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Five reasons to watch Terry Gilliam’s “Brothers Grimm” tonight

Article: Five reasons to watch Terry Gilliam’s “Brothers Grimm” tonight

Fairytales are having a moment. There’s “Snow White and the Huntsman” and “Mirror Mirror” making waves at the box office, and Grimm has a primetime spot on the small screen, but before any of them, there was “Brothers Grimm.” Directed by Monty Python’s own Terry Gilliam, the fantastical film document the even more fantastical adventures…

Watch “Little Miss Sunshine” tonight

Article: Watch “Little Miss Sunshine” tonight

Tonight at 8/7c we are showing the quirky, understated, hilarious family drama “Little Miss Sunshine.” While on the surface the movie’s plot — family road trips to a beauty pageant — sounds sweet, after you watch the movie you’ll agree that “sweet” is pretty much the least suitable adjective in the entire thesaurus. Think suicide,…

Adopt-A-Comic: Chris Gethard’s Alf Campaign

Article: Adopt-A-Comic: Chris Gethard’s Alf Campaign

You guys, Chris Gethard really likes Alf. You know, ALF, the 80s alien who fell to earth and decided to stay? The alien who really loves cats, but not like we love Kitties! and LOLcats, but more the way you and I like potato chips and smoothies. See for yourself: Yeah, Alf ate cats, which…

Napoleon Dynamite dance party

Article: Napoleon Dynamite dance party

It’s been eight years since the cult classic “Napoleon Dynamite” hit the big screen bringing ligers, glamour shots, and Vote for Pedro into the popular vernacular. The highly quotable film follows the adventures of Napoleon (Jon Heder), a high school student who lives with his older brother, Kip (Aaron Ruell), his grandmother (Sandy Martin) and…

Welcome to The Automat: Comedy Bang! Bang!

Article: Welcome to The Automat: Comedy Bang! Bang!

Have you been missing Comedy Bang! Bang!? Have you enrolled yourself in a twelve-step program to cope with your Scott Aukerman withdrawals? Have the lack of visits from Seth Rogen, David Cross, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Rudd, Adam Scott or Tenacious D filled you a sense of doom, gloom, and the overwhelming feeling that it’s all…

What to watch on IFC: September 17 – 24

Article: What to watch on IFC: September 17 – 24

Here’s what to watch on IFC this week: Monday Grab your liger and tune in at 8/7c because we’re showing “Napoleon Dynamite.” Jon Heder stars as a everyone’s favorite teenager with nunchuck skills… bowhunting skills… computer hacking skills… Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills! Vote for Pedro! Tuesday “I want you to hit…

The Five Scariest Dolls in Movies

Article: The Five Scariest Dolls in Movies

This Saturday we’re getting a head start on Halloween by showing one of the scariest ventriloquist movies around. “Devil Doll” airs at 1:30 p.m. ET on Saturday and if you think Child’s Play was scary (or just hilarious) you’re going to want to tune in. After all, there’s nothing like a possessed doll to give…

Watch Fred Armisen play Penny Marshall

Article: Watch Fred Armisen play Penny Marshall

As we count down to the Emmy Awards, which are happening September 23rd, we are looking back at some of our favorite moments from the Emmy nominated second season of Portlandia. There was the Dream of the 1890s, the Battlestar Galactica episode, Kristen Wiig as the best catnapper around, the Brunch Special with Tim Robbins,…

Five favorite Denzel Washington roles

Article: Five favorite Denzel Washington roles

Tonight at 8 p.m. ET, we’re showing one of the best cop dramas around: “Training Day.” Denzel Washington won the Academy Award for  his portrayal of  the dirtiest cop ever. Or at least the dirtiest cop this side of Harvel Keitel in “Bad Lieutenant.” Ethan Hawke plays wide-eyed rookie detective-in-training Jake Hoyt who can’t quite…

What to watch on IFC tonight: “The Prestige”

Article: What to watch on IFC tonight: “The Prestige”

