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:
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.
“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).
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.
“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.
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.
“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.
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.