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Warwick Davis sees stalks bigger than he can comprehend in “Jack the Giant Killer”

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Veteran actor Warwick Davis (“Willow,” “Leprechaun”) may be small in stature at just three-foot-six-inches tall, but a year from now he’ll be in theaters in a very big movie. Bryan Singer’s modern re-telling of the “Jack and the Beanstalk” tale isn’t set to hit theaters until 2013, but with a great trailer under its belt, the film already looms large on the horizon. While sitting down with Davis to chat about the Video on Demand release of his “Leprechaun” franchise, we had a moment to ask him about his role in “Jack the Giant Killer” and what it was like to work alongside Singer and some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.

“I mean, it’s a huge film,” he said. “I was involved in with a whole sequence at the beginning of the film and I was actually asked to direct part of the beginning as well. The whole sort of theatrical sequence that happens.”

Davis stars alongside Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Nicholas Hoult, and Bill Nighy.

“It was really good,” said Davis. “A lot of really creative people on the film and that cast. It looks set to become quite a cool film.”

The shadows cast by his fellow actors, however, are nothing compared to the immense shadows cast by what Davis describes as absolutely enormous beanstalks.

“I just think the design of it. I mean, just the scale of the beanstalks. You can’t even imagine. It’s like ‘Wow!’ They really are even more than you would imagine them to be. If it’s going to reach the sky you know they’ve got to be pretty big, but I don’t think you ever quite comprehend them as being as massive as they are in this particular film.”

We may have to wait another year to see it, but we’re already counting up our magic beans in anticipation.

“Jack the Giant Killer” is slated to hit theaters in March 2013.

You can catch Warwick Davis in the original “Leprechaun” which is now available in High Definition on Digital Download, Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View just in time for your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.  The third and sixth installment in the series are also available in HD for the first time as well.

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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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