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Flight of the Conchords’ Jemaine Clement cast in “Men in Black III.”

Flight of the Conchords’ Jemaine Clement cast in “Men in Black III.” (photo)

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Though proud of a general disdain for big Hollywood franchises, I’m one of those people who thinks Will Smith can do no wrong. He’s always The Fresh Prince to me. Like a Barack Obama of the silver screen, it’s easy overlook his obvious failures. Health care as “Hancock,” it’s not what I wanted but he delivered. Yeah I even like his shitty movies – admittedly found amusement in “Men in Black II.” I’m sure it’s the only time I sat through a singing dog bit.

Parsing though the news on “Men in Black III” one can find all kinds of rumors, and originally it sounded like a real bad idea: Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones do not star, instead new straight guy/funny man team, Josh Brolin and Sacha Baron Cohen do, Will Smith has a cameo. Jemaine Clement is playing an alien called Yaz, or maybe Boris… it goes on.

According to Deadline, Flight of the Conchords’ Jemaine Clement, is indeed cast as a villain called Yaz in MIB III, though the character’s name is really anyone’s guess (THR’s heatvision blog reports “It is known that Clement is playing a villain named Boris, who is described as being charmy and creepy at the same time.”)

Clement and band-mate Bret McKenzie declined a third season with their HBO series, no doubt leaving room for bigger things (and tours). I think it’s inspired casting, even though old sugar lumps is practically an alien already in my book. Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin do in fact star, but it look like Clement has replaced Sacha Baron Cohen. With “Tropic Thunder” writer Etan Cohen on board as well, this could be well worth making, even to those not so easily charmed by The Fresh Prince. Clement’s also appearing in “Dinner for Schmucks” with Steve Carell and Paul Rudd due out July 23rd.

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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…