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Lovable losers and a whiff of Oscar season.

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New to the trailer park, some of those irrepressible lovable indie losers, courtesy of one Michel Gondry: a trailer for "Be Kind Rewind" (curse that missing comma!) is here. It’s awfully cute, and it’s awfully in need of hitting theaters before the similar and even cuter "Son of Rambow," which has, fortunately for Gondry and co, been pushed back to next year. Jack Black and Mos Def are a strangely inspired pairing, though seeming short a lead.

Ryan Gosling plays an even prettier, more Method lovable loser in "Lars and the Real Girl" — trailer here. He’s in the title role as a reclusive young man who declares himself to be in a relationship with a RealDoll, and insists everyone treat the doll like a living person, But check out that cast: Gosling has as backup Patricia Clarkson, Emily Mortimer and Paul Schneider.

Somewhere in that muggy August air we’re getting the faintest whiff of crackling leaves, Beaujolais and metal polish — yes, that’s Oscar season arriving. And there’s no clearer sign than this trailer for Marc Forster‘s adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s bestselling novel "The Kite Runner." The return to Kabul! The imperiled child! The gentle voiceover that intones that this is the work of the director of "Finding Neverland" and "Monster’s Ball"!

Also a prime reminder of the impending return of movie seriousness: this trailer for "Reservation Road," the new film from "Hotel Rwanda" director Terry George, with Mark Ruffalo and Joaquin Phoenix playing dueling angst-eyes as, respectively, a man who accidentally kills a young boy in a hit and run and that boy’s anguished father. The two are brought together when Phoenix’s character, seeking retribution and justice, becomes a client of Ruffalo’s, a lawyer.

Fitting into neither of the above categories: this jumbly but effective trailer for Larry Fessenden‘s environmental horror film "The Last Winter," which we’ve been waiting on since hearing good to very good things out of Toronto last year.

+ Trailer: Be Kind Rewind (Yahoo)
+ Trailer: Lars and the Real Girl (Apple)
+ Trailer: The Kite Runner (Yahoo)
+ Trailer: Reservation Road (Amazon)
+ Trailer: The Last Winter (Coming Soon)

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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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GIFs via Giphy, Photos via The Everett Collection

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