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    Texas Forever, Six: Why Friday Night Lights still means so much to me

    (This was originally published on Sabotage Times back in 2013, but I’ve since edited it. I’m overwhelmed by the continued number of comments on the piece by fellow fans from around the world. Goes to show the impact of this series and how time and place and culture doesn’t matter when it comes to something as universal as being human) Texas Forever, Six. It doesn’t mean much when Tim Riggins says it to Jason Street (best friend, star quarterback, jersey number 6) in the pilot when you barely know the characters. But the same thing uttered by Riggs (and brother…

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    50/50: Review.

    When you read the words ‘movie about cancer’ you don’t normally think uplifting. And that’s what surprised me about 50/50. I was initially apprehensive about watching it because of the content but this film and its characters soon won me over. It’s a balance of comedy and drama that the narrative gets right more often than not, making it one of the best films of 2011 – definitely one of the better, non-melodramatic movies I’ve seen about a terminal illness. The story is fairly straightforward and the plot basic, this is a character-centric piece that ultimately banks on its actors…

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