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Listless.

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Sorry, all…an all-day company meeting yesterday and swamped today. So we turn to that savior of harried content-seekers everywhere, the list. A list list:

The Onion A.V. Club‘s got a two-fer: the always reliable Scott Tobias puts together a list for "A Decade Of Underrated Movies" that’s guaranteed to make you want to argue with him, while The Underrated List is a catch-all of people/shows/concepts the staff feels are currently undervalued. And how can we find fault with this:

Underrated guilty pleasure: The user comments and message boards at IMDB.com

Why? Why read reviews of films from people who might know what they’re talking about when you can peruse uninformed, semi-literate opinions? The Internet Movie Database’s user comments and message boards represent the apogee of the Internet’s democratic possibilities, offering a public forum for everyone with a computer and an irresistible need to express themselves on why "Father Of The Bride Part II" is the finest film ever made, and/or why it demands a sequel. With their tortured logic, horrific abuse of the English language and rampant misspellings, the site’s interactive areas are like the entertainment section of the world’s biggest, sloppiest college newspaper.

The evidence: The commentary heralding "Father Of The Bride Part II" as the apex of cinematic art.

Truer words, unnamed Onion staffer. We’ve spent a long hour reveling in how a post on how pretty Gary Dourdan‘s eyes are leads into a flame-filled discussion of ethnic migration.

Speaking of, IMDb turns 15 this week, and shares its editorial staff and founders’ top 15 films from the past 15 years.

Boston.com offers up a quirky and far more interesting "top 50 scary movies" list than Total Film‘s.

And we here at IFC News tried for the scariest non-horror films. Don’t laugh, "The Abyss" freaked us out (but then we’ve also always had this odd phobia involving the planet Jupiter. That you can laugh at.).

+ Who Will Love The Brown Bunny? (Onion AV Club)
+ The Underrated List (Onion AV Club)
+ IMDb. Now playing since 1990. (IMDb)
+ Top 50 Scary Movies of All Time (Boston.com)
+ The Creepiest, Freakiest, Scariest Films…Ever (IFC News)

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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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