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“Raiders of the Lost Ark” getting IMAX re-release


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“Raiders of the Lost Ark” is going to be headed to a 70mm IMAX theater near you come September.

In anticipation of the release of “The Complete Indiana Jones Blu-ray Collection” on September 18, the first film in the series is getting the IMAX treatment, ScreenCrush reports. The movie will be released in select theaters around the country on September 7 and continue to run through September 13. No word yet on which specific theaters will be screening the film, but they will likely be announced in the coming days.

If you’re worried that the IMAX release will be some sort of gimmick, don’t be. Director Steven Spielberg personally supervised the conversion from 35mm to 70mm — and that’s it.

“It’s the only marked contrast we have to the generations that are seeing our movies on phones and hand-held platforms,” Spielberg told The Los Angeles Times. “It’s a complete relief to be able to see a film that many people have just experienced on a palm-sized platform technology, suddenly hurled at that them on an Imax-sized screen.”

Hopefully this will lead to all four “Jones” films getting the IMAX treatment, though we might have to wait a few more years for that. We can imagine these screenings selling out fast, so it would make sense that the next three films would do just as well. Even if that is too much work, we’d settle for only “The Last Crusade” being converted for the big(ger) screen. Some sacrifices must be made for the greater good.

Will you catch “Raiders of the Lost Ark” in IMAX next month? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and 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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