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What To Watch On IFC This Week: July 8 – 14

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Here’s what to watch on IFC this week:

Monday

Tune in at 8/7c for one of our favorite graphic novel-turned-movies, V for Vendetta. Come for the anarchy, stay for the chance to see Natalie Portman shave her head. Want more shaved celebrities? Wait, that sounds like a porn site when really it’s Jarhead At 10:45 p.m. ET Jake Gyllenhaal takes some tonsorial queues from Ms. Portman and shaves his head when he enlists in the marines.

Tuesday

Know what your week needs? More Jason Statham. Luckily we are here to help with Crank: High Voltage showing at 10:45 p.m. ET. Powered by an artificial heart, Chev Chelios (Jason Statham) embarks on a frantic chase through Los Angeles to find the thief who stole his own, nearly indestructible, one. And you thought your week was going badly.

Wednesday

Garfield has it all wrong: It’s Wednesday that really sucks. Help yourself through the middle of the week with a double dose of comedy. At 8/7c we’re showing Undercover Brother starring Eddie Griffin as a low rent private detective willing to go the distance and dress as a preppy nerd in order to foil a plot by conspirators. Then stay tuned for Broken Lizard’s Club Dread at 9:45/8:45c to watch as a killer terrorizes vacationers and staff members (Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan) at a Caribbean resort owned by a has-been rocker (Bill Paxton).

Thursday

It’s 80s night on IFC! First up grab your Ray-Bans and boxer shorts because we’re turning Tom Cruise’s house into a brothel with the help of Rebecca DeMornay in Risky Business at 8/7c. Then stay tuned for Porky’s where a bunch of high school boys are hellbent on losing their virginity causing all hell to break loose.

Friday

The new season of Comedy Bang! Bang! kicks off tonight at 10/9c. That means more Scott Aukerman, more Reggie Watts and more celebrity guests including Jessica Alba, Aziz Ansari, David Cross, Zach Galifianakis, Bill Hader, Pee-wee Herman, Rashida Jones, Anna Kendrick, Jason Schwartzman, Sarah Silverman & more! It all starts here. Can’t wait? Watch a full episode now in The Stream Room.

Saturday

Escape From Alcatraz from the comfort of your couch when we show the convict classic at 11:45 p.m. ET. The film is based on the true story of a hardened convict who engineered an elaborate plan to bust out of the famed prison in 1962. What chance does The Rock have against Clint Eastwood?

Sunday

Better have your second breakfast because we are heading to Middle Earth at both 3:30/2:30c and again at 7:15/6:15c when we show The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. Follow along with Frodo in Peter Jackson’s epic re-telling of J.R.R. Tolkein’s tale of an intrepid little Hobbit doing his best to make it to the center of Mordor to rid the world of the Ring before it falls back into the hands of the bad guys.


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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…

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Celebrating Portlandia One Sketch at a Time

The final season of Portlandia approaches.

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Most people measure time in minutes, hours, days, years…At IFC, we measure it in sketches. And nothing takes us way (waaaaaay) back like Portlandia sketches. Yes, there’s a Portlandia milepost from every season that changed the way we think, behave, and pickle things. In honor of Portlandia’s 8th and final season, Subaru presents a few of our favorites.

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Put A Bird On It

Portlandia enters the pop-culture lexicon and inspires us to put birds on literally everything.

Colin the Chicken

Who’s your chicken, really? Behold the emerging locavore trend captured perfectly to the nth degree.

Dream Of The ’90s

This treatise on Portland made it clear that “the dream” was alive and well.

No You Go

We Americans spend most of our lives in cars. Fortunately, there’s a Portlandia sketch for every automotive situation.

A-O River!

We learned all our outdoor survival skills from Kath and Dave.

One More Episode

The true birth of binge watching, pre-Netflix. And what you’ll do once Season 8 premieres.

Catch up on Portlandia’s best moments before the 8th season premieres January 18th on IFC.

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Artfully Off

Celebrity All-Star by Sisters Weekend is available now on IFC's Comedy Crib.

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Sisters Weekend isn’t like other comedy groups. It’s filmmaking collaboration between besties Angelo Balassone, Michael Fails and Kat Tadesco, self-described lace-front addicts with great legs who write, direct, design and produce video sketches and cinematic shorts that are so surreally hilarious that they defy categorization. One such short film, Celebrity All-Star, is the newest addition to IFC’s Comedy Crib. Here’s what they had to say about it in a very personal email interview…

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IFC: How would you describe Celebrity All-Star to a fancy network executive you just met in an elevator?

Celebrity All-Star is a short film about an overworked reality TV coordinator struggling to save her one night off after the cast of C-List celebrities she wrangles gets locked out of their hotel rooms.

IFC: How would you describe Celebrity All-Star to a drunk friend of a friend you met in a bar?

Sisters Weekend: It’s this short we made for IFC where a talent coordinator named Karen babysits a bunch of weird c-list celebs who are stuck in a hotel bar. It’s everyone you hate from reality TV under one roof – and that roof leaks because it’s a 2-star hotel. There’s a magician, sexy cowboys, and a guy wearing a belt that sucks up his farts.

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IFC: What was the genesis of Celebrity All-Star?

Celebrity All-Star was born from our love of embarrassing celebrities. We love a good c-lister in need of a paycheck! We were really interested in the canned politeness people give off when forced to mingle with strangers. The backstory we created is that the cast of this reality show called “Celebrity All-Star” is in the middle of a mandatory round of “get to know each other” drinks in the hotel bar when the room keys stop working. Shows like Celebrity Ghost Hunters and of course The Surreal Life were of inspo, but we thought it
was funny to keep it really vague what kind of show they’re on, and just focus on everyone’s diva antics after the cameras stop rolling.

IFC: Every celebrity in Celebrity All-Star seems familiar. What real-life pop personalities did you look to for inspiration?

Sisters Weekend: Anyone who is trying to plug their branded merch that no one asked for. We love low-rent celebrity. We did, however, directly reference Kylie Jenner’s turd-raison lip color for our fictional teen celebutante Gibby Kyle (played by Mary Houlihan).

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IFC: Celebrity seems disgusting yet desirable. What’s your POV? Do you crave it, hate it, or both?

Sisters Weekend: A lot of people chase fame. If you’re practical, you’ll likely switch to chasing success and if you’re smart, you’ll hopefully switch to chasing happiness. But also, “We need money. We need hits. Hits bring money, money bring power, power bring fame, fame change the game,” Young Thug.

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IFC: Who are your comedy idols?

Sisters Weekend: Mike grew up renting “Monty Python” tapes from the library and staying up late to watch 2000’s SNL, Kat was super into Andy Kaufman and “Kids In The Hall” in high school, and Angelo was heavily influenced by “Strangers With Candy” and Anna Faris in the Scary Movie franchise, so, our comedy heroes mesh from all over. But, also we idolize a lot of the people we work with in NY-  Lorelei Ramirez, Erin Markey, Mary Houlihan, who are all in the film, Amy Zimmer, Ana Fabrega, Patti Harrison, Sam Taggart. Geniuses! All of Em!

IFC: What’s your favorite moment from the film?

Sisters Weekend: I mean…seeing Mary Houlihan scream at an insane Pomeranian on an iPad is pretty great.

See Sisters Weekend right now on IFC’s Comedy Crib

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