Here’s what to watch this week on IFC:
From the guy who brought you “Beavis & Butthead” comes a vision of the future. Selected for a human hibernation project, an average soldier (Luke Wilson) awakens 500 years in the future, where society is so dumbed-down that he is the smartest person alive. “Idiocracy” starts at 8 p.m. ET.
There are a few real love stories in this world and even fewer out of this world. The star-crossed tale of Ellen Ripley and an alien caught with its exoskeleton showing is a love story for the ages, which is why we’re showing “Alien” and “Alien 3” this Valentine’s Day. Watch them make beautiful music together beginning at 8 p.m. ET.
Remember back in the early 90s when Kid ‘N Play were cutting edge rappers with cutting edge hair? No? Well let us take you on a trip down memory lane when we show “House Party” at 8/7c. In the movie, two teenage rappers (Kid ‘N Play) try to throw a party despite a trio of rap bullies (Full Force) and the police. It’s a lot of fun, and you’re invited.
Before she was in “Juno,” Ellen Page starred in “Hard Candy” as a 14-year-old girl with a serious agenda. She organizes an elaborate plot to punish a pervy fashion photographer (Patrick Wilson) she accuses of pedophilia. Take your position at the edge of your seat at 8/7c.
Joanna Newsom guest stars on an all new episode of “Portlandia” starts at 10/9 c. Here’s a clip from the show’s second season to remind you that you should be watching.
Shelve your toy soldiers, close your copy of Churchill’s biography, and put your game of Risk on hold for the night, because “The Thin Red Line” starts at 8 p.m. ET. The film tells the story of the men (Sean Penn, Adrien Brody, Jim Caviezel) of Charlie Company as they try to take Guadalcanal Island from the Japanese in World War II.
Catch up on the second season of “The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret” when we air the entire series back-to-back. The fun starts at 12/11c with the Increasingly Necessary Todd Margaret Recap special, which looks back at all the bad choices that helped make Todd Margaret the man he is today.