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What to Watch on IFC in July

What to Watch on IFC in July (photo)

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“Freaks and Geeks” may have only lasted one season, but the comedic talent creators Paul Feig (now executive producer of the US version of “The Office”) and Judd Apatow (who’s been ruling recent comedy with “The 40 Year-Old Virgin” and “Knocked Up”) has been going ever since. IFC is proud to present the series in its full glory — all 18 episodes, three of which never aired in its original run.

Not only did “Freaks and Geeks” launch the careers of James Franco, Jason Segel and Seth Rogan, but it accurately and heartbreakingly reflects the joys and hardships of getting through high school (in this case, during the very start of ’80s). Revolving around two different groups of kids — the stoner “freaks” and the D&D-loving “geeks” — the series portrays teen years, not an unpopular subject for a TV show, in a way that defies all cliches. Check out “Freaks and Geeks” when it premieres Friday, July 2nd at 11pm following back to back episodes of “Whitest Kids U’ Know.”

310x229_turistas23.jpgAlso, if you couldn’t take the time off or round up the funds to get away, IFC has a special vacation package to kick off the month on Thursday, July 1st. Starting at 8pm, check into “Motel Hell,” featuring a crazed couple who kidnap visitors and plant them in their garden. Then jump on board for “Turistas,” where backpackers in Brazil find out the locals have their own deadly agenda. Finally, catch “Cabin Fever,” Eli Roth’s terrifying debut about a flesh-eating virus that seriously ruins a trip for a bunch of college students.

Plus, tune in for all new episodes of Monty Python’s Flying Circus. We’ve got more antics from the comedy troupe beginning Monday, July 19th at 7:30pm. Check out the schedule for all showtimes of Flying Circus this month.

310x229_hostel.jpgPREMIERES THIS MONTH:

    • HOSTEL Aside from starring in Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds,” Eli Roth is a well-established director of horror films. Roth followed up “Cabin Fever” with this terrifying film about friends backpacking through Europe who are enticed into a hostel filled with beautiful women which turns out to be something far darker than they expect. Premieres Fri., 7/02/10 @ 12:00am.
    • LORD OF WAR Nicholas Cage plays an illegal arms dealer trying to balance his family and career while a federal agent is on a hunt to track him down. Also stars Bridget Moynahan and Jared Leto. Premieres Sun., 7/04/10 @ 7:55pm.
    • MANHUNTER This early thriller from Michael Mann (“The Last of the Mohicans,” “Ali”) is based on “Red Dragon,” Thomas Harris’ prequel to “The Silence of the Lambs.” It follows an FBI agent (William Petersen, formerly of “CSI”) on his quest for a serial killer as he seeks the help of one he already put away, Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Brian Cox). Premieres Sun., 7/18/10 @ 7:55pm.
    • AFTER DARK MY SWEET An ex-boxer who recently left a mental institution falls for a widow, and they both get caught up in a kidnapping scheme. Stars Jason Patric and Rachel Ward. Premieres Mon., 7/19/10 @ 12:00am.
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Final Countdown

The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at IFC.com

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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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Give Back

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…