18 January 2018

Federer Wins Round 2 2018 Australian Open

Okay, maybe his BP conversion rate wasn't at #GOAT-level, but good win for #Federer over #Struff. #Gasquet'll be a tough out!😳 PS. Kudos to #Djokovic-#Monfils on *battling* it out. PPS. Bad luck for the always-pucky #Goffin. PPPS. Who's up for #Kyrgios-#Tsonga!🀩 #AusOpen 

17 January 2018

India Loses Second Test (& Series) to South Africa

It's one thing for #IND to lose an away Test, but it's quite another to lose to a 21yo making his debut (#Ngidi: 7-90!)! At least #Virat channeled his aggression into a captains-knock century. PS. #Pujara, love the kid, but 2 run outs in 1 Test?! #SAvIND

Mr. Robot Season 3

#MrRobot: I know I'm (very) late to this, but did you guys see S3E5?! My jaw is like, still dropped! Hollywood should give #SamEsmail *all* the movies to make (along with his composer/DP)! And #RamiMalek should get *all* the awards! πŸŽ₯ πŸ“Ί 😳 πŸ‘ πŸ‘ 

16 January 2018

Federer Gets Easy Win in Round 1 2018 Aus Open

Sad losses for #SteveJohnson, #Tiafoe (vs *ominous* #DelPo) & #Kvitova (vs always #Petkovic). Good to see #Federer put on his customary early-round #GOAT-show… & it was *great* to see #RonBurgundy along for the ride! #StayClassyMelbourne #AO18 #AusOpen


https://youtu.be/MLlS6WhgH_0

Phantom Thread .

#PhantomThread: Good, clean #ToddHaynes-Meets-#TheBeguiled fun! DDL (his swansong...say it ain't so!!😭) & young Krieps give a masterclass, but boy, does the movie belong to Manville (hello Oscar nom!)...& the luscious 70mm DP-ed by... PTA?! Wha?! Mind, blown!! πŸŽ₯ 😲

15 January 2018

RIP Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries

RIP #DoloresORiordan. Gone way too soon. #TheCranberries were an essential part of my early years in America. Her voice/lyrics, their songs...#Dreams is still on my current playlist...that timeperiod was just great for music, indie film, TV etc., eh? πŸ˜” 


https://youtu.be/Yam5uK6e-bQ

Americans Blunder Down Under in Rough Start to Australian Open 2018

Wait, wha?! #AO18, like *just* started, & we've already lost #Venus (nice comeback by #Bencic, tho'), #Sloane, #Coco, #Isner & #JackSock?! Talk about the #BlunderDownUnder! How soon before we can get #Serena back to rescue all of us?! #AusOpen

14 January 2018

Vikings Insanely Bonkers Win Over Saints Wraps Up Crazy Sports Day!

OMBG!!!! I don't bl**dy believe what I just saw?!!!! #Vikings #Diggs What...a...day!!!! #Sports, man.... sports!!!! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜„πŸ˜πŸ˜†πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚πŸ€£☺️πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜…πŸ™‚πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‹πŸ˜›πŸ˜πŸ˜œπŸ€ͺπŸ€¨πŸ€“πŸ˜ŽπŸ€©πŸ˜πŸ˜³

Shalieve!

And...as always...#Shalieve! #Shazier! @RyanShazier



Steelers Face Pivotal Off-Season

Issues around #ToddHaley/#Keith Butler/#LeVeon/#Martavis. Team *stacked* with talent (#AB! #JuJu! #BigBen! #Boswell! #DeCastro! #Pouncey! #CamHeyward! #JoeHaden! *etc*). Feelgoods (#MikeHilton! #JamesConner! #ArtieBurns!): Most pivotal offseason of #Tomlin Era #Steelers #HereWeGo

Steelers Miss Dick LeBeau

Not sure if he could've stopped a big QB who shrugs off sacks, runs to covert 3rd Downs, doesn't turn ball over/loose, cannons big plays when he needs to, relies on ball-hawking D & between-tackles bruising running game (hmmm...πŸ€”), but #Steelers sure do miss #DickLeBeau, eh?

