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Here’s What I Like About the “Shark Night 3D” Trailer

Here’s What I Like About the “Shark Night 3D” Trailer (photo)

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Somehow we missed this earlier in the week, but now, right as we’re on our way to kick off the big holiday weekend, seems like the perfect time for this trailer anyway. It’s “Shark Night 3D” from “Snakes on a Plane” director David R. Ellis.

Here’s what I like about the trailer for “Shark Night:”

1)The movie is called “Shark Night” but out of may 75 shots in the trailer, only 3 take place at night. That’s a good sign, and a good indication of exactly what kind of movie this is.

2)The line “This is insane! This is a lake!” followed by the line “A salt water lake!” Beware salt water lakes! Four out of five shark-related nights take place on salt water lakes. It’s true. Look it up.

3)The film stars Sara Paxton, who was fantastic in Ti West’s new film “The Innkeepers,” which I saw at South by Southwest 2011. She had a lot more clothes on in that movie. Again, good sign, and a good indication of exactly what kind of movie this is.

4)Speaking of Paxton, the shot where she goes into a shark cage and is attacked by a shark intrigues me. I’ve read the official synopsis provided by the folks at Relativity — basically Paxton’s character and her friends go to her family’s lake house for a day of fun and a night of sharks — but it doesn’t explain why, if someone knows there are sharks in the water — excuse me, the salt water — would they under any circumstances get into a shark cage. I can’t wait to find out.

I know summer just started, like, two hours ago, and no one wants to think about the end of the summer already, but I am really looking forward to “Shark Night 3D,” which I shall henceforth only refer to as “Sharks on a Night.” It comes out on September 2.

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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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