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"Friday Night Lights" Movie Sequel or Series Return?

"Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose"

For those of you who are not familiar with the sports drama franchise, allow me to introduce it to you in a few short sentences. The Friday Night Lights-universe centers around football (American) and the lives of small Texas town high school students.

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Everything started with a film in 2004, starring Billy Bob Thornton. Friday Night Lights, the movie, became an instant success and is now considered as one of the best in the genre. The story followed Coach Gary Gaines as he tried to revive the Permian Panthers from Odessa, Texas, and get them to win state in 1988.
Synopsis: Odessa, Texas, is a small, town in Texas. Racially divided and economically dying, there is one night that gives the town something to live for: Friday Night. The Permian Panthers have a big winning tradition in Texas high school football, led by QB Mike Winchell and superstar tailback Boobie Miles, but all is not well, as Boobie suffers a career-ending injury in the first game of the season. Hope is lost among citizens in Odessa, and for the team, but Coach Gary Gaines, who believes that "Perfection is being able to look your friends in the eye and know you did everything you could not to let them down", is somehow able to help the team rise up from the ashes and make a huge season comeback. Now on their way to state, the Panthers must go out and be perfect, because they may never matter this much for the rest of their lives.
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Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Lucas Black, Garrett Hedlund, Derek Luke, Tim McGraw, Connie Britton, Amber Heard and others.
Trivia: The movie is based on the book Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream by H.G. Bissinger and depicts true events.

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Two years later, the movie inspired a TV series spin-off. Bearing the same title, the show introduced Coach Eric Taylor and the Dillon Panthers from small town Dillon, Texas. The story is very similar - one could say almost identical - to the film. However, the series focuses deeper on the lives of the players. The show ran for five seasons, between 2006-2011.
Synopsis: In the small town of Dillon, Texas, one night matters: Friday Night. Eric Taylor has recently been hired as the head football coach for the Dillon High School Panthers, the town's pride and joy. Friday Night Lights displays the stress that the town gives the high school players to win, and the hope that the team gives to a small town, and how a team has its low points, its high points, and how they come together as a team on their way to victory.
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Starring: Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Taylor Kitsch, Aimee Teegarden, Zach Gilford, Jesse Plemons, Minka Kelly, Adrianne Palicki and others.
There has been talk about a series return and a movie sequel. However, the stars of the show Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton disagree on the former matter. But what do you think?

Do you want to see another Friday Night Lights movie or a series return? If the franchise is continued, should it be with the original stars? Do you think it would be better to focus on College or Professional football in a state, other than Texas? I want to hear your ideas.


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Bangladesh bans Irrfan Khan starrer ‘No Bed of Roses’

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Bangladeshi filmmaker Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’s “No Bed of Roses”, starring and co-produced by India actor Irrfan Khan, has been effectively banned in Bangladesh.

Speculation has been rife in the Bangladeshi and Indian media that the film is a biopic loosely based on late Bangladeshi writer and filmmaker Humayun Ahmed who divorced his wife of 27 years and married an actress 33 years his junior. Farooki has denied that the film is a biopic.

According to Variety, the film begins with a disclaimer that the film has no resemblance to any real life characters alive or dead. Irrfan plays a filmmaker named Javed Hasan who leaves his wife and marries an actress who was his daughter’s classmate in school.

“I am really surprised to know that the government of Bangladesh has blocked the film. This is a humane story that deals with complex male and female relationships in a subtle and balanced way. What harm will it cause to the society if seen?” Irrfan said.

The film is a co-production between Bangladesh’s Jaaz Multimedia and India’s Eskay Movies with Khan’s IK Company as co-producer.

The Bangladesh Film Development Corporation’s (BFDC) Joint Venture Preview Committee approved the script on March 8, 2016 after which the film went into production.

The completed film was previewed for the BFDC on February 12, 2017 and received a No Objection Certificate on February 15.

On February 16, the BFDC sent the production a letter stating that the certificate had been cancelled due to a letter from the Bangladesh Information Ministry.

When BFDC Managing Director Tapan Kumar Ghosh was asked about the reason for the revocation of the Certificate, he said that it is not the BFDC’s prerogative to issue the certificate and it was up to the Bangladesh Film Censor Board to issue it.

However, all the letters issued to the production from the BFDC are all on the organization’s official letterhead.

In reality, international co-productions cannot approach the Censor Board without the BFDC certificate.

“We have been blocked at the first gate. As the order does not explain any reason, I don’t know why they thought screening of the film would be inappropriate.

“Yes, my film handles a so-called taboo subject but it doesn’t show anything explicit and hence doesn’t violate any censor code. This goes against the freedom of expression,” said Farooki.

Farooki is now taking the matter to court.

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