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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

Underworld

Under Your Spell

10 Otherworldly Romances That’ll Melt Your Heart

Spend Valentine's Day weekend with IFC's Underworld movie marathon.

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Romance takes many forms, and that is especially true when you have a thirst for blood or laser beams coming out of your eyes.  It doesn’t matter if you’re a werewolf, a superhero, a clone, a time-traveler, or a vampire, love is the one thing that infects us all.  Read on to find out why Romeo and Juliet have nothing on these supernatural star-crossed lovers, and be sure to catch IFC’s Underworld movie marathon this Valentine’s Day weekend.

1. Cyclops/Jean Grey/Wolverine, X-Men series

The X-Men franchise is rife with romance, but the steamiest “ménage à mutant” may just be the one between Jean Grey (Famke Janssen), Cyclops (James Marsden), and Wolverine (Hugh Jackman). Their triangle is a complicated one as Jean finds herself torn between the two very different men while also trying to control her darker side, the Phoenix. This leads to Jean killing Cyclops and eventually getting stabbed through her heart by Wolverine in X-Men: The Last Stand. Yikes!  Maybe they should change the name to Ex-Men instead?


2. Willow/Tara, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Joss Whedon gave audiences some great romances on Buffy the Vampire Slayer — including the central triangle of Buffy, Angel, and Spike — but it was the love between witches Willow (Alyson Hannigan) and Tara (Amber Benson) that broke new ground for its sensitive and nuanced portrayal of a LGBT relationship.

Willow is smart and confident and isn’t even sure of her sexuality when she first meets Tara at college in a Wiccan campus group. As the two begin experimenting with spells, they realize they’re also falling for one another and become the show’s most enduring, happy couple. At least until Tara’s death in season six, a moment that still brings on the feels.


3. Selene/Michael, Underworld series

The Twilight gang pales in comparison (both literally and metaphorically) to the Lycans and Vampires of the stylish Underworld franchise. If you’re looking for an epic vampire/werewolf romance set amidst an epic vampire/werewolf war, Underworld handily delivers in the form of leather catsuited Selene (Kate Beckinsale) and shaggy blonde hunk Michael (a post-Felicity Scott Speedman). As they work together to stop the Vampire/Lycan war, they give into their passions while also kicking butt in skintight leather. Love at first bite indeed.


4. Spider-man/Mary Jane Watson, Spider-man

After rushing to the aid of beautiful girl-next-door Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst), the Amazing Spider-man is rewarded with an upside-down kiss that is still one of the most romantic moments in comic book movie history. For Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire), the shy, lovable dork beneath the mask, his rain-soaked makeout session is the culmination of years of unrequited love and one very powerful spider bite. As the films progress, Peter tries pushing MJ away in an attempt to protect her from his enemies, but their web of love is just too powerful. And you know, with great power, comes great responsibility.


5. Molly/Sam, Ghost

When it comes to supernatural romance, you really can’t beat Molly and Sam from the 1990 hit film Ghost. Demi Moore goes crazy for Swayze like the rest of us, and the pair make pottery sexier than it’s ever been.

When Sam is murdered, he’s forced to communicate through con artist turned real psychic, Oda Mae Brown (Whoopi Goldberg in her Academy Award-winning role) to warn Molly she is still in danger from his co-worker, Carl (a pre-Scandal Tony Goldwyn). Molly doesn’t believe Oda is telling the truth, so Sam proves it by sliding a penny up the wall and then possessing Oda so he and Molly can share one last romantic dance together (but not the dirty kind). We’d pay a penny for a dance with Patrick Swayze ANY day.


6. Cosima/Delphine, Orphan Black

It stands to reason there would be at least one complicated romance on a show about clones, and none more complicated than the one between clone Cosima (Tatiana Maslany) and Dr. Delphine Cormier (Evelyne Brochu) on BBC America’s hit drama Orphan Black.

Cosima is a PhD student focusing on evolutionary developmental biology at the University of Minnesota when she meets Delphine, a research associate from the nefarious Dyad Institute, posing as a fellow immunology student. The two fall in love, but their happiness is brief once Dyad and the other members of Clone Club get involved. Here’s hoping Cosima finds love in season four of Orphan Black. Girlfriend could use a break.


