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The Girl With the Potentially Leaked “Dragon Tattoo” Trailer?

The Girl With the Potentially Leaked “Dragon Tattoo” Trailer? (photo)

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A mystery that might be best left for Lisbeth Salander to solve, a red-band trailer for David Fincher’s eagerly anticipated adaptation of Steig Larsson’s “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” popped up on YouTube over the weekend. Set to a Karen O-Trent Reznor cover of the Led Zeppelin classic “Immigrant Song,” it is a stunner without a single word of dialogue.

But over the holiday weekend, the bigger question became whether the seemingly bootlegged trailer, which is said to have originated with a YouTube user in the Netherlands, actually stunned anyone at the film’s distributor Sony, who have yet to pull the clip. As Devin Faraci at Badass Digest suggests, the MPAA red-band wouldn’t be shown in Europe and as The Hollywood Reporter‘s Gregg Kilday adds, the minimally risqué trailer featuring a fraction-of-a-second of Salander side nudity and a bloodied Daniel Craig is able to circumvent the normal age restriction process studios must abide by online if it were an official release. Add in the pristine picture and sound quality and the thematically appropriate nature of a leak to kick off a viral campaign and it all seems to make sense.

Then again, SlashFilm‘s Peter Sciretta wisely noted Fincher’s longtime aversion to releasing trailers in anything but the highest quality online, that is on the rare occasion when he’s released trailers before they’ve shown in theaters first. It also is entirely possible that the marketing team at Sony is too busy enjoying Memorial Day to pick up the red telephone and remove it from YouTube, or simply celebrating the fact that it appears to be a huge hit a week before it’s scheduled to hit American theaters. Regardless of what holiday it is – the trailer announces it will be “The Feel-Bad Movie of Christmas,” coming out December 21st — the rebel yell of Karen O would seem to be infectious among film fans.

UPDATE: Sony took down the red-band trailer on Tuesday, but posted their official green-band one. Here it is below:

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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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