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Five Reasons to Watch “Alien 3” on Saturday

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Ever dream of spending Saturday night cuddled up with an alien and/or Sigourney Weaver? Well, do we have a hot night in store for you when “Alien 3,” directed by David Fincher, airs on Saturday at 10:30/9:30c. In this installment of the Alien franchise, we find Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) crash landing on a barren penal-colony planet with an unwelcomed visitor in tow. There she contends with a group of hardened convicts while using nothing but her wits to battle a terrifying new breed of alien. If the sheer awesomeness of that plot line and the pedigree of “Alien” and “Aliens” aren’t enough to convince you to watch, here are five more reasons to tune in:

1. Ripley

Sigourney Weaver reprises her role as Ellen Ripley, a woman who is frequently scarier than the alien she is fighting. In “Alien 3,” Ripley is the only person who knows the alien well enough to beat it, and while her plan to corner and kill the creature just might work, a horrifying discovery reveals that her fight is far from over.

2. David Fincher

This film was Fincher’s big budget debut and it is hard to imagine the pressure of being a young director asked to follow in the footsteps of Ridley Scott (“Alien”) and James Cameron (“Aliens”). Fincher rose to the challenge and when you watch the film it is easy to see the talent that is so apparent in “The Social Network,” “Se7en,” and “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.”

3. Alien dog hybrid

As if HR Geiger’s alien wasn’t scary enough, in “Alien 3,” an alien stowaway gets intimate with a feral dog and a new breed of alien is born. This wee beastie is a stealthy hunter that moves on all fours and can navigate the darkened prison corridors virtually undetected. Not at all scary.

4. Fiorina 161

When Ripley’s escape pod crash lands, she winds up dependent on the inhabitants of Fiorina 161. It’s a group of rapists and murders who chose to repent for their sins in deep space after the penal colony was officially decommissioned. Cozy, right? Warden Andrews (Brian Glover) wisely puts her in the care of prison doctor Clemens (Charles Dance), and restricted to the infirmary until a rescue ship arrives. Things aren’t quite that easy though, what with an alien roaming free.

5. Charles S. Dutton

As Fiorina 161’s spiritual leader and de facto leader Dillon (Charles S. Dutton) tries his best to keep the peace in the facility of convicts. When Ripley lands on the planet, he finds himself in the position to counsel her as well, saving her life in the process. Also, he’s Charles S. Dutton! You should watch anything with him in it.

“Alien 3” airs on IFC on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 10:30 PM ET; Thursday, Jan. 19 at 10:30 PM ET; Friday, Jan. 20 at 3:30 AM ET; Sunday, Feb. 5 at 8:30 PM ET; and Monday, Feb. 6 at 2:30 AM ET

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Bro and Tell

BFFs And Night Court For Sports

Bromance and Comeuppance On Two New Comedy Crib Series

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“Silicon Valley meets Girls meets black male educators with lots of unrealized potential.”

That’s how Carl Foreman Jr. and Anthony Gaskins categorize their new series Frank and Lamar which joins Joe Schiappa’s Sport Court in the latest wave of new series available now on IFC’s Comedy Crib. To better acquaint you with the newbies, we went right to the creators for their candid POVs. And they did not disappoint. Here are snippets of their interviews:

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IFC: How would you describe Frank and Lamar to a fancy network executive you met in an elevator?
Carl: Best bros from college live and work together teaching at a fancy Manhattan private school, valiantly trying to transition into a more mature phase of personal and professional life while clinging to their boyish ways.

IFC: And to a friend of a friend you met in a bar?
Carl: The same way, slightly less coherent.

Anthony: I’d probably speak about it with much louder volume, due to the bar which would probably be playing the new Kendrick Lamar album. I might also include additional jokes about Carl, or unrelated political tangents.

Carl: He really delights in randomly slandering me for no reason. I get him back though. Our rapport on the page, screen, and in real life, comes out of a lot of that back and forth.

IFC: In what way is Frank and Lamar a poignant series for this moment in time?
Carl: It tells a story I feel most people aren’t familiar with, having young black males teach in a very affluent white world, while never making it expressly about that either. Then in tackling their personal lives, we see these three-dimensional guys navigate a pivotal moment in time from a perspective I feel mainstream audiences tend not to see portrayed.

Anthony: I feel like Frank and Lamar continues to push the envelope within the genre by presenting interesting and non stereotypical content about people of color. The fact that this show brought together so many talented creative people, from the cast and crew to the producers, who believe in the project, makes the work that much more intentional and truthful. I also think it’s pretty incredible that we got to employ many of our friends!

Sport Court

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IFC: How would you describe Sport Court to a fancy network executive you met in an elevator?
Joe: SPORT COURT follows Judge David Linda, a circuit court judge assigned to handle an ad hoc courtroom put together to prosecute rowdy fan behavior in the basement of the Hartford Ultradome. Think an updated Night Court.

IFC: How would you describe Sport Court to drunk friend of a friend you met in a bar?
Joe: Remember when you put those firecrackers down that guy’s pants at the baseball game? It’s about a judge who works in a court in the stadium that puts you in jail right then and there. I know, you actually did spend the night in jail, but imagine you went to court right that second and didn’t have to get your brother to take off work from GameStop to take you to your hearing.

IFC: Is there a method to your madness when coming up with sports fan faux pas?
Joe: I just think of the worst things that would ruin a sporting event for everyone. Peeing in the slushy machine in open view of a crowd seemed like a good one.

IFC: Honestly now, how many of the fan transgressions are things you’ve done or thought about doing?
Joe: I’ve thought about ripping out a whole row of chairs at a theater or stadium, so I would have my own private space. I like to think of that really whenever I have to sit crammed next to lots of people. Imagine the leg room!

Check out the full seasons of Frank and Lamar and Sport Court now on IFC’s Comedy Crib.

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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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