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A kind of love story.

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"My relationship with my wife is not like this."
Once more around on the guitar…er, we mean interview circuit.

Drew Barrymore talks break-ups, rom-coms and, more importantly, her role in the narrative adaptation of "Grey Gardens" with New York‘s Logan Hill:

“You know, love stories can come in so many different forms,” she says. “I love Harold and Maude and Paper Moon. One of the greatest love stories I’ve ever seen is Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. It’s between two men, but I defy you not to get choked up at the end. I even think that Big Edie and Little Edie have a kind of love story. It is a love story,” she stresses. “It is.”

Nuri Bilge Ceylan discusses "Climates" with Jonathan Romney at the Independent:

There’s a long tradition of male film-makers making lyrical, obsessive
films about their real-life partners, but few have exposed their
domestic life to conjecture quite as teasingly as Ceylan does in
Climates. Still, the director insists that Climates is not about him
and Ebru. "Of course, I have painful memories from many relationships –
they left a mark on me, and those marks made me make this movie. But my
relationship with my wife is not like this." The material for Climates,
he says, came from other relationships, a previous marriage and the
lives of friends.

At MTV, Doug Jones, the body behind "Pan’s Labyrinth"‘s creaking faun and lurching ogre, talks with Larry Carroll about his roles in "Hellboy 2: The Golden Army," also being directed by Guillermo Del Toro:

"I’m not just playing Abe Sapien in this second film — I’m doing three other smaller characters that are otherworldly and heavily made-up beyond recognition," Jones revealed. "My favorite one is called the Angel of Death — it’s another eyeless thing [like Pale Man] with huge wings, and he’s got a weird little ribcage. He’s beautiful. I’m going into my fittings this week."

Larry King, blurb whore, is interviewed by Patrick Goldstein over at the LA Times:

King makes no apologies for the way studios use his name to sell tickets. "Do you really think people think Larry King is a movie critic?" he asks. "Come on! I’m the guy on CNN who liked the movie. I mean, after Roger Ebert, how many film critics could I even name? Joe Morgenstern. The guy with you. [The New York Post’s] Lou Lumenick. [The New York Times’] A.O. Scott. I mean, how many people in Dubuque, Iowa, know any of those guys?"

We suppose everyone needs a niche in life. The above paragraph is followed by an anecdote from Morgenstern about King’s taking cell phone calls in the middle of a screening — high-larious.

Abderrahmane Sissako, whose "Bamako" opens in New York tomorrow (our New York Film Festival review is here), talks to Dennis Lim at the New York Times:

Mr. Sissako recalled the advice of an old friend, a Malian judge: “He told me, ‘Don’t think this film will change anything. But you have to make it. Perhaps then they will know that we know.’ ”

And "Hot Fuzz" director Edgar Wright (last of "Shaun of the Dead") gets all fanboy with Sam Ashurst at Total Film:

So, if Hot Fuzz had a message what would it be?
Halfway through the film, Nick Frost’s character shows Simon [Pegg]’s character a double-bill of Point Break and Bad Boys 2 in answer to the fact that Simon’s character is job drunk – completely obsessed with the job – he finds it unable to switch off his brain, and it’s affected his social life, it’s affected his relationship. Danny’s prescription for that is to show him Point Break and Bad Boys 2, so essentially the message of the film is, you know what? Sometimes it’s nice to just switch off your brain and enjoy some dumb fun.

+ Hopeful Romantic (New York)
+ Nuri Bilge Ceylan: The action man (Independent)
+’Pan’s Labyrinth’ Duo Use Oscar Clout To Make ‘Hellboy 2’ Their Way (MTV)
+ King of the blurbs (LA Times)
+ One Angry African Puts Big Money on Trial (NY Times)
+ Edgar Wright talks Hot Fuzz with Total Film  (Total Film)

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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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