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“Crash” vs. “Crash.”

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Crash.
And other short bits:

Page Six cites a recent David Cronenberg interview in which he expresses his frustration with Paul Haggis for also naming his 2005 film "Crash": "I’ve told [him] that he was a [bleep]hole basically for doing that.
And so have many other people… It’s very disrespectful, not only to me, but to J.G. Ballard,
who wrote the book… I made my movie… in a very respectful
way. Haggis just co-opted the title, and he knew what he was doing." Now, which is a bigger date night faux pas — accidentally renting the Haggis film when you wanted to rent the Cronenberg, or the other way round?

Also at Page Six (we’re classin’ up the joint today), an unconfirmed claim that Jennifer Lopez‘s "Bordertown," which reunited her with "Selena" director Gregory Nava and which was, the gloatier amongst you may recall, booed at Berlin while the singer/actress got a little teary, will be going straight to DVD.

The Red Sox are bringing "Gone Baby Gone" down in the box office, speculates the Boston Globe. "’Boston fans are not going to choose going to a Boston movie over watching their team,’ [a Miramax] official said, requesting anonymity because he was not authorized to speak about the film. ‘There’s a real belief that people will catch up with it once the Sox are done playing.’"

Elvis is the biggest dead celeb earner, according to Forbes. Marilyn Monroe? Number 9.

MTV pays a visit to the set of "Repo! The Genetic Opera!", the dystopic splatter musical starring Paris Hilton, Paul Sorvino and (according to IMDb, and we hope this is true) Sarah Brightman and directed by Darren Lynn Bousman of "Saw"s II-IV. We cannot look away.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, George A. Romero will make a sequel to his upcoming "Diary of the Dead," which premiered at Toronto and which will be released in the US next year. The follow-up will pick up where "Diary" left off: "Fighting their way out of a mansion through a horde of ravenous zombies, the survivors of ‘Diary’ escape to a remote island only to be plunged into another battle with the dead."

+ ‘CRASH’ & BURN (NY Post)
+ LOUSY BORDER (NY Post)
+ Sox driving down ‘Gone’ box office? (Boston Globe)
+ Top-Earning Dead Celebrities (Forbes)
+ Paris Hilton Is Addicted To Drugs, Organs In Macabre Musical ‘Repo! The Genetic Opera’  (MTV)

+ Another entry set for ‘Diary of Dead’ (Hollywood Reporter)

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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 IFC.com

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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…