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Incoming: Springer, Capote.

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Philip Seymour HoffmanTrailers: one for "Capote," the first of two Truman Capote biopics coming out soon-ish, here. "Capote" stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, doing a particularly Oscar-baiting Capote impersonation; nevertheless, this is one with plenty of buzz at the moment — opens in limited release September 30, while "Have You Heard?", with a more glam cast that includes Gwyneth Paltrow and Sigourney Weaver (neither, alas, playing Capote), is currently filming and not due out until next year. A trailer for "The World’s Fastest Indian," a "based on a true story" type starring Anthony Hopkins in what we’d judge a mildly Oscar-baiting performance as an endearing, accented yokel with a big, fearless heart who ultimately triumphs in whateverwhatever is here. One for "Stay," the new film from Marc "Finding Neverland" Forester, and also the kind of "what’s real? what’s not real" clever/slick production that prompted us to immediately search out spoilers for the inevitable twist ending (despite this, it does star the extremely gifted Ryan Gosling, so we’ll probably get around to seeing it), is here. And one for Harold Ramis"Ice Harvest," a languid holiday black comedy with John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton and Connie Nielsen, here.

Newer other news: The AP reports that Tsui Hark is considering a sequel to his martial arts epic "Seven Swords," which has been a relative success in Chinese theaters. As far as we’ve heard, no US distributor yet, but it will play at Venice, which starts in a few days, so it may get picked up there.

Over at Twitch: Logboy reports on the imminent UK DVD release of "Jerry Springer: The Opera," a filmed version of the London stage musical that was then played on-air on the BBC in January to much angry shouting from various Christian groups who weren’t so fond of the subject matter. The BBC scoffed them off, being cool like that. Also at Twitch, Todd stumbles across a rumor that Tony Jaa will play the monkey god (but this one? or this one?) in an upcoming film.

Older news: Marcos Siega, tsss!hot after "Pretty Persuasion" (though doubtless on his way to being less so after this week’s Miramax (!) dump of "Underclassman"), will direct "Chaos Theory," a coming-of-age thing about a highly organized man whose life starts unraveling, for Warner Independent. Via Dark Horizons. Paddy Considine and Radha Mitchell will star in "PU-239," a black comedy (what other kind is there these days?) about a nuclear technician who gets tangled up with the Russian mob. Via Reuters. And, also via Reuters, Paul Newman and Robert Redford are in talks to reunite on-screen. The stars, who once played the most movie-star wattaged pals to ever grace celluloid, didn’t want to discuss the project, but it’s rumored to be an adaptation of Bill Bryson’s travel memoir/guide "A Walk in the Woods."

+ Trailer: Capote (Sony Pictures Classics)
+ Trailer: The World’s Fastest Indian (XtraMSN)
+ Trailer: Stay (Apple)
+ Trailer: Ice Harvest (MSN)
+ Director Considering ‘Seven Swords’ Sequel (AP)
+ Jerry Springer : The Opera. R2 UK DVD 14th November 2005. (Twitch)
+ Tony Jaa To Play a Monkey God? (Twitch)
+ Marcos Siega Explores "Chaos Theory" (Dark Horizons)
+ Considine, Mitchell hot for ‘PU-239’ (Reuters)
+ Redford and Newman may pair up again on screen (Reuters)

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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…