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For kids? Oh, why the hell not...In response to the British Film Institute’s top ten most recommended films for children, Alexa Moses at the Sydney Morning Herald talks to various Australian film critics, filmmakers, and academics, and compiles a list of the top ten Australian films kids should see. If we’d seen "Picnic at Hanging Rock" at any age below 14, we’d have been either bored or scared shitless, so we dunno about that one.

Erik Lundegaard, who’s prone to wax oddly eloquent about random topics (we loved his Brad Pitt, "threat to heterosexuality" piece) indeed waxes oddly eloquent about what he finds attractive and not attractive in an actress before going off to list his top ten sexiest women in film.

And over at Entertainment Weekly, Michael Slezak looks over the venerable tradition of pop divas attempting to star in a film as anything other than themselves (at least in name). Our personal favorite:

Whitney Houston: The Bodyguard (1992)

THE ROLE Spoiled — and stalked — pop-diva-slash-actress Rachel Marron, who reluctantly falls for the security specialist (Kevin Costner) who’s hired to protect her

DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY Hmm… tricky. Back when the film came out, we’d have said ”low,” since it didn’t seem like such a stretch for Houston to play the haughty diva with a taste for the finer things in life. But now, having endured Houston’s antics on multiple episodes of "Being Bobby Brown," we’re going with ”medium”: It’s kind of impressive that Marron chick never once discussed a bowel movement, or hollered ”Hell to the no!”

+ Our movies your children should see at school (Sydney Morning Herald)
+ 10 sexy movie broads (MSNBC)
+ Musical Chairs (Entertainment Weekly)

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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 IFC.com

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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…