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What to Watch on IFC: April 2 – 9

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Welcome to April! It’s a new month filled with fools, sudden rainstorms, pollen, and all sorts of other great reasons never to leave the house. We are here to help you fill the hours until all the April fools and April showers are long gone.

Here’s what to watch this week on IFC:

Monday

At 10/9c, Bret Easton Ellis’ controversial novel about the sexual, emotional, and chemical interactions of a group of wealthy and amoral college students is brought to the screen in “The Rules of Attraction.” The film stars James Van Der Beek as a student who is attracted to Lauren Hynde (Shannyn Sossamon), who is infatuated with Victor (Kip Pardue), as is Lara (Jessica Biel), who used to date affected snob Paul Denton (Ian Somerhalder). It’s a bizarre love triangle between a drug dealer, a virgin and a bisexual classmate. Make a Venn Diagram while you watch!

Tuesday

You’ll be singing Tuesday’s praises from the mountain tops (or cracking the weekend’s pony keg early) when you find out that we’re showing Mel Brooks’ “History of the World Part One” at 8/7c. Mel Brooks produced, directed, wrote, and starred in this episodic comedy that feels like the reincarnated spirit of Monty Python. Go ahead and sing along to the Spanish Inquisition, we won’t judge.

Wednesday

“Don’t u get it?! I don’t want to be the chosen one I don’t wanna spend my life chasing vampires,all I wanna do is graduate high school, go to Europe, marry Christian Slater and die then you come along and tell me I’m a member of the hairy mole club so you could throw things at me?!!” That’s right, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” starts at 10/9 c, so you’re going to want to start practicing your Peewee Herman death scene reenactments early.

Thursday

“Those aren’t pillows!” Those infamous lines cement our love of John Hughes’ “Planes, Trains, & Automobiles.” Starring Steve Martin as Neal, an easily annoyed businessman who is en route to Chicago to spend Thanksgiving with his family, who finds his first-class plane ticket has been demoted to coach, and he must share his flight with obnoxious salesman Del Griffith (John Candy). Things only go downhill from there for Neal, but uphill for anyone who loves a good snob-to-slob comedy a.k.a. everyone who is not dead inside. Tune in at 10 p.m. ET.

Friday

Drugs! Porn! Strippers! Dead people! Beauty pageants! “Little Miss Sunshine” has something for everyone. When a pudgy, bespectacled seven-year-old, Olive (Abigail Breslin), voices her desire to take home the coveted Little Miss Sunshine crown at an upcoming beauty pageant, her wildly dysfunctional family sets out on an interstate road trip to ensure her a clear shot at realizing her dreams. The road trip starts at 8/7 c.

Saturday

Arthur Dent (Martin Freeman) is a very ordinary man who is having a truly unusual day — after discovering that one of his best friends, Ford Prefect (Mos Def), is actually an alien, Ford tells him that the planet Earth is going to be destroyed so that otherworldly forces can make room for construction of a hyperspace bypass. Since Arthur accidentally saved Ford’s life years ago, Ford does him a favor — he first gets him a ride on a spaceship passing by, and then presents him with a guidebook, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” that will tell a beginner everything he needs to know as he hitchhikes through outer space. It starts at 10/9c

Sunday

Sunday is “Freaks and Geeks” day. The fun starts at 10:30 a.m. ET a.k.a. when you might roll out of bed.

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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…