March has swept in like a lamb and is heading out like a lion or something like that. All we know is that spring is in the air, which means allergens ahoy. With all the sneezing, wheezing and watery eyes, we are staying inside until winter. Luckily there’s a lot of great stuff to watch on IFC while we wait for our allergy meds to kick in.
Here’s what to watch this week on IFC:
Got a case of the Mondays, Garfield? There’s nothing to chase those workaday blues away like watching American history come to life under Michael Mann’s deft direction. That’s right we’re showing “Last of the Mohicans” at 8/7c. Daniel Day Lewis will take those Mondays and kick them all the way to Tuesday.
We’re starting a new tradition here at IFC: Awkward Tuesday. For the inauguration celebration, we want you to curl up with your mom (your dad can come too) and watch “Spanking the Monkey” at 10:30 p.m. ET. We’re know you’re going to want to watch David O. Russell’s challenging and controversial cinematic debut about an introverted college student and the incestuous disaster of a summer that follows his freshman year with your mom to mark the day!
Ah Wednesday, two days down, two days to go, luckily “The Last Legion” will get you over Hump Day in style. The film takese you back to the days of ancient Rome and the time of the Arthurian legends. Starring Colin Firth as military commander Aurelius, who is assembling a cadre of rebels, including Ambrosinus (Sir Ben Kingsley), the Indian female warrior Mira (Aishwarya Rai), and Romulus, a young Roman child poised to inherit the throne the Dino DiLaurentiis-produced film combines the best of fantastical history. The final triumphant stand against the barbarian invaders of Rome starts at 8 p.m. ET. Take that Wednesday.
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.
Friday Night Frights takes a creepy twist under Spanish filmmaker Alejandro Amenabar’s direction. “The Others” stars Nicole Kidman stars as a devoutly religious mother of two ailing children who has moved her family to a mansion on the English coast while awaiting her husband’s return from World War II, though he has been declared missing. This is no Narnia, though, and things quickly get spooky and then even spookier. The chills start at 8/7c.
Nothing says good times like spending Saturday night locked up safe inside your house while getting the shit scared out of you by watching slasher flicks. We’re here to help you live the dream by showing “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning” back-to-back beginning at 8/7c. Don’t forget, if you cover your head with a blanket you’re invisible.
It may be April Fools Day, but no joke we’re going to spend the day trying to make you laugh. To help us achieve our goals, we’re showing “Napoleon Dynamite” at 8/7c followed by “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” at 10/9c. Vote for Pedro!