan-wook’s "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance" (the first film in the revenge trilogy which includes "Oldboy" and which he just completed with "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance," in Korean theaters now) here. Opens in New York on August 19th.

Elsewhere, WENN claims that Sienna Miller, who was dropped from George Hickenlooper’s Edie Sedgwick biopic "Factory Girl" for not being enough of a name, has won the Edie role back now that the scandal surrounding her nanny-boinking boyfriend has at least temporarily given her a light dusting of fame.

Via Reuters, Haley Joel Osment, having weathered child stardom to reach an awkward, but impressively armed-robbery-free near-adulthood, will star in indie coming-of-age feature "Home of the Giants," written and directed by first-timer Rusty Gorman.

And, via the Hollywood Reporter, Nicole Kidman will star in "Invasion," a sci-fi flick to be directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel (of the Oscar-nominated Hitler’s last days thing "Downfall"). Originally conceived as a remake of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," its apparently going off in a different enough direction to warrant a terser title. We knew you were just goofing when you told the Telegraph you were going on a possibly two-year vacation, Nicole. And aren’t you about to fly off to make a Wong Kar Wai movie? Good luck getting that finished before the decade peters out.

+ Trailer: Directors Label, Volumes 4-7 (Palm Pictures)
+ Trailer: Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (IFILM)
+ Miller Wins Back Sedgwick Role Following Law Scandal (WENN)
+ Osment back in game with indie ‘Giants’ (Reuters)
+ Kidman snatches lead in Warners’ ‘Invasion’ (HR)

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Final Countdown

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 IFC.com

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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…