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What to Watch on IFC: October 24 – 30

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It’s not Halloween yet, but we want to get you in the mood for a ghoulish good time by spending the week scaring the tuna salad out of you. With only a week left until the big day we are cramming in the creeps to maximize the remaining days of Indie Screams.

Here’s what to watch this week on IFC:

Monday

Kathryn Bigelow won an Oscar for her tense wartime drama “The Hurt Locker,” but her “Near Dark” is almost as tense. Catch it tonight at 8 p.m. ET and judge for yourself: Are vampires or IEDs scarier?

Tuesday

In a dramatic and tear-jerking new episode of the Onion News Network we bid farewell to one of our favorite journalists heroes. FactZone says goodbye to legendary newsman, Brandon Armstrong, who was killed in a brothel fire. Bid farewell to the man and the legend tonight at 10/9 c.

Wednesday

Watch George C. Scott in “The Changeling” at 3:45 p.m. ET. Or don’t if you’re a lily-livered candy ass who cries for his mommy when he sees his shadow on a sunny day.

Thursday

Ever wonder what would happen if the inevitable zombie apocalypse happened on the set of the Big Brother reality show? Find out when you spend the night locked in the house with “Dead Set.” The undead will walk at 8 p.m. ET.

Friday


Texas. Chainsaw. Massacre.
Do you really need to know anything else to know that you will be so scared of Texas you won’t even go to SXSW? It starts at 9 p.m. ET.

Saturday

After a long week of all work and no play, we’re helping you relax (hahahahahahaha) by showing “The Shining” at 8 p.m. ET. If you start chanting, “REDRUM. REDRUM. REDRUM,” right now you’ll be ready.

Sunday

A notorious Hollywood bad boy (Nip/Tuck’s Julian McMahon) is captured by a mysterious Jailer (Elias Koteas) while scouting a decrepit, abandoned prison for an upcoming film in the unforgiving thriller “Prisoner.” It starts at 7 p.m. ET.

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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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