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“The Princess Bride” cast hopes they “die” before a remake happens

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A “Princess Bride” remake? Mandy Patinkin is ready to “prepare to die” before that idea even gets cycled around Hollywood.

The cast of the cult 1987 comic fairy tale came together for the first time in 25 years in Entertainment Weekly‘s reunion issue — out on stands now — and the inevitable topic of a remake eventually came up. Though there hasn’t even been a scrap of a rumor about remaking Rob Reiner‘s cult hit so far, Patinkin (who plays the wonderfully quotable Inigo Montoya in the film) said he gets nervous even talking about the idea.

“I hope I’m dead before that happens,” he told the entertainment magazine. “I don’t want to have to go through that. Be careful what you even say.”

That’s not to say that the entire cast is totally averse to returning to the fictional land of Florin. No one wants a remake — please, Hollywood, not a remake — but Billy Crystal said he wouldn’t be against a spin-off movie for his character, Miracle Max.

“There should be a Max and Valerie [Carol Kane] movie,” he said. “Start a Twitter thing: ‘We want more Max and Valerie.’ Now we won’t need as much makeup.”

It’s hard to tell whether Crystal is (hopefully) joking or not, but considering the lack of screen time he had in the original flick, it wouldn’t be too far off the mark to think that he wants to get in on some more of the action. As much as I like the idea of returning to Florian, I’d prefer to do it marathon-style every time “The Princess Bride” pops up on television instead of by potentially massacring its legacy.

Would you be for or against a remake or spin-off of “The Princess Bride”? Tell us in the comments section below 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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