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Trailering: “W.”‘s wonderful world.

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07282008_w.jpgDailymotion YouTube has a teaser trailer for Oliver Stone’s “W.” here. I… have no words. Other than that I find myself suddenly and unexpectedly looking forward to the film — October 17th is the release date.

From everything I’ve heard about “Sukiyaki Western Django,” designating it “Takashi Miike’s English language masterpiece,” per its new trailer, is a bit of an overstatement. There’s no doubt that the film is directed by the prolific Miike, and it is, sort of, in English, though the mainly Japanese cast speaks it phonetically in ways that will likely require subtitles for the sake of comprehension. But reviews of the film have been mixed since its premiere at Toronto last year, and even with reportedly significant editing to take the length down from its original two hours, it’s likely one for devoted fanboys only. Quentin Tarantino plays “Ringo,” while “The Princess Blade”‘s Hideaki Ito and “Blindness”‘s Yusuke Iseya shoot, stylishly, at each other. It’s due out August 29th — the trailer’s here.

Pixar is offering a glimpse of its new film “Up” here, though it won’t hit theaters until far off May 29th. For those fond of writing pieces on Pixar’s bold choices, it should be noted that “Up” may beat out “Ratatouille”‘s rodent and “WALL-E”‘s wordless robot in the category of unlikely protagonists — the film’s centered on a seventy-something man, which as we all know is so not a desirable demographic.

The trailer for Guy Ritchie’s “RocknRolla” is here — is it a return to form for Ritchie? Does anyone even remember what that form was? Judging from footage from the panel for the film at Comic-Con, fans were more interested in star Gerard Butler. It’s coming out October 3rd.

And Twitch has a trailer for “Martyrs,” the French film that may represent a new high or low for the torture porn genre, here.
The film’s in Toronto’s midnight program and will be released, or not released, someday by the Weinstein Company in the U.S.

[Photo: Josh Brolin in “W.”, Lionsgate, 2008]

+ Teaser: “W.” (YouTube)
+ Trailer: Sukiyaki Western Django (G4)
+ “Up” (Disney)
+ Trailer: “RocknRolla” (MySpace)
+ The Full Trailer For Pascal Laugier’s Punishing French Horror Film MARTYRS Arrives (Twitch)

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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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