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In the works: Coppola, conspiracy theories.

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"For me it is indeed a return to the ambitions I had for my work in cinema as a student."
Trailers: A trailer for "Stardust," a pricey fantasy epic adapted from this winking novel by nerd king Neil Gaiman, is here. The impressive cast is headed up by relative unknown Charlie Cox; Claire Danes, sporting blow-out flaxen elf locks Orlando Bloom would envy, plays his love interest.

A trailer for Spirit Award-nominee "Stephanie Daley," which offers Amber Tamblyn as a troubled high school student who hid her pregnancy and Tilda Swinton as the forensic psychologist trying to figure out if she intentionally murdered the child she eventually gave birth to, is here.

Acquired: Earlier reports has Francis Ford Coppola in talks with United Artists, but his film "Youth Without Youth" will actually be released by Sony Pictures Classics.

In a statement from his company, American Zoetrope, Coppola described the movie as, "A love story wrapped in a mystery." And he added, "This film was conceived and completed independently. It was made with a small team that worked intensively in Romania for a year and a half. The story revolves around the key themes that I most hope to understand better: time, consciousness, and the dream-like basis of reality."

The film stars Tim Roth (who’s set to make a bit of a comeback this year and the next), and will be released in late fall of this year. [indieWIRE]

Page Six is rumoring in a particularly nasty fashion that Magnolia
Pictures is in discussions to distribute controversial 9/11 conspiracy
doc "Loose Change," with Charlie Sheen coming on board to narrate. "Loose Change" is a huge internet hit (you can watch it online here); a full-length film that posits that the US government planned and executed the events of 9/11.

Sheen’s rep confirmed his participation. Cuban e-mailed us: "We are
having discussions about distributing the existing video with Charlie’s
involvement as a narrator, not in making a new feature. We are also
looking for productions with an opposing viewpoint. We like
controversial subjects, but we are agnostic to which side the
controversy comes from." [NY Post]

Tartan Films continues its Asian horror rampage by picking up the rights to the awesomely (or…something) titled "The Slit-Mouthed Woman," a "Japanese chiller about a hideously deformed woman who is accused of a gruesome killing spree is based on a well-known folk legend." The film will likely go straight to DVD and hit shelves in July. [Variety]

In the works: The next film from Sam Mendes will be "Revolutionary Road," an adaptation of this novel about a trouble mid-1950s Connecticut couple by Richard Yates. "Revolutionary Road" will star Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, and will threaten to destroy the world will all kinds of dire "Titanic"-references headlines. [Variety]

Actor Edward James Olmos will direct an adaptation of Carlos Fuentes‘ novel "The Crystal Frontier," which consists of nine intertwining stories set around the US-Mexico border. Olmos has directed before — he helmed and starred in 1992 gang drama "American Me." [Hollywood Reporter]

Rose McGowan, perhaps inspired by her roles in neo-B movie "Grindhouse," will star as tragic B-movie queen and Roger Corman favorite Susan Cabot in biopic "Black Oasis." Cabot, who had a famous fling with King Hussein of Jordan, died in a spectacularly lurid Hollywood fashion at age 59, bludgeoned to death by her son Timothy, who suffered from dwarfism (not to imply that would make one murderous) and psychological problems. Stephan Elliot (of "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert") will write and direct. [Variety]

+ Trailer: "Stardust" (Yahoo)
+ Trailer: "Stephanie Daley" (RegentReleasing.com)
+ Coppola’s Latest, "Youth Without Youth," Lands at Sony Classics (indieWIRE)
+ Tartan snaps U.S. rights for ‘Slit’ (Variety)
+ H’WOOD’S 9/11 IDIOT BRIGADE (NY Post)
+ DiCaprio, Winslet to star in ‘Road’ (Variety)
+ Olmos crosses borders with ‘Crystal’ (Hollywood Reporter)
+ McGowan to play B-movie star Cabot (Variety)

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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 IFC.com

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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.

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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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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…