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“The Avengers” clip shows Thor and Captain America battling Loki’s army

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Stop, it’s hammer time. Or Mjolnir time, to be exact. Yes, it’s a new day, and that means we have a new clip from the upcoming Marvel flick “The Avengers.”

This one is just a snippet of the epic battle scene we’ve seen teased in previous behind-the-scenes images, production stills and trailers. Thor and Captain America can be seen facing off against Loki’s army when the good Captain gets hit with a laser from one of the aliens’ guns. While he is injured, Thor takes out the rest of their enemies and then helps Captain America stand up. Teamwork!

Judging by the amount of footage we’ve seen surrounding this battle, it seems like it’s going to be a big set piece in the flick. Yesterday’s clip featuring Tony Stark and Loki seemed to be a precursor to the fight, and much of the fighting taking place in the trailers released seems to take place during this sequence as well. That works for us, because the Marvel movies don’t tend to be known for their action scenes.

For those of you desperate for a look at Loki’s army, this clip gives you a pretty clear look. Thank goodness we all don’t have to rely on grainy screenshots and toy models to convince ourselves that these aliens are not Skrulls.

Initial reactions to the film from those who were lucky enough to watch it at its premiere were overwhelmingly positive, so it seems safe to say that all this set up will pay off. However, it is beginning to feel like we’ve seen just about everything in the movie already. Hopefully Marvel doesn’t plan to release a new clip or TV spot every day until “The Avengers” hits theaters.

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Directed by Joss Whedon, the film stars Robert Downey Jr., Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Stellan Skarsgård and Samuel L. Jackson. It is due in theaters on May 4.

What do you think of this new clip from “The Avengers”? Let us now 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.

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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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