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Bullet Vision: Watch “From Dusk Till Dawn” tonight

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This week Bullet in the Face is hitting our air with a bullet. Last night the first three episodes of Alan Spencer’s action-packed, brutally funny new series aired. Tonight, the two-night Bullet in the Face event concludes with the viciously hilarious final three episodes. All this week we’ve been making the mini-series feel right at home by showing off some of our favorite blood-soaked, sucker punching movies like “Fight Club” and “Rambo” in a movie event we’ve dubbed Bullet Vision. For it’s last night, we want to send it off with a bang. To do that we turned to a director known for that sort of thing: Robert Rodriguez. Yep, we’re showing “From Dusk Till Dawn” tonight at 7:45 p.m. ET followed by the conclusion of Bullet in the Face in three back-to-back episodes starting at 10/9c.

Rodriguez’s “From Dusk Till Dawn” stars certified dream boat George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino as desperadoes on the lam. They kidnap a preacher (Harvey Keitel) and his kids, commandeer their RV and wind up in a Mexican strip joint where vampires lurk. And by vampires we mean Salma Hayek. It starts at 7:45 p.m. ET and is followed by the conclusion of Bullet in the Face. So go on and make yourself comfortable, because you’re going to be there all night long.

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The Bullet in the Face event continues tonight on IFC at 10/9c

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Glenn Danzig drops by Portlandia tonight at 10P on IFC.

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Glenn Danzig rocks harder than granite. In his 60 years, he’s mastered punk with The Misfits, slayed metal with the eponymous Danzig, and generally melted faces with the force of his voice. And thanks to Fred and Carrie, he’s now stopping by tonight’s brand new Portlandia so we can finally get to see what “Evil Elvis” is like when he hits the beach. To celebrate his appearance, we put together our favorite metal moments from pop culture, from the sublime to the absurd.

10. Cannibal Corpse meets Ace Ventura

Back in the ’90s,  Cannibal Corpse was just a small time band from Upstate New York, plying their death metal wares wherever they could find a crowd, when a call from Jim Carry transformed their lives. Turns out the actor was a fan, and wanted them for a cameo in his new movie, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. The band had a European tour coming up, and were wary of being made fun of, so they turned it down. Thankfully, the rubber-faced In Living Color vet wouldn’t take no for an answer, proving that you don’t need to have a lot of fans, just the right ones.


9. AC/DC in Private Parts

Howard Stern’s autobiographical film, based on his book of the same name, followed his rise in the world of radio and pop culture. For a man surrounded by naked ladies and adoring fans, it’s hard to track the exact moment he made it. But rocking out with AC/DC in the middle of Central Park, as throngs of fans clamor to get a piece of you, seems like it comes pretty close. You can actually see Stern go from hit host to radio god in this clip, as “You Shook Me All Night Long” blasts in the background.


8. Judas Priest meets The Simpsons

When you want to blast a bunch of peace-loving hippies out on their asses, you’re going to need some death metal. At least, that’s what the folks at The Simpsons thought when they set up this cameo from the metal gods. Unfortunately, thanks to a hearty online backlash, the writers of the classic series were soon informed that Judas Priest, while many things, are not in fact “death metal.” This led to the most Simpson-esque apology ever. Rock on, Bartman. Rock on.


7. Anthrax on Married…With Children

What do you get when Married…with Children spoofs My Dinner With Andre, substituting the erudite playwrights for a band so metal they piss rust? Well, for starters, a lot of headbanging, property destruction and blown eardrums. And much like everything else in life, Al seems to have missed the fun.


6. Motorhead rocks out on The Young Ones

The Young Ones didn’t just premiere on BBC2 in 1982 — it kicked the doors down to a new way of doing comedy. A full-on assault on the staid state of sitcoms, the show brought a punk rock vibe to the tired format, and in the process helped jumpstart a comedy revolution. For instance, where an old sitcom would just cut from one scene to the next, The Young Ones choose to have Lemmy and his crew deliver a raw version of “Ace of Spades.” The general attitude seemed to be, you don’t like this? Well, then F— you!


5. Red and Kitty Meet Kiss on That ’70s Show

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Long before they were banished to playing arena football games, Kiss was the hottest ticket in rock. The gang from That ’70s Show got to live out every ’70s teen’s dream when they were set loose backstage at a Kiss concert, taking full advantage of groupies, ganja and hard rock.


4. Ronnie James Dio in Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (NSFW, people!)

What does a young boy do when he was born to rock, and the world won’t let him? What tight compadre does he pray to for guidance and some sweet licks? If you’re a young Jables, half of “the world’s most awesome band,” you bow your head to Ronnie James Dio, aka the guy who freaking taught the world how to do the “Metal Horns.” Never before has a rock god been so literal than in this clip that turns it up to eleven.


