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What to Watch on IFC in June

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310x229_theoppositeofsex.jpgOh, the horror! If our Grindhouse flick every Friday at midnight isn’t enough to send you running for cover, get ready for a triple threat of thrills and exploitation every Thursday in June. Kicking off at 9pm ET, it’s back to back to back thrill and chill featuring classic horror films like “Eaten Alive” (featuring a young Robert Englund, pre-Freddy Krueger in the “Nightmare on Elm Street” series), Joe Dante’s “The Howling”, John Carpenter’s “The Fog” (which literally petrified me into thinking creatures would appear whenever the weather called for non-visible conditions after seeing it as a kid,), “Return of the Living Dead” and a slew of others that’ll leave you screaming for more.

310x229_theoppositeofsex.jpgThis June, IFC is also celebrating gay pride month with fabulously queer cinema every Friday night in “Out at the Movies.” Boldly going where mainstream films won’t, these indies don’t hold back when it comes to same-sex love. Don’t miss this chance to catch Christina Ricci trying to steal her brother’s boyfriend in “The Opposite of Sex,” a teen dealing with his crush on a male classmate in “Wild Tigers I Have Known” and a pair of boarding school girls secretly getting frisky (while a young Mischa Barton observes from afar) in “Lost and Delirious.” Tune in for a double dose of girl-on-girl and guy-on-guy relations all month long.

And of course, June is also the month IFC premieres our original doc “Heavy Load,” which follows four members of the UK band Heavy Load over the course of a year. Filmmaker Jerry Rothwell captures the struggle of these musicians, some with mental handicaps, as they try to fulfill their dreams of becoming successful rockers. “Heavy Load” premiered at the 2008 SxSW Film Festival, and has its first gig on IFC Monday, June 23rd at 9pm ET/10pm PT.

PREMIERING IN JUNE:

  • “Made” The much-anticipated Vince Vaughn/Jon Favreau reunion after their indie darling “Swingers,” “Made” takes the duo on a comedic journey into organized crime. The famous phrase “You’re so money!” from their original teaming takes on new meaning in the follow-up. Saturday, June 7th at 9pm ET.
  • “Body of Evidence” The one “body” of film work Madonna actually did a decent job with, this film is pure erotica as she plays a woman engaging in a dirty affair with the lawyer hired to defend her. Monday, June 9th at 9pm ET.
  • “Stay” Ryan Gosling (“Half Nelson,” “Lars and the Real Girl”) is in it. ‘Nuff said. Thursday, June 12 at 8:50am ET.
  • “Mistress” While some still deny the casting couch ever existed, this one argues otherwise. A screenwriter shopping his script around to potential financiers runs into the same obstacle with them all: each wants his own mistress to star in the film. Danny Aiello and Robert DeNiro are just a few of the noteworthy performances. Friday, June 20 at 6pm ET.
  • “Scanners” Eccentric director David Cronenberg takes psychosis to an extreme in this film about a man with superior mental powers on the hunt to find others just like him. Thursday, June 26 at 10:35pm ET.

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Rev Up

Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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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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A-O Rewind

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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