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What to watch on IFC: Our “Die Hard” marathon


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Meet John McClain. He’s having a bad time at his wife’s office Christmas party, not because of the tedious conversation or lousy hors d’oeuvres, but because the partygoers have been taken hostage by a group of terrorists headed by Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman), who plan to steal the 600 million dollars locked in Nakatomi’s high-tech safe. The only thing standing in the way of Gruber killing all the hostages and making off with the loot is McClain (Bruce Willis). And all he wanted for Chistmas was to get back together with his estranged wife. What happened instead is one of the great action movies of the 90s. Pitting a slightly crazed New York City cop armed with only a handgun and his chutzpah against a band of terrorists is action at its best. The film catapulted Willis from “that guy on Moonlighting” to one of the most in-demand film stars around. Plus, the movie kicked ass.

In the interest of time, please hold your applause to the end: Starting tonight we are showing three of the “Die Hard” thrillers. “Die Hard” airs tonight at 8 and 10 p.m. ET. Tomorrow (Saturday) we’re showing “Die Hard 2” a.k.a. “Die Harder” at 8 and 10 p.m. ET, and Sunday we are showing “Die Hard with a Vengeance” at 8 and 10 p.m. ET. Okay, now you can clap. Or better yet, tune in! You’ll be treated to three of the best action films of the 90s featuring a line up of evil masterminds (Alan Rickman! Jeremy Irons!), insane plots, and, of course, explosions. Lots and lots of explosions.

“Die Hard”

“Die Harder”

“Die Hard with a Vengeance”

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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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