25 August 2016

Refugee (Annenberg Space)

#Refugee (@AnnenbergSpace): Powerful, heartbreaking images that humanize the faces at the center of the global struggle. Very moving.

24 August 2016

Ixcanul

#Ixcanul: Stunning vistas (courtesy of DP Arteaga) and wonderful, lived-in perfs by (non-pros!) Coroy & Telon help transcend rote story.

23 August 2016

RIP Steven Hill

RIP Steven Hill. Beloved DA Adam Schiff for all of us #LawAndOrder loyalists. Welcome screen presence in a bunch of movies on top of that.

War Dogs

#WarDogs: Jonah doing what he does best playing an unlikeable d-bag He makes Teller sympathetic! Entertaining step-up from director Phillips

22 August 2016

Kubo and the Two Strings

#KuboAndTheTwoStrings: Simply fantastic! One of the best films of the year animated or otherwise! Allergy sniffles come on strong at the end

21 August 2016

Great Olympic Games

The stars shone: #AllysonFelix, #MoFarah, #Semenya, etc. #VanNiekerk & #Ayana smashed records. But this was #Biles's & #Bolt's #Olympics !

Brazil Football Gold Made It All Worthwhile

So, looks like having the #Olympics in #Rio2016 was worth it for #BRA after all with the #football #gold, huh? #Neymar sure thinks so!

19 August 2016

Usain Bolt Wins 4x100 for Jamaica!

*He* won it! #Usain #Bolt! #GOAT! Greatest #Olympian in my lifetime (tied w #CarlLewis)! #TripleTriple #Olympics  #Rio2016  #JAM PS. #Asafa?!

PV Sindhu Wins Silver in Badminton

Congrats to #PVSindhu, stepping out of #Saina #Nehwal's (sizable) shadow to win #IND  a #silver  medal in #badminton ! #Olympics  #Rio2016 

Morris From America

#MorrisFromAmerica: Absolutely delightful coming-of-age/fish-(way)-out-of-water. Kid Markees is an instant star, in his first ever movie!

18 August 2016

Usain Bolt Wins the 200m!

I mean, what else is left to say? I think he looked a little disappointed?(!) But we weren't! #TripleTriple, here we go! #Usain #Bolt #200m

Andrew Siciliano Great Job with Gold Zone

For everyone (justifiably) complaining about @nbc's #olympics coverage y'all just need to #GoldZone & chill with the great @AndrewSiciliano!

The Secret Life of Pets

#TheSecretLifeOfPets: I liked it better when it was called #ToyStory (/2/3 & upcoming 4?!) Proof positive that I’ll watch Hart in *anything*

17 August 2016

RIP Fyvush Finkel

RIP Fyvush Finkel. Always enjoyed his warm, welcoming, avuncular presence, especially in the stuff he did for David E. Kelley.

Sakshi Malik Wins Bronze for India!

Yaaaaaas!! #Sakshi #Malik makes an unbelievable comeback to win #bronze  in #wrestling . #IND  won't go medal-less at the #Olympics ! Whew!

The Little Prince

#TheLittlePrince: Stopmotion passages of the legendary book are heartbreakingly beautiful. Lovely little animation gem, unfairly overlooked.

16 August 2016

Sausage Party

#SausageParty: Come for the insanely profane R-rated animated(?!) fun…stay for that MPAA-heart-attack-inducing final scene(!!!). Holy bleep!

15 August 2016

Thiago Braz da Silva Wins Unlikely Pole Vault Gold

Now that's what the #Olympics  is all about! Kid wins #gold  on his final attempt in front of his home fans! #Thiago #Braz #DaSilva #polevault

Allyson Felix Heartbreaking Loss / Rudisha Wins

Bad luck for #Allyson #Felix, #Shaunae wins #gold  for, um, #400m #diving ?! What the?! Great run by #Rudisha to win #800m. #Olympics  #Rio2016 

Hell or High Water

#HellOrHighWater: A mid-budget studio drama about real people that’s actually good! Remember those?! Great stuff from the cast, esp Pine.

14 August 2016

Usain Bolt Wins Third Straight Olympics 100m

A performance for the ages from #Usain #Bolt! For a second there I thought he was gonna come in...second! As if! #100m #olympics  #athletics 

Time for the Olympics to Move Past Phelps

Now that the interminable #Phelps coronation (& not-enough kudos for #Ledecky)'s complete we can get to the good stuff #athletics! #Olympics

Dipa Karmakar Comes Fourth in Vault

Well done #Dipa #Karmakar! Came thisclose to winning a medal for #IND . Gracefully shouldered the hopes of a billion people. #olympics  #vault

India Hockey Out of Olympics But Cricket Beats West Indies

Bad luck for #IND  #hockey . Good win v #WI for 2nd-non-Asian away test series win since 2005. @BCCI lets put #cricket in #Olympics ! #WIvIND

13 August 2016

RIP Kenny Baker

RIP #KennyBaker. Safe to say he brought happiness to millions (billions even?) of kids around the world just like me. #R2D2 #StarWars

Alex Rodriguez Retires

You Know You're #TooOld When: #ARod retires. Always liked him. Thisclose to 700HR, #Yankees pay $21M to not play. Truly a match made in h*ll

12 August 2016

Disorder

#Disorder: Expert thriller/Hollywood-calling-card for young Winocour. Great stuff from Kruger & esp Schoenaerts - kid deserves to be a star!

