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Alex Gibney Plans Doc on WikiLeaks Founder

Alex Gibney Plans Doc on WikiLeaks Founder (photo)

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I’m pretty sure Alex Gibney does not sleep. I couldn’t tell you how he never sleeps — maybe a cybernetic implant or possibly a enormous intake of NoDoz — but there’s no way this guy could taking eight hours a night off and crank out this many movies. In the last twelve months he’s premiered three documentaries — “Casino Jack and the United States of Money,” “My Trip to Al-Qaeda,” and “Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer” — and he contributed a segment to the anthology doc “Freakonomics” and he’s debuting a new film he co-directed, Magic Trip,” this week at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. This guy makes Ryan Seacrest look like an early Richard Linklater movie.

And he’s not done. Deadline just reported that Gibney has just sold another documentary to Universal Pictures, this one about the controversial founder of the controversial website, Julian Assange. Deadline has few details about the film at this point (though I imagine it’s sure to be controversial), include a conclusive answer to the question of whether or not Assange himself will participate in the film.

If you’ve missed some of Gibney’s recent docs — and there’s no shame in that because there’s just so freaking many — most are already available on DVD, including “Casino Jack and the United States of Money” (which is also available on Netflix Streaming) and “Freakanomics.” “Client 9,” his doc on Eliot Spitzer, probably the best reviewed of the bunch, comes out on DVD on next Tuesday.

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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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