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In the works: David Lynch’s new web series.

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In the works: David Lynch has signed with digital media company On Networks to make a new web series! Unfortunately, it’ll be based on his book “Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness and Creativity,” so it’s best to be ready for more transcendental meditation rantings than strange narratives. Lynch has offered up online videos before on the members only section of his website, including his animated series “Dumbland,” the first two episodes of which can also be found for free at Atom Films here and here. [Wired]

Gore Verbinski is also looking to the web — he’s going to produce and possibly direct a film based on this Wall Street Journal article about a man addicted to Second Life. [Entertainment Weekly]

The Farrelly brothers’ Three Stooges film is back on. Says Peter: “It’s not a biopic. It takes place in present day, and they look, dress and sound exactly like the Stooges. When the economy started turning, we felt like the world could use a Stooges slapfest.” [Variety]

And “Run Lola Run”‘s Franka Potente will star in “Wave,” a drama about an English family of three who are adrift at sea for two weeks — Potente’s character is the only one who survives. Maria Ripoll, of 2001’s “Tortilla Soup,” will direct. [Variety]

Acquired: Miramax has picked up “Last Night,” a romance that’s the directorial debut of Massy Tadjedin, who wrote “The Jacket.” (Remember “The Jacket”?) The film reunite Tadjedin with Keira Knightley, who’ll play half of a married couple considering infidelity, and will be released next year. [Hollywood Reporter]

And Arthouse films has acquired “Herb and Dorothy,” a doc from producer-director Megumi Sasaki about a postal clerk and a librarian who managed to, over the years, acquire an amazing contemporary art collection. The film, which has picked up several prizes on the festival circuit, will come out in early 2009. [indieWIRE]

[Photo: From David Lynch’s iPhone speech, courtesy of YouTube, 2008]

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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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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…