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What to Watch on IFC: February 28 – March 6

What to Watch on IFC: February 28 – March 6 (photo)

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For being the shortest month, February sure drags on and on and on. Luckily good old in-like-a-lion out-like-a-lamb March starts tomorrow. We will refrain from admitting that we know songs from “Annie”, but we do have high hopes for March. Not only because we have great films coming up like Sofia Coppola’s “Marie Antoinette” and Wes Anderson’s “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou,” but because IFC is getting ready to set up shop in Austin, Texas for the duration of SXSW. Want to come play? RSVP now. The fun starts March 11. If you can’t make it to Austin this year, or if you just want to wile away the hours until your flight departs, we have a lot of great television to keep you entertained.

Here’s what to watch this week on IFC:

Monday

Get out your tassles and tiaras, glitter and gloves, pantyhose and fake eyelashes, because “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” is airing tonight at 7:45 p.m. ET.

Tuesday

Plant your bottom on the couch, because we have four hours of the best television on the air tonight. Watch the Onion News Network at 9 p.m. ET as they break open the conspiracy to spread the cutest piglet on earth. Stay tuned for Portlandia, Freaks and Geeks, and The Larry Sanders Show.

Wednesday

Sofia Coppola’s stunningly beautiful “Marie Antoinette” airs on IFC at 11:15 a.m. ET. Get your priorities straight and call in sick to work so you can watch.

Thursday

Tune into The Grid at 7:45 p.m. ET to find out the latest in pop culture, including gadgets, music, movies and viral videos. The Grid gives you everything you need to make yourself wildly popular, ultra awesome, model thing and ready to hang with the cool kids.* (*Results not typical)

Friday

Peter Weir’s high seas adventure Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World makes a splash (see what we did there?) on IFC at 7 p.m. ET. How often do you get to spend Friday night with Russell Crowe in a ponytail?

Saturday

Hey laaaadies, get a double dose of Colin Farrell today when we air Phone Booth at 6:15 p.m. ET and Joel Schumacher’s Tigerland (he’s shirtless!) at 10 p.m. ET. Don’t say we never did nothing for ya.

Sunday

Alan Arkin, Marisa Tomei, and Natasha Lyonne star in the dark comedy Slums of Beverly Hills at 9 p.m. ET. However, you’ll want to tune in at 6:30 p.m. ET to watch Bill Murray’s brilliantly odd oceanographer in Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.

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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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