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What to Watch on IFC: July 18 – July 24

What to Watch on IFC: July 18 – July 24 (photo)

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It’s getting hot in here, but leave on all your clothes, please. With our unique combination of awesome original shows (Rhett & Link!) and great movies (“Thirteen”! “Pulp Fiction”!) that are 1000% guaranteed* to keep you cool. ( * Results not guaranteed, but we try hard)

Here’s what to watch this week on IFC:

Monday

Forget the brain, the forehead is the real center of human intelligence and things only get weirder from there in this 1950s sci-fi inspired film. If you haven’t seen the bizarro camp-fest “Trail of the Screaming Forehead” don’t miss the chance when it airs at 4:15 p.m. ET.

Tuesday

Director Catherine Hardwicke knows how to keep parents up at night with twisted tales of troubled teens acting out. Her film “Thirteen” is horror for the parental set and just good clean fun for the rest of us. It airs at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT

Wednesday

The Eisner Award-winning comic series “Sin City” comes to life in the hands of Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. Packed with more stars than you can (but probably shouldn’t) shake a stick at, the film is breathtakingly beautiful while putting the graphic in graphic novel. It airs at 8 p.m. ET.

Thursday

Cancel all your plans (and your neighbor’s plans, too) because we have a Quentin Tarantino double feature: “Reservoir Dogs” and “Pulp Fiction” air back-to-back beginning at 8:05 p.m. ET.

Friday

New episodes of “Rhett & Link: Commercial Kings” and “Young, Broke & Beautiful” start at 10 p.m. ET. Don’t forget to visit IFC.com at 10:30 p.m. ET for a live web chat with Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal.

Saturday

Nick Nolte and James Coburn deliver some of the finest work of their respective careers in this powerful but troubling adaptation of Russell Banks’ novel, “Affliction.” It starts at 5:30 p.m. ET.

Sunday

Miss an episode of “Rhett & Link: Commercial Kings” due to “work” or some other sad excuse for an excuse? Your shot at redemption starts at 1 p.m. ET when we air four episodes back-to-back on a Sunday. No excuses.

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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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