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Anthony Hopkins steals the show in first “Hitchcock” trailer


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We’ve been intrigued by Sacha Gervasi’s take on the story of Alfred Hitchcock ever since we first learned Anthony Hopkins had been cast as the seminal director, and that interest has just paid off. The first trailer for “Hitchcock” has arrived, and it looks just as great as we had hoped.

This is clearly Hopkins’ movie through and through, and he breathes life into the character of Alfred Hitchcock in a way we haven’t seen before. But Helen Mirren gives him a run for his money as Hitchcock’s wife Alma Reville, clearly not taking much of a backseat in this film and instead acting on an equal playing field.

“Psycho” is one of the most important films of all time, so it will be interesting to delve into the making of the movie through “Hitchcock.” Gervasi likely took some creative liberties with the story, but there clearly was a lot of drama involved in bringing “Psycho” to the big screen.

The movie wouldn’t work if Hopkins didn’t look the part, and he does. We’ve seen in previously released images and posters that Hopkins does a convincing Alfred Hitchcock, and that carries through into the trailer as well.

“Hitchcock” details the love affair between Hitchcock and his wife and partner Alma Reville during the making of “Psycho” around 1960. It stars Hopkins, Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel, James D’Arcy, Toni Collette and Michael Stuhlbarg. The film is due in theaters starting November 23, and it looks like it could easily be some awards season bait.

What did you think of this trailer for “Hitchcock”? 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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