We’re living large in Texas this week as we work to bring you the best that SXSW has to offer, but that doesn’t mean we forgot about you couch sitters at home. We have a full line up of the best films and shows ready to entertain you, while we try to figure out if the stars at night are big and bright deep in the heart of Texas like they say in “Peewee’s Big Adventure.”
Here’s what to watch this week on IFC:
We were too busy
slamming Lone Stars working extremely hard to remember to do this post yesterday, so how about we all watch the Comedy Bang! Bang! sneak peek again and pretend like this never happened. Look, it’s Paul F. Tompkins!
After an illusion goes tragically wrong, two 19th-century magicians (Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale) engage in a bitter and potentially deadly rivalry. It’s “The Prestige” and it has David Bowie as Tesla, what else do you need to know? Oh, it’s on at 8 and 10:30 p.m. ET. Now go watch!
We’re getting in touch with our inner Oprah and giving frights to everyone tonight! There’s a little horror for you and a little horror for you and a little horror for you when we show “Open Water” at 8 and 9:45 p.m. ET and “Saw II” (with two times as much Donnie Wahlberg as “Saw I”) at 11:30 p.m. ET.
We’re having a party and everyone’s invited! Well everyone except the guy who brought Zima last time. Kid N’ Play’s “House Party” starts at 8 p.m. ET and goes until the cops bust it up. Everyone start rollin’:
Hey word nerds, drop the Words with Friends and watch “Wordplay” at 12:30 p.m. ET. The documentary follows New York Times crossword diety Will Shortz on an exploration of everyone’s favorite past time: The crossword puzzle. There are interviews with a variety of celebrity crossword-puzzle enthusiasts, including Bob Dole, Ken Burns, and Jon Stewart, plus a free trip to the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament.
We’re showing David Fincher’s “Se7en” on St. Patrick’s Day, so if a leprechaun offers you a box of gold, DO NOT OPEN THE BOX. Slam a few green beers on your couch instead and tune in to see Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman get their cop drama on at 8 and 10:45 p.m. ET.
Cancel your plans, screw brunch, stay and watch our “Arrested Development” marathon on Sunday from 12 – 2 p.m. ET.