Screen Junkies » Friday Night Lights http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:04:14 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 The Big Takeaway From This ‘Friday Night Lights’ Reunion? Jason Street Wears Crocs http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-photos/the-big-takeaway-from-this-friday-night-lights-reunion-jason-street-wears-crocs/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-photos/the-big-takeaway-from-this-friday-night-lights-reunion-jason-street-wears-crocs/#comments Mon, 21 Oct 2013 19:23:48 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=257642 I hope you're comfortable, sir.

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Friday Night Lights was an acclaimed show with a talented ensemble cast that has found their follow-up work garnering mixed reviews. This picture here of the guys who played (left to right): Luke, Smash, Matt, Jason, and Herc shows that they actually look pretty damn different than they did on the show.

I looking like a high-school kid disappears pretty quickly when you stop shaving (and gain a lot of weight), I guess.

Jason Street is wearing Crocs. Respond in the comments if his footwear choice completely ruins the legacy of the show.

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Peter Berg Wants Mitt Romney To Stop Using ‘Friday Night Lights’ Slogan http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/peter-berg-wants-mitt-romney-to-stop-using-friday-night-lights-slogan/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/peter-berg-wants-mitt-romney-to-stop-using-friday-night-lights-slogan/#comments Fri, 12 Oct 2012 20:32:06 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=251455 "Keep this up and you'll end up in a wheelchair just like Jason Street," is what Berg could have said in his letter, but didn't.

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This is bad for Mitt Romney in that he gets called out by Peter Berg, who directed Battleship, so much know a lot about a great many subjects, and also because it broadcasts to everyone that the Romney campaign is co-opting the most trite phrase imaginable.

In case you were wondering what the most trite, hackneyed, banal, overused, cliche slogan a politician could use is…it’s Friday Night Lights‘ “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose.”

I guess this means that if Romney loses, it’s simply due to the fact that his eyes and heart were not as clear or full as he would have hoped. A sobering thought.

Berg calls out Romney for being unoriginal and having values quite different from those depicted on the show. (Would Obama have better-aligned values? What about W.?) Berg is about as gracious as one could be in a cease-and-desist letter, but the barbs are clearly there. Anytime you compare someone to Buddy Garrity…it’s not a compliment.

Berg’s letter to Mitt Romney (which sounds like kind of an FNL name anyway) can be found here, with The Hollywood Reporter’s godforsaken logo all over it, forcing us to acknowledge that, yes, we are aware you got the letter first.  THR needs to constantly be validated or it just breaks down. Really a high-maintenance outlet, that one.

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Wyld Stallyns Rule: 8 TV and Movie Bands We Would Actually Listen To http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/wyld-stallyns-rule-8-tv-and-movie-bands-we-would-actually-listen-to/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/wyld-stallyns-rule-8-tv-and-movie-bands-we-would-actually-listen-to/#comments Wed, 07 Sep 2011 19:19:58 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=227400 Because "edgy and original" is often horribly overrated.

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With the state of music being what it is today (I have no idea what that statement means, other than some people probably love today’s music and some hate it), it’s hard not to wonder why musicians, good and bad, can’t get their house in order and simply be more like those great fellas we see in the pictures.

I would give forty-two Black Eyed Peas for one Wyld Stallyns. And unless I’m off-base, I think many Screen Junkies readers would, too. Sure, some of these bands are pretty ridiculous, but look me in the eye and tell me they’re not all sixty-two times better and more interesting than Mumford and Sons.

God, I hate Mumford and Sons.

8. Dr. Funke’s 100 Percent Natural Good-Time Family Band Solution – Arrested Development

Sure, they’re misguided corporate whores, but who wouldn’t pay $20 bucks to go see these guys live and witness the train wreck that is Tobias Funke’s onstage banter. I mean, Amy Poehler is a huge fan, and who doesn’t love Amy Poehler?

7. Hey That’s My Bike – Reality Bites

This Ethan Hawke-fronted band certainly has the most indie cred of any band on this list. He did the whole brooding joyless musician thing before even Cobain did it, and I could totally see a generation of Williamsburg hipster fans, even today, calling themselves “Hey That’s My Bike-ers.”

Or Hawke’s Troy Dyer could just be a slightly earlier incarnation of that asshat Jared Leto. Whatevs.

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‘Friday Night Lights’ Series Adaptation Of Movie To Become Movie http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/friday-night-lights-series-adaptation-of-movie-to-become-movie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/friday-night-lights-series-adaptation-of-movie-to-become-movie/#comments Fri, 15 Jul 2011 22:16:06 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=220517 But will it stay true to the book?

