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Tweeness is a dish best served cold.

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Yeah, you can totally see it, can't you.Variety (by way of Coming Soon) reported today that the directed by Spike Jonze/scripted by Dave Eggers/longed for by the hipster populace adaption of "Where The Wild Things Are" has been rescued from production limbo by Warner Bros. Finally, a children’s film that won’t even pretend to be of interest to actual children! The film’s going to be live-action, so we imagine it’s neck-and-neck right now between the film being a gala of expensive, visually astounding CGI, or it being deliberately, aggressively low-fi, with all of the monsters being played by, say, Luke Wilson with a sports sock with "MONSTR" written on it pulled over his head.

Elsewhere, and also long-awaited: we’ve always wondered what a year-end list from Anthony Lane would look like, and now we know — it wouldn’t look like anything. Not that we expected Lane to plop a top-ten there into the middling of his New Yorker column, but rather than apply himself to much of a year-end roundup, he just stews in the vague sense of disappointed malaise he exudes so often. We’re not sure what to make of the year either, but we don’t think Lane’s main point that a general over-seriousness is stifling American film quite adds up, possibly because, as much as we always enjoy his writing, we’ve never really bought that he actually likes film all that much.

In case you’ve also been longing to know Kurt Loder‘s best-of picks for the year, well, now you can.

And, via AP, a theater in Utah gives the gang at Focus Features what they’ve surely been pining for by pulling a scheduled run of "Brokeback Mountain." With all the high praise the film’s been getting, it was looking like the film was peaking early. Like, even grandmothers liked it. How can anyone tout a film’s importance and ground-breaking, taboo-busting, brief-man-on-man-grappling edginess when everyone’s saying its so damn great? Now, thanks to the megaplex in Sandy, UT, the Focus kids can once more mount their high horse and ride off into the sunset.

+ WB Knows Where the Wild Things Are (Coming Soon)
+ CHILL (New Yorker)
+ The Best (And Worst) Movies Of 2005, By Kurt Loder (MTV)
+ Utah Theater Cancels ‘Brokeback Mountain’ (AP)

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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…