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In the works: Aronofsky boxes, Scorsese does Wall Street.

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Trailers: A trailer for Julia Loktev‘s Spirit Award winner "Day Night Day Night," an almost allegorical film about a teenage female suicide bomber, is here.

Acquired: "Eleven Men Out," a gay-themed Icelandic soccer comedy/drama (again?) from director Róbert I. Douglas, has been picked up by here! Films for a summer 2007 release. [indieWIRE]

In the works: New! Darren Aronofsky: Though we suspect his spirit has been broken after "The Fountain." He’s in talks to direct boxer biopic "The Fighter,"  which traces the life of boxer "Irish" Mickey Ward (Mark Wahlberg) and his trainer brother Dick Eklund (Matt Damon).
[Hollywood Reporter]

New! Scorsese: Yes, another one. The latest project (fourth, by our count) that Marty’s attaching himself to is an adaptation of Jordan Belfort’s upcoming autobiography "The Wolf of Wall Street," with Leonardo DiCaprio to star:

In "Wolf of Wall Street" DiCaprio would play Belfort, a Long Island penny stockbroker who served 20 months in prison for refusing to cooperate in a massive 1990s securities fraud case that involved widespread corruption on Wall Street and in the corporate banking world, including mob infiltration. [Variety]

New! Jane Campion: "Bright Star" will be a period romance based on the tragic relationship between poet John Keats and girl-next-door Fanny Brawne — tragic, because Keats expired at the very poetic age of 25. Abbie Cornish, the up-and-coming actress grown in an Australian petri dish after having been cloned from an arm cell procured from Nicole Kidman, is in negotiations to star as Brawne. [Hollywood Reporter]

Ricky Gervais is set to become an unlikely Hollywood leading man — and in a romantic comedy, no less. "Ghost Town," which will be directed by screenwriter David Koepp (whose last helming effort was "Secret Window"), "centres on a dentist who gains the ability to see dead people after routine dental surgery; the latter play havoc with his life when they ask him for help in contacting the living." Gervais will co-star with Greg Kinnear. [Guardian]

Focus Features will be delving into the always popular little-girls-with-guns genre with the interesting-sounding "Hanna," described as "a reverse spin on ‘The Professional’":

In this version, a 14-year-old raised by her father to be a cold-hearted killing machine must learn how to be a girl. In Luc Besson‘s 1994 bigscreen version, an orphaned girl played by Natalie Portman befriended her neighbor, a hitman. [Variety]

Johnny To‘s Macau gangster drama "Exiled" is going to be given an English language remake. "Exiled" will hit US in June. [Variety]

And Mark Herman (of "Little Voice") will be directing an adaptation of Auschwitz-set young adult novel "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" for Miramax, with Vera Farmiga to star.

+ Trailer: "Day Night Day Night" (
+ "Eleven Men Out" Goes to here! for North America (indieWIRE)
+ Aronofsky in ‘Fighter’ shape for Paramount (Hollywood Reporter)
+ Scorsese, DiCaprio cry ‘Wolf’ (Variety)
+ Cornish well-versed for ‘Star’ (Hollywood Reporter)
+ Gervais heads for Ghost Town (Guardian)
+ Focus hopes to spin a hit with ‘Hanna’ (Variety)
+ ‘Exiled’ on the road to English remake (Variety)
+ Miramax books Auschwitz tale (Variety)


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


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.


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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GIFs via Giphy, Photos via The Everett Collection

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…