09 October 2018

Great Sports Weekend

So, #Steelers win, #Liverpool remains unbeaten, #Dodgers⁠ ⁠ make it to #NLCS, #IND pads theirs stats (#PrithviShaw ๐Ÿ’ช), #BradleyCooper, #TomHardy, #TiffanyHaddish win the Box Office...


All in all a pretty good weekend, no? ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿˆ⚽️⚾️๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“ฝ

05 October 2018

Kershaw Pitches a Gem to Give Dodgers 2-0 Series Lead 2018 NLDS

8IP, 2H, 0ER, 0BB... pressure, what pressure๐Ÿ˜œ?! #Kershaw came/saw/conquered the poor #Braves. This is only the beginning for the #Dodgers!


PS. #Machado swinging *freely* on a 3-0 count๐Ÿ˜‡!


PPS. TBH's fave #HyunjinRyu came to the, uh, Ryu-scue y'day, huh?๐Ÿ‘Œ

#LADetermined



A Star Is Born (2018)

#AStarIsBorn


Indeed - Cooper as director! *All* that *&* he can direct (& sing/write/produce/act/etc) too?! A sweeping, unabashedly old-school-Hollywood romantic epic that more than deserves *all* the #Oscar-noms it's gonna get! Gaga, Clay, Chappelle(๐Ÿ’ช) the DP & esp Elliott ๐Ÿ‘ 




04 October 2018

Nobody Quite Like Bryson DeChambeau

Ya know, @BobHarig's right, there's no one like #BrysonDeChambeau. The increasingly whitebread milquetoast world of #Golf needs him.


PS. Yo Bob, do a profile of #RyderCup teammate #TonyFinau next, what a bounceback year the kid's had after that injury!


https://t.co/yphmLYLwiU



03 October 2018

MANIAC (Netflix)

#MANIAC


Good #WesAnderson-Meets-#MichelGondry-Meets-#MrRobot-Meets-#SpikeJonze-Meets-#ArcherDreamland fun! Fukunaga's Directing-with-a-Capital-D & Hill's Acting-with-a-Capital A - A for Effort๐ŸŒŸ! Stone, Field, Magnussen, & esp Garner ๐Ÿ‘. #EGOT-worthy prod design by DiGerlando.



02 October 2018

David Wright Retires

You Know You're Tool Old When: #DavidWright Retires. The End, as it must, comes suddenly, no? Always seemed like a nice kid who gave it his all. Great player, too bad about the injuries. #MrMet


PS. He gave up the last two years of his contract money...don't tell #SteveNash! ๐Ÿ˜‡



Gloria (Echo Theater Company)

#Gloria (@echotheater)


Wowza! ๐Ÿ˜ณ Jaw-dropping, whiplash-inducing, heart-stopping! Stunning piece of theatre will make you laugh, cry, cringe, gasp, etc. Razorsharp ensemble fires on all cylinders. Young playwright Jacobs-Jenkins deserves all the #MacArthurGenius Grants he gets!



01 October 2018

Dodgers Win NL West!

G*d bless the child, indeed! #Buehler, Buehler, Buehler, Buehler (sorry, couldn't resist๐Ÿคฃ) was on fire! #Bellinger was in mid-(regular)season form๐Ÿ˜œ! 


#Dodgers! #LADetermined!

PS. Poor #Kenley's gone through more in the last 6 mos than most people do in a lifetime!

Night School

#NightSchool


#Haddish + #Hart = basu! Movie Heaven! Good fun. Hart's an overwhelming screen presence but Haddish matches him and then some. In a cast *full* of inveterate scene-stealers Malco & Rajskub do some mighty fine scene-stealin' of their own. ๐Ÿ˜‚



30 September 2018

Europe Wins in Dominating Fashion 2018 Ryder Cup

It's #Molinari (Golf)World, the #RyderCup just lives in it!

Kudos to #TeamEurope, scrappy underdogs,  for taking down pampered multimillionaires...oh wait, never mind ๐Ÿ˜‡

PS. When #Tiger & #Phil go *0*-6, well you can't really #GoUSA...

PPS. #Moliwood ๐Ÿคฃ

PPPS. Well done Cap Bjorn!

29 September 2018

‬Liverpool Draws with Chelsea

Thank bl**dy G*d for #Sturridge (from a pass by #Shaqiri...we could get used to that๐Ÿ˜‡) to salvage a draw with #Chelsea. So, technically #Liverpool remains unbeaten in the #EPL, right? The dream stays the same, right?


#LFC #CHELIV

28 September 2018

Shikhar Dhawan the Star of 2018 Asia Cup

Yes! The best thing to come out of #IND's #AsiaCup win (hey, any trophy is a good trophy, no?๐Ÿค—) is an in-form #Shikhar!


