30 December 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit - The Desolation of Smaug: Woah! Knew it would be better than the awful first but this, um, better?! The dragon! Thanks del Toro!

29 December 2013

Steelers Miss the Playoffs

Aw man! So close for the #Steelers! At least the #SuperBowl reign of the insufferable #Ravens & smug big-armed oaf #Flacco is over. #NFL

Succop Misses an Easy Field Goal!

Nooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #Succop, um, s*cks!!!!

Steelers Slim Playoff Hopes Still Alive!

Do you believe in miracles?! #Steelers could make it into the #NFL playoffs. But #Chiefs aren't playing their starters?! Boo #AndyReid!

28 December 2013

Mud

Mud: Grown up version of a kid's film. If I'd been 12 this would've been one that I would've remembered very fondly for a long, long time.

27 December 2013

American Hustle

American Hustle: Ah, the student (Russell) comes oh-so close but doesn't quite become the master (Scorsese). Great stuff, esp Renner & Bale!

26 December 2013

Graeme Swann Retires

You Know You're Too Old When: Graeme #Swann retires. A sad, somewhat ignominious end to a great (though not quite all-time great) career.

25 December 2013

The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street: Dark. Cynical. Un-repentant/redemptive. Quite possibly the best movie of the year! Gonzo Marty & Leo are incredible

Happy Holidays 2013

Merry Christmas...I mean Happy Holidays world! :-)

24 December 2013

South Africa Pull Off Draw Against India

Bad luck for #India who almost pulled off a stunning upset. #SouthAfrica did well to get a brave draw. Nice to see #Zaheer get 300. #SAvInd

22 December 2013

Last Day at Hollywood Park

Bye #HollywoodPark. Sad to see you turned into the obligatory condos & stores. Sadder still I lost the last race by a nose! @hollyparkracing

21 December 2013

USC Wins Las Vegas Bowl

After that thrashing #USC put on #FresnoState at the #LasVegasBowl I guess I have no choice but to get back on the #Trojans bandwagon!

20 December 2013

Anchorman 2: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

Anchorman 2: Back in the day when I told people that Anchorman was better than Old School they laughed at me. Well, who's laughing now?!

Luis Suarez New Deal with Liverpool

He may be a knucklehead but he's our knucklehead! Good to see Luis #Suarez staying with @LFC! #Arsenal is toast! @luis16suarez

18 December 2013

August: Osage County

August Osage County: Hoo boy! Family, right? Talk about Acting with a Capital A. Stellar cast but suprisingly it's Roberts who truly shines.

17 December 2013

Australia Wins the Ashes 2013-14

Thanks a lot #England You've reawakened #Australia & no one in the #Cricket world is safe anymore! #MitchellsAshes #AusvEng @MitchJohnson398

16 December 2013

Philomena

Philomena: Ah, nothing like a well-crafted movie made by an old pro like Frears. Coogan is great & Dench shines in an against-type turn.

15 December 2013

RIP Peter O'Toole

RIP Peter O'Toole. My favorite actor of all time. Criminal that he never won an Oscar outright. Hard to imagine a film world without him.

14 December 2013

In the Mood for Love

In the Mood for Love: Seen it a 100 times and could see it a 100 more! Esp if it's a stunning 35mm print like the one @UCLAFTVArchive had!

Comrades - Almost a Love Story

Comrades - Almost a Love Story: Aww cute! It's as if Wong Kar-Wai made a live-action Studio Ghibli film. A young Maggie Cheung is dynamite!

12 December 2013

Broncos Upset By Chargers

Thanks a lot #Broncos! Now you've handed the insufferable #Patriots a return trip to the #SuperBowl. #Peyton deserves a #CmonMan! #NFL

11 December 2013

The Armstrong Lie

The Armstrong Lie: Another good Gibney documentary. And d*mn if you don't find yourself getting swept up by Lance all over again, only to...

10 December 2013

The Hunger Games - Catching Fire

The Hunger Games - Catching Fire: Woah! So much better than the first move. Malone is crazy/awesome, giver her own action franchise already!

09 December 2013

Halladay Retires and Torre, La Russa and Cox Inducted Into HOF

You Know You're Too Old When: #Halladay retires & #Torre, #LaRussa & #Cox make it into #MLB #HOF. Touchstones of my early baseball fan days.

05 December 2013

RIP Nelson Mandela

RIP Nelson Mandela . I'll never forget when they let us out of school to watch his release on TV. The whole world changed. #Madiba

03 December 2013

Nebraska

Nebraska: One of Payne's better efforts. Lovely, stark B&W cinematography. Dern is as good as advertised but Squibb & McEwan steal the film.

02 December 2013

Out of the Furnace

Out of the Furnace: Nice try at 70s-era filmmaking. Great cast led by Bale, Harrelson & Affleck (the other one). DP Takayanagi is brilliant!