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Way matte.
The "is Bryan Singer‘s Superman too gay?" discussion may be the dumbest story that’s ever bounced from idle web chatter into the Real Print Media. In Reuters today, Singer is incredulous:

Superman "is probably the most heterosexual character in any movie I’ve ever made," said Bryan Singer, director of "Superman Returns," a new movie about the crime-fighting superhero that opens June 28. "I don’t think he’s ever been gay."

The article continues: "So he wears a leotard and flies around in a red cape. Big deal, Singer said, noting Spider-Man wears tights. The X-Men do too, and they aren’t gay. Singer ought to know, he directed 2000’s ‘X-Men’ movie and 2003’s ‘X2: X-Men United.’"

Which were, okay, only the most obvious gay cinematic metaphors since "Top Gun" — but whatev, act all wide-eyed, Mr. Singer. The real "Superman Returns" story is clearly when they’re going to announce that star Brandon Routh exists only on a computer: no actual human being looks that matte. Born in Iowa…right.

At Hollywood Elsewhere, Jeffrey Wells has a glowing review: "’Superman Returns’ still feels like a truly personal film that came from somebody’s heart. And this, to me, is an extraordinary thing, and why it surprised me as much as it did."

In other countries…Anupama Chopra at the New York Times writes about "Krrish" (and do visit the website, it’s fairly amazing) "a film that showcases Bollywood’s first fully realized Superman-style hero."

There is little precedent in Hindi cinema for a Western-style superhero, although Indian mythology and the great Indian epics, "The Mahabharata" and "The Ramayana," brim with spectacularly heroic men and women. While the exploits of gods like Hanuman and Krishna have captivated generations over centuries, Hindi films have traditionally featured outsize human heroes.

And, of course, Krrish sings and dances (or at least, his alter-ego does). At Rediff, Syed Firdaus Ashraf interviews star Hrithik Roshan.

+ Faster than bullets, yes. But Superman, gay? No way (Reuters)
+ Blue, Baby…Blue (Hollywood Elsewhere)
+ In ‘Krrish,’ Bollywood Gets a Superhero of Its Own (NY Times)
+ Hrithik: Ready to play Superhero (Rediff)

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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

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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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