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Looking For Movie Quotes? Try Subzin

Looking For Movie Quotes? Try Subzin (photo)

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Several people sent this site to me this week (including my old co-worker David Laster). It’s called Subzin and it describes itself as a place to “find phrases from movies and series.” Basically you type in a movie quote, and it tells you what quote the movie appears in. They all seemed to think it was the sort of thing I’d get a kick out of. They were right.

The site’s fairly new and it’s far from comprehensive. For example, if you type in the immortal line “I’m a cop, you idiot!” Subzin brings back “The Ring,” but not “Kindergarten Cop.” And let’s face it, with famous quotes, you probably already know what movie they’re from anyway; you don’t need a website to tell you where “Rosebud,” came from. But where Subzin is useful, or at least a lot of fun to waste time with, is in tracking cliches. Type in the classic cop-on-the-edge line “Your gun and badge!” and you get nineteen different movies from “L.A. Confidential” to “Cop” to “Above the Law.” Or try the horror movie chestnut “a little too quiet.” That gets you eight hits like “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze.” Someone’s told someone else “I believe in you,” 196 times by Subzin’s count, including two times in “What Dreams May Come.” I also like that the homepage displays recent quotes, inviting you to ponder why someone would want to know what movie the line “You ever pick your feet in Poughkeepsie?” is from (It’s “The French Connection II,” by the way).

You can also search by movie or do an advanced search that lets you sort by popularity. So go check it out. And let me know when they add “Kindergarten Cop.” No movie quote archive is complete without “it’s not a tumor.”

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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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