Guess what we’re showing tonight at 8/7c. Here’s a hint: That’s right, tonight we are showing “The Prestige.” Christopher Nolan’s film focuses on the tense relationship between two turn-of-the-century magicians Rupert Angier (Hugh Jackman) and Alfred Borden (Christian Bale). Yep, it’s Jackman versus Bale: Okay, so they aren’t Wolverine and Batman (except for forever in…

Chris Gethard, Nice Guy

Article: Chris Gethard, Nice Guy

As you know, we recently adopted a comic. As it turns out, our new family member, Chris Gethard, is a really nice guy. And like many really nice guys — and sadly, many comics — Chris Gethard sometimes gets depressed. In fact, Chris has spoken openly about his struggles with anxiety and depression, so it…

What to watch tonight: “Rambo”

Article: What to watch tonight: “Rambo”

John Rambo once said, “Live for something or die for nothing.” Know what we live for? Awesome movies, like “Rambo,” which we are showing tonight at 8/7c and again at 9:45 p.m. ET. It’s a movie so nice, we’re showing it twice. And by nice we mean serious Rambo-style butt-kicking action that only Sylvester Stallone…

The Coen Brothers’ movies in order

Article: The Coen Brothers’ movies in order

Let’s be honest: when it comes to movies by Joel and Ethan Coens, there are no losers. Over the last (almost) three decades, the dynamic duo known as the Coen Brothers have crafted some of the most memorable, most quotable, funniest, strangest, darkest, and generally greatest movies. Their films are typically evocative of simpler times…

Welcome to The Automat: The Ben Stiller Show

Article: Welcome to The Automat: The Ben Stiller Show

You know how they (read: annoying people at work) like to say that the early bird gets the worm? Well, they should go back to embroidering that on throw pillows, because you know that early birds get something way WAY better than a gross old worm. You know what early birds get around these parts?…

What to watch this week on IFC: September 10 – 16

Article: What to watch this week on IFC: September 10 – 16

September is kind of a weird month, you know? You’re not allowed to wear white shoes any more (so tuck those Reebok hightops away until next Memorial Day, guys), but it still feels like summer. September is basically trapped between summer and fall like a superhero who fell into a time portal or those villains…

What to watch this weekend: “Kung Pow: Enter the Fist”

Article: What to watch this weekend: “Kung Pow: Enter the Fist”

Chosen One: But I don’t understand. Who are the evil council? Mushufasa: The answer you seek resides in the stars above. Chosen One: I don’t understand. Mushufasa: Of course you don’t. I’m speaking in riddles. That’s kind of the point, like a clue, so when you figure it out you’ll say “Oh, that’s what he…

R. Kelly has a new album out as Trapped in the Closet returns

Article: R. Kelly has a new album out as Trapped in the Closet returns

R. Kelly fans have a lot to look forward to. First, of course, there’s his return to the closet. Yeah, you know that he is working on a whole bunch of new chapters of his epic hip hopera Trapped in the Closet, which will premiere right here on this very channel this fall. Now comes…

Whisker Wars returns to IFC in November

Article: Whisker Wars returns to IFC in November

Ladies and gentlemen, brace your beards, because Whisker Wars is coming back to IFC. The second season of the hair-raising reality show from kicks off on IFC on Friday, November 23 at 10:00 pm ET/PT. All your favorite whiskers warriors are coming back for a new season of backstabbing and cutthroat competition in the quest…

Our five favorite Jet Li movies

Article: Our five favorite Jet Li movies

Stretch your hamstrings and polish your knuckles because tonight at 8 p.m. ET, we’re showing “The Forbidden Kingdom.” The film is an impressive feat of martial arts action, but it’s more revered because it finally brought to martial arts legends together. Yes, Jackie Chan and Jet Li both star in the film. Do you need…

Five favorite Billy Bob Thornton roles

Article: Five favorite Billy Bob Thornton roles

We’re showing “Monster’s Ball” tonight at 8/7c. It’s a blistering Southern gothic melodrama from director Marc Forster that is sure to get your stomach in a knot and your tear ducts flowing, so be sure to serve nachos because nachos solve everything, which is why they serve them at Camp David. (

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