Mike Tomlin and Todd Haley Shouldn’t Take All the Blame

Sure, #Tomlin could've cut down off-field "distractions," but don't think he & #ToddHaley deserve this much vitriol. They employ a "fun" style with "big" swagger-plays predicated on *insane* talent. Clock management, defense, prudent play-calling... that's the *old* #Cowher era.

Loss to Jaguars Not the Worst

This isn't the worst #Steelers loss in post-#Cowher era (that'd be #SB45; after *incredible* playoff-comeback wins to lose #SuperBowl like that...), but with 8(+1πŸ˜‡) #ProBowl-ers/4 #AllPro-s, #Tomlin+#ToddHaley left one "on the table."

Blake Bortles(!) Beats the Steelers to End Their Season

No, #Steelers didn't lose to #Jaguars, #Bortles, yes, Blake Bl**dy Bortles, *beat* them. 14 completions & 5 carries(*carries*?!), sure, but how many of them converted 3rd downs?! Wait a sec...I think he just converted *again*!

(Another) Spectacular Antonio Brown TD Brings the Steelers Within One TD of Jaguars

#Antonio Bl**dy #Brown is not the best wide receiver in the NFL. No, he's the best PLAYER in the NFL! #AB #Steelers #HereWeGo! @AB84 

Liverpool Beats/Survives Manchester City in Thrilling Match

So, no #Coutinho (or Defense πŸ˜‡) no problem, amirite?! Apparently not when you have #Klopp's boys leading the #RedCharge: #Oxlade-Chamberlain /#Firmino / #Mane / #Salah (cheeky goal)! 

#LIVMCI

#RockNRollFootball

13 January 2018

RIP Keith Jackson

RIP #KeithJackson. I only knew him from all the USC matches he did, boy, was he terrific, exactly how you wanted your football announcer to sound & look like. Part of the ever dwindling Mt. Rushmore of SoCal sports broadcasters. #WhoaNellie

12 January 2018

LeBron and the Stressful Start to the 2018 Sports Year!

So, #LeBron back-to-back losses by 25+ (& expert trolling by #Kyrie)…#IND hammered in 1st Test…#LeVeon threatens retirement 2 days before playoffs…#Federer gets draw-from-h*ll at #AO18…#Coutinho abandons #LFC…2018 is already off to a heart-attack start!πŸ˜±πŸ˜³πŸ˜°πŸ˜―πŸ˜²πŸ€πŸπŸˆπŸŽΎ⚽️

11 January 2018

Molly’s Game

#MollysGame: My goodness, #Chastain turned up to 11 is quite something to behold! Her *powerful* perf is stuff that #Oscar dreams are made of. Elba & O'Dowd wrestling with Sorkin-Speak in their "second" accents - πŸ€— ! And yes, I'm sooooo here for the #MichaelCera-issance!πŸ‘

10 January 2018

Strong Island

#StrongIsland: Raw, visceral, compelling, first-person documentary that forcefully personalizes the sometimes rather overwhelming & abstract concept of the criminal justice system. Massive credit to director Ford. Powerful stuff.

09 January 2018

It Comes at Night

#ItComesAtNight: Creepy, nervy, arty "horror" film. Everyone's favourite young director Shults does well; kid Harrison, Ejogo, Keough, Abbott, & esp Edgerton (in non-fun-freak-supporting role, for a change, eh?) all bring their A game.

South Africa Beats India 2018 Test 1

Man, that #SAvIND scorecard should strike fear in the hearts of batsmen the world over! #Virat's boys had their noses bloodied, here's hoping they come back hard in Test 2. PS. #Philander & #Shami bowled their hearts out.

08 January 2018

Some Kid Comes Out of *Nowhere* to Win the College Football Championship

The last thing we needed this early into 2018 was the insufferable #NickSatan winning (another) #CFBChampionship! I'd say that the good guys never finish first but that *kid* (wait, ishe a *true* freshman?!) #Tua #Tagovailoa - dude!πŸ˜―πŸ‘ #Bama

07 January 2018

Golden Globes 2018

#GoldenGlobes: So the big winner was #GretaGerwig...at the #Oscars, amirite (thank you #NataliePortman!)?!😁 #SethMeyers, #GuillermoDelToro, #SamRockwell (#WillemDafoe, sigh...), #SaoirseRonan - πŸ‘. #Oprah - what's left to be said - Standing O(πŸ˜‡)πŸ‘!

