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What to Watch on IFC: August 6 – 12

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Hey guess what? It’s August, which means that from coast to coast it’s hot and disgusting outside. As usual we are here for you. We are filling our channel with back-to-back must-see movies, laugh-out-loud comedies, and our own original programming, including new episodes of Bunk and Comedy Bang! Bang!. The icing on the already awesome cake is that on August 16th and 17th we are showing Bullet in the Face the crime drama that has everyone buzzing. It stars Eddie Izzard, Eric Roberts, and Max Williams and is guaranteed to be wild, raucous, and viciously funny. But until then we promise to keep you well entertained.

Here’s what to watch this week on IFC:

Monday

While the Australian tourist board would tout the country’s lush landscapes, natural rock formations, unique animal life and the fact that Crocodile Dundee is not actually a real person, we’re here to tell you: Don’t go to Australia. Or if you do go, stick to the cities. There are just too many horror movies made in the island nation’s desolate outback. For example, “Wolf Creek” which airs tonight at 10:15 p.m. ET. In the film stranded motorists (Nathan Phillips, Cassandra Magrath) fall prey to a murderous bushman (John Jarratt) who offers to fix their vehicle, then takes them captive.

Tuesday

“The Bank Job” is a story that the British government would’ve rather kept in the vault, but it got out and is airing tonight at 8 p.m. ET. The film stars Jason Statham (in a rare role that doesn’t require him to kick anyone in the face) as a former petty criminal turned struggling owner of a London car sales garage. He’s lured back into a life of crime by a former model (Saffron Burrows), who proposes robbing a bank to erase all of Terry’s debt (and then some).

Wednesday

Before “The Dark Knight Rises”, director Christopher Nolan chronicled the epic rivalry between two 19th century illusionists, Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) and Robert Angiers (Hugh Jackman), in “The Prestige.” In their quest to one-up each other, the two magicians end up sharing and romancing the same beautiful assistant, Olivia Wenscombe (Scarlett Johansson), who may not be all she appears to be. Angiers goes to dangerous extremes in his quest to come out on top by seeking the assistance of scientist and inventor, Nikola Tesla (David Bowie). It airs tonight at 10:45 p.m. ET.

Thursday

“The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie” airs tonight at 10/9c. In the film, the beloved Nickelodeon character becomes “bigger, better and more absorbent” for his feature film debut, which serves as the last installment of the “SpongeBob SquarePants” series to be released before the departure of series creator Stephen Hillenburg. Along with the cast and crew of the show, the movie features the voice talents of Alec Baldwin and Scarlett Johansson. The film also features a parody of Twisted Sister’s “I Wanna Rock,” as well as non-animated cameos by Neil Ross as the Cyclops and David Hasselhoff as himself.

Friday

It’s Friday which means we have new episodes of Comedy Bang! Bang! and Bunk beginning at 10/9c. You know it’s going to be good.

Saturday

“The Beach” is no summer rom com, but instead offers a hipster take on “Lord of the Flies.” As anyone who has read the book knows, paradise isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a young backpacker in Thailand who is handed the map to paradise — a secret secluded island that (almost) no one knows about — in director Danny Boyle’s adaptation of novelist (and later screenwriter) Alex Garland’s book. But the island is filled with both beauty and danger and after a few weeks off of the grid, the residents find themselves lost in a sea of sickness, sexual tension, and shark attacks. It’s a hippie thriller set to a techno beat. See for yourself when “The Beach” airs at 10/9c.

Sunday

Emilio Estevez and Samuel L. Jackson star in “National Lampoon’s Loaded Weapon 1,” which is most definitely not “Lethal Weapon” and don’t you forget it. Would “Lethal Weapon” have a plot where a policewoman’s replacement continues her work on a cocaine-cookie scandal? Well, they might have, but they didn’t. The 1993 classic comedy airs tonight at 9:15 p.m. ET.

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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…