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What to watch on IFC: Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Boogie Nights”

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Dirk Diggler is in the house tonight when Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Boogie Nights” airs tonight at 8/7c.

Everyone’s blessed with one special thing and for Dirk Diggler (Mark Wahlberg) it’s an extra-long appendage and we’re not talking about an arm. Paul Thomas Anderson‘s epic porn fable chronicles the rise and fall of Eddie Adams, a.k.a. Dirk Diggler, a nightclub dishwasher discovered by legendary porn mogul Jack Horner (Burt Reynolds). Due to Diggler’s unique anatomy, he becomes a sensation in the world of so-called adult entertainment thanks to his good looks and considerable endowments. This coked up Cinderella story isn’t always a fairy tale, though. While it stays oddly whimsical despite its lurid and graphic content as Anderson explored his Martin Scorsese-style cinematic aspirations. While the Anderson-Scorsese mash-up makes for some stylish and excessive flourishes and a few wildly graphically violent scenes ,“Boogie Nights” is first and foremost the tale of a family, with Julianne Moore as Amber Waves, the sexy hot mess of a matriarch, and Heather Graham as the almost adorable, Rollergirl.

Watch the trailer, remember the glory and then tune in tonight at 8/7c for “Boogie Nights”:

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“Boogie Nights” airs tonight at 8:00 PM ET; Friday, Mar. 15 at 1:30 AM ET; Saturday, Mar. 30 at 8:00 PM ET; Saturday, Mar. 30 at 11:15 PM ET; Friday, Apr. 12 at 6:45 PM ET; Saturday, Apr. 13 at 2:00 AM ET

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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.

Jason Schwartzman stops by “Out There” tonight at 10/9c

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On Friday you’re going to want to catch a new episode of IFC’s original animated series “Out There” at 10pm ET/PT. Not just to watch our awesome new show, but also to see …er, hear, Jason Schwartzman getting in touch with his inner ladies man as the top dog at the Frosty King. In this preview clip from this Friday’s episode of the coming-of-age comedy, socially awkward Chad (Ryan Quincy) wrecks the family car and is forced to get a job at a local fast food restaurant to pay for the damages. However, working at Frosty King will not be an easy task as Chad immediately clashes with the manager and popular ladies man, Benjamin Brent (Jason Schwartzman).

Watch now and be sure to tune in on Friday at 10/9c for “Out There”:

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Out There: Ryan Quincy recounts the true story of Springoween

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Last week on “Out There” we saw a blizzard sweep into the town of Holford and ruin Halloween. In light of the natural disaster the town had no choice but to move Halloween to an entirely different month in the spring. It was awkward and disconcerting for the inhabitants of Holford and the characters on “Out There.” It was, also, all true. Yep, when Ryan Quincy was a kid growing up, the town cancelled Halloween and everyone wanted to celebrate had to wear costumes and go trick-or-treating in the spring. In this behind-the-cartoon video, Ryan Quincy, the creator of “Out There” creator and voice of Chad, recounts the real-life adventures that inspired the show. And don’t forget you can watch “Springoween” in our Stream Room now.

Watch the video and tune in on Friday at 10/9c for an all new episode of “Out There”:

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“Out There” airs on IFC on Fridays at 10/9c

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