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The Director of “District 9″‘s Creepy New Short Film

The Director of “District 9″‘s Creepy New Short Film (photo)

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Via an eagle eyed reader, /Film found an intriguing video in the new digital edition of WiReD. It’s a one minute short labeled only “Video By: Neill Blomkamp.” Here it is:

Blomkamp is the director of last year’s surprise sci-fi hit “District 9,” and the short, which has no title and no obvious connection to any known existing project, certainly bears his skill with incredibly realistic special effects. Looking for clues, /Film’s Peter Sciretta investigated the markings on that weird creature (which kind of looks like a pig, and thus makes the markings look like a brand, which suggests to me some kind of story about effed up experiments in genetically modified food as I’m blue skying here). The “18.12” refers to the issue of WiReD the short appears in and “AGM Heartland” was, apparently, a phrase recently trademarked by a Beverly Hills based production company.

/Film has Sciretta’s full speculation as to what, if anything, this short is connected to. But more than as a tease of any future project, “Video By: Neill Blomkamp” represents a tease of the future of magazines (or whatever we’ll wind up calling them). Look at the potential of this sort of format on a device like the iPad; not just for fiction filmmakers, but documentarians and journalists. Goodbye photo essay, hello video essay. The possibilities are really exciting. With or without mutant pig creature.

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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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