Federer Beats Zverev to Help Switzerland Win 2018 Hopman Cup

Look, it's an exo, I know, but going undefeated in singles, coming back to beat young 'un #Zverev & win a title this early in the season... now I have expectations for #AO2018! 😳 #Federer #GOAT #HopmanCup

06 January 2018

Mariota Powers Titans to Huge Comeback Win Over Chiefs

Ya know, as much as I love  #Mariota I was kinda hoping for a #Chiefs win (tougher matchup for awful #Patriots)... but boy, did the kid have himself a match! Poor #AndyReid who, er, Andy Reid-ed? #RememberTheTitans

Van Dijk and Sir Ringo Make Liverpool Proud

Begun with a bang, the #VanDijk #LFC era has! Along with the #RingoStarr knighthood it's all coming up #Liverpool in 2018, innit? πŸ˜‚ πŸ‘ #MerseysideDerby #SirRingo! 

05 January 2018

Four Steelers Make All-Pro!

Congrats to #AB, #LeVeon, #DeCastro & *esp* the great, severely under-appreciated #CamHeyward on making #AllPro (how about that #ProBowl snub now, huh?)! PS. Wait, no #BigBen…#ChrisBoswell…#Pouncey…#JuJu(πŸ˜‚)…?! #Steelers #StairwayToSeven #Shalieve

SA v India Test 1 Off to a Great Start!

Not sure if it's the *fight* they wanted but it's the fight that both #IND & #RSA needed. 2018 Test Cricket off to a blinder with first #SAvIND test in balance. #Virat vs #Steyn, #Philander, #Morkel, #Rabada - yes please! PS. #Bhuvneshwar - πŸ‘

The Square

#TheSquare: Razor-sharp/slightly-overlong, pitch-perfect/everything-but-the-kitchen-sink, jet-black-humourous/deadly-serious satire/realistic look at … bl**dy h*ll, everything! DP/Prod-Sound Design/Notary/director Ostlund & *esp* Bang - well bl**dy done! πŸ‘

04 January 2018

Federer Beats Sock… in 2018

Sure it's an exo, but a #GOAT-like 6(5),5 #Federer win over #JackSock must mean a big year for both, right? Right?! 😌 #HopmanCup

Bright

#Bright: Subtle-as-a-sledgehammer allegory(?)/metaphor(?)/parable(?) about...um, something. Anyhoo, it's always fun to see Big Willie in slumming-paycheck mode, Rapace in kick-a** mode, & Edgerton in letting-his-inner-#ValKilmer-supporting-freak-flag-fly mode.

03 January 2018

Carson Palmer Retires

You Know You're Too Old When: #CarsonPalmer Retires. May have over/under-achieved in the NFL (depends entirely on how you look at it), but man was he great for jumpstarting that glorious #USC run. #Trojans

01 January 2018

Happy New Year 2018!

#HappyNewYear World! Let's hope #2018 > 2017, eh?! πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ₯‚πŸŽ‰πŸΎπŸŽ†πŸ–



31 December 2017

Steelers Beat the Browns to Send Them to 0-16

Good win for the #Steelers but ya gotta feel bad for the #Browns, right?  #JuJu - man he took the league by the storm this year didn't he?! Maybe a post-#BigBen reunion with #SamDarnold is in the offing?! πŸ€”

30 December 2017

RIP Sue Grafton

RIP #SueGrafton. Didn't read all her books but really liked the ones I did. Surprising that the series never became a long-running Hollywood franchise.

29 December 2017

USC Gets Walloped by the Awful Urban Meyer

Poor #SamDarnold, he really doesn't want to get drafted by the #Browns. What's worse is that it gives the insufferable #UrbanMeyer gloating rights for the rest of the offseason. 😠 #OffTheBandwagon #USC #CottonBowl

27 December 2017

In the Fade (Aus dem nichts)

#InTheFade: Very effective meditation on loss and grief from Akin elevated tenfold by the amazing, raw, eye-opening performance by Kruger. My goodness! One of the year's *very* best - hello Oscar! PS. That ending! 😳 Yikes!

