Amy Schumer Mocks Boyhood, Divergent and More in Foulmouthed MTV Movie Awards Opener

Amy Schumer MTV Movie Awards

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Amy Schumer is quite the lovable Trainwreck. The comedian hosted the MTV Movie Awards Sunday night and brought her jokes about HPV, yeast infections and side vag to an audience obsessed with The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars and whatever that Unfriended movie was. It was no easy task, but she killed it! While there were many spectacular moments from her uproarious evening, like her spoof Guardians of the Galaxy audition tape, her opening sketch is all anyone can talk about.

Watch her parody the likes of Boyhood, Pitch Perfect, Divergent, Whiplash, The Fault in Our Stars and The Hunger Games in one inappropriately, cuss-filled exchange.

The sketch’s Boyhood and Whiplash spoofs (featuring Oscar winner J.K. Simmons) are easy targets when it comes to parodies, though audiences can’t get enough of them. Remember when IFC’s Independent Spirit Awards hosts Fred Armisen and Kristen Bell poked fun at Whiplash with Miles Teller? Now that was on our tempo!

But the great thing about Schumer is that she’s never afraid to travel the roads less taken. This is, after all, the woman who made that “Milk Milk Lemonade” music video with Amber Rose and that unforgettable military assault video game sketch. So her cancer support group poke at The Fault in Our Stars was a walk in the park.

However, the best part of Schumer’s opening sketch came at the very end. It lasted for a second or two, but it was hard to miss. We’re talking about Elizabeth Banks dropping the Effie F-bomb.

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Inauguration Alternative

Bill Murray On Repeat

It's a movie "Murray-thon" all-day Friday on IFC.

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Democrats, Republicans and Millennials agree: 2017 is shaping up to be a spectacle — a spectacle that really kicks into high gear this Friday with the presidential inauguration. Not only will the new POTUS swear in, but all the Country’s highest offices will be filled. It’s a daunting prospect, and to feel a little anxious about it is only normal. But if your anxiety is snowballing into panic, we have a solution:
Bill Murray.

He’s the human embodiment of a mental “Happy Place”, and there’s really no problem he can’t solve. So, with that in mind, how about we all set aside reality for a moment and let Bill take the pain away by imagining a top-shelf White House cabinet filled exclusively by his signature characters. Here are a few hypothetical appointments for your consideration…

Secretary of Defense:
Bill Murray from Stripes

His incompetence is balanced by charm, and dumb luck is inexplicably on his side. America could do worse.

Secretary of State:
Bill Murray from Lost In Translation

A seasoned globetrotter steeped in regional traditions who has the respect of the whole wide world. And he kills Costello in karaoke, which is very important.

Press Secretary:
Bill Murray from Ghostbusters

“Cats and dogs, living together. Mass hysteria.” Dude knows how to brief a room.

Secretary of Health and Human Services:
Bill Murray from What About Bob.

A doctor-approved people person who knows that progress is measured in baby steps.

Secretary of Energy:
Bill Murray from Groundhog Day

Let’s be honest, this world is going to need a lot of do-overs.

Feeling better? Hold on to that bliss. And enjoy a healthy alternative to the inauguration brouhaha with multiple Murrays all Friday long in an IFC movie marathon including Kingpin, Zombieland, Ghostbusters, and Ghostbusters II.

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Home Run

Hank Azaria Gets Thrown A Curve Ball

Brockmire Premieres April 5 at 10P

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Unless you’ve somehow missed every episode of the Simpsons since 1989, then surely you know that Hank Azaria is one of the most important character actors of our time. He’s so prolific and his voice is so dynamic that he’s responsible for more iconic personalities than most folks realize. Basically, he’s the great and powerful Oz — except that when you pull back the curtain the truth is actually more impressive. And now Hank is coming to IFC to bring yet another character to the TV pop culture hive mind in the new series Brockmire. Check out the trailer below.

Based on the following Funny or Die short and co-starring Amanda Peet, Brockmire follows the story of imploded major league sportscaster Jim Brockmire as he tries to resurrect his career by calling plays for a floundering minor league team in a podunk town.

The series is written by Joel Church-Cooper (Undateable) and produced by Funny or Die’s Mike Farah and Joe Farrell, meaning that there’s funny in front of the camera, funny behind the camera–funny all around. Sounds like a ball to us.

Brockmire premieres April 5 at 10P on IFC.

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Car Notes

Portlandia On People Who Can’t Park

Portlandia returns tonight at 10P on IFC.

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If flagrant bad parking takes nerve, then retaliatory note writing takes neuroses. Watch Fred and Carrie take passive aggression to next level in Car Notes, the new Portlandia web series presented by Subaru. The first episode is yours right here and now, and you can see every installment of Car Notes anytime online, on the IFC app and on demand.

Portlandia returns tonight at 10P on IFC.

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