It truly is March Madness on IFC, with a slew of films to watch…or at least to set your DVR for. Here’s just a sampling of what’s on the schedule.
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery premieres this month. Truth is, thanks to Mike Myers, Austin Powers is one of the most recognizable characters in cinematic history. A shagadelic spy with oddly shaped chest hair, he can woo any woman, including the aptly named Alotta Fagina, who could quite possibly kick “Bond” femme fatale Pussy Galore’s butt on, uh-hum, assets alone. Numerous references, including to Italian director Antonioni’s first Brit flick “Blow-Up” and a host of James Bond films, make this the ultimate satire on spy films of the 1960s.
Speaking of shagging, IFC premieres Shopping, the sole film responsible for the off-screen hook up of Jude Law and Sadie Frost. Its an Ã¼ber high adrenaline rush involving two rival gangs getting their kicks out of smashing cars through store windows. Defines new meaning for the term ‘drive-thru.’
And, we are really amped for the premiere of a new anime series, Speed Grapher. Brace yourself, these aren’t your Saturday morning kiddie cartoons. This anime delves so deep into a fetish-filled dirty underworld that it airs late night only, right before IFC’s Grindhouse film on Fridays, also a good time to catch the third installment of Scream. Scream 3 is a horror film within a horror film (say what?); look at it this way, it’s a double order of gore AND boobs.
Less guts, more gutsy performance, “There Will Be Blood” gave Daniel Day Lewis his second Best Actor Oscar. Lewis’ first golden mini man came for his role as cerebral palsy-stricken novelist Christy Brown in My Left Foot, airing on IFC this month.
If you’re still not convinced, IFC is pulling out all the stops in March with the pants-dropping flick that made Mark Wahlberg, and Dirk Diggler, household names: Boogie Nights. Pass the prosthetics, please.
Check out the complete schedule of films and original series by clicking the ‘On IFC’ tab. Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour on Sunday, March 9th@2am in case your favorite indie is on IFC smack dab in the middle of that mysterious time warp of an hour known as daylight savings time.