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Seven reasons to watch “Se7en” tonight

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Tonight we’re showing David Fincher’s “Se7en” at 7 p.m. CT (that’s 8 p.m. ET, but it didn’t read as nicely). Whatever time zone you’re in, you should tune in to watch this dark twisted thriller about a serial killer who justifies killing his victims because they’ve been breaking the seven deadly sins and totally deserve it. You Catholic school kids out there will know that means murders based on greed, pride, lust, gluttony, sloth, envy and wrath. That’s a lot of high-concept killing, but don’t worry, the best detective team is on the job: newbie cop Brad Pitt and seen-it-all detective Morgan Freeman. While the plot could easily become a corny conceit ripped from some lazy slasher flick, Fincher’s touch is all over “Se7en,” elevating the horror film/police procedural to a sleekly dark morality play that will have you riveted to the screen.

Need more reasons to tune in? Here are seven reasons to watch “Se7en” tonight:

1. Morgan Freeman

Freeman is at his finest when he plays Detective Lt. William Somerset, a cop on the brink of retirement. He’s an old-school cop with a fedora and a switchblade who doesn’t have time for his new partner’s short-tempered shenanigans. Even though he’s on his way out, he’s a cop through and through and can’t but get wrapped up in the serial killer investigation. And you’ll get chills when he quotes Ernest Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls: “‘The world is a fine place and worth fighting for.’ I agree with the second part.”

2. Brad Pitt

As a fresh-faced cop with a quick temper and a loving wife, Pitt does an excellent job as the new cop trying to make a name for himself in the big city.

3. David Fincher

With both “Zodiac” and “Fight Club” under his belt, Fincher knows how to bring dark intensity to his films. So when he tackles a brutal serial killer you know it’s going to be good. Also maybe rain a lot.

4. Gwyneth Paltrow

What’s in the box? What’s in the box?

5. Kevin Spacey

No spoilers, but Spacey delivers yet another amazing performance that will leave you guessing until the last minute. It’s like he does this professionally or something.

6. Mark Boone Jr.

While Boone may only be in the movie long enough to be credited as “Greasy FBI Agent” that is all he needs to be memorable. The actor, perhaps better known for his role as Bobby Elvis Munson on “Sons of Anarchy” knows how to make a lasting impression.

7. Charles S. Dutton

This role is an uncredited performance for Dutton, but he and the director Fincher worked together on “Alien 3” and it’s nice to think that these two are friends and go out for beers and grizzled conversation together. Also, we’re showing “Mimic” later and you’ll want to keep an eye out for Dutton in that.

“Se7en” airs tonight on IFC at 8/7c

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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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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…