Two words: False Spring. It almost tricked you didn’t it? It lured you outside with the lovely warm weather. You walked in the park, you ordered your coffee iced, you remembered what it felt like to not shiver. You may have worn shorts. Now, don’t you feel like a fool? It’s 41 degrees outside, snow flurries are expected, and your spring jacket is back in the closet with your flip flops and shorts and you’re wearing long underwear. Luckily there are some great shows on IFC this week to give you comfort in the long long winter of your discontent.
Here’s what to watch this week on IFC:
Since it is still cold out, we may as well pretend it’s Halloween, right? So we’re showing two of the scariest movies ever starting with “The Vanishing” at 11:15 a.m. ET, followed by George C. Scott in “The Changeling” at 3 p.m. ET.
Wet Russell Crowe will keep you warm on a cold “spring” day. Peter Weir’s movie based on Patrick O’Brian’s book, “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World” airs at 6 p.m. ET
Sofia Coppola’s version of Versailles involves Kirsten Dunst dancing to New Order songs with Jason Schwartzman. We would hazard a guess that she didn’t get an A in French history, but we’ll take it and some cake. “Marie Antoinette” airs at 5 p.m. ET.
The Coen Brothers’ classic “Blood Simple” is the story of an unscrupulous private eye hired by Texas bar owner Marty (Dan Hedaya) to murder Marty’s faithless wife Abby (Frances McDormand) and her paramour, Ray (John Getz), one of Marty’s employees. It was the first feature film by the Coens and a must for any film buff.
Put a bird on your Friday with back-to-back-to-back episodes of Portlandia beginning at 8 p.m ET.
What’s your damage, Saturday? Nothing when “Heathers” is on. The black comedy reminds you why you hated high school but loved Christian Slater. Change your name to Heather and tune in tonight at 8 p.m. ET.
It’s Sunday, which is a great day to feel bad about things you can’t control so you’ll be ready to go back to work on Monday so you can organize your desk very neatly. Tune in to “The Last King of Scotland” to see Forest Whitaker in his Oscar winning performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin. It starts at 8:30 p.m. ET.