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Eddie Murphy to join Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito in “Twins” sequel

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In 1988, the world laughed together at “Twins,” a film that built itself around the outrageously zany premise that two brothers could be not only totally different personality wise, but physically as well! Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito, the film was a commercial success if not an overwhelming critical one. Now, Universal and Montecito Picture Co. are planning to develop a follow-up that doubles down on the outrageous zaniness of the first film by not only bringing in a third brother or the visibly white stars of the original, but having him played by noted black man Eddie Murphy! Zany to the max.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new film would be called, appropriately “Triplets,” and tell the story of Schwarzenegger and DeVito’s experimental twins Julius and Vincent, discovering the existence of their third brother. There aren’t any more real story details aside from that, but it’s probably fair to assume that we’re in for a subtle, nuanced exploration of race in America. “Twins” director Ivan Reitman is currently onboard as a producer, but has yet to settle on a writer or helmer for the new project.

This news comes on the heels of a series of rather “interesting” film choices by Murphy, whose most successful work of the last decade has been voicing the donkey in the “Shreck” films. While playing a triplet to Schwarzenegger and DeVito is perhaps no less gimmicky than movies about a guy who has a limited amount of words to say (“A Thousand Words”), a Murphy-shaped robot controlled by tiny Murphy-shaped aliens (“Meet Dave”) or the entirety of “Norbit,” the upside is that there’s no readily apparent reason for the actor to wear a fatsuit and/or play a caricature of another race. Additionally, with a costar as high-profile as Schwarzenegger, it’s entirely possible that Murphy could shine in a supporting role, much as he did in “Dreamgirls.”

What do you think about a sequel to “Twins”? Are you excited or worried about Murphy’s involvement? Tell us in the comments below or on Facebook and 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.

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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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