7. Aragorn/Arwen, Lord of the Rings

On a picturesque bridge in Rivendell amidst some stellar mood-lighting and dreamy Elvish language with English subtitles for us non-Middle Earthlings, Arwen (Liv Tyler) and Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) bind their souls to one another, pledging to love each other no matter what befalls them.

Their courtship is a matter of contention with Arwen’s father, Elrond (Hugo Weaving), who doesn’t wish to see his daughter suffer over Aragorn’s future death. The two marry after the conclusion of the War of the Ring, with Aragorn assuming his throne as King of Gondor, and Arwen forgoing her immortality to become his Queen. Is it too much to assume they asked Frodo to be their wedding ring-bearer?


8. Lafayette/Jesus, True Blood

True Blood quickly became the go-to show for supernatural sex scenes featuring future Magic Mike strippers (Joe Manganiello) and pale Nordic men with washboard abs (Hi Alexander Skarsgård!), but honestly, there was a little something for everyone, including fan favorite Bon Temps medium, Lafayette Reynolds (Nelsan Ellis).

In season three, Lafayette met his mother’s nurse, Jesus, and the two began a relationship. As they spend more time together and start doing V (short for Vampire Blood), they learn Jesus is descended from a long line of witches and that Lafayette himself has magical abilities. However, supernatural love is anything but simple, and after the pair join a coven, Lafayette becomes possessed by the dead spirit of its former leader. This relationship certainly puts a whole new spin on possessive love.


9. Nymphadora Tonks/Remus Lupin, Harry Potter series

There are lots of sad characters in the Harry Potter series, but Remus Lupin ranks among the saddest. He was bitten by a werewolf as a child, his best friend was murdered and his other best friend was wrongly imprisoned in Azkaban for it, then THAT best friend was killed by a Death Eater at the Ministry of Magic as Remus looked on. So when Lupin unexpectedly found himself in love with badass Auror and Metamorphmagus Nymphadora Tonks (she prefers to be called by her surname ONLY, thank you very much), pretty much everyone, including Lupin himself, was both elated and cautiously hopeful about their romance and eventual marriage.

Sadly, the pair met a tragic ending when both were killed by Death Eaters during the Battle of Hogwarts, leaving their son, Teddy, orphaned much like his godfather Harry Potter. Accio hankies!


10. The Doctor/Rose Tyler, Doctor Who

Speaking of wolves, Rose “Bad Wolf” Tyler (Billie Piper) captured the Doctor’s hearts from the moment he told her to “Run!” in the very first episode of the re-booted Doctor Who series. Their affection for one another grew steadily deeper during their travels in the TARDIS, whether they were stuck in 1950s London, facing down pure evil in the Satan Pit, or battling Cybermen.

But their relationship took a tragic turn during the season two finale episode, “Doomsday,” when the Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) and Rose found themselves separated in parallel universes with no way of being reunited (lest two universes collapse as a result of a paradox). A sobbing Rose told a holographic transmission of the Doctor she loved him, but before he could reply, the transmission cut out, leaving our beloved Time Lord (and most of the audience) with a tear-stained face and two broken hearts all alone in the TARDIS.

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

Watch a new Eddie Izzard clip from Bullet in the Face

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Tomorrow night Bullet in the Face premieres on IFC. We are showing the brutally funny (viciously hilarious? violently uproarious?) crime comedy drama in two parts, beginning Thursday, August 16 at 10/9c and culminating in a hail of gun fire on Friday, August 17 at 10pm ET/PT. To celebrate Bullet in the Face’s premiere we are hosting a week long film event called “Bullet Vision where we show the most awesome action films like Rambo, Sin City, and From Dusk Till Dawn, and you watch.

This week’s main event, Bullet in the Face, stars Max Williams, alongside Eddie Izzard and Eric Roberts in the wildly dark comedy that sprang from the mind of Alan Spencer. Be sure to tune in on Thursday 8/16 at 10/9c so you can sit back and watch the bullets fly, but first, watch this clip where Eddie Izzard’s crime lord Tannhauser plays a little game of chess with someone known as God. But, trust us, this is no Ingmar Bergman film. Watch for yourself:

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