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“The Avengers” to assemble in 3D

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And there came a day, a day unlike any other, when Earth’s mightiest heroes found themselves united against a common threat. And then Earth’s mightiest heroes and heroines were informed by the studio executives that it would look a lot cooler if they united against that common threat in 3D. On that day, “The Avengers” in 3D were born!

That’s right comic nerds — and obviously I include myself in that category, I just quoted the preamble to the old “Avengers” origin from memoryThe Hollywood Reporter reports that when the mighty Avengers finally assemble in multiplexes around the world next May 4th, they’ll be doing so in 3D. Director Joss Whedon shot the film in two dimensions, so this will be one of those post-production conversion jobs. Because that always works out well right? (Note: do not answer that.) The film will also be released in 2D, but of course in 2D it’s not gonna look like Thor is throwing his hammer at your face or Captain America is throwing his shield at your face or Nick Fury is throwing Samuel L. Jackson-esque rants at your face. Basically your face will be a lot more bored in 2D.

Honestly, two dimensions, three dimensions, who cares? If the movie has all those great characters in it and it’s written and directed by Joss Whedon, all it really needs to be at that point is in focus and it’s already the coolest movie ever made. By the way, at press time, there were unconfirmed reports that this post-conversion plan was part of an scheme by the evil Count Nefaria to ruin the “Avengers” movie.

See? I just dropped a Count Nefaria reference. I’m the biggest comic nerd of all.

Would you rather see “The Avengers” in 2D or 3D? Tell us in the comments below or write to us 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…