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What to watch this week on IFC: April 8 – 14

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Here’s what to watch this week on IFC:

Monday

Want to make your Monday 100% more awesome? It’s easy and doesn’t require you to get off the couch. All you need to do is tune into “Transporter 3″ tonight at 8/7c. Why watch the movie? Two words, one answer: JASON STATHAM. Seriously there’s nothing that Jason Statham can’t make a little more awesome.

Tuesday

“District 9” isn’t your standard alien invasion flick at all. In the film (not real life, so don’t worry) it’s been 28 years since the aliens made first contact, but there was never any attack from the skies, nor any profound technological revelation capable of advancing our society. Instead, the aliens were treated as refugees. They were the last of their kind, and in order to accommodate them, the government of South Africa set up a makeshift home for them in District 9. It’s an interesting twist on an old genre and you can watch it at 10:45/9:45C:

Wednesday

It’s a double-feature of Eli Roth’s unique blend of torture porn starting at 8/7c with “Hostel” where some ill-fated Backpackers (Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson) find that their decision to stay at a Slovakian hostel is a gruesome mistake. If that’s not enough gross-out for you, at 10/9c we’re showing “Hostel Part II” where this time the victims are three unlucky American women traveling abroad who take a weekend excursion and become pawns in a grisly game designed to entertain privileged deviants.

Thursday

After the Earth stops spinning, in order to save mankind, a team of sexy scientists and astronauts must set off a nuclear device at the center of the Earth. Who needs realistic science when something big gets to go boom? Aaron Eckhart and Hilary Swank star in “The Core” at 5:15/4:15 c.

Friday

After a new episode of our animated series “Out There,” we’re showing Mel Brooks’ “Blazing Saddles” at 11/10 a.k.a. one of the funniest movies ever. In the film, which influenced Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained,” corrupt politician Hedley Lemar (Harvey Korman) is intent on ruining a western town, so he appoints Bart (Cleavon Little), a run away slave, as sheriff. Bart initially has difficulty winning over the racist townspeople, but with help from an outlaw named Jim (Gene Wilder) and Lili Von Shtupp (Madeline Kahn), a show-girl, Bart sets out to win the hearts of the town and thwart Lemar’s evil plan.

Saturday

Spend Saturday night singing along to the Coen Brothers’ musically inclined movie “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” at 8/7c. The film (one of the Coen Brothers’ best, if we do say so ourselves) stars George Clooney as an escaped con who evades a mysterious lawman by masquerading as the Soggy Bottom Boys, along with his convict brothers John Turturro and Tim Blake Nelson, as they search for buried treasure in 1930s Mississippi.

Sunday

A mini-marathon of “Arrested Development” episodes kick off at 12:30/11:30c. What better way to get your fix while waiting for the 15 episodes of “Arrested Development’s” fourth season to start airing on Netflix on May 26?

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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 IFC.com

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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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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…