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What to Watch on IFC: March 19 – 25

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Whoa, where did March go? We may have lost track of the month while wiling away the hours at SXSW, but who can blame us when we’re watching Youth Lagoon, Built to Spill, and live presentations of Comedy Bang! Bang!? Or maybe you’re lost in March Madness? Whatever the reasons it feels like March is marching along. We have lots of great shows to entertain you while March rushes out like a lamb.

Here’s what to watch this week on IFC:

Monday

Got a case of the Mondays, Garfield? We have the cure: Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2 airing back to back beginning at 8 p.m. ET. Watch Uma Thurman kick some serious Monday ass in Quentin Tarantino’s epic sprawling homage to action films.

Tuesday

In “Sin City,” Frank Miller’s award-winning comic comes to life in dramatic black and white that spills the action into the streets of the ultimate town without pity. The film is filled with tough-as-nails ladies including a stripper named Nancy (Jessica Alba) and a prostitute named Goldie (Jaime King) along with Rosario Dawson, Alexis Bledel, Devon Aoki, and so many more. Tune in at 8 p.m. ET.

Wednesday

You’re mama always said to watch out for the dangers lurking in Halloween candy, but she probably should have included “Hard Candy,” too. Find out why at 8 p.m. ET when we show David Slade’s twisted cat-and-mouse game starring Ellen Page as both predator and prey.

Thursday

Fact: In space, no one can hear you scream. So when a close encounter of the third kind becomes a gut-busting (literally) nightmare when an alien invades a spacecraft in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi horror classic, there’s no point in crying. So Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) kicks some alien butt instead. Tune in at 8 for “Alien” followed by David Fincher’s equally terrifying “Alien 3” at 10: 30 p.m. ET.

Friday

Friday Night Frights returns with “The Descent” at 8 p.m. ET. If you ever wanted to go spelunking, you may want to watch this movie first. In the film, a group of close female friends on a yearly adventure vacation find themselves trapped and hunted in a series of caves by an unknown force that lurks in the shadows. Fun, right? Well, fun to watch anyway.

Saturday

Just in case you missed it on Monday, because of your annoying day job thingie, or if you just can’t get enough of Uma Thurman in a yellow jumpsuit, we are showing Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Vol. 2” back-to-back again. If you watch closely enough you too can learn to fight your way out of a coma/coffin/bullet to the head and how to kill David Carradine with one hand tied behind your back. Add those skills to your resume and you may end up with a better day job.

Sunday

Perfect plan: Spend Sunday eating cake on the couch as you watch Sophia Coppola’s “Marie Antoinette.” If anyone tries to make you go outside, just yell, “Off with their heads!” a few times and they’ll get the hint. The cake-eating dance party starts at 3:15 p.m. ET

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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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