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What to Watch on IFC: March 5 – 11

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Welcome to March! Don’t know about you, but we’re heading to SXSW soon, which means we’ll be talking about nothing but movies, music, and breakfast tacos, so you know, same old, same old. Don’t we’re not leaving for another week and in the mean time we have a lot of great movies to fill the hours while March comes in like a lion.

Here’s what to watch this week on IFC:

Monday

Guillermo Del Toro’s lush and fantastical “Pan’s Labyrinth” starts at 8 p.m. ET. This haunting fantasy of a fairytale set in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War details the strange journeys of an imaginative young girl who may be the mythical princess of an underground kingdom. If you haven’t seen it, you haven’t really been living. Watch and learn young padawan.

Tuesday

Sophia Coppola’s “Marie Antoinette” starts at 8. You know what that means, right? Tune in, serve up some cake and dance to Siouxsie & the Banshees in period costume. And go:

Wednesday

“Lucky Number Slevin” is a thriller that twists and turns its way through an underworld of crime and revenge. Josh Hartnett plays an innocent man visiting a friend in New York City becomes embroiled in a dangerous series of events after being mistaken for the very man he has come to the city to see. Tune in at 8:05 p.m. ET to find out whodunnit.

Thursday

In “Hard Candy” a 14-year-old girl (Ellen Page) organizes an elaborate plot to punish a fashion photographer (Patrick Wilson) she accuses of pedophilia and earns a spot on our list of ten horror movies for women and the men who love (being scared by) them. The fun and frights starts at 8 p.m. ET.

Friday

It’s Portlandia day! We’re showing every episode of season two of Fred Armisen’s and Carrie Brownstein’s hit sketch comedy as we lead up to the season finale at 10 p.m. ET. Plus, stay tuned for a special sneak peek at Comedy Bang! Bang!, which is coming soon to IFC.

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Saturday

It’s Saturday night in “Sin City” when we air back-to-back showings of Robert Rodriguez’s and Frank Miller’s graphic novel turned film noir. Lawmen, prostitutes (Devon Aoki, Alexis Bledel), a hulking thug and other sordid characters run amok in a crime-ridden metropolis. It starts at 8 and/or 10:30 p.m. ET.

Sunday

Get your American history fix the old fashioned way when we show Terrence Malick’s “The New World” followed by Daniel Day Lewis in “The Last of the Mohicans.” If your school teacher didn’t tell you this was an option, you can sue, or, you know, just watch the movies when they start at 3:30 p.m. ET.

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Hacked In

Funny or Die Is Taking Over

FOD TV comes to IFC every Saturday night.

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We’ve been fans of Funny or Die since we first met The Landlord. That enduring love makes it more than logical, then, that IFC is totally cool with FOD hijacking the airwaves every Saturday night. Yes, that’s happening.

The appropriately titled FOD TV looks like something pulled from public access television in the nineties. Like lo-fi broken-antenna reception and warped VHS tapes. Equal parts WTF and UHF.

Get ready for characters including The Shirtless Painter, Long-Haired Businessmen, and Pigeon Man. They’re aptly named, but for a better sense of what’s in store, here’s a taste of ASMR with Kelly Whispers:

Watch FOD TV every Saturday night during IFC’s regularly scheduled movies.

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See More Evil

Stan Against Evil Season 1 is on Hulu.

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Okay, so you missed the entire first season of Stan Against Evil. There’s no shame in that, per se. But here’s the thing: Season 2 is just around the corner and you don’t want to lag behind. After all, Season 1 had some critical character development, not to mention countless plot twists, and a breathless finale cliffhanger that’s been begging for resolution since last fall. It also had this:

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The good news is that you can catch up right now on Hulu. Phew. But if you aren’t streaming yet, here’s a basic primer…

Willards Mill Is Evil

Stan spent his whole career as sheriff oblivious to the fact that his town has a nasty curse. Mostly because his recently-deceased wife was secretly killing demons and keeping Stan alive.

Demons Really Want To Kill Stan

The curse on Willards Mill stipulates that damned souls must hunt and kill each and every town sheriff, or “constable.” Oh, and these demons are shockingly creative.

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They Also Want To Kill Evie

Why? Because Evie’s a sheriff too, and the curse on Willard’s Mill doesn’t have a “one at a time” clause. Bummer, Evie.

Stan and Evie Must Work Together

Beating the curse will take two, baby, but that’s easier said than done because Stan doesn’t always seem to give a damn. Damn!

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Beware of Goats

It goes without saying for anyone who’s seen the show: If you know that ancient evil wants to kill you, be wary of anything that has cloven feet.

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Season 2 Is Lurking

Scary new things are slouching towards Willards Mill. An impending darkness descending on Stan, Evie and their cohort – eviler evil, more demony demons, and whatnot. And if Stan wants to survive, he’ll have to get even Stanlier.

Stan Against Evil Season 1 is now streaming right now on Hulu.

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SO EXCITED!!!

Reminders that the ’90s were a thing

"The Place We Live" is available for a Jessie Spano-level binge on Comedy Crib.

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Unless you stopped paying attention to the world at large in 1989, you are of course aware that the ’90s are having their pop cultural second coming. Nobody is more acutely aware of this than Dara Katz and Betsy Kenney, two comedians who met doing improv comedy and have just made their Comedy Crib debut with the hilarious ’90s TV throwback series, The Place We Live.

IFC: How would you describe “The Place We Live” to a fancy network executive you just met in an elevator?

Dara: It’s everything you loved–or loved to hate—from Melrose Place and 90210 but condensed to five minutes, funny (on purpose) and totally absurd.

IFC: How would you describe “The Place We Live” to a drunk friend of a friend you met in a bar?

Betsy: “Hey Todd, why don’t you have a sip of water. Also, I think you’ll love The Place We Live because everyone has issues…just like you, Todd.”

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IFC: When you were living through the ’90s, did you think it was television’s golden age or the pop culture apocalypse?


Betsy: I wasn’t sure I knew what it was, I just knew I loved it!


Dara: Same. Was just happy that my parents let me watch. But looking back, the ’90s honored The Teen. And for that, it’s the golden age of pop culture. 

IFC: Which ’90s shows did you mine for the series, and why?

Betsy: Melrose and 90210 for the most part. If you watch an episode of either of those shows you’ll see they’re a comedic gold mine. In one single episode, they cover serious crimes, drug problems, sex and working in a law firm and/or gallery, all while being young, hot and skinny.


Dara: And almost any series we were watching in the ’90s, Full House, Saved By the Bell, My So Called Life has very similar themes, archetypes and really stupid-intense drama. We took from a lot of places. 

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IFC: How would you describe each of the show’s characters in terms of their ’90s TV stereotype?

Dara: Autumn (Sunita Mani) is the femme fatale. Robin (Dara Katz) is the book worm (because she wears glasses). Candace (Betsy Kenney) is Corey’s twin and gives great advice and has really great hair. Corey (Casey Jost) is the boy next door/popular guy. Candace and Corey’s parents decided to live in a car so the gang can live in their house. 
Lee (Jonathan Braylock) is the jock.

IFC: Why do you think the world is ready for this series?

Dara: Because everyone’s feeling major ’90s nostalgia right now, and this is that, on steroids while also being a totally new, silly thing.

Delight in the whole season of The Place We Live right now on IFC’s Comedy Crib. It’ll take you back in all the right ways.