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YEAH TV app brings movie streaming to Facebook

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If you like movies and you’re on Facebook, you may want to check out YEAH TV.

The new Facebook app is described as a “new way to watch movies.” So what does that mean? Well, it’s sort of like Netflix meets “Pop-Up Video,” except with a social networking spin. YEAH allows you to stream movies through the app uninterrupted, but also features interesting facts about the film and interviews with various cast and crew members. In terms of the Facebook component, you can take quizzes, cast votes and be involved in ranking the movies in other ways.

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YEAH is 50 Facebook credits (or $5) per month, and allows unlimited access to the app. It’s set to launch on May 2 with movie options including “Reservoir Dogs,” “Superman: The Movie,” “Natural Born Killers” and “The Crow.” “The Exorcist” and “Starship Troopers” will launch the following week.

If you’re intrigued by the app, you can give it a trial run on Facebook right now. “Halloween” is streaming for free, so you can get a sense of how YEAH works. We played around with it a little bit today, and were actually surprised by a lot of the facts that popped up while we were watching. I personally didn’t know that Michael Myers is listed in the movie’s script only as “The Shape.”

In addition to the John Carpenter interview included during “Halloween,” YEAH has also landed interviews with Ivan Reitman, Richard Donner, Michael Madsen and Juliette Lewis that help illuminate the viewing experience. These interviews will be available in full on the app, though the only two that will be up at launch will be the ones with Carpenter and Madsen.

What do you think of this new way of experiencing movies? Will you give the trial run a chance with “Halloween”? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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Inauguration Alternative

Bill Murray On Repeat

It's a movie "Murray-thon" all-day Friday on IFC.

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Democrats, Republicans and Millennials agree: 2017 is shaping up to be a spectacle — a spectacle that really kicks into high gear this Friday with the presidential inauguration. Not only will the new POTUS swear in, but all the Country’s highest offices will be filled. It’s a daunting prospect, and to feel a little anxious about it is only normal. But if your anxiety is snowballing into panic, we have a solution:
Bill Murray.

He’s the human embodiment of a mental “Happy Place”, and there’s really no problem he can’t solve. So, with that in mind, how about we all set aside reality for a moment and let Bill take the pain away by imagining a top-shelf White House cabinet filled exclusively by his signature characters. Here are a few hypothetical appointments for your consideration…

Secretary of Defense:
Bill Murray from Stripes

His incompetence is balanced by charm, and dumb luck is inexplicably on his side. America could do worse.

Secretary of State:
Bill Murray from Lost In Translation

A seasoned globetrotter steeped in regional traditions who has the respect of the whole wide world. And he kills Costello in karaoke, which is very important.

Press Secretary:
Bill Murray from Ghostbusters

“Cats and dogs, living together. Mass hysteria.” Dude knows how to brief a room.

Secretary of Health and Human Services:
Bill Murray from What About Bob.

A doctor-approved people person who knows that progress is measured in baby steps.

Secretary of Energy:
Bill Murray from Groundhog Day

Let’s be honest, this world is going to need a lot of do-overs.

Feeling better? Hold on to that bliss. And enjoy a healthy alternative to the inauguration brouhaha with multiple Murrays all Friday long in an IFC movie marathon including Kingpin, Zombieland, Ghostbusters, and Ghostbusters II.

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Home Run

Hank Azaria Gets Thrown A Curve Ball

Brockmire Premieres April 5 at 10P

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Unless you’ve somehow missed every episode of the Simpsons since 1989, then surely you know that Hank Azaria is one of the most important character actors of our time. He’s so prolific and his voice is so dynamic that he’s responsible for more iconic personalities than most folks realize. Basically, he’s the great and powerful Oz — except that when you pull back the curtain the truth is actually more impressive. And now Hank is coming to IFC to bring yet another character to the TV pop culture hive mind in the new series Brockmire. Check out the trailer below.

Based on the following Funny or Die short and co-starring Amanda Peet, Brockmire follows the story of imploded major league sportscaster Jim Brockmire as he tries to resurrect his career by calling plays for a floundering minor league team in a podunk town.

The series is written by Joel Church-Cooper (Undateable) and produced by Funny or Die’s Mike Farah and Joe Farrell, meaning that there’s funny in front of the camera, funny behind the camera–funny all around. Sounds like a ball to us.

Brockmire premieres April 5 at 10P on IFC.

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Car Notes

Portlandia On People Who Can’t Park

Portlandia returns tonight at 10P on IFC.

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If flagrant bad parking takes nerve, then retaliatory note writing takes neuroses. Watch Fred and Carrie take passive aggression to next level in Car Notes, the new Portlandia web series presented by Subaru. The first episode is yours right here and now, and you can see every installment of Car Notes anytime online, on the IFC app and on demand.

Portlandia returns tonight at 10P on IFC.

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