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Odds: Download “Dementia 13,” the fantastic Mr. Cocker, the Germs.

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07212008_dementia13.jpgMark Frauenfelder at Boing Boing points out that the 1963 Francis Ford Coppola/Roger Corman slasher film “Dementia 13” is in the public domain and available for download for free from

Jarvis Cocker is writing songs for Wes Anderon’s “The Fantastic Mr. Fox,” according to an interview with Time Out Chicago:

Yet you wrote songs for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, appearing in the film as the frontman of the Weird Sisters. Do kids recognize you?

I had a very specific look going on in that film–giant fur jacket, snakeskin trousers–that I wouldn’t normally wear down the street. That would get me attention, but probably the wrong kind of attention. I’ve been doing some stuff for a children’s film Wes Anderson is doing, an animated feature.

The stop-motion adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox?

I’ve written three, four songs, and some of that might become bits of the score.

MTV‘s movies blog has the trailer for “What We Do Is Secret,” the Darby Crash and the Germs film that’s been on the festival circuit forever. Shane West plays Crash and, er, Bijou Phillips plays Lorna Doom.

Peter Coyote has an “we’re all actors together” open letter/suggestion to the leads out there at Deadline Hollywood Daily that seems idealistic if also highly unlikely:

There is a simple way leading actors might bring a second, more flexible and targeted weapon into the fray on behalf of your colleagues which incidentally, would provide the ancillary benefit of insuring that you consistently play opposite actors of the highest caliber. If you were to include language in your contracts specifying that, in your films, the “quotes” of your peers must be recognized as a negotiating floor for their compensation, if you publicized that fact, and, if you kicked back a modest amount, say on salaries over six million dollars a film to make that money available, each and every actor negotiating to play opposite you would be empowered to demand the fair compensation that he or she has won for their work.

In the new issue of Sight & Sound, Jane Giles wonders “Who killed the double bill? And when did our days or nights become so short that the very idea of going to the cinema to watch four to six hours of brilliantly compatible or creatively contrasting content became impossible?” A “selection of experts” proposes their fantasy film pairings.

[Photo: Francis Ford Coppola’s “Dementia 13,” 1963]

+ Dementia 13 (Coppola’s first mainstream movie) on (Boingboing)
+ From the U.K. to the Magic Kingdom (Time Out Chicago)
+ EXCLUSIVE: ‘What We Do Is Secret’ Trailer Premiere (MTV Movies Blog)
+ Peter Coyote’s Open Letter To Lead Actors (Deadline Hollywood Daily)
+ Dream Tickets (Sight & Sound)

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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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