Whoa, where did March go? We may have lost track of the month while wiling away the hours at SXSW, but who can blame us when we’re watching Youth Lagoon, Built to Spill, and live presentations of Comedy Bang! Bang!? Or maybe you’re lost in March Madness? Whatever the reasons it feels like March is marching along. We have lots of great shows to entertain you while March rushes out like a lamb.
Here’s what to watch this week on IFC:
Got a case of the Mondays, Garfield? We have the cure: Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2 airing back to back beginning at 8 p.m. ET. Watch Uma Thurman kick some serious Monday ass in Quentin Tarantino’s epic sprawling homage to action films.
In “Sin City,” Frank Miller’s award-winning comic comes to life in dramatic black and white that spills the action into the streets of the ultimate town without pity. The film is filled with tough-as-nails ladies including a stripper named Nancy (Jessica Alba) and a prostitute named Goldie (Jaime King) along with Rosario Dawson, Alexis Bledel, Devon Aoki, and so many more. Tune in at 8 p.m. ET.
You’re mama always said to watch out for the dangers lurking in Halloween candy, but she probably should have included “Hard Candy,” too. Find out why at 8 p.m. ET when we show David Slade’s twisted cat-and-mouse game starring Ellen Page as both predator and prey.
Fact: In space, no one can hear you scream. So when a close encounter of the third kind becomes a gut-busting (literally) nightmare when an alien invades a spacecraft in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi horror classic, there’s no point in crying. So Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) kicks some alien butt instead. Tune in at 8 for “Alien” followed by David Fincher’s equally terrifying “Alien 3” at 10: 30 p.m. ET.
Friday Night Frights returns with “The Descent” at 8 p.m. ET. If you ever wanted to go spelunking, you may want to watch this movie first. In the film, a group of close female friends on a yearly adventure vacation find themselves trapped and hunted in a series of caves by an unknown force that lurks in the shadows. Fun, right? Well, fun to watch anyway.
Just in case you missed it on Monday, because of your annoying day job thingie, or if you just can’t get enough of Uma Thurman in a yellow jumpsuit, we are showing Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Vol. 2” back-to-back again. If you watch closely enough you too can learn to fight your way out of a coma/coffin/bullet to the head and how to kill David Carradine with one hand tied behind your back. Add those skills to your resume and you may end up with a better day job.
Perfect plan: Spend Sunday eating cake on the couch as you watch Sophia Coppola’s “Marie Antoinette.” If anyone tries to make you go outside, just yell, “Off with their heads!” a few times and they’ll get the hint. The cake-eating dance party starts at 3:15 p.m. ET