There’s no doubt that spring is here, but it doesn’t matter, because with our line up of movies and must-watch shows, you’re not going to be enjoying that rainy weather. Instead, make some popcorn, cancel your plans, and order a pizza, you’re staying in.
Here’s what to watch this week on IFC:
Before Nicolas Winding Refn made “Drive” he made “Valhalla Rising,” which airs tonight at 8/7 c. While a mute warrior named One Eye with supernatural strength is no Ryan Gosling, his adventures escaping his captors, sailing to an unknown land with a ship full of Vikings and taking on a young apprentice (yes, that’s a “Star Wars” reference) makes for a pretty darn entertaining movie.
You can learn a lot of valuable life lessons from the Beverly Hills rich kids portrayed in Bret Easton Ellis’ novel-turned-movie “Less Than Zero.” In the film, Andrew McCarthy and Jami Gertz help their friend Robert Downey Jr. after he gets hooked on cocaine. See? Friends helping friends get off the drugs is a valuable moral, just served up with more swearing, drugs and male prostitution than your average after-school special. It starts at 10:20 p.m. ET just to keep your DVR on its toes.
In “Doubt,” which airs at 8/7c, suspicions of child abuse are flying at a Catholic school. The rumors fuel a traditionalist nun’s (Meryl Streep) personal crusade against a popular priest (Philip Seymour Hoffman) who wants to reform her school’s strict customs. The film is so well-acted it’s like a date to church that you don’t mind being on.
Sorry, but you’re not going to be sleeping tonight. Not when we are pinning Thursday on its back and making it beg for mercy by showing a killer doubled feature of “Hostel” and “Hostel Part II.” The fright fest starts at 8/7c and ends whenever you can convince your eyelids it is safe to shut (since you’re under a blanket inside your pillow fort.)
It’s Friday night, and we’re doing it right with a double dose of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” That means twice the Buffy, twice the cheerleading, twice the vampire slaying, twice the Donald Sutherland, twice the Kristy Swanson, and twice the Peewee Herman death. The fun starts at 8/7c.
It’s undoubtedly a lovely spring day, but who cares when we’re having an all-day horrorfest? Spend the day indoors with us, we’re showing “The She Creature” at 12/11 a.m. CT, followed by “How to Make a Monster” at 1:45 p.m. ET, Guillermo Del Toro’s “Pan’s Labyrinth” at 3:15, “Home Movie,” “The Devil’s Rejects” and “Night of the Living Dead” at 10:15 p.m. ET.
Nothing like Tax Day to make you want to watch some outlandish violence, brutal batteries, and a good old fashioned beat downs. So we’re showing “Kill Bill Vol 1” and Vol 2 back to back starting at 8/7c. Let’s just pretend “Bill” is a 1040EZ, right?