10 August 2016

RIP John Saunders

RIP #JohnSaunders. Less flashy than the rest of his @espn brethren. Enjoyed his calm & reassuring presence, esp on The Sports Reporters.

09 August 2016

Serena Upset at 2016 Olympics

Massive #tennis  upset! Outa-sorts #Serena loses to clean-hitting #Svitolina. #Madison #Keys, nation turns it lonely #Olympics  eyes to you!

08 August 2016

Ichiro Suzuki Gets 3000 Hits

Meanwhile, in the most underappreciated sports story, #Ichiro #Suzuki gets #3000 hits. Great (stat) achievement; what #baseball is built on.

07 August 2016

Olympics 2016: Del Potro Wins, Serena/Venus/Brazil Lose

The (miraculous) #DelPo comeback continues! #Djoker gracious in (rare) defeat. Bad luck for #Serena & (esp) #Venus. Poor #BRA! #Olympics

SuicideSquad

#SuicideSquad: We were promised a dark twisted (meta) superhero fantasy...not a corporate-movie-franchise universe-expanding CG-slugfest!

Feherty Furyk Quote

David #Feherty: "Jim #Furyk has a swing like a man trying to kill a snake in a phone booth." 😂

Jim Furyk Shoots a 58 in Tournament Play!

I ran into Jim #Furyk during a tournament once, he was hilariously sarcastic about the state of his game. He's happier today! #58! #JimFuryk

04 August 2016

West Indies Fighting Draw Against India

Kudos to #Roston #Chase fighting to a draw for undermanned #WestIndies. Kudos to #Rahane & #Rahul(who?) on stats-padding centuries. #WIvIND

03 August 2016

Bennett Brothers Article on ESPN

I've liked #Martellus since  #HardKnocks. Now I like him (& Michael #Bennett) even more! Excellent read! @minakimes http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/17201639/seahawks-michael-bennett-patriots-martellus-bennett-vs-everyone

01 August 2016

Captain Fantastic

#CaptainFantastic: Simply, uh, fantastic! When #GavinBelson isn’t CEOing the [bleep] out of #Hooli he goes off & makes a great little movie!

31 July 2016

Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters (LACMA)

#AtHomeWithMonsters: The stuff my nightmares are made of! It’s only 5% of #DelToro’s (in)famous collection, I'd pass out at #BleakHouse!

30 July 2016

Jason Bourne

#JasonBourne: Yeah baby, #Bourne’s back and be…well, maybe not *better* than ever, but just as awesome as ever. Athens & Vegas sequences...!

28 July 2016

RIP #JackDavis

RIP #JackDavis. Legendary illustrator. #MADMagazine was such a important part of my childhood and I always loved his movie parodies & covers

27 July 2016

Amare Stoudemire Retires

You Know You're #TooOld When: #Amare #Stoudemire retires. Loved his time with the Nash-Suns. Surefire #HOF-er...if it weren't for his knees.

26 July 2016

Roger Federer Shuts Down for the Year

#Roger #Federer quitting on 2016 means we're in end-with-a-whimper territory. 2017 #GOAT retirement tour? #Sigh

25 July 2016

RIP Marni Nixon

RIP Marni Nixon. The wonderful voice behind a bevy of famous faces (West Side Story, My Fair Lady, The King & I...). What a great career.

India Wins First Test Against West Indies 2016

Great away Test win for #IND (in spite a glorified minor-league #WestIndies team). Nice work by #Virat to declare after his 200 ;) #WIvIND

23 July 2016

Star Trek Beyond

#StarTrekBeyond: Tremendously funny, exciting, & dumb…aka the perfect summer movie! New recruit #Boutella is a welcome a**-kicking addition.

22 July 2016

RIP Denny Green

RIP Denny Green. Yeah, I remember that awesome post-game rant, but I also remember those awesome years with the Vikings. Pioneering coach.

Stranger Things

#StrangerThings: Best 80s-Movies-Mad Libs, Ever! Good (Stephen King-Meets-Spielberg YA) fun. Kid Millie is sensational. PS. #Winona's back!

21 July 2016

NYT Article About the Final VCR

End of an (awesome) era! I remember my father coming home with our Sony Betamax...soooooo long ago! @Jonesieman #VCR http://ow.ly/xFnt302uh3E

19 July 2016

RIP Garry Marshall

RIP Garry Marshall. Discovered him through Pretty Woman...& his subsequent hilarious on-screen cameos. Left a huge imprint as a producer.