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Inspirational.

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Ya lush.
We’re really loving this year’s AFI list, "100 Years…100 Beers," which gathers together and ranks the greatest drunk scenes committed to celluloid, digital video or highly flammable nitrate stock, with extra consideration given to the actors who likely actually intoxicated at the time.

Ah, we wish. Wouldn’t you rather read that list any day over this one?

That does remind us, though: When we went to a screening of "Mutual Appreciation" at BAM, there was a Q&A afterward with Andrew Bujalski and members of the cast,  including star Justin Rice. Someone in the audience stood up and remarked about how his brother is an actor and always tells him how difficult drunk scenes are, but that the drunk scene in "Mutual Appreciation" was very natural. Rice exchanged a furtive glance with Bujalski, then said that he was totally wasted at the time. Natural indeed.

A few lists to cleanse your palate:

The Onion AV Club has the very funny "15 People You Meet Listening To DVD Audio Commentaries":

9. The Indifferent Cast Member

There’s a law of diminishing returns to group commentary tracks, because while two or three people in a room can make for a lively conversation, four or more often prompts awkward silences, as everyone waits for their colleagues to say something. The worst participants are those actors who probably shouldn’t have agreed to appear on the track in the first place. Distracted, reticent, even pissy, these contract-fulfillers are usually the first to poop the party by grumbling, "Who listens to these things, anyway?"

At The House Next Door, Jeffrey and Wagstaff list five of their favorite film Western towns.

At the Sydney Morning Herald, Ben Davey and Joanna Cohen pick the following "Top five dumb criminal films":

1. The Goonies
2. A Fish Called Wanda
3. Fargo
4. Small Time Crooks
5. Death in Brunswick

Of course, lists are all in the explanation.

Finally, Entertainment Weekly‘s list maven Gary Susman churns out his ten favorite car chases.

+ AFI’s 100 YEARS…100 CHEERS (AFI.com)
+ Inventory: The 15 People You Meet Listening To DVD Audio Commentaries (Onion AV Club)
+ 5 for the day: Western Towns (The House Next Door)
+ Top five dumb criminal films (Sydney Morning Herald)
+ Hot Pursuits (Entertainment Weekly)

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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…