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“Before Sunrise” characters will come full circle in “Before Midnight,” says Ethan Hawke

Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy in Before Sunset

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The glorious love story of Jesse and Celine — begun in “Before Sunrise,” and then continued in “Before Sunset” — will finally come to a conclusion in the just-shot “Before Midnight.” What’ll it be like? At the premiere of his new horror film “Sinister,” Ethan Hawke told us, “I felt in the third one, they come full circle, for both characters,” he said.

All these years after their star-crossed meeting in Vienna and subsequent, older-and-wiser encounter in Paris, Hawke’s Jesse and Julie Delpy’s Celine are together again, this time in Greece — which is no accident, apparently. Hawke said the actors and their co-writer and director, Richard Linklater, decided to give this concluding chapter of the story a Hellenic flavor because “[Greece] is the birthplace of romanticism, and these movies are deeply romantic,” Hawke noted. “And these movies start to become about time. Time is as big of a character in the movie as Jesse and Celine.”

Walking amid ancient Greek ruins, he said, heightened the possibility that fate might play a role in how the relationship will turn out. “You can’t walk a hundred yards in Greece without stumbling on some artifact of time,” he said. “So it was fun to set it there, and it’s a beautiful and poetic place to find them.”

Did Jesse make his plane (which he was about to miss at the end of the second film)? Has he written anything since his last novel, “This Time” — which was actually inspired by meeting Celine in “Before Sunrise,” and became the occasion of their reunion in “Before Sunset,” when he was on a book tour? Can he reclaim the spark, or is he still trying to recapture past glories — like his character in “Sinister,” who’s also an author? “You’ll find out,” Hawke said with a smile. “You’ll find out what he’s been writing. It might be a similar thing [between the two films]. You’re not that far off.”

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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 IFC.com

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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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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…