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What to watch this week on IFC: June 4 – 10

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This week we are all making like Loverboy and working for the weekend. Specifically we are working for Friday night when Bunk and Comedy Bang! Bang! finally premiere on IFC. Hurry up Friday!

Here’s what to watch this week on IFC:

Monday

In “Lord of War” Nicholas Cage stars as Yuri Orlov an opportunistic businessman who stumbled into a gold mine after the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union. Orlov’s exploits in the arms business quickly made him a very rich man, but they’ve also led to some unwanted attention from Jack Valentine (Ethan Hawke), an Interpol agent who is convinced Orlov isn’t playing by the rules. It airs at 10;15 p.m. ET.

Tuesday

Much like The Blues Brothers Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus believe they are on a mission from God. But instead of singing the blues in matching suits, these two brothers begin killing members of Boston’s underworld, just as God wanted. “The Boondock Saints” starts at 10:15 p.m. ET.

Wednesday

On Tuesday at 8/7c we’re showing “Kill Bill: Vol. 1” and tonight we’re showing the second half. Yep start practicing killing a man with one hand, because we’re showing “Kill Bill: Vol. 2” starting at 8/7c. Watch as The Bride (Uma Thurman) takes down her former boss (David Carradine), his younger brother (Michael Madsen) and Daryl Hannah, to boot.

Thursday

The alien invasion in “District 9” doesn’t involve carving mountains out of mashed potatoes or enlisting Will Smith or Ben Affleck to save the world. Instead the aliens are all put into a refugee camp in South Africa under the control of a multinational corporation. Everything changes though when a field operative (Sharlto Copley) contracts a mysterious virus that begins to change his DNA. Tune in at 8/7c.

Friday

It’s the night we’ve all been waiting for: Comedy Bang! Bang! premieres at 10 p.m. ET followed by Bunk at 10:30 p.m. ET. Set your DVR, send your invitations, order catering, it’s all happening!

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Saturday

Don’t panic and pack a towel because we’re showing “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” at 8 p.m ET.

Sunday

You don’t want to miss Good Guys Wear Black when it starts at 6/5c, because if you did miss it, Chuck Norris would hunt you and then Chuck Norris would find you. And you don’t want Chuck Norris to find you.

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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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