What to Watch on IFC: November 7 – 13

What to Watch on IFC: November 7 – 13 (photo)

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No need to blaspheme, it’s easy to always look on the bright side of life when “Monty Python’s Life of Brian” airs on IFC. It’s on tonight at 9:45 p.m. ET


“Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai” is a surreal crime drama told as only Jim Jarmusch could. The film stars Forest Whitaker as Ghost Dog, a self-taught samurai and hitman who is obsessed with order and his strict personal moral code, drawn from the philosophies of the Japanese warriors. With action ranging from shoot outs to carrier pigeons and a soundtrack by the RZA the movie has something for everyone. It airs at 8 p.m. ET.


While Terrence Malick works on bringing two more films to the silver screen, catch up on his earlier works to impress your friends and your enemies. “The New World” airs at Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 6:45 a.m. ET and at 3:00 p.m. ET


The award-winning graphic novel “Sin City” comes to life in this live-action feature adaptation from director Robert Rodriguez and creator Frank Miller. Interweaving multiple storylines from the series’ history, this violent crime noir paints the picture of the ultimate town without pity through the eyes of its roughest characters. The movie stars practically everyone from Mickey Rourke to Bruce Willis; Rosario Dawson to Jessica Alba.Things go black and white at 8 p.m. ET.


It’s the “Onion News Network” on a new night. Expect the same slightly terrifying news delivered on a slightly different night. Get into the FactZone at 10/9c.


Just because it is cold out doesn’t mean we can’t show the screwball summer camp classic “Meatballs.” Tune in at 4 p.m. ET for the best Bill Murray performance of his career. Yeah, we said it.


It’s a call-in-sick-to-church-and-watch-IFC Sunday with back-to-back must-see movies. “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” starts at 3:45 p.m. ET, followed by “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” at 5:45 p.m. ET and “The Shining” at 8 p.m. ET. Actually, if you’re watching “The Shining” maybe you shouldn’t call out sick to church as you’ll need all the help you can get to go to sleep later.

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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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