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Like “Evil Dead 2”? Watch “The Heroic Trio”

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The easiest way to describe the film “The Heroic Trio” is that it is a 1993 Hong Kong action film directed by Johnny To, starring Michelle Yeoh, Maggie Cheung, and Anita Mui as the titular trio. That said (and since one can never really use the word “titular” enough), the film is so much more than the titular trio. Directed by Johnny To (who has directed an impressive 52 titles and produced 62 more) the film follows a police detective hot on the trail of an invisible criminal kidnapping infants. On the path to justice and baby saving, he eventually encounters three female superheroes (one of whom looks very familiar) who are also battling the forces of evil. Behind the crimes is a mysterious subterranean supernatural Evil Master who has hatched a plot to create China’s next ruler by stealing babies. (What? It could happen.) Ardent fans of kung fu films, may not find this movie up to snuff, but fans of “Evil Dead 2” (and really, who is not a fan of that?) will find a kindred sense of camp, gleeful evil, tragedy, love, humor, and overwhelmingly wonderful absurdity. Seriously, just wait until the last scene. When you watch “The Heroic Trio” at 3:45 p.m. ET today you will get all that plus three hot ladies kicking serious ass.

Check out this fan made tribute to “The Heroic Trio”. This guy likes this movie almost as much as I do:

Thursday, Apr. 7 at 3:45 p.m. ET; Saturday, Apr. 16 at 6:00 a.m. ET and 1:45 p.m. ET; Wednesday, Apr. 27 at 12:00 p.m. ET

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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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