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What to watch on IFC: September 24 – 30

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It’s officially fall, which we are pretty sure means that things are falling from the sky. Whether it’s acorns or leaves or squirrels or whatever doesn’t really matter. All we know is that we’re staying inside where it’s safe and watching television.

Here’s what to watch this week on IFC:

Monday

Don’t Panic and pack a towel, because we’re showing Douglas Adams’ “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” at 8/7c. The movie stars Sherlock star Martin Freeman as a mere human who wakes to find that the Earth (and worse, his house) is about to be destroyed to build an intergalactic highway. Luckily his extraterrestrial friend (Mos Def) saves him and they begin an interstellar journey hitchhiking to the ends of the universe.

Tuesday

Clear your calendar to watch the first on-screen team-up of martial arts legends Jackie Chan and Jet Li in “The Forbidden Kingdom” at 8/7 c. In the film a teenager (Michael Angarano) travels back in time to help legendary martial-artists free the Monkey King, but most people watch to see the living legends kick ass.

Wednesday

Ready for terror? We’re showing Rob Zombie’s “The Devil’s Rejects” at 8/7c. The film follows up Zombie’s 2003 psychedelic horror flick, “House of 1000 Corpses.” Now a vengeful sheriff and two bounty hunters track a murderous family on the run. You know you want to watch.

Thursday

Tonight at 8/7c we’re showing Sylvester Stallone’s brilliantly bloody return to one of his most famous roles “Rambo”. In this installment, John Rambo (Stallone) calls upon his long-buried but lethal skills to rescue a missionary (Julie Benz) and her comrades from the Burmese army.

Friday

Watch Denzel Washington’s Oscar-winning turn as the ultimate corrupt cop in “Training Day” at 8/7c. Ethan Hawke stars as Washington’s rookie sidekick who has no idea what’s in for him when he is assigned to work with Washington, who wants to include him in his schemes.

Saturday

Spend Saturday night practicing your “Napoleon Dynamite” dance moves and shouting out your favorite quotes “Well, you have a sweet bike. And you’re really good at hooking up with chicks like this one, “Plus you’re like the only guy at school who has a mustache.” See you at 8/7c.

Sunday

Want to know how to do Sunday the right way? Watch back-to-back episodes of Arrested Development while sitting on your couch. The fun starts at noon ET.

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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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