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Alexa Vega gets sexed up for new “Machete Kills” image

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My, Alexa Vega, you look much sexier than we remember.

The 24-year-old actress got her big break thanks to Robert Rodriguez in the 2001 movie “Spy Kids.” That’s why it didn’t come as much of a surprise that she would reteam with the director a decade later in his upcoming project “Machete Kills.”

We should have realized that, in true Rodriguez form, reteaming now that she’s an adult meant that Rodriguez would play up the sex appeal angle. Vega plays the character Killjoy in the new movie, but we don’t know what joy she’s killing.

The above image comes courtesy of Rolling Stone and shows Vega holding a gun, clad in nothing but a bikini and chaps. And you thought Jessica Alba looked good in “Sin City”? Maybe Rodriguez just as a thing for this look.

“Machete Kills” wrapped filming at the end of July, but hasn’t found a home until now. The movie stars Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Jessica Alba, Lady Gaga, Vanessa Hudgens, Charlie Sheen, Mel Gibson, Sofia Vergara, Alexa Vega, Cuba Gooding Jr., Edward James Olmos, William Sadler, Heard, Zoe Saldana and Demian Bechir.

In “Machete Kills,” the U.S. President (Sheen) recruits Machete (Trejo) to stop an arms dealer (Gibson) from launching a deadly weapon that will spread war and anarchy throughout the world. No word yet on a specific release date, but we’re just happy we get to see this movie next year.

Are you surprised by a new sexed-up Vega? Let us know 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 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…