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The Weinstein Company to Enter Video Game Arena

The Weinstein Company to Enter Video Game Arena (photo)

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When their relationship with the company they named after their parents ended, Bob and Harvey Weinstein wasted no time in starting their own film company. But, even after the creation of The Weinstein Company, the famous producing pair retained many of the rights to films produced under the Dimension division of Miramax and now there’s a good chance that we’ll eventually see games come out of them.

Announced last Friday was the formation of TWC Games, a new arm of the Weinsteins’ media empire that aims to publish games on multiple platforms. To achieve that, they’ve partnered with Beefy Media, a video game production company headed up Adam Boyes and Akanu Franks. Boyes and Franks are veterans of Capcom and EA, respectively, with Boyes having worked on the highly successful “Bionic Commando: Rearmed,” among other games.

The press release states that “Properties in The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films catalogue include SCREAM, HELLRAISER, HALLOWEEN, SCARY MOVIE, and CHILDREN OF THE CORN, among many others.” It’ll be interesting to see if the first TWC Games’ titles spin off of back catalog franchises or upcoming releases. Perusing their slate of in-development features, many of them see ripe for translation to playable form. All-ages titles could come from “Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World” and “Hoodwinked Too!: Hood Vs. Evil” while actioner “Blood Bond” could yield a gritty shoot-em-up. The Weinsteins are notorious for being hard-driving dealmakers in Hollywood but, from the sound of things, Beefy Media will be serving as expert intermediaries on their behalf. Chances are, we’ll be hearing more about TWC Games come E3 this June.

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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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