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What to Watch on IFC in August

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Chris Kattan is synonymous with “Saturday Night Live,” where he memorably played a variety of characters, including Mango and a head-bopping Butabi brother. Fast forward a few years, and the comedian is taking on a new role — himself. This month, IFC presents “Bollywood Hero,” a three-part miniseries in which Kattan plays a fed-up Hollywood actor who leaves Tinseltown to become a Bollywood leading man. Tune in August 6, 7, and 8 at 10pm as Kattan travels to India, learning about the culture as well as the hardships of making it in the largest film industry in the world. Special guest appearances include Keanu Reeves, fellow SNL alum Maya Rudolph, David Alan Grier, Jennifer Coolidge and many more. The series also stars Julian Sands, former Miss India Neha Dhupia, and another leading Bollywood actress, Pooja Kumar. And, catch a Bollywood film every Sunday at 10am to see Dhupia and other Bollywood movie stars like Anil Kapoor from “Slumdog Millionaire.”

Also in this most sweltering of months, tune in Thursday, August 13th at 6pm for a night of hell-raisers turning up the heat. It all begins with “The Honeymoon Killers,” about a real-life couple who swindled and murdered rich women during the 1940s. Then, catch “Seven,” David Fincher’s infamous thriller with one of the most twisted endings ever; Rob Zombie’s sequel to “House of 1000 Corpses,” “The Devil’s Rejects”; “Halloween”; and rounding out the night, two films based on true-life horrors: “Ed Gein” and “Dahmer.”

And, check out the premiere of a brand new series on IFC — “The Jon Dore Television Show,” a mockumentary-style sketch comedy from the dirty imagination of well, Jon Dore. Look for it Tuesday night in the Automat at 10pm.

PREMIERES THIS MONTH:

  • THE NOTORIOUS BETTIE PAGE This biopic from the director of ‘American Psycho,’ tells the story of infamous 1950’s pin-up girl Bettie Page and how she went on to become one of the most identifiable sex icons in history. Stars Gretchen Mol and Lili Taylor. Premieres Saturday, August 1st @ 8pm.
  • SEVEN Kevin Spacey gave a chilling performance in this thriller about a serial killer who manages to weave around two cops as he goes on a rampage murdering people he believes committed one of the seven deadly sins. Ensemble cast also includes Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, and Gwyneth Paltrow and is directed by David Fincher, who also helmed ‘Fight Club.’ Premieres Sunday, August 2nd @ 8:55pm.
  • SECRETARY Kinky flick featuring Maggie Gyllenhaal as a newly hired secretary who begins a sadomasochistic relationship with her lawyer boss, played by James Spader. Premieres Saturday, August 8th @ 11:05pm.
  • JEEPERS CREEPERS 2 In this follow up to the original, The Creeper is just ending his 23 day feeding frenzy when he comes across a doomed bus full of basketball players and cheerleaders in the middle of nowhere. Premieres Wednesday, August 12th @ 9:35pm.

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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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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…

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A-O Rewind

Celebrating Portlandia One Sketch at a Time

The final season of Portlandia approaches.

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Most people measure time in minutes, hours, days, years…At IFC, we measure it in sketches. And nothing takes us way (waaaaaay) back like Portlandia sketches. Yes, there’s a Portlandia milepost from every season that changed the way we think, behave, and pickle things. In honor of Portlandia’s 8th and final season, Subaru presents a few of our favorites.

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Put A Bird On It

Portlandia enters the pop-culture lexicon and inspires us to put birds on literally everything.

Colin the Chicken

Who’s your chicken, really? Behold the emerging locavore trend captured perfectly to the nth degree.

Dream Of The ’90s

This treatise on Portland made it clear that “the dream” was alive and well.

No You Go

We Americans spend most of our lives in cars. Fortunately, there’s a Portlandia sketch for every automotive situation.

A-O River!

We learned all our outdoor survival skills from Kath and Dave.

One More Episode

The true birth of binge watching, pre-Netflix. And what you’ll do once Season 8 premieres.

Catch up on Portlandia’s best moments before the 8th season premieres January 18th on IFC.

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