31 December 2011

100 Bullets - Wilt

100 Bullets - Wilt: Done! A fiery end to the epic series. @brianazzarello gets all the credit but artist Eduardo Risso deserves most of it.

War Horse

War Horse: Nobody does it better. Seriously, nobody in the entire history of humankind does this sort of thing better than Steven Spielberg!

30 December 2011

100 Bullets - Dirty

100 Bullets - Dirty: My other favourite character gets killed. Oh well, at least I'm this close to finishing the series. @vertigo_comics

Fela!

Fela!: The most fun musical, ever! When people talk about a tour-de-force performance they need to see Sahr Ngaujah in action! Wow!

29 December 2011

100 Bullets - Once Upon a Crime

100 Bullets - Once Upon a Crime: Sad, my favourite Minuteman bites the bullet, literally. @vertigo_comics

The Help

The Help: Stellar work by Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Allison Janney & Jessica Chastain. Too bad it was wasted in this paternalistic tripe

28 December 2011

Australia Thrashes India In Test 1

Somebody forgot to tell #Ponting & #Australia that they're supposed to be over. How else to explain that huge victory over #India?! #AusvInd

Main Street

Main Street: Modest, gentle film with a huge cast. The kind of movie that John Sayles would have directed the h*ll out of in his prime.

Nina Simone - My Baby Just Cares For Me

Two of TBH's favourite things: Nina Simone and cats! Awesome video for "My Baby Just Cares For Me"! http://t.co/NucY2BEP

Young Adult

Young Adult: Entertaining, but the bloom has come off the Cody/Reitman rose. Theron was good, but Patton Oswalt totally steals the show!

27 December 2011

The Closer

The Closer: With apologies to every other show, this has the best ensemble on TV. Wish they could find a spot for good ol' Fred Willard! ;-)

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo: Fincher at his near-best! Mara is very good, not quite as great as Rapace. Surprisingly Craig is fantastic!

24 December 2011

Richard Karn Celebrity Sighting

4th-Greatest Celebrity Sighting, Ever!: Richard Karn from Home Improvement. I resisted the urge to ask him to fix my heater! ;-)

Steelers Thump The Rams

Great win for the #Steelers against the hapless #Rams. If @tpolamalu keeps this up, a very deep playoff run is very possible! :-) #NFL #AFC

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Film)

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Gary Oldman, like the film, is very good. Just not quite as great as Alec Guinness and the 1979 miniseries.

23 December 2011

Larry Merchant Celebrity Sighting

2nd-Greatest Celebrity Sighting, Ever!: Larry Merchant at the Landmark! I resisted the urge to ask him about Floyd Mayweather! ;-)

American Horror Story

American Horror Story: Gave up on it. Why? It was keeping me up at night! Why? Because it was scary & gross. My heart couldn't take it!

Catching Hell

Catching Hell: Bloody h*ll! The best #30For30 & one of the best movies of the year! Another great film by @BaLueBolivar (Alex Gibney). @ESPN

22 December 2011

Matt Barkley Staying at USC

Yay! @MattBarkley is staying at #USC. Im back on the #Trojans bandwagon! Hopefully MB will show the insufferable Mark Sanchez how it's done!

The Dark Knight Rises IMAX Prologue

The Dark Knight Rises IMAX Prologue: Dude! No, seriously. DUDE! Truly larger than life! Can't bloody wait for 20 July 2012! #TDK #TDKR

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol: Worth it for the incredible Dubai sequence in IMAX! @simonpegg & @PaulaPattonXO steal the show. Awesome!

21 December 2011

Heather Booted Off Top Chef

Yes! Heather ("Queen of Mean") got booted off #TopChef. Karma is quite the female dog ain't it?! @BravoTopChef @heatherterhune

Great Jay Williams Interview

Wow! Introspective & heartfelt interview with @RealJayWilliams on @DLHQ today. Not often you get this with athletes. http://t.co/XOT4nTss

The Hunter

The Hunter: A lean mean literary machine. Great work by Stark/Westlake. It's sad that I read the Darwyn Cooke comic before the actual book!

