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“The Dark Knight Rises” may film with Occupy Wall Street

“The Dark Knight Rises” may film with Occupy Wall Street (photo)

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When “The Dark Knight Rises” heads to New York City for filming later this month, it might end up occupying more than just its designated set. The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Christopher Nolan‘s upcoming conclusion to his Batman saga might include some scenes shot with the protesters at Occupy Wall Street.

A Warner Bros. spokesperson confirmed to the outlet that production would move to the Big Apple for two weeks on October 29 (they filed for permits under the codename “Magnus Rex”), but wouldn’t say whether or not Nolan plans on including the protesters. Sources say that the actors on the set were told that “The Dark Knight Rises” might include scenes with the protests, but they’ll likely only be used as a backdrop for the actual scenes. The Times says the protests probably won’t be written into the script.

A recent casting call in NYC called for actors with “military and/or law enforcement training/experience, weapons training, and/or martial arts training.” Their characters will live in “a city besieged by crime and corruption.” Though that description seems to fit with the type of issues the Occupy Wall Street protesters are fighting against, it’s unclear how they will react to a big budget movie filming in their general area. And even though the Occupy Wall Street protests are going into their 30th day, there’s no guarantee they’ll even be occurring once Nolan and crew get to town.

Do you think Nolan is smart to make use of the protests going on in NYC, or do you think he should leave his movie production out of politics? Let us know in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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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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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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Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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