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Kevin Spacey is the “Father of Invention” in new trailer

Kevin Spacey is the “Father of Invention” in new trailer (photo)

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Anchor Bay Films has released the trailer for the upcoming Kevin Spacey vehicle “Father of Invention” (he’s a father, not the father, I think). The film premiered at the Berlin Film Festival back in 2010, and will finally come to theaters on October 14.

The trailer doesn’t look bad at all. The reviews out of Berlin didn’t look great — i.e. “comedies don’t get much more unfunny than ‘Father of Invention,'” Kirk Honeycutt from The Hollywood Reporter — but the trailer doesn’t look bad at all. And the cast looks impressive, with Spacey backed up by Johnny Knoxville, Heather Graham, John Stamos, Craig Robinson, Michael Rosenbaum, and Virginia Madsen. As a lapsed Kevin Spacey fanatic — who once convinced someone to buy a Playboy magazine for him so he could read the Spacey interview in it (and then destroy the pictures of naked women because who would ever look at something like that) — I’ve been waiting very patiently for a comeback. “Casino Jack” and “The Men Who Stare at Goats” both looked promising, but neither film really amounted to much. He was great in this summer’s “Horrible Bosses” revisiting the old “Swimming With Sharks” asshole boss archetype; if “Father of Invention” and then “Margin Call” (opening one week later on October 21) both deliver, Spacey’s really got something cooking this fall en route to his highly anticipated Netflix series developed with his old “Se7en” director David Fincher.

What’s your favorite Kevin Spacey performance? Tell us in the comments below, or on Facebook and Twitter.

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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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