Bored To Death

Bored To Death: Quirky, offbeat, a little twee perhaps, but I loved it. They added Hodgman & Hammer's (Mike & Sledge) but alas to no avail.

20 December 2011

Hung

Hung: Low-key fun while it lasted. The Jane's (Adams & Thomas) were great. I guess even fictional Detroit can't catch a break these days.

You Know You're Too Old When Peja Stojakovic Retires

You Know You're Too Old When: #Peja #Stojakovic retires from the #NBA! #TooOld #2Old

Bane and Baron Underbheit

Is it just me, or does #Bane sound exactly like Baron #Underbheit?! #TDK #TDKR #VentureBros @VentureBrosBlog http://t.co/6sdTS3jz

19 December 2011

Steelers Lose To Niners

Gotta be honest, that was a brutal bloody loss for the #Steelers. #BigBen has engineered way too many wins to pin the loss on him. #NFL #AFC

The Dark Knight Rises Trailer

Aw-bloody-some! The Dark Knight Rises trailer starring @mvp86hinesward! Cant wait for 20 Jul 2012! @steelers #TDK #TDKR http://t.co/KlRw5fa1

The Muppets

The Muppets: Thoroughly enjoyable. But a meta Muppet movie (MMM?) is not quite the same as a "real" Muppet movie. Still loved it though!

18 December 2011

Homeland

Homeland: Ridiculous but entertaining (so I guess that makes it ridiculously entertaining)! They should just give Claire Danes the Emmy now!

George Vecsey Final NY Times Column

Sad when grand old newspapermen say goodbye. George #Vecsey will be missed immensely. @nytimes @nytimessports http://t.co/DeitXQsw

RIP Cesaria Evora

RIP Cesaria Evora. Her hauntingly beautiful voice will be missed. Perfect for a winter's evening in front of the fire. http://t.co/lQv6gHQY

17 December 2011

Fracture

Fracture: Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling - a match made in once-great/now-sold-out acting heaven! Mildly entertaining stuff.

Heather on Top Chef

Dude, Heather on #TopChef is quite possibly the meanest reality tv contestant, ever! @BravoTopChef @heatherterhune

16 December 2011

The Expendables 2 Teaser Trailer

HMOG! They added #VanDamme and @chucknorris! The Expendables 2! 17 Aug 2012 Can't wait! http://t.co/fzNBxxQg

100 Bullets - Decayed

100 Bullets - Decayed: Finally, the main story is gathering steam. This is one long, sorry epic, comic book, sorry graphic novel, series!

RIP Christopher Hitchens

RIP Christopher Hitchens. Whether you agreed with him or not, you had to appreciate his ferocious intelligence and wit.

15 December 2011

Rahul Dravid Bradman Oration

Rahul #Dravid is a great sportsman & an even better ambassador for #Cricket. Read his classy #Bradman Oration. #TheWall http://t.co/jwcjNSFN

Stephen Merchant NY Times Profile

The great #StephenMerchant (the power behind @rickygervais) finally gets some long-overdue media love! @smhelloladies http://t.co/KIcr1Ext

The Notebook

The Notebook: Yes, I was the only person on Earth who hadn't seen it. Yes, Gosling & McAdams ruled. Yes, Garner & Rowlands stole the film!

14 December 2011

Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids: Pretty funny, but nowhere close to the critical acclaim it received. Melissa McCarthy, though, deserved her acclaim! Wow!

13 December 2011

Andy Bull on Roy Fredericks

Another brilliant piece of writing by @AndyBullatGNM "Roy Fredericks aka Kid Cement" #WestIndies #Cricket http://t.co/hqXgNFZ0

Trent Reznor & Karen O - The Immigrant Song

Weird, creepy, awesome video by the great David #Fincher for @trent_reznor & #KarenO's cover of "The Immigrant Song" http://t.co/GK4LX8YB

Talking to James Harrison

@jaydimes Umm...have you seen James #Harrison?! I ain't telling him nothing! Maybe #Troy can talk to him for me. :-)

James Harrison Suspended

Totally unfair about @jharrison9292 suspension. Tough game against @49ers becomes harder! TBH still believes in her beloved @steelers though

12 December 2011

Luck

Luck: Terrifically exciting! Expertly crafted by the genius that is Michael Mann. Can't wait for the actual show! Loved the Plaschke cameo!

