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What to Watch on IFC: March 26 – April 1

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March has swept in like a lamb and is heading out like a lion or something like that. All we know is that spring is in the air, which means allergens ahoy. With all the sneezing, wheezing and watery eyes, we are staying inside until winter. Luckily there’s a lot of great stuff to watch on IFC while we wait for our allergy meds to kick in.

Here’s what to watch this week on IFC:

Monday

Got a case of the Mondays, Garfield? There’s nothing to chase those workaday blues away like watching American history come to life under Michael Mann’s deft direction. That’s right we’re showing “Last of the Mohicans” at 8/7c. Daniel Day Lewis will take those Mondays and kick them all the way to Tuesday.

Tuesday

We’re starting a new tradition here at IFC: Awkward Tuesday. For the inauguration celebration, we want you to curl up with your mom (your dad can come too) and watch “Spanking the Monkey” at 10:30 p.m. ET. We’re know you’re going to want to watch David O. Russell’s challenging and controversial cinematic debut about an introverted college student and the incestuous disaster of a summer that follows his freshman year with your mom to mark the day!

Wednesday

Ah Wednesday, two days down, two days to go, luckily “The Last Legion” will get you over Hump Day in style. The film takese you back to the days of ancient Rome and the time of the Arthurian legends. Starring Colin Firth as military commander Aurelius, who is assembling a cadre of rebels, including Ambrosinus (Sir Ben Kingsley), the Indian female warrior Mira (Aishwarya Rai), and Romulus, a young Roman child poised to inherit the throne the Dino DiLaurentiis-produced film combines the best of fantastical history. The final triumphant stand against the barbarian invaders of Rome starts at 8 p.m. ET. Take that Wednesday.

Thursday

Director David Fincher’s dark, stylish thriller “Se7en” is a memorably dark and twisted thriller. Set in a hellish vision of a New York-like city, where it is always raining and the air crackles with impending death. The film stars Det. William Somerset (Morgan Freeman), as a homicide specialist just one week from a well-deserved retirement, who teams with rookie Brad Pitt to crack a fiendish series of murders based on the seven deadly sins. Be sure to watch the movie, but don’t open the box. It starts at 8 p.m. ET.

Friday

Friday Night Frights takes a creepy twist under Spanish filmmaker Alejandro Amenabar’s direction. “The Others” stars Nicole Kidman stars as a devoutly religious mother of two ailing children who has moved her family to a mansion on the English coast while awaiting her husband’s return from World War II, though he has been declared missing. This is no Narnia, though, and things quickly get spooky and then even spookier. The chills start at 8/7c.

Saturday

Nothing says good times like spending Saturday night locked up safe inside your house while getting the shit scared out of you by watching slasher flicks. We’re here to help you live the dream by showing “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning” back-to-back beginning at 8/7c. Don’t forget, if you cover your head with a blanket you’re invisible.

Sunday

It may be April Fools Day, but no joke we’re going to spend the day trying to make you laugh. To help us achieve our goals, we’re showing “Napoleon Dynamite” at 8/7c followed by “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” at 10/9c. Vote for Pedro!

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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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