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In the works: “Cocaine Cowboys” the feature, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” the remake.

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07242008_cocainecowboys.jpgIn the works: Journalist and screenwriter Evan Wright, best known for penning the book on which “Generation Kill” is based, has been hired to write the screenplay for a feature version of Billy Corben’s guilty pleasure doc “Cocaine Cowboys,” about Miami and the rise of the Colombian cocaine barons. Mark Wahlberg will star, and the in-demand Peter Berg will direct. [Hollywood Reporter]

Don’t be afraid, but MTV is remaking “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” sticking with the original screenplay but possibly adding new music. Which can only mean that “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” is being looked at as the “High School Musical” of the next rung up the marketing demo ladder. [Variety] John Waters is returning to his own musical remake — he’s been brought on to write a treatment for “Hairspray 2.” [Variety]

“Catch a Fire”‘s Phillip Noyce is also in the remake business — he’ll direct a long-in-the-works remake of the 1935 swashbuckler “Captain Blood,” with no announcements yet as to who is our current age’s equivalent to Errol Flynn. [Hollywood Reporter]

Acquired: It’s been confirmed — Sony Pictures Classics will bring Charlie Kaufman’s daring and somewhat disastrous directorial debut “Synecdoche, New York” to US theaters in October. [indieWIRE]

Beastie Boy Adam Yauch’s Oscilloscope Pictures has picked up “Wendy and Lucy,” Kelly Reichardt’s follow-up to “Old Joy” and one of the best films I saw at Cannes this year. It’ll open at the Film Forum on December 10. [Variety]

And here! Films has picked up Yen Tan’s “Ciao,” which won the jury prize for best feature at the Philadelphia International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, for a fall theatrical release. [indieWIRE]

[Photo: “Cocaine Cowboys,” Magnolia Pictures, 2006]

+ Evan Wright takes on ‘Cocaine Cowboys’ (Hollywood Reporter)
+ MTV readies ‘Rocky Horror’ redux (Variety)
+ New Line asks for more ‘Hairspray’ (Variety)
+ Phillip Noyce in for ‘Blood’ (Hollywood Reporter)
+ Sony Classics Brings “Synecdoche, New York” Stateside (indieWIRE)
+ Oscilloscope acquires ‘Wendy & Lucy’ (Variety)
+ here! says “Ciao” to America (indieWIRE)

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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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GIFs via Giphy, Photos via The Everett Collection

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…