“The Thing” scares up a new trailer

“The Thing” scares up a new trailer (photo)

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Two months ago we gave you your first peek at the trailer for the new Antarctic horror flick “The Thing.” Now, you can get a little bit gorier a look at the movie courtesy of a red-band trailer shown both online and in line at Universal Studios.

A prequel to John Carpenter’s classic 1982 flick of the same name (itself a remake of the 1951 film “The Thing from Another World”), “The Thing” stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead (the cute love interest in “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”), Joel Edgerton (the hunky MMA fighter in “Warrior” that isn’t Tom Hardy) and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (the terrifying African guy in “Oz,” “Lost” and “The Bourne Identity”). The prequel will explain the events that led to the destruction of the Norwegian research team, the remains of which are glimpsed at the beginning of the 1982 “Thing.”

The trailer is the most violent look we’ve had at the film yet, and also includes some quick but intriguing look at the movie’s alien threat, as well as an appearance by the Willhelm Scream’s slightly classier younger brother, the Howie Scream. You can catch the trailer online as it’s hosted exclusively by IGN or travel to Universal Studios Hollywood and/or Florida to catch it as part of the Halloween Horror Nights Terror Tram starting September 23.

Since some killjoys among you would probably prefer not to drop $60 just to go watch an advertisement at a theme park, go ahead and watch the red band trailer below. You could even eat some funnel cake and surround yourself with misbehaving children if you wanted to fully replicate the Universal Studios experience.

What do you think of the new trailer for “The Thing”? Are you dying to know what happened before the movie you vaguely remember from almost thirty years ago? Let us know below or on Facebook or Twitter.

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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.


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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