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Oh, heavens. Here’s some news that’s going to confuse the baby. There are reports that Friday Night Lights, the television show adapted from the movie which was adapted from a book, might now be adapted for the big screen. Hgoh therou toe KTpw Chvblre — oops. Sorry. It’s difficult to type when my eyes cross themselves like that.

The twisty story all started to unravel itself Thursday, when Grantland.com editor in chief Bill Simmons tweeted that, “Peter Berg told us he wants to do an FNL movie with Chandler/Britton off the final episode.” After that, multiple sources told me it’s no pipe dream. Berg, who directed the original feature and shepherded the NBC series with exec producer Jason Katims, is working behind the scenes to make it a reality. (TV Line)

So as of right now, Peter Berg wants to make the movie. In the same way that Ron Howard wants to make an Arrested Development movie, and the way the cast of Party Down would like to make a movie. Until there’s a commitment, nothing is certain. Come on Universal, if you like it. Put a ring on it.

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Your 62nd Primetime Emmy Nominees http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/your-62nd-primetime-emmy-nominees/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/your-62nd-primetime-emmy-nominees/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000  The 62nd Primetime Emmy Award Nominations were announced this morning with "Glee" leading the pack with 19 noms, and Sofia Vergara presenting the nominees with heaving bosoms. Emmy is obviously with Coco, as O'Brien's "Tonight Show" was nominated while Leno's was not. Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton were justly recognized for their work on "Friday Night Lights" but will have stiff competition going up against "Breaking Bad's" Bryan Cranston and "The Good Wife's" Julianna Margulies.Notable snubs are Ed O'Neill, "Community," and Charlie Sheen for his work on "Two And A Half Men." That man has done so much for comedy and sports car driven into ravine removal, and deserves so much more. Oh, so much more.LIST OF NON-BORING NOMINEES AFTER THE JUMP...

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The 62nd Primetime Emmy Award Nominations were announced this morning with "Glee" leading the pack with 19 noms, and Sofia Vergara presenting the nominees with heaving bosoms. Emmy is obviously with Coco, as O’Brien’s "Tonight Show" was nominated while Leno’s was not. Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton were justly recognized for their work on "Friday Night Lights" but will have stiff competition going up against "Breaking Bad’s" Bryan Cranston and "The Good Wife’s" Julianna Margulies.

Notable snubs are Ed O’Neill, "Community," and Charlie Sheen for his work on "Two And A Half Men." That man has done so much for comedy and sports car driven into ravine removal, and deserves so much more. Oh, so much more.

LIST OF NON-BORING NOMINEES AFTER THE JUMP…

2010 Emmy Award Nominations

Drama Series

Breaking Bad
Dexter
Lost
Mad Men
The Good Wife
True Blood

Comedy Series

30 Rock
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Glee
Modern Family
Nurse Jackie
The Big Bang Theory

Lead Actor in a Drama

Kyle Chandler – Friday Night Lights
Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad
Matthew Fox – Lost
Michael C. Hall – Dexter
Jon Hamm – Mad Men
Hugh Laurie – House

Lead Actress in a Drama

Connie Britton – Friday Night Lights
Glenn Close – Damages
Mariska Hargitay – Law and Order: SVU
January Jones – Mad Men
Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife
Kyra Sedgwick – The Closer

Lead Actor in a Comedy

Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock
Steve Carell – The Office
Larry David – Curb Your Enthusiasm
Matthew Morrison – Glee
Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory
Tony Shalhoub – Monk

Lead Actress in a Comedy

Toni Collette – United States of Tara
Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey – 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – The New Adventures of Old Christine
Lea Michelle – Glee
Amy Poehler – Parks and Recreation

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy

Chris Colfer – Glee
Neil Patrick Harris – How I Met Your Mother
Jesse Tyler Freguson – Modern Family
Eric Stonstreet – Modern Family
Ty Burrell – Modern Family
Jon Cryer – Two And A Half Men

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama

Aaro Paul – Breaking Bad
Martin Short – Damages
Terry O’Quinn – Lost
Michael Emerson – Lost
John Slattery – Mad Men
Andre Braugher – Men Of A Certain Age

Oustanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy

Jane Lynch – Glee
Julie Bowen – Modern Family
Sofia Vergara – Modern Family
Kristen Wiig – Saturday Night Live
Jane Krakowski – 30 Rock
Holland Taylor – Two And A Half Men

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama

Sharon Gless – Burn Notice
Rose Byrne – Damages
Archie Panjabi – The Good Wife
Christine Baranski – The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks – Mad Men
Elisabeth Moss – Mad Men

Reality Competition Program

American Idol
Amazing Race
Dancing With the Stars
Project Runway
Top Chef

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series

The Colbert Report
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Saturday Night Live
Real Time With Bill Maher
Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien

