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“Iron Man 3” trailer introduces Ben Kingsley’s The Mandarin


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The “Iron Man 3” trailer has finally arrived.

After yesterday’s 19-second teaser, we should have realized that all is not well in the world of Tony Stark. But we see in the first theatrical trailer for a movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase 2 that the man better known as Iron Man is having some difficulties settling in after the events in “The Avengers.”

He doesn’t have much time to get himself together before Ben Kingsley’s The Mandarin shows up to make everyone’s lives a living hell. Though The Mandarin — replete with his 10 rings — claims that he is not a terrorist and Tony Stark is not a hero, it seems like both are just that. But The Mandarin seems to be the most capable foe Iron Man has faced off against up until this point.

We also catch glimpses of Guy Pearce’s Aldrich Killian and Rebecca Hall’s Maya Hansen in this trailer, as well as their Extremis-enhanced super soldiers. This look into the upcoming Marvel movie shows us Stark’s fall (literally and figuratively) and even teases that Gwyneth Paltrow’s Pepper Potts will get kidnapped and tortured, but doesn’t give us any sense of how Iron Man will fight back.

It’s worth noting that this is the first “Iron Man” movie that’s not directed by Jon Favreau. Though the erstwhile director will still appear in the film as Happy Hogan, it’s Shane Black who has taken over directing duties. We’ll be interested to see how he pulls it off, and if he does a better job with the movie’s final fight scene.

“Iron Man 3” is based on Warren Ellis’s “Iron Man” comic book series “Extremis.” Pearce’s Aldrich Killian looks to be the movie’s big bad as a co-creator of the Extremis serum, which creates a new breed of supersoldier. He and partner Maya Hansen, played by Hall, opt to place the serum in the hands of terrorists and set them up against Iron Man in order to prove the strength of Extremis. It was announced at San Diego Comic-Con that Kingsley will be playing The Mandarin. “Iron Man 3” will hit theaters on May 3, 2013.

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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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