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What to watch on IFC: February 4 – 10

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It’s February and Groundhog’s Day has come and gone and whether you’re a fan of Punxsutawney Phil or Stan Island Stan or some other oversized rodent entirely, spring is coming. But not yet. It’s still cold and sleeting and hailing and freezing and raining and freezing raining. So just do the smart thing and leave the great outdoors to the groundhogs and stay inside watching IFC.

Here’s what to watch this week on IFC:

Monday

Christopher Walken takes us into “The Dead Zone” at 8/7c. Can you think of a better tour guide to the creepy world built by David Cronenbergy in his adaptation of the even creepier Stephen King novel? No, no you cannot.

Tuesday

Fluff your hair, put on your Raybans and find a white suit because we’re showing “Less Than Zero” at 3:45PM/2:45c. The film is based on Bret Easton Ellison’s 80s Gone Wild novel and stars Andrew McCarthy and Jami Gertz as Beverly Hills rich kids trying to help their friend played by Robert Downey Jr. who is hooked on cocaine.

Wednesday

At 8PM/ 7c Tom Hanks stars in “Charlie Wilson’s War.” The film casts Hanks as a congressman who, along with a socialite (Julia Roberts) and a CIA agent (Philip Seymour Hoffman), is instrumental to the funding of freedom fighters working against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

Thursday

Before they entered “The Matrix,” the Wachowskis were “Bound,” their violent yet highly stylized neo-noir thriller made for quite the directorial debut. The film stars Jennifer Tilly and Gina Gershon as a gangster’s moll and an ex-con who embark on a scheme to swipe a mobster’s moolah. It starts at 10/9c.


Friday

“Batman & Robin” starring George Clooney and Chris O’Donnell as the titular caped crusaders join forces with Batgirl (Alicia Silverstone) to try and stop Mr. Freeze (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and Poison Ivy (Uma Thurman) from wreaking revenge upon the world. It starts at 7:15 p.m. ET and is followed by a brand new episode of Fred Armisen’s and Carrie Brownstein’s sketch comedy show “Portlandia” starts at 10/9c.

Saturday

AMC’s hit reality show “Comic Book Men” comes to IFC with a marathon of episodes kicking off at 1:30 p.m. ET. The show is set at “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back” and “Clerks” creator Kevin Smith’s comic book shop, Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash, in Red Bank, New Jersey. Tune in for back-to-back episodes and get ready for the geeks to inherit the earth when season two starts Thursday, Feb. 14th, 9/8c on AMC.

Sunday

Spend Sunday with Mel Gibson and Danny Glover when we show “Lethal Weapon 4” at 3:45 p.m. ET. In their continuing adventures, the dynamic duo reprise their roles as Los Angeles police partners who take on members of a Chinese triad who are smuggling families from the mainland.

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Holiday Extra Special

Make The Holidays ’80s Again

Enjoy the holiday cheer Wednesday December 21 at 10P on IFC.

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Whatever happened to the kind of crazy-yet-cozy holiday specials that blanketed the early winter airwaves of the 1980s? Unceremoniously killed by infectious ’90s jadedness? Slow fade out at the hands of early-onset millennial ennui? Whatever the reason, nixing the tradition was a huge mistake.

A huge mistake that we’re about to fix.

Announcing IFC’s Joe’s Pub Presents: A Holiday Special, starring Tony Hale. It’s a celeb-studded extravaganza in the glorious tradition of yesteryear featuring Bridget Everett, Jo Firestone, Nick Thune, Jen Kirkman, house band The Dap-Kings, and many more. And it’s at Joe’s Pub, everyone’s favorite home away from home in the Big Apple.

The yuletide cheer explodes Wednesday December 21 at 10P. But if you were born after 1989 and have no idea what void this spectacular special is going to fill, sample from this vintage selection of holiday hits:

Andy Williams and The NBC Kids Search For Santa

The quintessential holiday special. Get snuggly and turn off your brain. You won’t need it.

A Muppet Family Christmas

The Fraggles. The Muppets. The Sesame Street gang. Fate. The Jim Henson multiverse merges in this warm and fuzzy Holiday gathering.

Julie Andrews: The Sound Of Christmas

To this day a foolproof antidote to holiday cynicism. It’s cheesy, but a good cheese. In this case an Alpine Gruyère.

Star Wars Holiday Special

Okay, busted. This one was released in 1978. Still totally ’80s though. And yes that’s Bea Arthur.

Pee Wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special

Pass the eggnog, and make sure it’s loaded. This special is everything you’d expect it to be and much, much more.

Joe’s Pub Presents: A Holiday Special premieres Wednesday December 21 at 10P on IFC.

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It Ain't Over Yet

A Guide to Coping with the End of Comedy Bang! Bang!

Watch the final episodes tonight at 11 and 11:30P on IFC.

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After five seasons and 110 halved-hour episodes, Scott Aukerman’s hipster comedy opus, Comedy Bang! Bang!, has come to an end. Fridays at 11 and 11:30P will never be the same. We know it can be hard for fans to adjust after the series finale of their favorite TV show. That’s why we’ve prepared this step-by-step guide to managing your grief.

Step One: Cry it out

It’s just natural. We’re sad too.
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Step Two: Read the CB!B! IMDB Trivia Page

The show is over and it feels like you’ve lost a friend. But how well did you really know this friend? Head over to Comedy Bang! Bang!’s IMDB page to find out some things you may not have known…like that it’s “based on a Civil War battle of the same name” or that “Reggie Watts was actually born with the name Theodore Leopold The Third.”

Step Three: Listen to the podcast

One fascinating piece of CB!B! trivia that you might not learn from IMDB is that there’s a podcast that shares the same name as the TV show. It’s even hosted by Scott Aukerman! It’s not exactly like watching the TV show on a Friday night, but that’s only because each episode is released Monday morning. If you close your eyes, the podcast is just like watching the show with your eyes closed!

Step Four: Watch brand new CB!B! clips?!

The best way to cope with the end of Comedy Bang! Bang! is to completely ignore that it’s over — because it’s not. In an unprecedented move, IFC is opening up the bonus CB!B! content vault. There are four brand new, never-before-seen sketches featuring Scott Aukerman, Kid Cudi, and “Weird Al” Yankovic ready for you to view on the IFC App. There’s also one right here, below this paragraph! Watch all four b-b-bonus clips and feel better.

Binge the entire final season, plus exclusive sketches, right now on the IFC app.

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Everybody Sweats Now

The Four-Day Sweatsgiving Weekend On IFC

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This long holiday weekend is your time to gobble gobble gobble and give heartfelt thanks—thanks for the comfort and forgiveness of sweatpants. Because when it comes right down to it, there’s nothing more wholesome and American than stuffing yourself stupid and spending endless hours in front of the TV in your softest of softests.

So get the sweats, grab the remote and join IFC for four perfect days of entertainment.

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It all starts with a 24-hour T-day marathon of Rocky Horror Picture Show, then continues Friday with an all-day binge of Stan Against Evil.

By Saturday, the couch will have molded to your shape. Which is good, because you’ll be nestled in for back-to-back Die Hard and Lethal Weapon.

Finally, come Sunday it’s time to put the sweat back in your sweatpants with The Shining, The Exorcist, The Chronicles of Riddick, Terminator 2, and Blade: Trinity. They totally count as cardio.

As if you need more convincing, here’s Martha Wash and the IFC&C Music Factory to hammer the point home.

The Sweatsgiving Weekend starts Thursday on IFC

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