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What to Watch This Week on IFC: February 27 – March 4


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It’s almost March, but it’s not quite and this year you’re going to have to wait a whole extra day for some in-like-a-lion action. That’s right, it’s a leap year. But we’re not going to be showing “Leap Year” over and over again because we’re not the chick flick types. Instead we will be featuring our trademark healthy mix of always on, slightly off movies and comedies. So spend you’re extra day of February with us watching the best comedy and films from the comfort of your couch.

Here’s what to watch this week on IFC:


There’s something for everyone (porn! dead people! beauty pagents!) in “Little Miss Sunshine.” When an adorably pudgy and bespectacled seven-year-old, Olive (Abigail Breslin), wants to take home the coveted Little Miss Sunshine title, her wildly dysfunctional family sets out on an interstate road trip to give her a shot at realizing her dreams, because that’s what family does. The movie starts at 8/7c.


Terrence Malick may be feeling kind of down since he didn’t win Best Director at this year’s Academy Awards for “Tree of Life,” cheer him up by watching his “The Thin Red Line” while dressed as a metaphorical waterfall or inviting some dinosaurs to hang out at your place. The allegorical fun starts at 10:30 p.m. ET.


Spend lunch with Tony Jaa. His film “The Protector” starts at 12 noon ET and no one gets to turn down that invitation, not even you weirdos in the central time zone. In the movie, two elephants are stolen ant, but those elephants are like family to Kham (Tony Jaa) and his father. When Kham learns that the criminals who stole his elephants have taken them back to their home base in Australia, the fearsome fighter vows to brave the strange new land and bring his animals back safely no matter what the cost. Serious ass kicking ensues, which we hear is good for the digestion.


If you haven’t seen “Teeth” you are missing out on one of the greatest weirdest psychologically horrifying films of all time. Impress your friends and your enemies and rectify the error of your ways by watching tonight when it airs tonight at 10/9c. Then you get to add “vagina dentata” to your vocabulary!


Tonight at 10/9 c, it’s a new episode of “Portlandia.” This week Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein get the Mayor of Portland’s (Kyle MacLachlan) blessing to create a grassroots campaign to prevent the Olympics from ever coming to Portland. Plus, Johnny Marr of The Smiths makes a guest appearance. Tune in!


Director David Fincher’s dark, stylish thriller “Se7en” is a memorably dark and twisted thriller. Set in a hellish vision of a New York-like city, where it is always raining and the air crackles with impending death. The film stars Det. William Somerset (Morgan Freeman), as a homicide specialist just one week from a well-deserved retirement, who teams with rookie Brad Pitt to crack a fiendish series of murders based on the seven deadly sins. Be sure to watch the movie, but don’t open the box. It starts at 8 p.m. ET.


In “The Good Girl,” a small-town Texas wife (Jennifer Aniston) who wants more out of life becomes infatuated with a new co-worker (Jake Gyllenhaal) who acts like Holden Caulfield of “The Catcher in the Rye.” Who doesn’t find that attractive? The movie starts at 6:30 p.m. ET.


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.


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…


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.


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.