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In the works: Mike White, Alain Resnais, Roky Erickson.

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One for "Day Watch," the next installment in the gloriously excessive Russian dark fantasy blockbuster trilogy that started with "Night Watch," here.

One for "Year of the Dog," the directorial debut from the great Mike White that stars Molly Shannon as a woman who loses her pet and develops a crush on Peter Sarsgaard, here. The film debuted at Sundance to decent reviews.

And one for "Eagle Vs Shark," nothing less than New Zealand’s attempt at a "Napoleon Dynamite," here.

Acquired: IFC First Take snags Alain Resnais"Private Fears in Public Places" and Christophe Honoré‘s "Dans Paris." We were not fond of the Resnais film, which looks in on the lives of a group of lonely Parisians, when we caught it at last year’s New York Film Festival, but plenty of others were; "Dans Paris" apparently "also follows the romances of intertwined, melancholy characters, including those whose lives have been affected by depression." "Private Fears" is set for an April 13th release, while "Dans Paris" will come out in late summer. [Hollywood Reporter]

Palm Pictures has picked up Keven McAlester’s doc about musician Roky Erickson (once of The 13th Floor Elevators) "You’re Gonna Miss Me." The film was nominated for a Spirit Award for best documentary, and will be released in this summer. [indieWIRE]

In the works: Hong Kong directors Johnny To, Tsui Hark and Ringo Lam are wrapping up "Triangle," a film described as the story of "three desperate friends who are given an opportunity to find buried treasure by a mysterious stranger." Tsui, Lam and To each directed half an hour of the film, using different writers but the same editor and cinematographer. The film will be submitted for Cannes consideration. [Variety]

Is there anything Russell Crowe can’t do? He can sing, he can play gay, he can wear a leather apron and not look silly, he’s athletic, and now, he’s going to direct. "Bra Boys" will be an adaptation of this documentary (narrated by Crowe) about a surf-gang in the Sydney beachside suburb of Maroubra. [Variety]

And, a whirlwind round-up of recent mainstream developments:

New Line will make a movie version of "Gears of War," a game about burly guys shooting things! [Variety]

Columbia’s planning to make a Green Hornet movie; the essential Kato casting question remains. [Hollywood Reporter] One imagines it’d be a natural fit for…

Jet Li, who’s apparently in  negotiations to play the villain in "The Mummy 3," which will, oddly, be set in China. [Hollywood Reporter]

Emile Hirsch (of "Lords of Dogtown") is in talks to take the title role in the Wachowski brothers"Speed Racer." [Hollywood Reporter]

And Tom Cruise, having over the years fought the Socs, the Lord of Darkness, the Soviet Union, the Mafia, aliens, and the psychiatic profession, will take on the Nazis in a yet untitled World War II thriller based on an actual assassination attempt on Hitler. Bryan Singer will direct. [E! Online]

+ Trailer: Day Watch (Apple)
+ Trailer: Year of the Dog (Apple)
+ Trailer: Eagle Vs Shark (Apple)
+ Screen, Lantern acquire ‘Cheer’ (Variety)
+ Franco files: IFC arm lands 2 pics (Hollywood Reporter)
+ Palm Gets "Your Gonna Miss Me," Plans Summer Release (indieWIRE)
+ 3 directors form a ‘Triangle’ (Variety)
+ Crowe to direct ‘Bra Boys’ (Variety)
+ New Line nabs ‘Gears of War’ (Variety)
+ Green Hornet nests at Columbia (Hollywood Reporter)
+ Expedition finds Li for ‘Mummy 3’ (Hollywood Reporter)
+ Hirsch up to ‘Speed’ for Wachowskis (Hollywood Reporter)
+ Cruise Drafted For WWII Drama (E! Online)

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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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