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Schwarzen-Watch: Arnold is back as an actor in October.

Schwarzen-Watch: Arnold is back as an actor in October. (photo)

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IFC.com’s film writer, Matt Singer, is the biggest Arnold Schwarzenegger fan on the planet. He blogs any time any news about Schwarzenegger’s return to acting, no matter how flimsy or improbable, hits the Internet.

We’re inching ever closer to a full-on return to acting by Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger (has anyone called him the Cheaternator yet? Am I the first? I’m copyrighting it right now). Last month, Schwarzen-Watch told you that Arnold’s first film back would be the revisionist Western “The Last Stand” from director Kim Ji-woon, a guy who, as the director of the badass Korean flick “The Good The Bad The Weird,” knows a thing or two about revisionist Westerns.

Now we’ve got word from the Valencia County News Bulletin, that the film has a firmer start date and shooting location: October in Belen, New Mexico. The News Bulletin also provides a slightly more detailed plot synopsis for the film:

“‘The Last Stand’ is about convicts who are making their way to the Mexican border through New Mexico after escaping a prison in Las Vegas, Nev. They steal a car worth $5 million that reaches a top speed of 250 mph. The only thing standing between the convicts and their freedom is the border town sheriff, portrayed by Schwarzenegger.”

The Sheriffanator! Admittedly, that one doesn’t have quite the same ring as The Cheatenator.

Oh and if you live in the area, or you’re just planning a pilgrimage to Belen in October to witness Schwarzenegger’s glorious reemergence in person, look for the crew around Becker Avenue between First and Fifth Street. Not that I would, y’know, ever think of doing something like that. That would be totally stupid and lame. Now if you’ll excuse me I need to go see how much October flights to Central New Mexico cost.

Do you think Arnold still has what it takes to be an action star? Tell us in the comments below, or on Facebook and Twitter.

[H/T MTV Movies]

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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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