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In the works: Jarmusch does crime, Gilliam fantasy.

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"Don't blind people usually wear dark glasses?"
Jim Jarmusch‘s next film is tentatively titled "The Limits of Control," and will "center on a secretive, mysterious outlaw (Jarmusch’s frequent star, Isaach De Bankolé) in the process of completing an undisclosed criminal job around Spain." Christopher Doyle will serve as the film’s DP, so you know it’s going to be extra purty. [Hollywood Reporter]

Terry Gilliam‘s next film will be "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus," and will star Heath Ledger, who he worked with previously on the unfortunate "The Brothers Grimm." Described as a "modern-day fantasy adventure," as they so often are, the film will follow Dr. Parnassus (Christopher Plummer), who heads up a traveling theater troupe and "offers audience members the chance to transcend reality by passing through a magical mirror." We have our fingers crossed for this one — it has been a long, dark near-decade since "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas." [Variety]

Michael
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(of kiddie-angsters "L.I.E." and "Twelve and Holding") will direct "Tell-Tale," a" modern-day reimagining of the Edgar Allan Poe classic ‘The Tell-Tale Heart.’" Tony and Ridley Scott will produce. [Hollywood Reporter]

And "Infernal Affairs" director Andrew Lau Wai-kung will helm an adaptation of the Chinese classic "Water Margin," which looks like it could veer into another of those sprawling, operatic big budget wire-swordfighting affairs we’re so tired of. According to Lau: "We (see) this as a three-part franchise with me directing the first movie and Johnnie To doing the second and me acting as producer." [Variety]

Intriguing rumor: ShockTillYouDrop.com claims Guy Pearce has been cast in John Hillcoat‘s  adaptation of Cormac McCarthy‘s "The Road." Pearce starred in Hillcoat’s last film, "The Proposition," but Viggo Mortensen was reported to be in talks for this one. Since there are only, like, two people in the novel, it’s hard to believe these names aren’t being thrown about for the same role. [ShockTillYouDrop]

Acquired: Magnolia’s genre arm, Magnet, has picked up two horror flicks: Franck Vestiel‘s French sci-fi/horror film "Eden Log," which comes packing a well-made teaser trailer that got the web kids all excited [Variety] and Toby Wilkins"Splinter," "the story of a couple held hostage by an ex-convict on the run besieged in an isolated gas station by an insatiable parasite that absorbs the corpses of its victims." [indieWIRE]

Red Envelope Entertainment has acquired the rights to Dan Cox‘s documentary "Running With Arnold." The film premiered at SXSW last year. [Variety]

Trailers: One for "Wanted," the graphic novel adaptation starring the inescapable James McAvoy and Angelina Jolie and directed by "Night Watch"‘s Timur Bekmambetov, here.

And one for "Kung Fu Panda" here. We haven’t actually watched it ourselves, but how can it go wrong?

+ Jarmusch in ‘Control’ with Focus (Hollywood Reporter)
+ Gilliam, Ledger reteam for film (Variety)
+ Scotts beat for ‘Tell-Tale’ (Hollywood Reporter)
+ ‘Infernal’ director teams for ‘Water’ (Variety)
+ AFM: Guy Pearce Hits The Road (ShockTillYouDrop)
+ Magnet nabs rights to ‘Eden Log’ (Variety)
+ iW NEWS | Magnet Pokes "Splinter" in Early North American Buy (indieWIRE)
+ Red Envelope runs with ‘Arnold’ (Variety)
+ Trailer: Wanted (Yahoo)
+ Teaser: Kung Fu Panda (Moviefone)

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Final Countdown

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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Rev Up

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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Give Back

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…