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Introducing the BuzzFeed Block on IFC

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You may have noticed that here at IFC, we’re pretty fond of lists on our website. We like lists whether they are just for fun, like figuring out the 25 best TV roles for women or divining the 10 best ironic comedy remakes or whether the lists are purely educational, like our list of the 10 best movies for stoners. We just like lists. But we’re not experts. Everyone knows that when it comes to Internet lists, the folks over at BuzzFeed are the experts. Whether they are enumerating 30 Things Michelle Tanner Can Teach You About Dating Like A Grown-Up or 11 Beyoncé Quotes To Live By, when it comes to lists (and adorable cat videos), BuzzFeed knows what’s up.

However, while BuzzFeed may have the lists, we have one thing they don’t: Movies. Lots and lots of movies. But we’re no dummies like the guys who took 50 years to realize that peanut butter and chocolate go great together. We figured it out and we’re teaming up. Introducing the BuzzFeed Block. Each week, starting May 4th, BuzzFeed will craft a list and we’ll provide a movie for a double-team of awesomeness. To kick things off, BuzzFeed made a list of 17 Incredibly Awesome Movie Prosthetics (we bet you know where this is going) and we’re showing “Boogie Nights,” starring Mark Wahlberg and a scene-stealing prosthetic.

Check out the BuzzFeed Block schedule here and tune in for “Boogie Nights” on May 4th at 8/7c:

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The BuzzFeed Block on IFC kicks off on Saturday, May 4th with “Boogie Nights” at 8/7c

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Spirit Guide

Check Out the Spirit Awards Nominees for Best Male and Female Leads

Catch the 2016 Spirit Awards live Feb. 27th at 5P ET/2P PT on IFC.

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From Jason Segel’s somber character study of author David Foster Wallace, to Brie Larson’s devastating portrayal of a mother in captivity, the 2016 Spirit Awards nominees for Best Male and Female Leads represent the finest in the year of film acting. Take a look at the Best Male and Female Leads in action, presented by Jaguar.

Best Male Lead 

Christopher Abbott, James White
Abraham Attah, Beasts of No Nation
Ben Mendelsohn, Mississippi Grind
Jason Segel, The End of the Tour
Koudous Seihon, Mediterranea

Watch more Male Lead nominee videos here.

Best Female Lead 

Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Rooney Mara, Carol
Bel Powley, The Diary of A Teenage Girl
Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Tangerine

Watch more Female Lead nominee videos here.

17 incredibly awesome movie prosthetics

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1. Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight”


Believe it or not, Heath Ledger actually designed the Joker’s cakey makeup in The Dark Night. The cheek scars, however, were the work of prosthetic. Source

Photo courtesy of Warner Bros./Everett Collection

2. John Matuszak, “The Goonies”

The Sloth’s facial deformities are made up of 15 layers of prosthetics and mechanical elements—and no, they weren’t dreamed up by Data. The result turned actor John Matuzak from man to monster. Source

Photo courtesy of Warner Bros./NY Daily News

3. Nicole Kidman, “The Hours”


What a difference a nose makes. Nicole Kidman became virtually unrecognizable in her role of Virginia Woolf all thanks to her prosthetic schnoz, so much so that a test audience didn’t even recognize her in an initial screening of the film. Source

Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures/Everett Collection

4. Elijah Wood, “The Lord of the Rings”

Elijah Wood’s huge, hairy hobbit feet aren’t real, thank Bob. The cast and crew went through over 1,800 prosthetic footses to give Frodo that Shire look, even picking up a Guinness world record in the process. Source.

Photo courtesy of New Line Cinema/Everett Collection

5. Johnny Depp, “Edward Scissorhands”


If you couldn’t tell Edward Scissorhand’s scissored hands were fake, you should probably lay off the drugs. The impressive metalwork as well as the accompanying faux facial scars got the crew a nomination for Best Makeup in ‘91. Source.

Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox/Everett Collection

6. Marlon Brando, “The Godfather”


Don Vito Corleone’s famous distorted speech was the result of a little Hollywood trick. Marlon Brando stuffed prosthetics into his cheeks to puff up his lower face and get that intimidating mob boss accent.
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What to watch this week on IFC: April 22 – April 28

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Here’s what to watch this week on IFC:

Monday

Roberto Begnini stars in the Academy Award winning tragi-comedy “Life is Beautiful,” which airs at 5:30/4:30c. In the film Begnini manages to make the Holocaust almost funny by creating a game to shield his son from the horrors of the concentration camp in which they have been placed. The powerful, poignant, memorable movie, which Begnini wrote and directed, earned Begnini an Academy Award for best actor as well as taking home Best Foreign Language film and Best Original Dramatic Score.

Tuesday

Get a classical education by watching Harry Hamlin overact in a toga. That’s right we’re showing “Clash of the Titans” at 5:30/4:30c. Hamlin stars as Perseus the mythological hero who was the first bro to ever yell “Release the Kraken!” at a kegger (probably). Also worth watching to see Sir Laurence Olivier (probably drunk) playing Zeus along with Dame Maggie Smith and Burgess Meredith as some of the other meddling gods.

Wednesday

In “The Cable Guy”, Ben Stiller‘s dark comedy, Matthew Broderick stars as a man who makes the fatal mistake of attempting to bribe the guy who installed his cable. At the urging of his pal Rick (Jack Black), Steven (Broderick) bribes weirdo cable installer Ernie ‘Chip’ Douglas (Jim Carrey) for a sweet deal, which ends up bearing a very heavy price: becoming BFFs with the lonely and quite psychotic man-child raised on television who is really determined to make sure Steven never ever gets back together with his girlfriend (Leslie Mann). It airs at 6/5c.

Thursday

Strap on your rollerskates and extra-large prosthetics, because we’re showing Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Boogie Nights” at 8/7c. Mark Wahlberg stars as the well-endowed Dirk Diggler an up-and-coming porn star in late 70s Los Angeles. Burt Reynolds, Julianne Moore and Heather Graham also star as Diggler’s “family” who see him through the rise and fall in his XXX career and in the porn industry as a whole.

Friday

Spend Friday night in “Portlandia” when we show back-to-back episodes of Fred Armisen’s and Carrie Brownstein’s sketch comedy show. The marathon kicks off at 7/6c and features an organic, local, vegan, gluten-free, edible potpourri of episodes from the show’s three seasons.

Saturday

What’s the perfect ending to an all day “Arrested Development” marathon? A double feature of “Lethal Weapon” and “Lethal Weapon 2“? You’re never too old for this shit! Tune in at 8/7c to watch Mel Gibson and Danny Glover invent the Odd Couple buddy cop genre, which spawned such epic movies as “Turner and Hooch.”

Sunday

Cap off a long hard day of watching back-to-back-to-back episodes of “Arrested Development” with a double feature of “Lethal Weapon 3″ and “Lethal Weapon 4″ starting at 8/7c. The Mel Gibson-Danny Glover franchise continues with more action, more drama, more comedy and way bigger explosions. Rene Russo, Chris Rock and Joe Pesci all join the fun.

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