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Is Steven Soderbergh’s New Movie Opening This Friday?

Is Steven Soderbergh’s New Movie Opening This Friday? (photo)

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It’s only Wednesday, but it’s already been a busy week for Hollywood Elsewhere blogger Jeffrey Wells. Late Sunday night, he was arrested after getting pulled over while driving with a “mild buzz-on” and a severe headlights-off at the Hamptons Film Festival. Then yesterday afternoon, he spotted something very intriguing on

Their listings for this coming Friday at the AMC Empire theater in Times Square included a movie called “Haywire” as opening. AMC‘s own website also listed it, with the same showtimes, and if you clicked the title it took you to a page for the movie “Haywire,” directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Gina Carano, Michael Douglas, Ewan McGregor, and others. The film is supposed to be released in January of 2011 by Overture, but there it was. You could buy tickets for…what exactly? A secret, awards qualifying run or something? “I don’t know what the point of a low-profile sneak booking would be,” Wells wrote. “All I can imagine is that someone at Lionsgate believes that ‘Haywire’ may be Oscar-worthy.”

As word spread through the Interwebs, people picked up the story, but seems to be the first to actually get any sort of confirmation one way or the other (as opposed to, y’know, assuming that a random listing for a movie that’s not supposed to come out for 3 months must be correct). At around 9pm, they tweeted, “Overture rep says ‘absolutely no truth’ to the rumor that Soderbergh’s “Haywire” is screening in NYC or LA this weekend.” Eventually, the and links vanished too. Wells deleted the original post and emotionally vivid) hat on, I guess. But if you go to the AMC Empire this Friday, and you see a guy who looks like Steven Soderbergh…

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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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