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Tomb Raider, Too: Seven Actresses That Could Be the New Lara Croft

Tomb Raider, Too: Seven Actresses That Could Be the New Lara Croft (photo)

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While we’re on the topic, sure, we’re a long way from a movie based on the “Tomb Raider” reboot — heck, the new game isn’t even out yet. But with all this talk of a colorful character overhaul, it’s hard not to start fantasizing about a younger, more convincing successor to Angelina Jolie as the iron-willed video game icon Lara Croft. Here are seven starlets who could possibly wield those dual pistols.

12312010_wilde1.jpgOlivia Wilde

The former “OC” star’s got a lot of heat thanks to her innocent turn in “TRON: Legacy,” but could she survive way, way off the grid?

12312010_gemma1.jpgGemma Arterton

She came off a bit clueless as a Bond girl in “Quantum of Solace,” but faired a little better as an action heroine in “Prince of Persia,” another video game adaptation. Bonus points for being authentically British.

12312010_stewart2.jpgKristen Stewart

Judging from the art we’ve seen from the new game, she looks the part. And if the new Lara’s going to be a teenager, she’s going to need her share of hair-twisting, downward-gazing angst.

12312010_winstead1.jpgMary Elizabeth Winstead

The actress didn’t do much of the fighting in the action-heavy “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” but she demonstrated in “Live Free or Die Hard” that she gives good peril.

12312010_page1.jpgEllen Page

Not the most obvious choice, but certainly the brainy one. Eventually, Lara Croft is going to have to be smart enough to solve all those puzzles, right?

12312010_raymond1.jpgTania Raymonde

She’s far from a household name, but at least we already know what this “Lost” star looks like roughing it in the wilderness.

12312010_fanning2.jpgDakota Fanning

Granted, she doesn’t resemble any Croft I’ve ever played, but Hollywood can get her a brunette wig. What matters is, Fanning was all kinds of bad-ass as rocker Cherie Currie in “The Runaways.”

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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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