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In the works: Coens.

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Parker Posey.
Trailers: There’s a domestic trailer for the multi-director "Paris, Je T’Aime" here — because everyone loves Paris.

A trailer for Sundance audience favorite "Once" is here.

A trailer for "Fay Grim," in which Hal Hartley takes his characters from "Henry Fool" and twirls them up in "Syriana" meets "Foucault’s Pendulum" type intrigues, is here.

And a trailer for "El Cantante," the J.Lo-produced Hector Lavoe biopic in which she stars alongside husband Marc Anthony, is here. Leon Ichaso, of "Sugar Hill," directs.

Acquired: The Weinstein Co. has passed the rights to comedian concert film "Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show" off onto Picturehouse. "My Blueberry Nights" better be a ludicrous crossover hit, because folks are smelling blood in the water. Picturehouse plans to release "Comedy Show" in early 2008. [Variety]

Miramax Films has picked up the rights to Julian Jarrold‘s still in production "Brideshead Revisited," which has just added Emma Thompson and Michael Gambon to its already announced cast of attractive British waifs (Ben Whislaw and Matthew Goode star). [Variety]

Warner Independent has acquired Daniel Radcliffe‘s first non-Harry Potter film since the franchise launched: "December Boys," which follows a group of Australian orphans as they compete to get adopted, will open in the US on September 14th. [Variety]

Jay Craven‘s "mystical outlaw-adventure" "Disappearances," which premiered at SXSW last year and which stars a terrifyingly vital if somewhat rubbery looking Kris Kristofferson, will be distributed by Truly Indie. [indieWIRE]

And the directorial debut of Les Claypool (!) (yes, of Primus) has been picked up by National Lampoon for its new distribution arm. Look for, or don’t look for, "National Lampoon Presents Electric Apricot — Quest for Festeroo" sometime this year. [Variety]

In the works: Coen brothers. New film. Dark comedy. "A Serious Man." [Hollywood Reporter]

Jason Statham is in talks to star in "Death Race," a remake of the Roger Corman-produced cult classic "Death Race 2000." Paul W.S. Anderson is set to write and direct. [Hollywood Reporter] Meanwhile, Julia Stiles will play the role she’s been working up to in her thus-far fairly sullen career — she’ll produce and star in an apatation of Sylvia Plath’s "The Bell Jar." [Variety]

Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman are set to star in an adaptation of John Patrick Shanley‘s ubersuccessful possible pedophile drama "Doubt," which had an over year-long run on Broadway, and which won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Shanley will direct; it’ll be his second feature, his first since (hee) 1990’s "Joe Versus the Volcano." [Variety]

George Clooney will produce, and possibly direct/star in, a feature remake of Rachel Boynton‘s doc "Our Brand Is Crisis," which followed how James Carville‘s political consulting firm helped Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada win the 2002 Bolivian presidential election. The new film will be, as so many films are these days, a dark comedy. [Variety]

+ Trailer: Paris, Je T’Aime (Moviefone)
+ Trailer: Once (FoxSearchlight.com)
+ Trailer: Fay Grim (Apple)
+ Trailer: El Cantante (Apple)
+ Picturehouse, New Line get ‘Wild’ (Variety)
+ ‘Brideshead’ goes to Miramax (Variety)
+ WB to distribute Radcliffe film ‘Boys’ (Variety)
+ Lampoon buys ‘Electric’ (Variety)
+ "Disappearances" to Make Truly Indie US Apparition (indieWIRE)
+ Coens, Working Title, Focus getting ‘Serious’ (Hollywood Reporter)
+ Statham in ‘Death Race’ driver’s seat (Hollywood Reporter)
+ Stiles set for ‘Bell Jar’ (Variety)
+ Streep, Hoffman have ‘Doubt’ (Variety)
+ Clooney, WB get in ‘Crisis’ mode (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…