Five reasons to watch Terry Gilliam’s “Brothers Grimm” tonight


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Fairytales are having a moment. There’s “Snow White and the Huntsman” and “Mirror Mirror” making waves at the box office, and Grimm has a primetime spot on the small screen, but before any of them, there was “Brothers Grimm.” Directed by Monty Python’s own Terry Gilliam, the fantastical film document the even more fantastical adventures of Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm (Matt Damon and Heath Ledger, respectively). However, instead of mere chroniclers of stories, in Gilliam’s world, the Brothers Grimm are the most powerful and feared enemies of the armies of darkness. Or at least that’s what tell everyone, when in reality they are merely theatrical con men, who travel from town to town staging the very hauntings and possessions they then conveniently exorcise – for a very hefty fee. However when several young girls disappear from a small village the men are called into real action. And when it turns out that the kidnappings come courtesy of the Mirror Queen (Monica Bellucci), a witch who needs the girls’ blood to maintain her own beauty and immortality, well that’s a fairy tale come to life. “Brothers Grimm” airs tonight at 10:15 p.m. ET.

Need more reason to watch? Here you go:

1. Heath Ledger

Gone too soon, man. Gone too soon.

2. Terry Gilliam

The director cannot possibly make enough movies to sate our desire to watch his movies. Also, he was in Monty Python. What else do you need?

3. Matt Damon

Two words: 30 Rock.

4. Monica Bellucci

Have you seen her in “The Matrix Reloaded”? No? Fix that right now and you’ll know why you should watch absolutely anything she stars in:

5. Jonathan Pryce

A Gilliam regular he’s had roles in “The Adventures of Baron Munchausen” and, of course, “Brazil”

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“Brothers Grimm” airs tonight at 10:15 PM ET; Sunday, Sept. 30 at 11:00 PM ET; and Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 10:30 PM ET.

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15 That ’70s Show Quotes to Help You Unleash Your Inner Jackie

Catch That '70s Show Mondays and Tuesdays from 6-10P on IFC.

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When life gets you down, just ask yourself: what would Jackie do? (But don’t ask her, because she doesn’t care about your stupid problems.) Before you catch That ’70s Show on IFC, take a look at some quotes that will help you be the best Jackie you can be.

15. She knows her strengths.

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14. She doesn’t let a little thing like emotions get in the way.

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13. She’s her own best friend.

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12. She has big plans for her future.

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11. She keeps her ego in check.

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10. She can really put things in perspective.

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9. She’s a lover…

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8. But she knows not to just throw her love around.

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7. She’s proud of her accomplishments.

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6. She knows her place in the world.

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5. She asks herself the hard questions.

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4. She takes care of herself.

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3. She’s deep.

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2. She’s a problem solver.

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1. And she’s always modest.

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Watch “Little Miss Sunshine” tonight


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Tonight at 8/7c we are showing the quirky, understated, hilarious family drama “Little Miss Sunshine.” While on the surface the movie’s plot — family road trips to a beauty pageant — sounds sweet, after you watch the movie you’ll agree that “sweet” is pretty much the least suitable adjective in the entire thesaurus. Think suicide, strife, porn, and death all wrapped up in a darkly humorous and strangely touching package. In other words: It’s great.

It stars Abigail Breslin as Olive, a girl with a dream that comes true when she gets a phone call from the Little Miss Sunshine Beauty Pageant

Olive has been working on her getting ready for the talent portion of the competition by getting dancing tips from her grandfather (Alan Arkin), who has choreographed a killer routine for her:

The family then get news that Olive’s uncle (Steve Carell) will be joining them on the road trip. You see, he can’t be left alone after a failed suicide attempt:

The whole family including her father (Greg Kinnear), mother (Toni Colette), brother (Paul Dano), grandfather and uncle all pile into the family’s van. It doesn’t go so well:

But the family sticks together, no matter what happens. Well, mostly anyway:

But all’s well that ends well and when it comes to “Little Miss Sunshine,” it ends with a dance party to “Super Freak,” which is, of course, absolutely perfect.

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“Little Miss Sunshine” airs tonight at 8/7c; Thursday, Sept. 20 at 12:45 AM ET; Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 8:00 PM ET; and Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 12:30 AM ET

Napoleon Dynamite dance party


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It’s been eight years since the cult classic “Napoleon Dynamite” hit the big screen bringing ligers, glamour shots, and Vote for Pedro into the popular vernacular. The highly quotable film follows the adventures of Napoleon (Jon Heder), a high school student who lives with his older brother, Kip (Aaron Ruell), his grandmother (Sandy Martin) and their pet llama, Tina (“Tina, come get some ham!” – sorry, it’s hard to resist). There’s the new kid Pedro (Efren Ramirez) whom Napoleon helps run for Class President, and Deb Bradshaw (Tina Majorino), a fellow student who just might “get” him. It’s pretty much the best. That’s why we are doing our part to make sure that every single person on this planet remembers the wonder, the glory, the magnificence of “Napoleon Dynamite,” so we are showing it tonight at 8/9 c and again at 10/9c. By the second showing you should be more than capable of reciting at least ten quotes and re-enacting his brilliant dance moves. Want to start practicing now? No problem.

Here’s the original with Jon Heder busting his moves:

And here are some of our favorite interpretations:

Want to make your own? Here’s a very helpful instruction video:

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“Napoleon Dynamite” airs on IFC tonight at 8 p.m. ET and again at 10 p.m. ET; Saturday, Sepr. 29 at 8 p.m. ET; and Sunday, Sept. 30 at 12:00 AM ET

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