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“Star Wars” prequel 3D rereleases put on hold indefinitely

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If you couldn’t tell from the fact that Disney has hired J.J. Abrams to direct “Star Wars: Episode VII,” the studio is shifting the focus of its “Star Wars”-related plans. Though the initial plan was to give the “Star Wars” prequels back-to-back 3D rereleases, it’s being reported that that idea has been scrapped.

Deadline‘s sources say that Disney only wants to focus on “rebooting the franchise” with the new “Star Wars” films. Considering the taint the prequels left on the series, that sounds like a smart move to us. “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace” was thus far the only “Star Wars” prequel to hit theaters in 3D, and it ended up making $43.5 million in the United States during its run.

Prior to the announcement that Disney had purchased Lucasfilm, George Lucas’ company had revealed in August that the plan was to have “Attack of the Clones” be released in 3D on September 20, 2013 and “Revenge of the Sith” be released on October 11, 2013. Those back-to-back release dates don’t really make any sense, but at the time we speculated it was so Lucasfilm could pump out 3D rereleases of “Star Wars: Episodes IV,” “V” and “VI.” Considering the fact that Disney is almost certainly going to release “Star Wars: Episode VII” in 3D when it finally hits theaters (which might not be until after 2015), that seems like as good a trial run as any.

With this announcement of the canned 3D rereleases, expect to see a lot of “Star Wars: Episode VII” news come down the pipeline. Michael Ardnt is writing the screenplay for “Star Wars: Episode VII.” There is also a rumor that Zack Snyder is working on a “Seven Samurai”-style spinoff film.

Are you disappointed by the fact the “Star Wars” prequel 3D rereleases have been cancelled? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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Final Countdown

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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Rev Up

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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Give Back

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…