Boardwalk Empire

Boardwalk Empire: Messy but entertaining S2 capped by those gut-wrenching final 2 episodes. Not sure I can bring myself to watch S3.

11 December 2011

TBH Right Again About Giants-Cowboys

Noooooo! TBH told me not to switch from the #Giants-#Cowboys game for #BoardwalkEmpire! I didn't listen. Talk about a double-whammy! Oh man!

100 Bullets - Decayed

100 Bullets - Decayed: Now we're cooking! The story is really gathering steam. This is the most reading I've done in a while!

Awaara

Awaara: A true gem from the Golden Era of Bollywood. Thanks to @LACMA, we got to see Raj Kapoor & Nargis light up the big screen once more.

10 December 2011

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Mini-Series)

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Tad bit dated but still some of the best TV, ever! Great performances highlighted by the legendary Alec Guinness!

09 December 2011

Missed Bradley Cooper on Inside the Actor's Studio

@jaydimes Missed him. Was he funny? TBH and I are both fans.

Limitless

Limitless: Ha! Very entertaining and totally far-fetched. Good directing by Neil Burger. Nice star turn by Bradley Cooper. Good stuff.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (The Book)

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Granted I should have read it long ago, but man was it great. John le Carre's old-fashioned spy world is awesome!

08 December 2011

Roethlisberger Toughs Out Win Against Browns

Say what you will about #BigBen #Roethlisberger (& I've said plenty), you can't deny that he's one tough so-and-so! Here we go #Steelers!

Virender Sehwag ODI Record

OMBG! @virendersehwag obliterated the ODI record with a 149-ball 219! #Viru even made the @ESPN homepage! #IndvWI

07 December 2011

RIP Harry Morgan

RIP Harry Morgan. One of my all-time favourite character actors. He will be missed.

My Week with Marilyn

My Week with Marilyn: Entertaining little cutesy trifle. Michelle Williams & Eddie Redmayne are great but Kenneth Branagh steals the show!

06 December 2011

Unguarded

Unguarded: Powerful, frightening look at just how destructive addiction can be. Another solid @ESPN #30For30 documentary.

Page Eight

Page Eight: Aw-bloody-some! The great Michael Gambon, Ralph Fiennes, Judy Davis & greatest of all, Bill Nighy, in top form!

05 December 2011

Matt Barkley Not Heisman Finalist

Matt #Barkley was robbed of being a #Heisman finalist. Oh well, let's hope Andrew #Luck wins one for the #Pac12. #USC

Let Calcutta Surprise You

#Calcutta is the best city in #India! Don't believe me? Then check out "Let Calcutta Surprise You" via @chattypriya http://t.co/3oi1bS1G

Hugo

Hugo: Marty bloody Scorsese! They ask him to make a simple kid's movie and he goes and makes what may be the best film of the year! Amazing!

04 December 2011

RIP Dev Anand

RIP Dev Anand. One of the last remaining icons from the golden age of Bollywood. There will never be another quite like him.

Steelers Thrash Bengals

Dominating win for the #Steelers! Let's keep the momentum rolling! #NFL

03 December 2011

The Artist

The Artist: Cute, perhaps even a little twee. But you know what, it totally worked! Jean Dujardin was amazing! And that dog, so cute! Aww...

02 December 2011

Address Is Approximate

Aw man, what a beautiful little film! Stop-motion animation for our digital age. Address Is Approximate by @thetheoryUK http://t.co/n85O6ZwG

01 December 2011

Hot in Cleveland

Hot in Cleveland: Betty White & Don Rickles are a match made in comedy heaven. What took so long? Also, too bad the show's not about them.