Peter Berg, please stop teasing us with tidbits about a Friday Night Lights movie. While doing press for Battleship, Berg told MTV that Jason Katims, “our super-talented showrunner,” was just about done with a possible script, but that everyone is “busy,” of course. “If we can get everyone in the same room at the same time, we all want to do it,” Berg said, which sounds vague and noncommittal, and also seems to imply that pulling this off will be really difficult, even just on a scheduling basis. The story Katims came up with “parallels what happened to Mike Leach … a coach at Texas Tech who was unjustly fired and unjustly accused of mistreating a player with a concussion, which was proven to not have been the case,” Berg said. He described it as a “great redemption story,” saying that the would-be film would focus more on Coach and Mrs. Coach than on anyone else. Does Coach really need a redemption story? Isn’t he the most perfect human ever to walk among us?
If you decide to watch a movie on Valentine’s Day - and we here at BWDR obviously strongly recommend that you do - choosing one can be a bit of a minefield. The straight-forward Hollywood rom-coms of the past twenty years (at least) are usually god awful, the predictable and…
Patrick Bateman:Did you know that Whitney Houston's debut LP, called simply Whitney Houston had 4 number one singles on it? Did you know that, Christie?
Elizabeth:[laughing] You actually listen to Whitney Houston? You own a Whitney Houston CD? More than one?
Patrick Bateman:It's hard to choose a favorite among so many great tracks, but "The Greatest Love of All" is one of the best, most powerful songs ever written about self-preservation, dignity. Its universal message crosses all boundaries and instills one with the hope that it's not too late to better ourselves. Since, Elizabeth, it's impossible in this world we live in to empathize with others, we can always empathize with ourselves. It's an important message, crucial really. And it's beautifully stated on the album.
So, since I have many a movie fan on my Tumblr list, and many genre fans as well, I wanted to alert you all of my new podcast, The Brood, a discussion of topics in horror film. My fellow podcasters & I will delve in a critical and insightful discussion of topics in horror every month. Check out our first episode, in which we discuss what horror is, why we love it, and what films inspired us. Next month, we are doing a body horror special. In addition, I’m always looking for more people to add to the lineup or be guest hosts, so please contact me if you like how we did this first episode & would like to be part of a future show.