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What to watch on IFC: August 27 – September 2

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Whoa, how did it get to be September already? Time to start rolling up the beach towels, packing up the sunscreen, and storing the barbecue, and heading to the local strip mall for back to school shopping or, at least, warmer socks. Where did the summer go? Who cares! Let’s watch TV. We have lots of great movies to help you soothe your summer blues.

Here’s what to watch this week on IFC:

Monday

“From Dusk Till Dawn” starts at 8 p.m. ET. Desperado brothers (George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino) kidnap a preacher (Harvey Keitel) and his kids, commandeer their RV and wind up in a Mexican strip joint where vampires lurk.

Tuesday

Matt Damon and Heath Ledger star in “The Brothers Grimm” as itinerant con men. They become caught in a real fairy tale after several maidens disappear in an enchanted forest.

Wednesday

Sophia Coppolla’s sumptuous and decadent iconoclastic period piece“Marie Antoinette” starts at 10:30 p.m. ET. It stars Kirsten Dunst as the Austrian teenager who became queen of France, then later loses her head during the French Revolution.

Thursday

It’s a double-feature of “The Exorcist” our favorite exorcism movie ever. It’s the movie so nice and scary that we’re showing it twice at both 8 and 10:45 p.m. ET. From the first notes of the spine-tingling soundtrack to the last look at The Stairs, it’s a chilling masterpiece starring Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, Max von Sydow, Jason Miller and more. Boo!

Friday

Lawmen, low lifes, and prostitutes, oh my! Spend your Friday night in “Sin City.” The film by Robert Rodriguez brings Frank Miller’s graphic novel to life in dramatic black and white.

Saturday

All your favorite sketches by John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Jones are in the 1982 concert film “Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl” at 3:45 p.m. ET. The legendary British comedy troupe’s sketches include albatross, nudge nudge, silly walks, and a soccer match between Greek and German philosophers. What’s not to love?

Sunday

You may think we’re mean or at least trying to get you fired so you can stay home all day and watch more television when we tell you that at 9:45 p.m. ET on a work night we’re “Training Day.” Starring Ethan Hawke as a rookie cop stuck working with a corrupt Los Angeles narcotics officer (Denzel Washington), he either has to get in on the schemes or get out fast and hopefully with his life.

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Final Countdown

The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at IFC.com

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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…