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What to Watch on IFC: April 9 -15


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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?

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Rev Up

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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Give Back

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…

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A-O Rewind

Celebrating Portlandia One Sketch at a Time

The final season of Portlandia approaches.

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Most people measure time in minutes, hours, days, years…At IFC, we measure it in sketches. And nothing takes us way (waaaaaay) back like Portlandia sketches. Yes, there’s a Portlandia milepost from every season that changed the way we think, behave, and pickle things. In honor of Portlandia’s 8th and final season, Subaru presents a few of our favorites.


Put A Bird On It

Portlandia enters the pop-culture lexicon and inspires us to put birds on literally everything.

Colin the Chicken

Who’s your chicken, really? Behold the emerging locavore trend captured perfectly to the nth degree.

Dream Of The ’90s

This treatise on Portland made it clear that “the dream” was alive and well.

No You Go

We Americans spend most of our lives in cars. Fortunately, there’s a Portlandia sketch for every automotive situation.

A-O River!

We learned all our outdoor survival skills from Kath and Dave.

One More Episode

The true birth of binge watching, pre-Netflix. And what you’ll do once Season 8 premieres.

Catch up on Portlandia’s best moments before the 8th season premieres January 18th on IFC.

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