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Nicolas Cage’s “Action Comics”#1 theft to be adapted by “The State” alums


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Way back in the halcyon days of the year 2000, comic book mega-fan Nicolas Cage had his exceedingly rare copy of “Action Comics” #1 stolen. Now, the story of that infamous heist is finally ready to be told, via a comedy written by “State” and “Reno 911!” alums Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon.

The comic itself, originally released in 1938, was the first appearance of a superhero some of you may have heard of – a guy from Krypton named Kal-El, better known to us Earth folks as Superman. As you can imagine, this is one of the most rare and expensive comic books in existence, with Cage selling the recovered comic for a record $2.1 million last year.

Garant and Lennon, who in addition to their more comedy-nerd-friendly credits also wrote the screenplay for “Night at the Museum,” have already written the script for “Action No. 1,” and will be producing the film with Peter Principator and Paul Young, both of whom also did time on “Reno 911!” The writers are said to have initially had Cage in mind to play himself, but the Hollywood Reporter characterizes that as “unlikely.” Apparently Jason Statham’s name has been bandied about for the film as well, but to be fair, that guy’s name is bandied about for practically everything.

What do you think about “Action No. 1”? Do you think it will be more “The State” or “Night at the Museum”? Tell us in the comments below or on Facebook or 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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