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Solid gold.

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"She's dead...wrapped in plastic..."
Today the "Definitive Gold Box Edition" of the complete "Twin Peaks" arrives on DVD, not so many months after the DVD release of the series’ second season, but still with plenty of time to purchase the set as an early holiday gift for someone, stare at it for a few days, give in and open it, then save up the $70 or so bucks to buy another one. Is it worth such delinquent behavior? "Normally, I’d be protesting louder than anyone about this flagrant case of double-dipping," writes Jen Chaney at the Washington Post. "But here’s the thing: This gold box edition is freaking fantastic, maybe even better than one of Cooper’s damn fine cups of coffee." Keith Uhlich and Ed Gonzalez at Slant point out some worthy extras:

More good stuff appears on disc 10, beginning with "A Slice of Lynch," in which Lynch is served a piece of cherry pie before hallucinating a sit-down with Kyle MacLachlan, Mädchen Amick, and John Wentworth. Much is discussed in 30 minutes—like MacLachlan getting the part of Dale Cooper, the casting of Bob, and Lynch kissing Amick, over and over and over again—before Lynch ends the chat with a seven-word summation of the show.

We can only imagine. Actually, we can’t. Lynch chats about the series with Jeff Jensen at Entertainment Weekly:

I know ABC asked you and co-creator Mark Frost to wrap up the Laura Palmer murder mystery much sooner than you wanted—

About 10 years sooner!

Dennis Lim at the LA Times adds of the series ending:

The brilliant finale, a byzantine and often terrifying mood piece as boldly avant-garde as anything Lynch has ever made, is, in its way, a deeply satisfying act of revenge. Having been forced to get to the bottom of his central mystery ahead of schedule, Lynch took his leave from the world of serial television with a defiant nonending, plunging further into his characters’ haunted unconscious and posing many more questions than he answered.

Also, over at the Guardian Film Blog, Danny Leigh worries about Lynch after the director’s declaration that he’s done with film.

Having to negotiate the real world while remaining faithful to his vision has been the key to many of Lynch’s finest moments. But now, thanks to digital he can do what he wants, when he wants – no script, no executives, just the ideas as they come. The upside could, of course, be a whole new era of films that serve to constantly re-ignite that ol’ Lynch magic. The risk? Well, I loved Inland Empire; I’d happily watch it again at home tonight. Even I, however, don’t know that I want a sequel just yet.

+ Taking Another Trip to ‘Twin Peaks’ (Washington Post)
+ Twin Peaks: Definitive Gold Box Edition (Slant)
+ David Lynch: Climbing the ‘Peaks’ (Entertainment Weekly)
+ ‘Twin Peaks’ gets its due at last (LA Times)
+ Are you ready for Inland Empire II? (Guardian Film Blog)

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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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