25 May 2017

Star Wars Turns 40(!)

You Know You're Too Old When: #StarWars Turns 40(!) Years Old. Look, I'm not saying #GeorgeLucas invented cinema, but, y'know...#ANewHope

23 May 2017

Cavaliers Rally(?!) to Beat Celtics in Gm. 4

Foregone conclusion turns into a nervewracking slugfest?! Because #Celtics refuse to go away! Thank G*d for #Kyrie (& #KLove), huh #LeBron?

RIP Roger Moore

RIP #RogerMoore. To me he was the best #Bond/Saint/Wild Goose…the best. Lived his life like a proper international movie star Loved the guy!

22 May 2017

Dangal Huge China Box Office

Woah! #Dangal becomes highest-grossing foreign film in China! Now that's a game-changer. Too bad not every Indian movie can star #AamirKhan.

21 May 2017

Cavaliers Shocked by Celtics

A funny thing happened on the way to a preordained sweep: #Cavs lost?! Plucky #Celtics (is there any other kind) give #LeBron a wake-up call

Real Madrid Win La Liga On Final Day

Congrats to #RealMadrid on winning #LaLiga in dramatic fashion. That, my friends, is the power of #Zinedine #Zidane! PS #Ronaldo helps too 😂

Sascha Zverev Wins First Masters Title

Welcome to the big time kid! *Young* #Zverev beats #Djokovic to win 1st Masters #Nadal's destined #RolandGarros win could become interesting

Liverpool Makes It Into Champions League

#Klopp's amazing run at #Liverpool continues! Getting to #CL is great, even against poor #MID. Now they need to hold on to #Coutinho! #LFC

20 May 2017

Alien: Covenant

#AlienCovenant: Ridley Scott makes movies that'd make directors half his age buckle under. Fassbender's great despite his "American" accent!

19 May 2017

Cavaliers Crush the Celtics in Game 2

When I checked the score I thought it's a misprint! Before #LeBron (/#Cavs) get too full of themselves, #Warriors are crushing too! #Celtics

Kolkata Knight Riders Thrashed in IPL 2017 Semifinals

Bad luck for #KKR, esp after such a promising regular season. When was the last time someone defended 107 in a #T20 match?! Oh well...#IPL

The Commune

#TheCommune: Forget about slice of life it's like a whole lifetime compressed into one film. Warm-hearted Euro cousin to 20th Century Women.

18 May 2017

RIP Reema Lagoo

RIP #ReemaLagoo. The warm, comforting cinematic presence through all of our childhoods. Can't believe that #QSQT was almost 30 years ago.

RIP Chris Cornell

RIP #ChrisCornell. Integral part of my early education in America with #Soundgarden. Really liked his stint with #Audioslave. What a voice.

17 May 2017

Kevin Love Helps Cavaliers Win Game 1 Against Celtics

Just finished @WindhorstESPN's great #ReturnOfTheKing which made #KLove's value clear. Guess #Celtics found that out tonight. #LeBron #Cavs

Logan Noir

#LoganNoir: Even better second time out...in black and white! This is gonna be up there with all the other modern mainstream classics!

16 May 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

#GuardiansOfTheGalaxy2: Sometimes, *too* much of a good thing...who am I kidding?...it's awesome! Drax & Yondu you scene-stealin' rascals!

15 May 2017

Celtics Beat the Wizards in Game 7

#Olynyk: Next #Celtics Cult Hero. Hardworking blue collar underdog who never quits &...what's the *other* thing that endears him to Boston?😌

West Indies Lose in Dramatic Fashion

PS. Incredible finish to #WestIndies Test series. #RostonChase came *this* close to saving the match…until poor #ShannonGabriel. #WIvPAK

Younis Khan & Partner Misbah-ul Haq Retire

You Know You're Tool Old When: #YounisKhan…& #MisbahUlHaq retire. Underappreciated stalwarts. Leave behind huge shoes to fill...good luck!

RIP Powers Boothe

RIP #PowersBoothe. The coolest, baddest mutha-[bleep]-er around! I loved the guy & always enjoyed seeing him effortlessly command the screen

14 May 2017

Warriors Epic Comeback Against Spurs 2017 Game 1

The way the #Spurs imploded after he left...#Kawhi now in #LeBron territory?! It's gonna be a humdinger of a series! PS. #ZaZa?! #Warriors

12 May 2017

D'Antoni Loses to Popovich...Again

#DAntoni, poor chap, is gonna have nightmares about #Popovich for the rest of his life. PS. Quite an MVP-level performance from #Harden, eh?

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

#KingArthur: Every once in a while a little bit of the ol' Lock Stock pokes thru. Hunnam & Law are fun. Kinda liked the music by Pemberton.

11 May 2017

Bellinger Amazing Rookie Start / Andrew Toles Out

Wait, the #Dodgers have *another* game-changing #ROTY?! #Bellinger: .315, 6HR, 17RBI...in 14 games?! PS. Poor #AndrewToles the kid's a gamer

Ovechkin Loses to Sidney Crosby in the Playoffs...Again

Poor #Ovechkin...another playoff flameout against arch rival (the insufferable) #SidTheKid. At least the #Capitals forced a Game 7 this time

10 May 2017

RIP Michael Parks

RIP #MichaelParks. Fantastic in #TwinPeaks. Searing screen presence. #Tarantino/#KevinSmith/#RobertRodriguez that's one h*ll of a fan club!

