21 July 2018

Michael Stich & #Helena Sukova Inducted into Tennis HOF

You Know You're Too Old When: #MichaelStich & #HelenaSukova are inducted into #Tennis #HOF. ๐ŸŽพ๐Ÿ’ช 

Was lucky enough to have seen  #Stich live - dude was awesome! (Same day we saw World #1 & #2 lose on the same court...a story for another day!)

PS. Where's #Kafelnikov?!๐Ÿค”๐Ÿคท‍♀️

Stop the Sports Presses! Tiger Woods is Leading a Major!

So.... as soon as #Tiger's name pops up on top of the leaderboard all the contenders suddenly find themslevles in trouble on a benign  course.


Coincidence?


#BritishOpen er, I mean, #TheOpen

20 July 2018

Winter Brothers (Vinterbrรธdre) Theatrical Release!

OMG! The incredible #WinterBrothers (#Vinterbrodre) is getting a theatrical release! Run, don't walk to this completely unique cinematic experience!

PS. H/T TBH! ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ‘ฐ

@laemmle

https://bit.ly/2LniQkh







19 July 2018

Bogie Retrospective at the Aero / Devil in a Blue Dress at the Laemmle

Yo! @SidGrauman has a #HumphreyBogart retro starting tonight at the venerable #AeroTheatre!

https://bit.ly/2O0m77T


Also, get your #Denzel weekend started with #DevilInABlueDress (criminally underappreciated, directed by the great #CarlFranklin) @laemmle!

https://bit.ly/2L9Godn




Thoroughbreds

#Thoroughbreds


What a calling-card film debut! Fun exercise in cinematic high style, with detached-irony 'tude & ambition. Kid director Finley will go places. Prod design(!), composer & DP -๐Ÿ‘. Two leads are sensational, Sparks is key, but Yelchin steals the entire film. Sigh๐Ÿ˜”



18 July 2018

Sweet Virginia

#SweetVirginia


Terrific, terse, tense, spare, pulpy noir. Well crafted by young director Dagg & DP Gagne. Cast is in fine form, headlined by an against-type Bernthal. But man, Abbott is sensational! Don't look now, but the former Girls star is having his own awesome indie career



17 July 2018

Billions (SHOWTIME)

#Billions: Basically, an excuse to see #Giamatti strut his stuff & what glorious stuff it is! Every year he doesn't win an #Emmy is a snub. The breakout star is Dillon (๐Ÿ‘), with strong work from Rashad, Costabile (Doug from Flight of the Conchords?!) & Malkovich (that accent!๐Ÿคฃ)



16 July 2018

Djokovic and Bryan/Sock(?!) Win 2018 Wimbledon

A resurgent #Djokovic should send tremors of terror through the #ATP.

 

Great "comeback" #Wimbledon win over sadly-physically-diminished-but-still-courageous Kevin Anderson.


PS. Congrats to #JackSock on *his* Major win with #MikeBryan (still fighting the good fight)! ๐ŸŽพ๐Ÿ‘

France Beats Croatia to Win 2018 World Cup

Great #WorldCupFinal ended a great #WorldCup!


Bad luck for #CRO done in by own-goal & dodgy penalty


But it sure looked like #Deschamps unlocked #FRA's potential. That #Pogba strike! It's #Mbappe's football world we just live in it!


Somewhere, #Zidane looks on in pride


#FRACRO

14 July 2018

Kerber Upsets Serena to Win 2018 Wimbledon

Great effort by #Kerber winning her 3rd(!) Major, esp given her non-power thinking-woman's Tennis!๐Ÿ‘


Great effort by #Serena getting back to #GOAT-level thru sheer force of will!


Great effort by #Djokovic beating #Rafa (& deploying closed-roof Jedi mindtricks๐Ÿ˜‡)!


#Wimbledon

13 July 2018

India Easily Win First ODI

Woah! #IND could have something brewing here! 

Comprehensive ODI win thx to bowling(?!). #KuldeepYadav -where'd this kid come from?! Great stuff from #RohitSharma. Always fun to see #Shikhar get quick runs.

Beating #ENG (who flattened the mighty #AUS-sies) *in* England๐Ÿ’ช

#ENGvIND

Isner Loses Epic to Anderson 2018 Wimbledon

Poor bl**dy #JohnIsner! Another #Wimbledon, another marathon...this time it's his heartbreak.


Valiant effort by #KevinAnderson. Second Slam final out of the last four. What a career turnaround.


But poor #Isner... ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

12 July 2018

Matt Kemp Makes All-Star Team but Max Muncy Comes Up Just Short

Bad luck for #MaxMuncy...


but fantastic news for TBH's fave #MattKemp (.313 BA / 15 HR / 59 RBI /.890 OPS-whatever that is๐Ÿคท‍♀️)! 

