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What to watch this week on IFC: August 13 -19

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This week Bullet in the Face is hitting our air with a vengeance. To celebrate the new series from Alan Spencer we’re showing some of our favorite action-packed movies, including “Fight Club” and “Rambo,” in a special series called Bullet Vision. Watch for those movies each night during prime time. But don’t tune in only after 8 p.m. ET, we have lots of other awesome movies to watch this week too.

Here’s what to watch this week on IFC:

Monday

Do you hate Mondays? If so, it’s because you’re not watching “Cop Land” when it airs tonight at 9:45 p.m. ET. The film is a who’s who of actors who have brilliantly played cops, including Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta and Michael Rapaport. With a cast that good you know the film will make for a compelling Monday night. Come on, do Monday right.

Tuesday

Pencil this into your Filofax: Tuesday at 12:45 p.m. ET, you are having a fight with Tony Jaa. Don’t worry, you don’t have to meet him behind the bleachers or anything. Just show up to watch “The Protector” and make your sad little Cup O’Soup on the couch into a seriously kick ass affair.

Wednesday

Jessica Alba will be on our airways at 2:45 p.m. ET. What else do you need to know? Oh fine: We’re showing the ultra-creepy thriller “The Eye” and Jessica Alba stars as a concert violinist who receives a double corneal transplant only to star seeing frightening images of a world that only she can see.

Thursday

Bullet in the Face premieres tonight! The brutally funny and viciously hilarious mini-series kicks off in a hail of gunfire tonight at 10/9c. The show stars Max Williams as Gunther Vogler a sociopath criminal-turned-cop caught in a war between crime lords Eddie Izzard and Eric Roberts. It’s going to be your new favorite show so you’ll be thrilled to know that we’re airing new episodes back-to-back in a two-night event.

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Friday

Our Bullet in the Face two-night event continues tonight at 10/9c. We’re showing three back-to-back chapters in the ongoing struggle between rival crime lords Eddie Izzard’s Tannhauser and Eric Roberts Racken and Gunter Vogler, the undercover criminal-turned-cop stuck in the middle.

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Saturday

We’re showing Bullet in the Face all over again beginning at 6:15 p.m. ET. In between the episodes of the viciously funny crime drama, we’re showing Quentin Tarantino’s “From Dusk Till Dawn.” Desperado brothers (George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino) kidnap a preacher (Harvey Keitel) and his kids, commandeer their RV and wind up in a Mexican strip joint where vampires lurk. It starts at 7:45 p.m. ET. You’re going to want to make yourself comfortable on the couch, because you’re not going anywhere.

Sunday

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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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