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We’re Asking: What’s Your Favorite Terry Gilliam Movie?

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We love Terry Gilliam. From his work as Monty Python’s animator-in-chief to his many and sundry hilarious roles in Monty Python’s Flying Circus (on today from 7:05 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET) to “Life of Brian”, there is nothing about this Python we don’t like.

We love Gilliam’s work in front of the camera almost as much as his work behind the camera. Gilliam’s work directing “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” has lead to a very prolific career as a director. One could easily argue that out of all his castmates, he has the most successful post-Python career. His movies have spanned decades, ranging from cult classic “Time Bandits” in 1975 to even more cult (culter?) classic “Brazil” in 1985 to “Twelve Monkeys” in 1995 to the “Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus” in 2009 and he has “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” in pre-production. His movies feature strange, fantastical and dystopian worlds populated with unusual characters you probably wouldn’t meet anywhere else.

During his time behind the camera, Gilliam has worked with some of the best and brightest (and clearly the most attractive) actors including Sean Connery, Brad Pitt, Heath Ledger, Johnny Depp, and Benicio Del Toro. The hardest question when it comes to Terry Gilliam’s body of work is: How do you choose your favorite?

Never ones to shy away from the tough questions, we’re asking: What’s your favorite Terry Gilliam movie? Tell us in the comments.

Here are a few trailers to help you decide:

“Time Bandits”:

“Brazil”:

“The Adventures of Baron Munchausen”:

“Fisher King”:

“Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”:

“12 Monkeys”:

How will you ever choose?

Monty Python’s Flying Circus airs today from 7:05 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET

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Millennial Wisdom

Charles Speaks For Us All

Get to know Charles, the social media whiz of Brockmire.

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He may be an unlikely radio producer Brockmire, but Charles is #1 when it comes to delivering quips that tie a nice little bow on the absurdity of any given situation.

Charles also perfectly captures the jaded outlook of Millennials. Or at least Millennials as mythologized by marketers and news idiots. You know who you are.

Played superbly by Tyrel Jackson Williams, Charles’s quippy nuggets target just about any subject matter, from entry-level jobs in social media (“I plan on getting some experience here, then moving to New York to finally start my life.”) to the ramifications of fictional celebrity hookups (“Drake and Taylor Swift are dating! Albums y’all!”). But where he really nails the whole Millennial POV thing is when he comments on America’s second favorite past-time after type II diabetes: baseball.

Here are a few pearls.

On Baseball’s Lasting Cultural Relevance

“Baseball’s one of those old-timey things you don’t need anymore. Like cursive. Or email.”

On The Dramatic Value Of Double-Headers

“The only thing dumber than playing two boring-ass baseball games in one day is putting a two-hour delay between the boring-ass games.”

On Sartorial Tradition

“Is dressing badly just a thing for baseball, because that would explain his jacket.”

On Baseball, In A Nutshell

“Baseball is a f-cked up sport, and I want you to know it.”


Learn more about Charles in the behind-the-scenes video below.

And if you were born before the late ’80s and want to know what the kids think about Baseball, watch Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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Crown Jules

Amanda Peet FTW on Brockmire

Amanda Peet brings it on Brockmire Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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On Brockmire, Jules is the unexpected yin to Jim Brockmire’s yang. Which is saying a lot, because Brockmire’s yang is way out there. Played by Amanda Peet, Jules is hard-drinking, truth-spewing, baseball-loving…everything Brockmire is, and perhaps what he never expected to encounter in another human.

“We’re the same level of functional alcoholic.”


But Jules takes that commonality and transforms it into something special: a new beginning. A new beginning for failing minor league baseball team “The Frackers”, who suddenly about-face into a winning streak; and a new beginning for Brockmire, whose life gets a jumpstart when Jules lures him back to baseball. As for herself, her unexpected connection with Brockmire gives her own life a surprising and much needed goose.

“You’re a Goddamn Disaster and you’re starting To look good to me.”

This palpable dynamic adds depth and complexity to the narrative and pushes the series far beyond expected comedy. See for yourself in this behind-the-scenes video (and brace yourself for a unforgettable description of Brockmire’s genitals)…

Want more about Amanda Peet? She’s all over the place, and has even penned a recent self-reflective piece in the New York Times.

And of course you can watch the Jim-Jules relationship hysterically unfold in new episodes of Brockmire, every Wednesday at 10PM on IFC.

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Draught Pick

Sam Adams “Keeps It Brockmire”

All New Brockmire airs Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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From baseball to beer, Jim Brockmire calls ’em like he sees ’em.

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It’s no wonder at all, then, that Sam Adams would reach out to Brockmire to be their shockingly-honest (and inevitably short-term) new spokesperson. Unscripted and unrestrained, he’ll talk straight about Sam—and we’ll take his word. Check out this new testimonial for proof:

See more Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC, presented by Samuel Adams. Good f***** beer.

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