30 November 2014

Awful Loss for Steelers Against Saints

Aargh! Another back-breaking play-down-to-the-competition loss by #Steelers. Bad #BigBen. Just who in G*d's name is Kenny bl**dy #Stills?!

29 November 2014

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1: Tweenage YA love is so hard these days, what with that dull grey-blue palette & revolution. Fun though.

28 November 2014

Cricket World Cup 1983 Article

Brings back a lot of memories...& reminder of how old I am! @cricketwallah reminiscing about India's 83 WC triumph http://t.co/zKzxduKBfj

RIP PD James

RIP PD James. Great writer. Always loved reading her books. Children of Men - all-time great movie, even better book.

27 November 2014

RIP Phillip Hughes

RIP Phillip Hughes. What a sad tragic end to a young life. . What a sad tragic end to a young life.

23 November 2014

Odell Beckham Jr Insane TD Catch

OMBG! #Odell! What an insane catch! This kid is unbelievable! #Beckham #Giants #SNF

Federer Wins Davis Cup for Switzerland!

Never underestimate the heart of a #GOAT! #Federer on redemption song in #DavisCup! #Stanimal deserves credit helping to complete Fed legacy

22 November 2014

Federer/Wawrinka Beat France in Doubles Davis Cup Finals 2014

Great #DavisCup/career-saving win by #Federer, who really had #Stanimal to thank for it! Looks like their contretemps is a thing of the past

21 November 2014

Nightcrawler

#Nightcrawler: Fantastic! Russo is great, Gyllenhaal in top gonzo Donnie Darko form. DP Elswit does Mann-level work. Cynical, seedy, yeah!

Federer Loses to Monfils Davis Cup Finals 2014

I'm always happy when #LaMonf does well, but sad to see #Federer limp to the finish of his lifelong #DavisCup dream. All up to #Stanimal now

20 November 2014

RIP Mike Nichols

RIP Mike Nichols. All-time great. Mind-boggling body of work. That Virginia Woolf-Graduate 1-2 punch was the greatest start to any career.

19 November 2014

LeBron Loses to Spurs Again

#Sigh...new year, new team, same loss to the #Spurs for #LeBron. This interminable #NBA season is gonna be a long, sad one.

17 November 2014

Steelers Beat Titans on MNF

Whew! It wasn't pretty but #Steelers ended that strange skid against rubbish teams. Thank G*d for young #LeVeon #Bell. Bl**dy tough running!

16 November 2014

John Wick

John Wick: Cinematic kick up ye olde rear end! Welcome relief from Oscar-season earnestness Keanu's primed for a Taken-style career recharge

Federer Gives Walkover to Djokovic ATP World Tour Finals 2014

Sad end to #ATPFinals with #Federer walkover. Hope he recovers for #DavisCup. Congrats to #Djokovic & #BryanBros for well-deserved titles.

15 November 2014

Federer Squeaks By Wawrinka ATP World Tour Finals 2014

Miraculous escape for #Federer vs #Stanimal! Hopefully, #Wawrinka saved something for the #DavisCup final! #ATPFinals

RIP Glen A. Larson

RIP Glen A. Larson. Spent my entire childhood plopped in front of the TV watching his shows. What a career!

14 November 2014

Human Capital

Human Capital: Slick murder-mystery/stinging social critique. Expertly crafted by Virzi. Great perfs by Tedeschi & esp debutante Gioli!

13 November 2014

Kershaw & Trout Win MVP

Congrats #Clayton #Kershaw, our #MVP! 2015 is gonna be awesome for #Dodgers! PS. Congrats #Trout even if #Angels & their fans are irritating

Federer Thrashes Murray ATP Finals 2014

As much as I love #Federer even I didn't see this #Murray wood-shedding coming! Great bl**dy win...but #Nole's in ominous form. #ATPFinals

12 November 2014

The Homesman

The Homesman: Unexpectedly quirky. Lovely work by DP Prieto & composer Beltrami. Swank is awesome & reminds us she's a 2-time Oscar winner.

Clayton Kershaw Wins Third Cy Young

Congrats #Clayton #Kershaw on winning his third #CyYoung at age 26! Kid's already a #HOF-er, post-season be d*mned! ;-) #Dodgers

10 November 2014

The Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything: Better than expected. Marsh does well. Jones is (surprisingly?!) great, Redmayne is absolutely extraordinary!