3. Ozzy Osbourne in Trick or Treat

It’s hard to tell if Ozzy was trying his hardest here, or just didn’t give a flying f–k. What is clear is that, either way, it doesn’t really matter. Ozzy’s approach to acting seems to lean more heavily on Jack Daniels than sense memory, and yet seeing the slurry English rocker play a sex-obsessed televangelist is so ridiculous, he gets a free pass. Taking part in the cult horror Trick or Treat, Ozzy proves that he makes things better just by showing up. Because that’s exactly what he did here. Showed up. And it rocks.


2. Glenn Danzig on Portlandia

Danzig seems to be coming out of a self imposed exile these days. He just signed with a record company, and his appearance on Portlandia is reminding everyone how kick ass he truly is. Who else but “The Other Man in Black” could help Portland’s resident goths figure out what to wear to the beach? Carrie Brownstein called Danzig “amazing,” and he called Fred “a genius,” so this was a rare love fest for the progenitor of horror punk.


1. Alice Cooper in Wayne’s World

It’s surprising, sure, but for a scene that contains no music whatsoever, it’s probably the most famous metal moment in the history of film. When Alice Cooper informed Wayne and Garth that Milwaukee is actually pronounced “Milly-way-kay” back in 1992, he created one of the most famous scenes in comedy history. What’s more metal than that? Much like Wayne and Garth, we truly are not worthy.

Meet the cast of Bullet in the Face: Kate Kelton

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See that girl up there? She wants to know what you’re doing tonight around 10/9c.. Luckily you can honestly reply, “Hey Girl, I’m watching Bullet in the Face when it premieres on IFC.” Honesty is always the best policy when it comes to the ladies, especially when those ladies are the star of the show you’re going to watch tonight. Yep, that’s Kate Kelton, who stars alongside Eddie Izzard, Eric Roberts, and Max Williams in Alan Spencer’s violently funny and brutally hilarious crime drama. Did we mention that it premieres tonight? Just checking.

Here are some important things to know about Kate Kelton before you watch her on Bullet in the Face. First off, if she looks familiar, it’s because her alongside several indie films and TV guest spots, and an infamous Tic Tac ad (she was the first non-blonde ever to star in a campaign for them!) she had a memorable role in Shaggy’s hit music video, “It Wasn’t Me”, which we’re going to post here because, Shaggy is always worth listening to:

Kate then made her big-screen debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, in a brief cameo in Oscar-nominated director Deepa Mehta’s, “The Republic of Love”. But the real reason you all remember her is because of her unforgettable turn in cult-classic, “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle.” Can’t quite place her? Let us remind you:

Now that you know, watch Kate in action in this clip from Bullet in the Face and then be sure to tune in tonight at 10/9c for the premiere:

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The two-night Bullet in the Face event airs on IFC on August 16th -17th at 10/9c

Bullet Vision: Watch “Sin City” tonight

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It’s here: Bullet in the Face premieres tonight on IFC. The two-night event will have you laughing and cringing on the edge of your seat from the moment it kicks off at 10 p.m. ET. The controversial crime drama stars Max Williams as career criminal Gunter Vogler who is forced to assume the identity of a cop he shot and to work undercover to take down the city’s crime lords played by Eddie Izzard and Eric Roberts. To help the brutally funny show feel at home on our network, all this week we are showing our favorite action-packed blood-soaked movies. Tonight, it’s “Sin City”, one of the best book-to-screen adaptations of a graphic novel ever, at 8/7 c.

The Eisner Award-winning comic series was adapted for the silver screen by director Robert Rodriguez and creator Frank Miller. The film noir crime movie weaves together multiple storylines from the series’ dark history to paint a picture of the ultimate town without pity. There’s the street thug Marv (Mickey Rourke), whose desperate quest to find the killer of a prostitute named Goldie (Jaime King) will lead him to the foulest edges of town. Inhabiting many of those areas is Dwight (Clive Owen), a photographer in league with the sordid ladies of Sin City, headed by Gail (Rosario Dawson), who opens up a mess of trouble after tangling with a corrupt cop by the name of Jackie Boy (Benicio Del Toro). Finally, there’s Hartigan (Bruce Willis), an ex-cop with a heart problem who’s hell-bent on protecting a stripper named Nancy (Jessica Alba).

If you haven’t seen “Sin City” before you should watch because it’s awesome, plus everyone should brush up before the “Sin City” sequel hits. Rumor has it that the sequel will be composed of at least three stories — two from Frank Miller’s original comics (“A Dame To Kill For” and “Just Another Saturday Night”), and one new story he wrote for the film (“The Long, Bad Night”). Miller will co-direct the film, and Jessica Alba will reprise her role as Nancy Callahan. Her character is expected to provide a common element that connects all three stories. And have you seen the poster?

Watch the trailer now, then be sure to tune in tonight for both “Sin City” and, of course, Bullet in the Face:

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The Bullet in the Face two-night event kicks off on IFC on Thursday 8/16 at 10/9c

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