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“The Expendables 2” adds Liam Hemsworth to the line-up

“The Expendables 2” adds Liam Hemsworth to the line-up (photo)

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With a cast that includes crusty old badasses from the 80s, 90s and today, including Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarenegger, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris and other, previously “The Expendables 2” was toying with an average age of about 123 (our guess). Now, however, with the addition of Liam Hemsworth, that number should drop significantly.

The younger brother of Thor‘s uncomfortably handsome Chris Hemsworth, Liam is largely unknown to American audiences, but that will be changing soon due to his role in “The Hunger Games,” which with its youthful cast is like the yin to “The Expendables 2’s” yang. Variety broke the news, but there’s still no word on what role Hemsworth could play in the movie. We’re crossing our fingers that there’s some crazy mix-up with a time machine, causing one of the geezer’s younger selves to join the group, but maybe that’s just us.

As for the rest of the cast, that information is also up in the air right now, although Stallone has made a point of listing pretty much every older still-living action star as a possibility, including Donnie Yen, Hulk Hogan, Mr. T, Carl Weathers, Charlie Sheen, John Travolta, Nicholas Cage and more. In fact, Stallone has been so thorough in his hyperbolic casting non-announcements that it’s making it hard for honest internet news blurb writers to find gags with which to end their articles.

What do you think about the addition of Liam Hemsworth to the cast of “The Expendables 2”? Any guesses as to what role he could play? Tell us in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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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…