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What to watch on IFC: Feb. 13 – 19


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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.

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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.

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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.


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


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.


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…