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“Batman” alum Katie Holmes offers some advice for Anne Hathaway and “The Dark Knight Rises” cast

“Batman” alum Katie Holmes offers some advice for Anne Hathaway and “The Dark Knight Rises” cast (photo)

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There’s been no shortage of online chatter the last few days regarding new photos from the set of “The Dark Knight Rises,” Christopher Nolan’s third and final Batman movie. One of the big topics of discussion is the recently revealed first photo of Anne Hathaway as Selina “Catwoman” Kyle commandeering one of The Dark Knight’s two-wheeled Bat-pods.

Of course, it’s reasonable to assume that the reason everyone’s making such a fuss about “The Dark Knight Rises” is due in large part to the success of the record-breaking franchise thus far — which begin with 2005’s “Batman Begins.”

When IFC sat down with “Batman Begins” actress Katie Holmes to discuss her upcoming film “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark,” we made sure to ask her whether she’s been following all of the Bat-buzz lately, and what advice she has for Hathaway and the rest of the “Dark Knight Rises” cast.

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“I hope she has a great time,” said Holmes of Hathaway. “I loved working with Chris Nolan and that whole group of people. He’s such an amazing filmmaker and I love what he’s done with all of the Batman movies. So I hope they have a great time. What a great character.”

Holmes went on to confirm that she’s as eager as everyone else to see what Nolan has in store for the grand finale of the Batman trilogy she helped kick-start in the 2005 film.

“I think he’s obviously so talented and creative and very inventive, so I can’t wait to see this movie,” she gushed.

“The Dark Knight Rises” is scheduled to hit theaters July 20, 2012.

What advice would you give “The Dark Knight Rises” cast? Chime in below or on Facebook or 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 IFC.com

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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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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…