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It’s War! Watch “The Thin Red Line,” “Full Metal Jacket” and “Punisher: War Zone” tonight


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War is one of those deeply terrible generation-defining events, which is why it’s always been such an irresistible subject for filmmakers. While it is universally agreed that war is awful, it’s only silver lining is that it has produced some great movies. From 1927’s silent film “Wings” about bombardiers in WWI to John Wayne in 1949’s “Sands of Iwo Jima” to Tom Cruise in Oliver Stone’s “Born on the Fourth of July” to Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds,” war makes for good movies.

Today we are showing three of the best war movies. Er…two of the best and one of the most Marvel-ous. We are kicking off our war block with Terrence Malick‘s “The Thin Red Line.” The movie is an adaptation of James Jones’ 1962 novel showing a fictionalized account of a pivotal battle in the Guadalcanal Campaign of World War II. It stars Sean Penn, Adrien Brody and Jim Caviezel.

Then at 8/7c we are showing Stanley Kubrick’s brutal look at the Vietnam War “Full Metal Jacket.” The film follows a group of Marines as they prepare for and participate in the Vietnam War, as seen through the eyes of Pvt. James T. ‘Joker’ Davis (Matthew Modine) — eyes that will soon enough display the “thousand-yard stare” of other battle-weary warriors. It also features stellar performances by R. Lee Ermey, Adam Baldwin, and Vincent D’Onofrio.

Finally, at 10:30 p.m. ET, prepared to get punished when we bring Marvel’s super bad ass anti-hero to life in “Punisher: War Zone.” After an encounter with the Punisher (Ray Stevenson) leaves him horribly disfigured, mob boss Billy Russoti (Dominic West) changes his name to Jigsaw and sets out for revenge.

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“The Thin Red Line” airs on IFC today at 4:30 p.m. ET; “Full Metal Jacket” airs today at 8/7c and Friday, Oct. 26 at 8:00 PM ET; “Punisher: War Zone” airs today at 10:30 p.m. ET; Friday, Oct. 19 at 12:45 AM ET; Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 10:15 PM ET; Thursday, Oct. 25 at 12:30 AM ET; Monday, Oct. 29 at 8:00 PM ET; and Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 12:15 AM ET

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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

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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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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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