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New images show off “The Darkest Hour” and its uniquely dangerous Moscow-based aliens

New images show off “The Darkest Hour” and its uniquely dangerous Moscow-based aliens (photo)

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“The Darkest Hour” isn’t just a totally rad metal band – it’s also an upcoming alien invasion movie from producer Timur Bekmambetov, of “Night Watch” and “Wanted” fame. While there’s no word on whether the film will feature any melodic death metal (fingers crossed), new concept art from the movie has been released, showing off the picture’s Russian-flavored gloomy aesthetic and super-powered aliens.

As seen on both Slashfilm and Collider, the film is set in a post-apocalyptic Moscow swarming with aliens “composed of lethal wave energy,” with “the ability to shred apart human life.”



Directed by Chris Gorak, “The Darkest Hour” brings with it an entirely new take on aliens. These aren’t little green men, giant insectoid monsters or even vaguely humanoid entities with special abilities. The movie’s aliens are “virtually invisible” and “detected only by the surrounding electrical systems they activate.” Though lightning bolts capable of seizing humans give them the upper hand in open combat, earthlings can protect themselves, their homes and even their pets with makeshift Faraday cages (look it up or ask a science-inclined friend).

Check out the movie’s trailer below.

“The Darkest Hour” hits theaters later this year on December 25, and stars Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Greg Kinnear and a number of Russian actors.

What do you think about this new look at the film? Can you think of a better way to celebrate Christmas than by fighting back against electric-powered aliens? Let us know 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

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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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