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Big, Bad Texas is Too Scared for ‘Paranormal Activity 2′ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/big-bad-texas-is-too-scared-for-paranormal-activity-2/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/big-bad-texas-is-too-scared-for-paranormal-activity-2/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Like everyone else in America, I've always had to endure the boastful claims of the state of Texas. From the "Don't Mess with Texas" slogan to awful Dallas Cowboys fans to the "Steers and Queers" line in Full Metal Jacket, Texans always seem to walk around like their poo-poos don't stink. Well guess what, Tex; you're not so tough after all! Cinemark has pulled the trailer for Paramount's "Paranormal Activity 2" from several theaters in Texas after receiving numerous complaints that the promo was "too" frightening. Well look at the scared little state of Texas pissing itself in the corner over a cheesy horror movie trailer. Pathetic. Why don't you run home to your "Friday Night Lights" and your "Austin City Limits," ya pansies! (Variety)

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Like everyone else in America, I’ve always had to endure the boastful claims of the state of Texas. From the "Don’t Mess with Texas" slogan to awful Dallas Cowboys fans to the "Steers and Queers" line in Full Metal Jacket, Texans always seem to walk around like their poo-poos don’t stink. Well guess what, Tex; you’re not so tough after all!

Cinemark has pulled the trailer for Paramount’s "Paranormal Activity 2" from several theaters in Texas after receiving numerous complaints that the promo was "too" frightening.

Well look at the scared little state of Texas pissing itself in the corner over a cheesy horror movie trailer. Pathetic. Why don’t you run home to your "Friday Night Lights" and your "Austin City Limits," ya pansies! (Variety)

 

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‘Friday Night Lights’ Actress Jurnee Smollett http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/friday-night-lights-actress-jurnee-smollett/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/friday-night-lights-actress-jurnee-smollett/#comments Fri, 28 May 2010 17:58:00 +0000 Defy Media Jurnee Smollett began her career as a child model and landed recurring roles on both "Hangin' With Mr. Cooper" and "Full House" before co-starring with her siblings in the sitcom "On Our Own." The Smolletts wanted to be the next Jacksons, but it didn't happen. Lately, Jurnee starred in the Denzel Washington directed The Great Debaters and is currently Landry's budding love interest on "Friday Night Lights." A word from Jurnee: "There is crying and pain going on. There's a whole population screaming out and no one is listening."Wow, way to be a buzz kill. Can't we just talk about Justin Bieber's stupid haircut or something?Take more of a Jurnee after the jump. Rimshot!

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Jurnee Smollett began her career as a child model and landed recurring roles on both “Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper” and “Full House” before co-starring with her siblings in the sitcom “On Our Own.” The Smolletts wanted to be the next Jacksons, but it didn’t happen. Lately, Jurnee starred in the Denzel Washington directed The Great Debaters and is currently Landry’s budding love interest on”Friday Night Lights.”

A word from Jurnee: “There is crying and pain going on. There’s a whole population screaming out and no one is listening.”

Wow, way to be a buzz kill. Can’t we just talk about Justin Bieber‘s stupid haircut or something?

Take more of a Jurnee after the jump. Rimshot!

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Kyle Chandler in Talks For ‘Terra Nova’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/kyle-chandler-in-talks-for-terra-nova/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/kyle-chandler-in-talks-for-terra-nova/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Kyle Chandler gets paranoid around lip-readers.The long-suffering fans of Friday Night Lights would be wise to stiffen their upper-lips while reading this next piece of news. Kyle Chandler is said to be in talks to star in a new pilot for Steven Spielberg and Fox, all but guaranteeing the cult favorite will not survive its current season. But whatever, let's look to the future. Or in this case, to the future and then to the past.In Terra Nova, Chandler will play to his non-football coaching strengths to play a patriarch who travels through time (much like he did in "Early Edition") and get chased by dinosaurs (much like he did in King Kong). But this family from the future warped to prehistoric times sounds familiar. Where have I seen this Space Age meets the Stone Age concept before? (EW)

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Kyle Chandler gets paranoid around lip-readers.

The long-suffering fans of Friday Night Lights would be wise to stiffen their upper-lips while reading this next piece of news. Kyle Chandler is said to be in talks to star in a new pilot for Steven Spielberg and Fox, all but guaranteeing the cult favorite will not survive its current season. But whatever, let’s look to the future. Or in this case, to the future and then to the past.

In Terra Nova, Chandler will play to his non-football coaching strengths to play a patriarch who travels through time (much like he did in "Early Edition") and get chased by dinosaurs (much like he did in King Kong). But this family from the future warped to prehistoric times sounds familiar. Where have I seen this Space Age meets the Stone Age concept before? (EW)

 

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