Toby Jones calls “Snow White and the Huntsman” a “very dark” film


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UPDATE: Now with new teaser for the film below.

This summer’s film release slate may be filled to the brim with superheroes and aliens, but there’s one fantasy movie that’s caught our attention. “Snow White and the Huntsman,” the big screen debut for commercial director Rupert Sanders, looks like it’s going to be one of the best fantasy films we’ve had the please to watch in many years, and one of its stars agrees with us.

IFC caught up with actor Toby Jones at “The Hunger Games” premiere Monday night and asked him about his role in “Snow White and the Huntsman.” He plays one of Snow White’s eight dwarf companions named Coll, and, like his name, the dwarves will be unlike anything we’ve seen before in previous incarnations of the fairy tale.

“People say, ‘Oh, which one are you, Sleepy?'” Jones said, laughing. “It’s very dark, the film, and we’re all kind of killers. So that was great fun. And the actors, the other dwarves, it was a great group of actors. It was really good fun.”

Jones has quite an array of dwarven cast members. Rounding out the group of eight (one more than the traditional seven) are Ian McShane, Johnny Harris, Bob Hoskins, Eddie Marsan, Brendan Gleeson, Ray Winstone and Nick Frost.

Some have compared “Snow White and the Huntsman” to “The Lord of the Rings,” but Jones said the comparison doesn’t quite work. And it’s hard to judge the end result of the film on anything more than the commercials Sanders has worked on, as he doesn’t have any feature-length movies to his name.

“He hasn’t really done anything before in terms of big movies like that,” Jones said. “I suppose there’s a quest element to it [like ‘Lord of the Rings’]. It’s very hard to judge a movie before it’s cut, but at the time it feels very, very dark and very unlike any other version of ‘Snow White’ I’ve ever seen, which is exciting.”

For those who want even more “Snow White and the Huntsman,” a full trailer will debut next Monday during “The Voice,” but for now you can check out the new teaser released today.

Are you looking forward to “Snow White and the Huntsman like we are? Tell us in the comments section 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.


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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