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Top 10 Movie Foodies

Hungry for scares? Catch The Silence of the Lambs this month on IFC.

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What goes better with movies than food? Some of our favorite big screen characters are just as obsessed with food as we are. Before you chow down with Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs, check out some of the most food-obsessed characters on the big screen. Just, uh, please don’t have what Hannibal is having…

10. The Lady and the Tramp

Lady and the Tramp
Disney

This Disney duo could’ve gone anywhere for their first date, yet they chose a fine Italian restaurant. Clearly no average pooches, these street-wise canines prove that love of food and romance can be linked to the same noodle.


9. Rusty, Ocean’s Eleven Trilogy

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Warner Bros.

Rusty Ryan (Brad Pitt) may appear calm and cool on the outside, but this guy can’t keep his hands away from grub. Look out for him in all three Ocean’s movies, always accompanied by food or drink.


8. Claire, The Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club
Universal Pictures

While her Breakfast Club peers dined on average and sometimes disgusting lunches (Pixie Stix and bread? Eww!), Claire (Molly Ringwald) comes through with a sophisticated and healthy lunch. Well done, Princess. Sushi was really trendy in the ’80s. (Catch The Breakfast Club during IFC’s ’80s Weekend.)


7. Willy Wonka, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Willy Wonka
Paramount Pictures

Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) is a mad genius of the candy world. And much like his elevators, Wonka isn’t afraid to go in unconventional directions.


6. Jules, Pulp Fiction

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Miramax

Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson) knows that a burger is the cornerstone of a nutritious breakfast. Even if that cornerstone occurs right before an execution. Just don’t ask him to eat bacon. Jules doesn’t dig on swine.


5. Harold Lee and Kumar Patel, Harold and Kumar movies

Harold and Kumar
New Line Cinema

It’s a rare day when your dreams come true. And for Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn), that dream just happens to be consuming delicious and greasy White Castle.


4. Mrs. Lovett, Sweeney Todd

Harold and Kumar
DreamWorks Pictures

They may be the worst pies in London, but Mrs. Lovett (Helena Bonham Carter) is determined to make her business a success– even if that requires a little extra man (or woman) power. Want to feast? Try the priest!


3. Jon Heder, Napoleon Dynamite

Jon Heder
Fox Searchlight

A champion of pocket tater tots, quesadillas, and dairy contests, Napoleon’s got some sweet food skills. Heck yes!


2. Hannibal Lecter, The Silence of the Lambs

Hannibal Lecter
Orion Pictures

“I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.” Say what you will about the good doctor. Dude knows how to pair food and wine.


1. Remy, Ratatouille

Remy
Pixar

No one understands food like ambitious rat chef, Remy. His brilliant instincts and fearless spirit prove that to succeed in the culinary world, you must be prepared to run a rat’s race.

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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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