26 December 2017

James Harrison Joins the Patriots... Wait, Wha?!!!!!?!?!?!

Oh no, say it ain't so #JamesHarrison! Another bl**dy reason to hate the bl**dy #Cheatriots! I haven't seen TBH this livid...since the last #Steelers-#Patriots match. Sigh... @jharrison9292 #HereWeGo

25 December 2017

Cavaliers Lose a Close Game Against the Warriors (Again...)

Sigh... another game against the #Warriors... another close #Cavs loss. One of these days #LeBron will get the benefit of the doubt from the refs. PS. #KevinLove triple-double, always a good thing.

Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays 2017

#MerryChristmas, er, I mean #HappyHolidays world! Please eggnog responsibly! πŸŽ„☃️πŸ„‍♀️

23 December 2017

Hostiles

#Hostiles: Worth it just for the great Bale, fabulous Takayanagi *wide*-screen vistas & lovely Richter alone. You have to admire boundless directorial ambition & yearning to make *The* Western for Our Time that gives us hard-to-market *big*-screen movies like this.

22 December 2017

RIP Dick Enberg

RIP #DickEnberg. Actually discovered him because of tennis - he was as essential to me in young adulthood as #DanMaskell was in my long-faded youth. I had no idea that he covered, you know, *everything* & was on the SoCal Broadcasting Mt. Rushmore! #OhMy!

India Hammers Sri Lanka (Again…)

Ya gotta feel for poor #SRI. First they had to face the force of nature known as #Virat in the Tests, now they have to deal with #RohitSharma in the ODIs & T20s! The assault on the stats-book is relentless! #INDvSL

Downsizing

#Downsizing: A lovely little (ahem) film with surprisingly large (*ahem*) ambitions. Fantastic, funny, melancholy, thought-provoking, terrifying(!) ride from Payne. Kier+Waltz=Scene-Stealin' Heaven! 😁  Chau just comes along and completely steals the whole thing - wow! πŸ‘

21 December 2017

Wonder Wheel

#WonderWheel: Winslet gives the kind of tour-de-*force* perf (with not one, but *two*! show-stopping monologues) that would normally assure her a Blanchett-esque second Oscar... Storaro, whew, my goodness, give the man (& his DI colourist πŸ˜‰ ) an Oscar now!

20 December 2017

Cam Heyward Ridiculous Pro Bowl Snub

Happy for all the #Steelers making the #ProBowl, it's ridiculous that @CamHeyward didn't make it! Great player & on/off-field leader. PS. Even before I knew anything about American Football, I loved the #Ironhead commercials! (RIP…) 


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pQm1_ff5Pb0

The Greatest Showman

#TheGreatestShowman: Good, harmless musical fun. G*d bless Jackman, from Logan to Barnum in 1 year?! He's great along with Ferguson & Settle (in a *star*-making perf). Man, it's Pasek & Paul's world, we just live in it!

18 December 2017

Australia Regains the Ashes in Dominating Fashion

Dear #ENG, what hath thou wrought, inspiring #AUS to return to destroyer-of-worlds form?! #SteveSmith may be a jerk, but d*mn he's an insanely good batsman. #AUSvENG #TheAshes

17 December 2017

Patriots Are Handed a Win by the League Office Over Steelers

G*dd*mn bl**dy shady #Patriots #Belicheat-ing their way to another rubbish win. C'mon #Steelers, double-team #Gronk! Still #JuJu, #LeVeon played their hearts out. Great to see #Shazier! #Shalieve #HereWeGo 

16 December 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

#StarWarsTheLastJedi: AKA Star Wars: The Next Generation. Well-bl**dy-done Rian! Man, the kid deserves his own trilogy based on that [spoiler!]* sequence climax alone! Kids are all great in this one (hello Tran!), but leave it to the OGs Fisher & esp Hamill to break your heart.