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Five new clips from Steven Speilberg’s “The Adventures of Tintin” hit the web

Five new clips from Steven Speilberg’s “The Adventures of Tintin” hit the web (photo)

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Hot off the release of last week’s badass “The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn” UK trailer, Paramount Pictures has released a whole slew of new clips from the upcoming 3D CGI action flick. These first full-length video teases of “Tintin” give a much better idea than the trailer did of what fans can expect from the Peter Jackson/Steven Spielberg collaboration.

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The five clips released take place throughout the movie. One introduces Detectives Thompson and Thompson (Simon Pegg and Nick Frost), while another follows Tintin (Jamie Bell) shortly after he meets Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis) for the first time.

The clips also introduce Red Rackham (Daniel Craig) for the first time. Rackham was the pirate who attacked the ship Unicorn that was captained by Haddock’s relative, Sir Francis Haddock. He ends up being the villain in the flick.

It’s exciting to see full portions of “Tintin” because finally fans can get a good sense of how WETA used motion capture to portray the animated characters. Though they look cartoonish on the surface — just look at the round noses and bushy moustaches on Thompson and Thompson — the characters’ movements are almost too human. Motion capture has been used in animated films before, but never to this degree. The animation looks fantastic in these clips and in the trailers, and it will be interesting to see the effect “Tintin” has on the animated film industry.

“The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn” was written by Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish. It is slated to hit theaters on December 23, 2011 in RealD 3D and IMAX.

What do you think of these new clips from “Tintin”? Tell us in the comments 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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