#BBWA have to give him that make-good #MVP, right (which he should've won outright in the first place anyway!)?


#Dodgers #AllStarGame#NLMVP

Inside Story of How LeBron Became a Laker

The excellent @ramonashelburne on #LeBron's (#LABron?!) move to the #Lakers...


Look, I'll always be an LBJ fan (or is that stan?), but man does this make @lakers fans even more...well, ya know...๐Ÿ™„


https://t.co/ap6Lx1SjYk


Sicario: Day of the Soldado

#SicarioDayOfTheSoldado


Worthy follow-up to an awesome film. I'm always up for a thought-provoking, squirm-inducing, elevated genre exercise. Sollima & the cast are very good (kids Moner & Rodriguez steal it๐Ÿ‘). Yo, Sheridan, spinoff TV series please.

PS. RIP #JohannJohannsson๐Ÿ˜”



11 July 2018

Croatia Beat England in Thrilling Match to Reach Finals 2018 World Cup

So, #ItsNotComingHome?๐Ÿ˜ญ 


#CROENG came alive after that #CRO equalizer. Stunning saves (from #Subasic...& #Vrsaljko๐Ÿ‘) & strikes (whataball from #Perisic!)


Bad luck for #ENG, Bend-It-Like-#Trippier, & that kid #Rashford #Pickford probably regrets sledging #Mandzukic๐Ÿ˜‡

#WorldCup

Djokovic and Rafa to Meet in Semis! 2018 Wimbledon

Looks like #Nishikori & #DelPo (๐ŸŽพ๐Ÿ’ช!) got the memo... we're getting #Djokovic(centrecourt Jedi mindtricks๐Ÿ˜‡!)-#Rafa after all!


Man, #KevinAnderson *won* that match, taking advantage of #Federer's all-#GOAT-things-must-come-to-an-end walkabout after 3rd Set MP๐Ÿ˜ข


#Wimbledon!

Federer Heartbreaking Loss 2018 Wimbledon

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!! #Federer

10 July 2018

Serena and Kerber Go Through to Semis 2018 Wimbledon

Fab #Serena win over always-fun #Giorgi(red-line tennis!๐Ÿ’ช)!


#Kerber-#Kasatkina was a masterclass in geometry (๐Ÿค“)! If styles make fights the matchup with #Sehwag-ian see-ball-hit-ball #Ostapenko should be a cracker!


PS. #MikeBryan 40yo No. 1! Yay fellow old guy!


#Wimbledon!

Belgium Comes Up Short Against France 2018 World Cup

Bad luck for #BEL's Golden Generation, eventually outplayed by (a gritty, tough?! wha?!) #FRA (& a marauding #Mbappe + gutty #Lloris). 


Somewhere, #Zidane is beaming with pride at what #Deschamps has managed to pull off...hope he can take them all the way!


#FRABEL


#WorldCup

09 July 2018

Federer Makes It Through to the Quarter-Finals 2018 Wimbledon

Just another #Wimbledon #ManicMonday!๐Ÿ˜‚


#Federer GOAT-ness on *full* display in 1st set, but #Mannarino ended up testing him. #KevinAnderson will be hard, esp after beating #LaMonf


Great win for #Serena (over fellow mom๐Ÿ‘#Rodina) & #Isner


Perhaps a #Djokovic-#Nadal...semis?!๐Ÿ™€

Ocean’s 8

#Oceans8


Best Non-#Soderbergh Soderbergh Homage, Ever! Good harmless fun. And, yes, it's true, Hathaway steals it, HBC (as always) is great-if-underused, and Paulson more than holds her own. A nice way to beat the summer heat in an air-conditioned movie theatre.☀️๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿฟ



08 July 2018

Dravid, Ponting & Taylor Inducted into Cricket Hall of Fame

You Know You're #TooOld When: #RahulDravid, #RickyPonting, & #ClaireTaylor are inducted into the cricket #HOF. #Ponting was one of the most underappreciated all-timers.

#Dravid...man, where would we be without #TheWall?! One of my *all*-time faves!

#ICCHallofFame

India Win An Away (T20) Series in England!

It's one thing to run down ~200 in a T20, but to do it in #ENG⁠ ⁠, against a team fresh off whitewashing the (poor?!) #AUS⁠ ⁠-sies, that's a h*lluva thing, no matter the format!

Well done to #Virat's boys, esp #RohitSharma... & #Hardik (4 for 38 + 33 off 14!๐Ÿ˜€)! ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘


#ENGvIND

‪RIP Steve Ditko‬

RIP #SteveDitko. I'll let the experts unpack his incredible legacy, but a neophyte like myself will always be thankful for, amongst (*many*) things, #SpiderMan. 

PS. Was there a musical Batman animated ep with #Creeper...or was I hallucinating?!



