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10 Movie Characters That Exploded From The Inside

MONTY PYTHON’S THE MEANING OF LIFE, Terry Jones, 1983, (c) Universal/courtesy Everett Collection

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The cinema has shown us many awful ways to die, but blowing up from the inside is one of the worst. Here are ten unfortunate souls who went out with a bang.

10. Terrorist, Hot Shots Part Deux

In this Rambo spoof, Charlie Sheen disposes of enemies in lots of ways, including throwing a grenade down somebody’s throat.


9. Martians, Mars Attacks

Good old-fashioned yodeling is all it takes to make the malevolent space invaders in this Tim Burton remake blow up.


8. Darwin, X-Men: First Class

His mutant power to adapt to survive any situation isn’t enough to contend with a ball of white-hot plasma being stuffed down his throat, unfortunately.


7. Deacon Frost, Blade

The villain’s death in the first Blade flick is a little ridiculous, but when he explodes a whole hell of a lot of blood goes flying.


6. The Mother Bug, Starship Troopers

Paul Verhoeven’s gory sci-fi war film features a rousing showdown with a massive, armored insect that falls to a grenade jammed deep inside its guts.

5. Mr. Big, Live And Let Die

James Bond disposes of this villain by forcing a compressed air capsule into his mouth underwater and then letting nature take its course.


4. Ben Childress, The Fury

Brian DePalma’s psychic thriller ends with one of the grisliest explosions ever as the villainous Childress gets his head detonated.


3. Jimmy Bond, Casino Royale

Woody Allen plays Bond’s nephew in this 1967 spoof, and at the film’s end he swallows a pill-sized atomic bomb and destroys the titular casino.


2. Mr. Creosote, The Meaning Of Life

One of the grossest Python bits of all time, this rotund gourmand from The Meaning Of Life stuffs himself until he bursts – literally.


1. Jaws, Jaws

It’s an oxygen tank exploding that finally puts an end to the massive Great White in Spielberg’s aquatic thriller.

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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…