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In the works: Dedicated to the 80s babies in the audience.

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"Gee, I'm really sorry your mom blew up, Ricky."
Trailers of note: There’s one for "Interview," the Steve Buscemi-directed adaptation of the 2003 film by murdered Dutch director Theo van Gogh, here. Sienna Miller stars alongside Buscemi as a soap opera actress (hah!).

In the works: For all you 80s babies out there: Savage Steve Holland, the filmmaker behind "Better Off Dead" and "One Crazy Summer," is climbing out of tweeners TV series hell to direct a new film: "The Big One 3," which will be semi-autobiographical, according to producer Warren Zide:

"This is based on a true events in Savage’s life," Zide said. "When he
was a kid, he had his 13th birthday party and the only one that showed
up was a clown, and all that that guy did was hit on his sister." [Hollywood Reporter]

Meanwhile, and we knew this day would come, Warner Bros. has optioned 80s cartoon/toy line "Thundercats" for a feature film adaptation. [Variety] Given that the film will be CGI-animated, our prescient casting (two years ago) of this inevitable cinematic product seems less, well, prescient, but still — you can find it here.

Two new projects for Spike Lee, coming off the last strong year: He’ll be directing an Italy-set WWII drama about black American soldiers, adapted from this novel by James McBride. [Variety] And, more nebulously, he vows he’ll be returning to New Orleans to shoot a follow-up to "When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts," though he’s not sure when that will be: "Now is too soon." [Hollywood Reporter]

Elsewhere, New Line is going to produce a narrative adaptation of classic video game doc "The King of Kong," also owned by New Line and set to be released by Picturehouse this summer. Seth Gordon, the director of the doc, will also direct the narrative version. [Variety]

Acquired: At long last someone has picked up So Yong Kim‘s festival favorite "In Between Days," which follows a lonely and homesick Korean teenager living in Toronto with her mother. Kino will open the film in New York on June 27. [indieWIRE]

Magnolia has picked up Charles Ferguson‘s Iraq (sigh) documentary "No End in Sight." The doc, which focuses on the misjudgments and mistakes that led to and have plagued the Bush Administration’s invasion of Iraq, won the Special Jury Prize at Sundance earlier this year. [Hollywood Reporter]

Freestyle Releasing has acquired Korean (with English-speaking, US actors) monster movie "D-War" for a late August release. The film, which is reported the most expensive South Korea movie, like, ever, stars Jason Behr and features the inimitable pleasure of seeing a giant serpent smooshing its way through downtown Los Angeles. [Variety]

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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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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…

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A-O Rewind

Celebrating Portlandia One Sketch at a Time

The final season of Portlandia approaches.

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Most people measure time in minutes, hours, days, years…At IFC, we measure it in sketches. And nothing takes us way (waaaaaay) back like Portlandia sketches. Yes, there’s a Portlandia milepost from every season that changed the way we think, behave, and pickle things. In honor of Portlandia’s 8th and final season, Subaru presents a few of our favorites.

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Put A Bird On It

Portlandia enters the pop-culture lexicon and inspires us to put birds on literally everything.

Colin the Chicken

Who’s your chicken, really? Behold the emerging locavore trend captured perfectly to the nth degree.

Dream Of The ’90s

This treatise on Portland made it clear that “the dream” was alive and well.

No You Go

We Americans spend most of our lives in cars. Fortunately, there’s a Portlandia sketch for every automotive situation.

A-O River!

We learned all our outdoor survival skills from Kath and Dave.

One More Episode

The true birth of binge watching, pre-Netflix. And what you’ll do once Season 8 premieres.

Catch up on Portlandia’s best moments before the 8th season premieres January 18th on IFC.

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