Nice read from @captainshanky


PS. It's almost #CWC19 time already?! Man, time sure does fly when you're old๐Ÿ˜ฎ


https://t.co/M8qm0Co1Tz



The Old Man & the Gun

#TheOldManAndTheGun


Aah, Redford putting the "gentle" in the gentleman thief (of our hearts). Cute little film proves movie*star* immortality. Could've spent the entire film in his, Spacek's, Glover's & Waits's company. Great homaging (as always) by young Lowery

PS Super 16 ๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿ‘



27 September 2018

Afghanistan Thrilling Tie with India 2018 Asia Cup

Too bad they're out, as #AFG's thrilling... tie(?!) with #IND proved, they brought a lot of fun to the #AsiaCup (just as they did years ago when we watched them at #T20WorldCup all those years ago).


Well done by #RashidKhan, #Shahzad (124 off 116!) and the rest.


26 September 2018

Adrift

#Adrift


Good, clean action-adventure-epic-tragic-romance fun, and surprisingly moving, too. Expert craftsmanship (as always) by Kormakur. Tremendous open-water cinematography by the great Richardson (that single-take shot, woah! ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿ‘⛵️).

Woodley & Claflin are really good.



24 September 2018

Steelers Escape with a Win in Tampa Bay

Whew! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ A win is a win, esp when you get back to...1-1-1


You die by the #BigBen,  but, more often than not, you live by the, well, ya know...


Welcome to the big time #TerrellEdmunds!


PS. #JuJu with all those #Hines-esque clutch catches๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿˆ


#Steelers #HereWeGo #MNF


23 September 2018

Tiger Woods Wins His First Tournament in Five Years!

๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ


Stop the bl**dy presses! 


#TigerWoods just won his first golf tournament in 5 years!


๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ


The sports media complex will never be the same! This could be the biggest sports/human/world, story in our lifetimes!


#Tiger's back everybody... halle-bl**dy-lujah!


๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒ️‍♂️

Federer Beats Isner to Add to Team Europe Lead 2018 Laver Cup

FYI, just wanted to sneak this in there before #Tiger's impending win starts the sports media complex meltdown, but #Federer (#GOAT) battles past a very game #Isner. #LaverCup setting up for an amazing finish...again! #TeamEurope 10 - #TeamWorld

๐ŸŽพ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ’ช

Fahrenheit 11/9

#Fahrenheit119


An incendiary polemic against a president & political party... Obama & the Democrats?! Wait, wha?!

Have all your expectations upended by this passionate, entertaining, eye-opening film. Agree with him or not, Moore's a superb craftsman. An *absolute* must-watch!



22 September 2018

The National (Hollywood Palladium)

#TheNational (@thepalladium)


Anthemic...moody, introspective, quarter-(fiiiiiiiine, mid๐Ÿค—)life-crisis-tackling, arena-swelling, swaggering indie-rock! D*mn dude... whatashow! #MattBerninger's a bl**dy rockstar! #BryceDessner (or was that Aaron๐Ÿคฃ?!) totally stole the show!






Phoebe Bridgers (Hollywood Palladium)

#PhoebeBridgers (@thepalladium )


Anthemic...indie folk-ish singer-songwriter?! Yeah, apparently that exists. A future #DavidLynch soundtrack waiting to happen! The kid's definitely gonna be trending...well done.



21 September 2018

Federer Helps Tennis with Laver Cup

#LaverCup fever... catch it!


Excellent read by the excellent @christophclarey


#Federer takes this *Elder* (#GOAT) Statesman stuff really seriously (remember those career-delaying #Sampras exos?!).


PS. #FeDjokovic (#FeDjoker?)... I'm *all* in! ๐Ÿ˜„๐ŸŽพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘


https://t.co/BwFa5tDmbo



19 September 2018

Matt Kemp Back with the Dodgers (Where He Belongs)

This will make TBH so happy... she kept her #MattKemp jersey all these years!


Man, @ramonashelburne is packing a *lot* in before maternity leave...kinda putting the rest of us to shame :-)


https://t.co/PtS687Adyn



India Beats Pakistan 2018 Asia Cup

With all due respect to #Yankees-#RedSox, #Federer-#Nadal, #Ronaldo⁠ ⁠-#Messi, #Evert-#Navratilova etc., #IND-#PAK is the greatest sports rivalry! Great, thumping win for #IND! Doesn't quite make up for '86 (poor #ChetanSharma)... but hey, you can't win 'em all ๐Ÿคท‍♀️ 


#AsiaCup

18 September 2018

India Beats Hong Kong / Afghanistan Beats Sri Lanka 2018 Asia Cup

Wait, #AsiaCup?! Didn't #ENGvIND just end?!


Too-close-for-comfort win for #IND over #HKG, but #Shikhar scored a century๐Ÿ‘


PS. #AFG beating #SRI: is that still considered an upset?! Afghanistan's rise in world cricket has to be one of the greatest sports stories of our time, no?