07 July 2018

England Wins as Russian Run Comes to an End 2018 World Cup

Man, this #WorldCup's been *insane*! #RUS-sian dream run comes to an end, but that was some goal by #Cheryshev. Courageous stuff from #CRO's #Subasic.

#RUSCRO


As #McManaman said, if #ENG keep this up they'll have to close the entire country down! ๐Ÿ˜

#SWEENG

06 July 2018

Belgium Beats Brazil in Thrilling Match / France Wins 2018 World Cup

Speaking of #FRA athletes living up to potential, solid win over #URU (poor #Muslera)

#URUFRA

#BRABEL๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿ’ฅ! What a win for #BEL over #BRA! Another #Lukaku run & some #Djokovic-esque saves by #Courtois๐Ÿ˜ฏ๐Ÿ‘

PS Beautiful ball from ex-#LFC๐Ÿ˜ฃ #Coutinho

PPS #FRABEL⚽️๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸŽ‡


#WorldCup!

Federer Gets Through to Week 2 2018 Wimbledon

Whew! #Federer was ready for kid #Struff! Week 2 gets tougher w/ #Mannarino, tricky/stylish/shotmake...ie French๐Ÿ˜…

#Serena needed all of her #GOAT-ness, bad luck for #Venus๐Ÿ˜Ÿ

#LaMonf *battling* to wins๐Ÿ‘

PS #Tiafoe!

PPS Poor #TaylorFritz, blinded by the bad light...


#Wimbledon⁠ ⁠

Sorry to Bother You

#SorryToBotherYou


I can't believe what I just saw! ๐Ÿ˜ณ Absolutely insane, completely gonzo, ya-gotta-see-it-to-believe dark-comedy/satire that hits close to home...๐Ÿค”

Great cast, esp leading-man Stanfield. Sensational debut(!) by Riley.

PS. "Michel Dongry"๐Ÿคฃ

@AnnapurnaPics



05 July 2018

RIP Robby Muller

RIP #RobbyMuller


All-time great indie film cinematographer responsible for some of the most iconic images in cinema history. What an *astonishing* filmography and list of collaborators. His work will live on in celluloid immortality. 



04 July 2018

Happy Fourth of July

Hope y'all had a nice #FourthOfJuly!


Please firework responsibly! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐ŸŽ‡ ๐ŸŽ†


Federer Wins Round 2 2018 Wimbledon

Good thing #Federer rolled today, he's gonna need *all* his #GOAT-power against kid #Struff๐Ÿ˜ฐ(hoping it isn't the end for #Karlovic)! Good wins too for #Serena, #Venus, #Tiafoe (over #Verdasco!)...& #Kyrgios (over always-tough #Istomin)! If only Nick applied himself...

#Wimbledon

03 July 2018

England Squeak By Colombia Vanquishing Their Penalty Demons 2018 World Cup

#WorldCup...ain't nuthin' like it (esp on Telemundo...even/esp if you don't speak Spanish ๐Ÿ˜‚)!!


Bad luck for #COL (& #James + #YerryMina + #Ospina), but hasn't #ENG suffered enough of late ๐Ÿ˜


PS. Almost (another) #LFC heartbreak with that #JordanHenderson miss...


#COLENG


02 July 2018

Federer Wins Round 1 2018 Wimbledon

Exactly the kind of easy #GOAT-start #Federer needed over #Lajovic. PS. Where can I get #Uniqlo #RF gear?!


Good wins for #Serena, #Venus, #Madison, #Isner, #Stanimal (*R1* over #Dimitrov?!), #LaMonf (R1 over #Gasquet?!). Tough break for #Sloane & esp #SteveJohnson.


#Wimbledon

01 July 2018

Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Wallis Annenberg Center)

#LongDaysJourneyIntoNight (@TheWallisBH): A *long*๐Ÿ˜, intense, devastating journey into family-that-fights-together-stays/destroys-together h*ll! Expertly put together by Eyre, Regan, the *great* Irons...& the unstoppable Manville. My goodness! Give her all the #Tonys now!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘



30 June 2018

(Poor) Messi & Ronaldo Crash Out 2018 World Cup

So, #URUFRA, the matchup we didn't want but the one we need!


Bad luck for (Poor)#Messi & #ARG, but they were outclassed by #Mbappe & #FRA (playing up to potential for once). 

