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Nicolas Cage: Lord Of War, Lord Of Internet Mockery

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Tonight for your viewing pleasure, we are showing “Lord of War” at 10 p.m. ET. The film stars Nicolas Cage as Yuri Orlov, a successful arms dealer who found plenty of buyers for guns and military gear in unstable Third World nations, who paid a premium if no one asked any questions. Orlov’s exploits in the arms business have made him a very rich man, but they’ve also led to some unwanted attention from Jack Valentine (Ethan Hawke), an Interpol agent who is convinced Orlov isn’t playing by the rules. Inspired by a true story, “Lord of War” also features Jared Leto, Ian Holm, Bridget Moynahan, and Donald Sutherland.

“Lord of War” is a darkly comic film, but not so darkly comic as its star, Nicolas Cage. The actor who started out in Hollywood with a big leg up on your average wannabe actor, not just because he is a scion of the Coppola family, but because he could really act. His performances in “Valley Girl,” “Raising Arizona,” “Moonstruck,” and “Leaving Las Vegas,” should have ensured a path to Oscar after Oscar. Instead, we got “Con Air,” “Face/Off,” “National Treasure,” and “Ghost Rider.” It’s as he is just choosing roles by throwing darts at any script with a payday over $10 million. What was once a great actor, has become gossip rag fodder and an internet meme extraordinaire. Comedian and IFC friend, Alex Blagg, even presented him with an Award for Lifetime Achievement in Viral Greatness:

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Combining the powers of the internet with the strange career path of Mr. Cage, the smartypants over at Cracked have come up with a helpful chart to generate the plot to Nicolas Cage’s next dozen films:


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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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