09 May 2017

Genie Bouchard Beats Sharapova

Not saying it's a career-altering win for #Genie #Bouchard over #Sharapova, but it's a huge walk-the-walk win. Hope she can keep it going.

07 May 2017

Cavaliers Complete Preordained Sweep of Raptors

Thank G*d for #Kyrie, huh? Tougher-than-it-needed-to-be sweep-game for #LeBron (#Cavs). PS #Warriors in superhero form & #Spurs not dead yet

Narine Thrashes RCB With His Bowling

Welcome back #ChrisLynn, hello #Narine (54 off 17)! Remember when he tormented the #IPL with his bowling? Pulls an #Ankiel (but wo PED) #KKR

06 May 2017

Canelo Defeats Chavez Jr.

Yo, this kid #Canelo #Alvarez is pretty good. Dominating win over #ChavezJr. That eventual #GGG match is gonna be something! #CanelovChavez

Always Dreaming Wins 2017 Kentucky Derby

Congrats to #AlwaysDreaming...tho I was kinda rooting for #IrishWarCry (desi jockey #Maragh)& #Patch (one eye, poor chap). #KentuckyDerby

05 May 2017

Cavaliers Thrash Raptors in Game 3

I knew that things would get tougher in Toronto. Gutty 21-point win for #LeBron (i.e. #Cavs) over #Raptors. Series is getting closer right?

Risk

#Risk: Intimate, (way) behind-the-scenes look at [redacted]. While [redacted] this [redacted] documentary manages to [redacted] & [redacted]

04 May 2017

West Indies Beat Pakistan 2017 Test 2

Not that anyone noticed, but kudos to #WestIndies on fighting to a rare Test win. Apparently pace did it for them, imagine that! #WIvPAK

03 May 2017

Cavaliers Thrash Raptors in Game 2

That's some good shootin' there #LeBron: 39 pts on 10-13 FGs! It's gonna get harder once they shift to Toronto, right? #Cavs #Raptors #NBA

The Circle

#TheCircle: #Hanks beginning to go ever-so-slightly over to the dark side is a great sight Movie hits a little too close to home for comfort

01 May 2017

Cavaliers Thrash Raptors in Game 1

Normally I'd old-man-finger-wag at #LeBron, but that mid-game beer was pretty d*mn hilarious! #Cavs *roll* over #Raptors. #NBAPlayoffs

Baahubali 2 Huge US Opening

One of the great box office stories in recent memory! #Baahubali opens to $10M on only 400 screens. Could be gamechanger in both US & India.

30 April 2017

Paul Pierce Retires

You Know You're Too Old When: #PaulPierce Retires. Tough/entertaining to the bitter end. Wonder if LA will forgive him eventually? #TheTruth

28 April 2017

Calcutta Sports Fans

Jayaditya Gupta discovered what Bengalis have known all along #Calcutta Fans are the best! (not counting 96 CWC ;-)  http://ow.ly/7ipk30bgQjF

27 April 2017

RIP Vinod Khanna

RIP #VinodKhanna. My mother's favourite actor growing up. Infernally charismatic, effortlessly charming, incredibly handsome, true maverick.

26 April 2017

RIP Jonathan Demme

RIP #JonathanDemme. One of my *very* favourite directors. He could & did anything. No film retrospective will be complete without his work.

25 April 2017

Russell Westbrook/Thunder Lose Series to Rockets

Sigh...#Russ #Westbrook's excellent basketball adventure comes to an end. I like #DAntoni but it's rough watching #Harden/#Rockets play #NBA

Younis Khan 10,000 Test Runs

PS. Congrats to #YounisKhan on 10,000 Test Runs. Like the 500-HR plateau in baseball, it's become more common, but still a huge achievement!

24 April 2017

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

#TheImmortalLifeOfHenriettaLacks: Very well made & touching. Byrne is very good, but man is this #Oprah's, ahem, show from beginning to end!

23 April 2017

Nadal and Messi Win Monte Carlo/El Clasico

So, the reports of #Nadal's & #Messi's demise(s) have been greatly exaggerated? 50 Clay Court titles & 500 goals...not dead yet! #ElClasico

Cavs Sweep Pacers 2017 Round 1

Not pretty, but a sweep is a sweep. #LeBron (i.e. #Cavs) overcome plucky #Pacers. PS. #OKC-#Rockets game?! Will someone please guard #Nene?!

21 April 2017

Free Fire

#FreeFire: Good, sub-#Tarantino-esque fun from young Wheatley & Co. Riley's hilarious & the rest of the cast is drop-ahem-*dead* awesome.

20 April 2017

Huge Comeback win for Cavs Over Pacers

So...#JR was the answer all along?! Great comeback by #LeBron (i.e. #Cavs)! PS If they let #Pacers put up 100+ what will #Warriors do?! #NBA