09 November 2014

Mr. Turner

Mr. Turner: Another Leigh cinematic gem. Unflinching but large-hearted. Lovely perfs from Atkinson & Bailey...& insanely amazing Spall! Wow!

Celeb Sighting: Peter Bogdanovich

2nd-Greatest Celeb Sighting, Ever!: Peter Bogdanovich. I resisted the urge to tell him I thought he was William Friedkin! ;-)

Federer Beats Raonic ATP World Tour Finals 2014

The Quest for No. 1 stays alive for #Federer (#GOAT) with a great win over young #Raonic. A lot of tennis still left, though.

Browns In First Place AFC North

Wait, wait, wait, hang on a sec. I was wrong...the #Browns(?!) are in first place?! What?! Guess that sews up #Pettine as Coach of the Year.

Steelers Lose to Jets

Brutal come-back-down-to-Earth loss for the #Steelers. They made #Vick look real good. Wait, are the #Ravens leading #AFCNorth now?! Aargh!

Jemaine Clement Nice Guy

.@stoobush They were great at the Bowl & @AJemaineClement was, literally, the nicest guy, ever! Check out his film What We Do In The Shadows

Tweet from @stoobush

Shoot. I'd kill to see that.

08 November 2014

'71

#71: The-Raid-Meets-The-Troubles type visceral/melodramatic thrill ride. Young Jack's already been snapped up by Hollywood, Demange is next.

Celeb Sighting: Jemaine Clement

2nd-Greatest Celeb Sighting, Ever!: Jemaine Clement. I couldn't resist geeking out over #FlightOfTheConchords selling out the Hollywood Bowl

Timbuktu

#Timbuktu: Not often a movie makes me emotionally spent. Funny, gut-wrenching, beautiful. Sissako's film will reverberate for many years

07 November 2014

Leviathan

#Leviathan: They were right, this is (possibly) the best movie of the year! Funny & devastating. Masterfully made by great Zvyagintsev.

Great ESPN Article on Martellus Bennett

Always loved #Martellus #Bennett from when he showed up on Hard Knocks with #Cowboys! Great article via @FlemESPN http://t.co/9gJzXS1Wd9

06 November 2014

Two Days, One Night

Two Days, One Night: Another superb humanist drama from Dardenne Bros. Slice of humanity in all its complexity. Lovely perf by Cotillard .

05 November 2014

Obvious Child

Obvious Child: Aw man, what a great little film. One of those make-you-laugh-make-you-cry deals. Expertly crafted. Slate deserves an Oscar!

Alfonso Soriano Retires

You Know You're Too Old When: Alfonso #Soriano retires. Very good career, perhaps not quite as great as it could've been.

Interstellar

#Interstellar: Mankind's last great cinematic hope #Nolan doesnt look to #Kubrick. No, whilst reaching for the stars, he finds #Spielberg!

04 November 2014

03 November 2014

RIP Sadashiv Amarapurkar

RIP Sadashiv Amarapurkar. Great Indian character actor. Scared the h*ll out of me in Sadak! He will be missed.

02 November 2014

@tweetiekate Re-Tweet

@PratikBasu @jharrison9292 Love the #Steelers here in Sherman Oaks! Can't stand the #Ratbirds !

Steelers Thrash Ravens!

Thank G*d for the unstoppable force that is @jharrison9292! Great win #Steelers! Seriously, who likes the awful #Ravens outside Baltimore?!

01 November 2014

California Chrome Loses Breeders Cup

Bad luck for #CaliforniaChrome. Gave it his all but came up just a bit short at #BreedersCup. PS. Owner Steve Coburn is the nicest guy ever!

Celebrity Sighting: Elizabeth Banks & Kristin Chenoweth

2nd-Greatest Celeb Sighting, Ever!: Elizabeth Banks & Kristin Chenoweth. Sadly, Katniss & Elphaba didn't tag along.

Celebrity Sighting: Steven Jackson

3rd-Greatest Celeb Sighting, Ever!: Steven Jackson at #BreedersCup. If he ran as well as his winning horse the #Falcons would be winning!

Take Charge Brandi Wins

So, the old dude next to be told me to bet on #TakeChargeBrandi, you know, the horse that just shocked the #BreedersCup. Did I listen?! No!