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“Young Adult” trailer reteams the writer and director of “Juno”

“Young Adult” trailer reteams the writer and director of “Juno” (photo)

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It would be almost impossible for writer Diablo Cody and director Jason Reitman to duplicate the success they had together with their first collaboration, 2007’s “Juno.” You might have heard of it; that was the $7.5 million indie that grossed over $230 million worldwide and earned four Oscar nominations, plus one win, for Cody’s Best Original Screenplay. Lightning doesn’t strike twice, so Cody and Reitman will cross their fingers that it can strike once, and then, like, one more time in kind of almost the exact same spot with this fall’s “Young Adult.” It stars Charlize Theron as a woman who returns to her hometown looking to reunite with her old high school boyfriend (Patrick Wilson) who’s now married. Sounds like they’re on a collision course with quirkiness. Cue the trailer.

I don’t understand why it’s from “The director of ‘Up in the Air’ and ‘Thank You For Smoking’ and the writer of ‘Juno'” and not from “The director and writer of ‘Juno'” since that is also true, but whatever. I do like the idea of Theron vamping it with Patton Oswalt, who plays… well, to be perfectly honest, I’m not entirely sure who he plays in the film beyond a all-purpose nerdy comic sidekick. But who better to play the nerdy comic sidekick than Patton Oswalt? No one I know. Plus Oswalt’s timing and Cody’s funky dialogue sounds like a match made in heaven. We’ll see if it is when “Young Adult” opens on December 16.

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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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