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What to watch this week on IFC: October 15- 21

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Halloween is just around the corner, which means that the streets are filled with greedy little children demanding, nay, blackmailing you for candy. If you try and scare the bossy little devils, Power Rangers, and walking dead, or even keep the candy for yourself, their parents get downright angry. What’s a reasonable person to do? Stay inside and watch television, of course.

Here’s what to watch this week on IFC:

Monday

When is a zombie not just a zombie? When it’s a Nazi zombie. Get in the Halloween spirit with a viewing of one of the best zombie movies ever: “Dead Snow” at 12 p.m. ET/11 a.m. CT. A vacation takes a grisly turn when medical students (Vegard Hoel, Stig Frode Henriksen) encounter Nazi zombies near their remote mountain cabin.

Tuesday

Go on a family road trip with Steve Carrell, Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear, Abigail Breslin, and Alan Arkin in “Little Miss Sunshine” It’s got more porn, death, and suicide than any episode of “Toddlers & Tiaras.” The dance party starts at 8/7c.

Wednesday

Go into “The Woods,” but don’t go alone or if you do, bring an axe. In the film, a tormented teen (Agnes Bruckner) has terrifying visions, while her classmates at a remote boarding-school for girls go missing. And, well, she should. Tune in for terror at 4 p.m. ET. Did we mention it stars Patricia Clarkson?

Thursday

Are you ready to be punished? It doesn’t matter whether or not you’re ready because come 10:30 p.m. ET, we’re showing “Punisher: War Zone.” After an encounter with everyone’s favorite ersatz Marvel comic book hero the Punisher (Ray Stevenson) leaves him horribly disfigured, mob boss Billy Russoti (Dominic West) changes his name to Jigsaw and sets out for revenge.

Friday

Get a taste of terror that lasts all day long with back-to-back horror movies. The thrills and chills kick off at 9:45 a.m. ET with “The Changeling” starring George C. Scott and ends when you end up running for your mommy in the middle of “The Exorcist” which starts at 8/7c or when you’re hiding under your blankies during “Saw II” at 10:45 p.m. ET.

Saturday

Get Scared Shitless this Saturday with a double dose of terror staring with “Creepshow” at 8/7c. The movie combines the scary skills of masters of chills George Romero and Stephen King into a multi-part tale of terror. It’s followed by a grisly re-telling of the vagina dentata myth “Teeth” at 10:30 p.m. ET.

Sunday

We don’t mean to alarm you, but death is coming to town on Sunday. He’ll arrive via Greyhound bus at noon eastern time and stay until his work is done. Oh, did you you think we were talking about real death? We meant the Kids in the Hall’s epic mini-series “Death Comes to Town” which we’ll be showing marathon style starting at 12 p.m. ET/11a.m. CT.

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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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