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"No, you didn't just tell me that. No."

Trailers:

Here, for Kelly Reichardt‘s "Old Joy," a minimalist indie starring Will Oldham that quietly became one of the most critically acclaimed film at Sundance this year.

Here, for "Sleeping Dogs Lie," another Sundance film that was screened as "Stay" and written and directed by, yes, Bobcat Goldthwait. The film was kind of a surprise critical success at the festival; who knew bestiality could be so heartwarming?

Here, for Frank E. Flowers"Haven," a not particularly good Cayman Islands-set ensemble drama that happens to have an outrageously gifted cast of up-and-comers (it’s easy to just overlook Orlando Bloom in one of the biggest roles, but then isn’t that always the case?).

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, for Brian De Palma‘s "The Black Dahlia." Glossy! Shame about Josh Hartnett. And is that Mia Kirshner as the famous corpse? Yes, yes it is.

And here, for Steven Zaillian‘s "All the King’s Men," based on Robert Penn Warren‘s novel, which may almost be slightly discernible underneath Sean Penn‘s furious Acting.

Other news: Via ComingSoon.net, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Michelle Williams will star in "Synecdoche," Charlie Kaufman‘s directorial debut about "an anguished playwright and several women in his life." "All hands on deck" is synecdoche; "The press is waiting on the courthouse steps" is metonymy, and no, we still don’t really get either concept. Via Empire, "Shaun of the Dead"‘s Simon Pegg will play Toby Young in an adaptation of Young’s memoir "How To Lose Friends And Alienate People," which you call either the anti- or merely the male "The Devil Wears Prada," but is either way more British. And via Reuters, China today announced plans to make a movie about the 1937 Rape of Nanjing, only a day before the Japanese prime minister is expected to visit the controversial Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, which honors war dead:

The movie of the massacres of tens of thousands of Chinese civilians by Japanese troops will be based on Iris Chang‘s bestseller, "The Rape of Nanking," Xinhua news agency said, adding it would involve a U.S. production company and British investors.

"We hope we can make the film a classic on a massacre in the Second World War, just like ‘Schindler’s List’ about the miserable experience of Jewish people during the war," Xinhua quoted Gerald Green, the American producer of the movie, as saying.

MTV‘s Larry Carroll looks into Jean-Claude LaMarre‘s forthcoming black Jesus movie "Color of the Cross":

"Mel Gibson‘s movie opened up a doorway to suggestion," LaMarre said of Gibson’s "The Passion of the Christ," the surprise 2004 blockbuster that inspired the veteran indie filmmaker to go forward with his own vision. "Except in his movie, with Jim Caviezel, he was a little off with the casting. Jesus should have been a little darker. So we felt we should help him in correcting that one minor detail."

Speaking of darling Mel, the Guardian reports that Disney has confirmed it will indeed release "Apocalypto," despite Fox NewsRoger Friedman claiming earlier that the film was being "shopped around." Nice job, Mr. Friedman.

Finally, Tom O’Neil at the LA Times‘ Gold Derby blog notes that Harvey Weinstein has been frantically talking up Emilio Estevez‘  "Bobby" as a Best Picture contender. But could any Estevez production live up to 1990’s "Men at Work"? "Looks like somebody threw away a perfectly good white boy!" "Bobby" will premiere at the Venice Film Festival.

+ Trailer: Old Joy (Kino)
+ Trailer: Sleeping Dogs Lie (VideoDetective)
+ Trailer: Haven (Yahoo)
+ Trailer: Black Dahlia (Apple)
+ Trailer: All The King’s Men (Yahoo)
+ Hoffman & Williams in Kaufman’s Synecdoche (ComingSoon.net)
+ Simon Pegg Is Toby Young (Empire)
+ China unveils plans for Japanese war atrocity film (Reuters)
+ Filmmaker Behind ‘First Black Jesus Movie’ Says Threats Are Part Of The Job (MTV)
+ Disney sticks with Gibson’s Apocalypto (Guardian)
+ Is Harvey truly crazy about ‘Bobby’? (LA Times)

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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…