What to watch this week on IFC: October 8th – 14th


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It’s getting cold outside! Also as Halloween approaches things are getting progressively spookier. There’s only one place you’re truly safe: Inside watching the warming blue glow of the television set.

Here’s what to watch this week on IFC:


Start your week off with a scream. We’re showing back-to-back tales of terror when we show horror master Wes Craven’s “Cursed” at 8 p.m. ET followed by George Romero’s and Stephen King’s “Creepshow” at 10 p.m. ET.


Unless you’re Martin Scorsese you probably need more Leonardo DiCaprio in your life. So get your RDA of Leo by watching “The Beach” at 8/7c. In the film he stars as an adventurer looking for a little slice of heaven on an island off the coast of Thailand, but soon discovers it is not what it seems. It’s even more fun to watch when you pretend it’s a prequel to “Inception.”


Before she was trying to blow up Jeremy Renner in “The Hurt Locker,” Kathryn Bigelow was taking down vampires in “Near Dark.” See for yourself what an Academy Award winning director was with a cult classic tale of terror and teeth when we show the screamer at 4 p.m. ET.


Tune in tonight at 8/7c to watch Ben Affleck give Rudolph a run for his money in “Reindeer Games.” In the film, Affleck stars as an ex-convict who just wants to start a new life with his girlfriend (Charlize Theron), but her brother (Gary Sinise) involves him in a scheme to rob a casino. What a jerk!


Skip work or school or your girlfriend’s mom’s funeral so you can stay home and watch one of the most famous sci fi films ever. We’re showing Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” at 9 a.m./8 a.m. C. Watch to see supercomputer HAL 9000 as it guides astronauts (Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester) on a trip to find the origins of humans.


In another installment of Scared Shitless Saturday, we’re showing back-to-back horror sure to, well, let’s just say we named it “Scared Shitless” for a reason. The thrills and chills starts at 8/7c with Rob Zombie’s “The Devil’s Rejects” followed by the campy cult classic “Evil Dead 2” at 10/9c.


Did you turn it off and on? Is it plugged in? The IT Crowd knows the right questions. Get to know Moss (Richard Ayoade), Jen (Katherine Parkinson), and Roy (“Bridesmaids”‘ Chris O’Dowd) when we air back-to-back episodes of Graham Linehan’s The IT Crowd starting at 11 a.m. 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.


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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