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Playboy Does “Tron” — NSFW

Playboy Does “Tron” — NSFW (photo)

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You won’t be seeing nudies of “Tron: Legacy” star and actual real life princess, Olivia Wilde, in Playboy’s new pictorial tribute, but the models playing characters from the film have their own kind of retro-futurism allure. Let’s call it neon minimalism, as in, they aren’t wearing anything, save cool looking lights.

Playboy does have an interview with the real Olivia Wilde however. It lingers a bit too long on the rubber body suits she wears in “Tron: Legacy” (or maybe not long enough) but there are some nice bits too that illuminate her charm and intellect along with a bit of her taste in music.

In regard to her role in the upcoming “Cowboys and Aliens,” she was asked if she believes aliens exist. “Well, as Stephen Hawking says, we have no reason to believe they don’t exist,”Wilde responded. “But I don’t know why they’d be interested in us, unless they’re trying to stop us from destroying the universe. There’s a certain amount of arrogance in thinking they’d want to come to this planet at all or that they’d look like us or like versions of us. I love Moby’s video “In This World,” where the aliens are tiny little creatures who wander through New York City, holding little signs that say hello and hola, but nobody can see them. Who’s to say that’s not the form they’re taking?”

On her genius “Tron” co-star, Jeff Bridges, Wilde noted, “The thing about Jeff is, in a lot of ways he really is the Dude. He has an inner peace I tried to learn from and this easygoing, come-what-may, go-with-the-flow attitude that’s such a joy to be around.” Read the whole thing here.

Oh, and here’s that NSFW Playboy video featuring all kinds of toys from Tron, including some light cycle eye candy:


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For the full, less blurry pictorial go to Playboy’s “Game On” tribute to “Tron.” Hey, it’s art.

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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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