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“The Women,” again, “The Eye,” again again.

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"Is that anyway to talk to me after all I've done for you?"
Trailers: One for "Backstage," starring Emmanuelle (wife of Roman Polanski) Seigner as a singer and Isild Le Besco (of "À tout de suite") as a fan who gets pulled into her life, here. We missed it at Tribeca but heard good-ish things. And one for "The Aura," from the late Fabián Bielinsky ("Nine Queens") and starring Ricardo Darín, here.

Via Gregg Goldstein of the Hollywood Reporter, Picturehouse has picked up the US rights to a remake of George Cukor‘s "The Women." Diane English will write and direct, Meg Ryan is in talks to star:

English described George Cukor’s original 1939 film adaptation of Clare Boothe Luce‘s all-female comedy as "a poison pen letter to society women." She added, "My version is more of a love letter."

Oh, please. Oddly, Mick Jagger is one of the film’s producers.

This is a little old, but hell, we’ve been busy: Tsui Hark will direct the third film in "The Eye" series, with Peter Chan producing (via The Little Film Company). A US remake of the original "The Eye" is supposedly going to star Jessica Alba, but given the Paramount shake-up, who know what will become of it.

Other quick news: "Organizers of an evangelical summer camp for children featured in the documentary ‘Jesus Camp’ are discontinuing the camp because of negative reaction sparked by the film and recent vandalism at the camp site in Devils Lake, North Dakota." Via Reuters.

Dorian Lynskey at the Guardian explains who Chris Cornell is and why he’s not such a bad choice to sing the new Bond theme song:

Before Cornell’s name was made public, internet buzz favoured Goldfrapp, some of whose songs already sound like Bond themes, but the Broccolis never steer too far from the middle of the road. Back in 1995, when the hip choice would have been professional John Barry fans Portishead, the honour went to Tina Turner. Any desire for sonic risk-taking was surely extinguished last time around by Madonna‘s Die Another Day. Accurately dubbed "the worst Bond theme ever" by Elton John, this baffling electro-pop folly had roughly as much to do with James Bond as it did with seal-clubbing or the treaty of Versailles.

According to BBC News, "The Nativity Story," which tells the, well, story of the nativity, will have its world premiere at the Vatican: "Italian distributors Eagle Pictures said Catholic officials had approved the ‘faithful retelling of the Scriptures.’" The film was directed by Catherine Hardwicke of "Thirteen" and stars "Whale Rider"’s Keisha Castle-Hughes as Mary. Castle-Hughes is, of course, about to become a teen mother.

And, via Howard Kurtz at the Washington Post, Ed Bradley, ever our favorite "60 Minutes" correspondent, passed away of leukemia today at age 65. Bradley occasionally covered film and conducted some measured and intelligent interviews with various prickly celebrities; over the course of his career, he was awarded 19 Emmys.

+ Trailer: Backstage (Yahoo)
+ Trailer: The Aura (Yahoo)
+ Picturehouse finds room for remake of ‘Women’ (HR)
+ Evangelical summer camp shown in film to end (Reuters)
+ Bond producers gamble on the theme tune (Guardian)
+ Vatican opening for Nativity film (BBC)
+ Ed Bradley of ’60 Minutes’ Dies at 65 (Washington Post)

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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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GIFs via Giphy, Photos via The Everett Collection

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