It’s officially fall, which we are pretty sure means that things are falling from the sky. Whether it’s acorns or leaves or squirrels or whatever doesn’t really matter. All we know is that we’re staying inside where it’s safe and watching television.
Here’s what to watch this week on IFC:
Don’t Panic and pack a towel, because we’re showing Douglas Adams’ “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” at 8/7c. The movie stars Sherlock star Martin Freeman as a mere human who wakes to find that the Earth (and worse, his house) is about to be destroyed to build an intergalactic highway. Luckily his extraterrestrial friend (Mos Def) saves him and they begin an interstellar journey hitchhiking to the ends of the universe.
Clear your calendar to watch the first on-screen team-up of martial arts legends Jackie Chan and Jet Li in “The Forbidden Kingdom” at 8/7 c. In the film a teenager (Michael Angarano) travels back in time to help legendary martial-artists free the Monkey King, but most people watch to see the living legends kick ass.
Ready for terror? We’re showing Rob Zombie’s “The Devil’s Rejects” at 8/7c. The film follows up Zombie’s 2003 psychedelic horror flick, “House of 1000 Corpses.” Now a vengeful sheriff and two bounty hunters track a murderous family on the run. You know you want to watch.
Tonight at 8/7c we’re showing Sylvester Stallone’s brilliantly bloody return to one of his most famous roles “Rambo”. In this installment, John Rambo (Stallone) calls upon his long-buried but lethal skills to rescue a missionary (Julie Benz) and her comrades from the Burmese army.
Watch Denzel Washington’s Oscar-winning turn as the ultimate corrupt cop in “Training Day” at 8/7c. Ethan Hawke stars as Washington’s rookie sidekick who has no idea what’s in for him when he is assigned to work with Washington, who wants to include him in his schemes.
Spend Saturday night practicing your “Napoleon Dynamite” dance moves and shouting out your favorite quotes “Well, you have a sweet bike. And you’re really good at hooking up with chicks like this one, “Plus you’re like the only guy at school who has a mustache.” See you at 8/7c.
Want to know how to do Sunday the right way? Watch back-to-back episodes of Arrested Development while sitting on your couch. The fun starts at noon ET.