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Willem Dafoe talks “The Amazing Spider-Man,” “John Carter” and “Boondock Saints 3”

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It’s hard to believe that it’s been more than a decade since Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man” first came out. Since then, we’ve seen a revitalized interest in the superhero genre, with big budget adaptations of X-Men, Batman and The Avengers becoming some of the highest grossing and most beloved movies of the past 11 years.

With “The Amazing Spider-Man” swinging into theaters in June, it’s hard to believe that it’s been give years since we last saw the web-slinging superhero on the big screen. The film has gotten stamps of approval from former franchise stars Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst, so it seemed fair to ask “Spider-Man” villain Willem Dafoe whether he’d been keeping up with the reboot when we caught up with him at the 2012 Spirit Awards.”

“Not really. I’ve been busy,” he answered. “I’m kind of promoting things now because I have three films coming out, so that’s mostly what I’m concentrating on.”

Fair enough. After all, his next film “John Carter” comes out today, so he’s likely been very caught up in the marketing for that. Dafoe called the project “interesting” and said he really enjoyed working on it.

“I play a motion capture character but it’s a beautiful character and that character has a beautiful relationship with John Carter,” Dafoe said of his character, an alien leader named Tars Tarkas.

In addition, Dafoe also has an Australian film called “The Hunter” coming out in April, and the movie “4:44 Last Day on Earth” being released through IFC. But we couldn’t resist talking about the one franchise he’s arguably best known for: “Boondock Saints.”

The first film came out back in 1999 and quickly reached cult status. It took 10 years for the sequel, “All Saints Day” to be released, but it finally hit theaters in 2009. There are always rumors of another film, so we asked Dafoe if he’d heard from director Troy Duffy about possibly getting the gang back together for a third installment.

“I don’t know,” he said with a laugh. “Talk to Troy.”

Would you want to see a “Boondock Saints 3”? Tell us in the comments section below or 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…