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Five Leonardo DiCaprio Movies In Order Of Confusing-ness

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Double your pleasure, double your fun when we air “The Aviator” at 8 p.m. ET and at 11:30 p.m. ET. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Howard Hughes in this Martin Scorsese directed fast-moving, epic-scale biopic that documents the life and loves one of the most colorful Americans of the 20th century. Also, did we mention Leonardo DiCaprio? When you’re done swooning and fanning yourself, read on.

“The Aviator” follows the twentysomething millionaire, Hughes, as he comes to Hollywood with stars in his eyes and an interest in getting into the picture business. His love of flying lead him to direct a World War I air epic called “Hell’s Angels”, which was a massive hit, turning the eccentric inventor into a mogul in Hollywood. Enter the actresses: Jean Harlow (Gwen Stefani), Katharine Hepburn (Cate Blanchett), and Ava Gardner (Kate Beckinsale). Then he went on to found his own airline, Trans-World Airlines. The film’s star-studded cast also includes Alec Baldwin, Alan Alda, John C. Reilly, Jude Law, Willem Dafoe, Ian Holm, and Frances Conroy.

Scorsese and DiCaprio have worked on together on several occasions, including “The Gangs of New York,” “The Departed,” and, of course, “Shutter Island.” The duo’s work in “Shutter Island” was dynamic, but also confusing. The film is a real head-scratcher. No spoilers, but: what? This got us thinking, Leonardo DiCaprio has a knack for picking challenging roles in challenging films that challenge the audience’s ability to understand what is going on. Obviously a list is in order.

Five Leonardo DiCaprio Movies in Order of Confusing-ness:

5. Titanic. What did he see in her?

4. Catch Me If You Can. What was he running from exactly? And how did he get out of that airplane bathroom again?

3. Body of Lies. Wait, who did what now and why exactly?

2. Shutter Island. Don’t even pretend that you can explain this movie entirely.

1. Inception. Any movie that gets you asking, “What is real?” wins this argument

“The Aviator” airs on IFC at 8 p.m. ET and 11:30 p.m. ET and on Saturday, Jun. 11 at 8 p.m. ET and 11:30 p.m. ET

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Final Countdown

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 IFC.com

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Rev Up

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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Give Back

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.



Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…