#FRAARG


Bad luck also for #Ronaldo (& 1-man? #POR), but that #Suarez-#Cavani goal๐Ÿ‘! #URUPOR


#WorldCup

Petra Kvitova's Inspirational Comeback

Excellent stuff from @Bonnie_D_Ford! #Kvitova's comeback has to be one of the most inspirational (forget just sports/tennis but human) stories of all time! Hoping for a deep #Wimbledon⁠ ⁠run! #PetraKvitova





29 June 2018

Roger Federer's Backhand Evolution

Get ready for #Wimbledon with this great read from #MichaelSteinberger about #Federer's backhand. Let's hope that thing-of-beauty-which-sometimes-misfires 1HBH holds up for the next two weeks! ๐Ÿ˜ฅ


https://t.co/zzjUB3M4AY


Three Identical Strangers

#ThreeIdenticalStrangers

I mean, that whole truth-is-stranger-than-fiction thingy doesn't even *begin* to describe what we have here!๐Ÿ˜ฎ 

Don't read/see/hear *any*thing about this incredible doc...just go see it with a blank slate & prepare to have your mind *blown*!๐Ÿคญ

@NEONrated



28 June 2018

Senegal Crash Out Because of Something Called the Fair Play System 2018 World Cup

Wait, wha?! #FairPlay?! Ya gotta be kidding me! Bad luck for #SadioMane & #SEN. I'll miss  eminently GIF-worthy #AliouCisse๐Ÿ˜ซ #SENCOL


#AlexiLalas was mad about the end of the #JPNPOL match...wonder why?!๐Ÿง


Great goal by #Januzaj. #BEL's reward: #SideOfDeath!๐Ÿ˜ฑ #ENGBEL #WorldCup

27 June 2018

Germany Crashes Out While Mexico Advances 2018 World Cup

Angelenos came through today, huh?๐Ÿ˜„


#MEX ran into a #SWE-dish buzzsaw(?!), but got bailed out by #KOR, & their goalie #JoHyeonwoo!

#MEXSWE #KORGER


PS. Congrats to #BRA (& their...defense?!); #WorldCup wouldn't have been the same without them. 

#SRBBRA

Madhabi Mukherjee & Soumitra Chatterjee Join the Academy

Congratulations to the great #MadhabiMukherjee & #SoumitraChatterjee on being invited to join @TheAcademy. Absolutely brilliant the two #Charulata leads are going in together. Richly deserved... and really what took so long?! ๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿ‘ 



26 June 2018

Argentina Get Past Nigeria While Iceland Fall 2018 World Cup

Finally! Redemption for (Poor) #Messi (#EverBanega pass๐Ÿ’ช)! Sad for superfun #SuperEagles & their 19yo (#Goycochea-esque๐Ÿ˜‡) goalie #Uzoho! Those #Maradona reaction shots!๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜ณ

#NGAARG


PS #FRAARG, the #UnderachieversBowl?! ๐Ÿ˜…


Bad luck for #ISL๐Ÿ˜’#fyririsland

#ISLCRO 


#WorldCup

25 June 2018

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

#JurassicWorldFallenKingdom: How does that @GEICO commercial go?... as long as dinosaurs are brought back to life you can count on people doing dumb things?๐Ÿ˜‚


Sit back, relax & let your senses feast on all those dinos, um, feasting... PS. Bayona's #Spielberg-ian opening ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฆ–



24 June 2018

Federer Comes Up Heartbreakingly Short in Defending 2018 Halle

Duuuuuude...let's hope this isn't a prelude of things to come...


Great career-changing victory for #Coric over #Federer to win #Halle & stop that awesome #GOAT-run. Sigh๐Ÿ˜’...


For what is considered the epitome of gentility #Wimbledon sure is gonna shred my aging nerves! ๐Ÿ˜ฐ

23 June 2018

Federer Reaches Finals After Another Tough Match 2018 Halle

Yikes! Another day another tough match for #Federer. #GOAT-fighting spirit comes through against young American (remember those?) #DenisKudla. #Coric up next & the kid has revenge on his mind...

duh-duh-duh! ๐ŸŽพ๐Ÿ™€


#Halle

22 June 2018

Switzerland and Nigeria Win 2018 World Cup

Speaking of #SUI what a cracker from #Xhaka...& run from (Xherdan) #Shaqiri (Swiss X-Men?๐Ÿคฃ) to beat #SRB! #SRBSUI


Bad luck for TBH's fave #ISL, #WorldCup run all but over.  #NGA's 19yo goalie #Uzoho! ๐Ÿ˜€#NGAISL


PS. #DerekRae: "The Ice is melting!" "Where #SuperEagles dare!" ๐Ÿ‘

Federer Wins Another Close Match 2018 Halle

Whew! Another close one for #Federer as he uses all his #GOAT magic against #Ebden to keep the #Halle (& No. 1 ranking) dream alive!

Hope he keeps something in reserve for #Wimbledon... man these next few tennis weeks are gonna be brutal on my blood pressure! ๐ŸŽพ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ฐ

Babylon Berlin (Netflix)

#BabylonBerlin: My goodness!! The reason that @netflix was put on this Earth! *Lavish* subtitled(!) post-(the *other*)war Berlin noir, cops, gangstas, politics, Le Carre-esque intrigue, corruption, etc.! Tykwer, DP Fischer, Bruch, Kurth, Brandt, Janusauskaite & *esp* Fries! ๐Ÿ‘