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In the works: Acid Test.

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Merry Pranksters.
In the works: Tom Wolfe’s psychedelic road trip tale "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" is headed to the screen, with Gus Van Sant attached to direct. Van Sant, cast the book’s main subject, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest" writer Ken Kesey, in his strange, strange 1993 film "Even Cowgirls Get The Blues," and dedicated 2002’s "Gerry" to his memory. [Variety] Another book adaptation: John Irvin will direct "The Garden of Eden," based on the posthumously published (and critically frowned-upon) Hemingway novel. [Hollywood Reporter]

Over in remakeland, Elizabeth Banks has been cast as the stepmother in Charles and Thomas Guard’s take on Korean horror film "A Tale of Two Sisters." [Hollywood Reporter] Jesse Bradford will star in "The Echo," a remake of the Filipino horror film "Sigaw" that, as is the recent fashion, will be directed by Yam Laranas, who also directed the original. [Hollywood Reporter] And producer Diane Nabatoff has signed a deal to remake French sleeper hit "You Are So Handsome," which stars Michel Blanc as a farmer who takes in a Romanian mail-order bride. [Variety]

And Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany will star together in "Born," a thriller that’s, rather awesomely, about a claymation animator haunted by his creations, and that’s also co-written by the odd pairing of Clive Barker and "It’s All Gone Pete Tong"‘s Paul Kaye. [Variety]


Acquired: "Starting Out In The Evening," the last InDigEnt film, has been picked up by Roadside Attractions for a November release. The film, which stars Frank Langella and was directed by Andrew Wagner (of "The Talent Given Us") premiere at Sundance in competition. [Hollywood Reporter]

First Run Features has picked up another Sundance 2007 film: Daniel Karslake‘s "For the Bible Tells Me So." The doc, which examines the intersection of homosexuality and Christianity, refuting scriptural interpretations damning same-sex pairings and generally poking at a hot-button issue, will be released in October. [indieWIRE]

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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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