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5 Random Thoughts About the Ant-Man Trailer

Ant Man Trailer

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Earlier this week Marvel dropped the first trailer for Ant-Man, their latest attempt to sell a C-level superhero to the masses. After Guardians of the Galaxy, we’ll pretty much follow Marvel anywhere, but fans are still skeptical since the trailer suggests that the movie is going for a more somber tone. Which is a problem, since it’s a movie about a guy who hangs out with ants. Here are a few odd things we noticed about the Ant-Man trailer.

1. Marvel sure wants another Iron Man, amiriteguys???

Tony Stark is a billionaire playboy with a robotic suit that fires laser blasts. Ant-Man rides around on bugs. Just because “man” is in the title doesn’t mean we’re instantly on-board, Marvel.
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2. Paul Rudd and Adam McKay wrote the screenplay??

Everyone loves Guardians of the Galaxy. You know what else everyone loves? Anchorman. Never before has a trailer needed a “from the guys who brought you Anchorman” more…



3. The music is super serious.

Marvel shilled out for “Hooked on a Feeling.” They can’t afford Adam and the Ants? Luckily one enterprising YouTuber realized the importance of uptempo music and gave us this reedited trailer. It’s slightly better!

4. Wait, did Michael Douglas say “Ent-Man”?

Because we would totally watch a Groot solo movie. (He’s basically one of the Ents from Lord of the Rings, after all.)

Kristy Puchko

Kristy Puchko

5. Marvel has a flexible policy on hyphens

So Ant-Man is hyphenated but Iron Man isn’t? Meanwhile, Sony has hyphenated your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man for years. And don’t get us started on Batman V Superman



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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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