17 September 2018

Tiafoe Fights Hard But US Lose in Semi-Finals 2018 Davis Cup

Gutted for #FrancesTiafoe. Can you imagine asking a 20yo kid to win a fifth rubber on foreign soil to send an unlikely contender to #DavisCup Finals?! Poor chap came up just short against #Coric. #Tiafoe showed a *lot* of heart๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽพ♥️


PS #FRACRO...why does that sound familiar๐Ÿ˜„

16 September 2018

Steelers Drop a Heartbreaker to the Chiefs

Where have you gone, #LeVeon, #Steelers nation turns its lonely eyes to you...๐Ÿ˜ช


Props to #BigBen & (Good!)#JuJu for almost pulling off a miraculous comeback against high-octane #Chiefs. 0-1-1 may not bode well for #SuperBowl...


PS. Boy, was I wrong about that kid #Mahomes!๐Ÿ‘€

15 September 2018

Canelo Beats Golovkin in Their Rematch

Wait, there was a massive boxing match tonight?!๐ŸฅŠ๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ’ช


At the end of the 4th they both looked like they'd gone 15!


#Canelo fought his heart out, kept pushing forward. #GGG precise, got some great shots in... can't they both have won?๐Ÿ˜ฝ


Count me in for No. 3!


#CanelovsGGG2

Rostam (The Fonda Theatre)

#Rostam (@FondaTheatre)


Catchiest Electro-Soul Indie-Rock, Ever! The VW alum sure knows how to put on a show...including a string section!๐ŸŽป ๐Ÿ‘

PS. #JennyLewis / #Bedouine ๐Ÿ‘

PPS. Man, I looked I should be dropping my kids off at the show, not, ya know, actually going to it! ๐Ÿ˜ต








13 September 2018

Clayton Kershaw is Addicted... to Winning

Waddya mean "remain" elite? Unlike #Flacco(๐Ÿ˜), #Kershaw always was, & always will be, elite!


Great stuff on #ClaytonKershaw by @Alden_Gonzalez


PS. May be start considering ye olde #Federer just-the-Majors(ie Playoffs)-ma'am scheduling...๐Ÿง


#Dodgers


https://t.co/3ktVs0iYJl



Batman Ninja

#BatmanNinja


The craziest, gonzo-est, eye-popping-est, WTH-est Batman movie to come down the pike in a long time! Massive credit to the character designer. D*mn good fun! We gotta have a sequel/its own universe!

๐Ÿฆ‡๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‘


PS. That Red Hood-Joker sequence...woah!!!!!!!!



12 September 2018

England Beat India in Cook’s Final Test to Win Series

Kudos to #IND but in the end too much...#AlastairCook?! What a way to end a Test career! Always liked the chap; has any great sportsman ever inspired so much sadness?
PS #JimmyAnderson 564!
PPS Nice work by new *kids* #Vihari & #Pant(20yo!)...& all series by #Pujara๐Ÿ๐Ÿคฉ

#ENGvIND

Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind

#RobinWilliamsComeInsideMyMind


Bittersweet cliff-notes look at a true sui generis, um, genius. Worth watching just for his improv-outtakes alone! He may have only played an alien, but his mind was clearly operating at a higher level than the rest of us mere mortals. So very sad.



11 September 2018

Inside Story Behind Federer and Uniqlo

"That will be it... like a falling star in the sky: It's beautiful, and then it's gone."


My goodness @rogerfederer's a poet & he doesn't even know it! Pretty much wrote the melancholy epitaph to his own career ๐Ÿ˜ฟ


Great read by @StuartEmmrichNY


#Uniqlo


https://t.co/OtYu7JHGxm



10 September 2018

Sam Darnold’s Great NFL Debut

Welcome to the NFL, #SamDarnold! What a way to start a career, tho' I believe the last #USC QB drafted by the #Jets also got off to a strong start... still, hope springs eternal.


Speaking of hope, hopefully the kid #JTDaniels is taking note & not getting too down on himself๐Ÿ‘

09 September 2018

Djokovic Beats Del Potro to Win 2018 US Open

Not quite the epic it was shaping up to be but nuke-FHs v immovable-object was some fun tennis.


Good win for #Djokovic over all-the-way-back #DelPotro. In-form #Djoker is going to terrorize the #ATP tour.


PS Those #DelPo fans...yeesh!๐Ÿ™„


#USOpen


PPS So summer's really over?!๐Ÿ˜ญ




Steelers Start Season with Terrible Tie Against Sorry Browns

Just one of those surefire-win-escape-with-a-tie-feels-like-a-loss matches for #Steelers.๐Ÿคจ


Take a bow #JamesConner, what a story!๐Ÿ™Œ


PS. Yay #JuJu...#AB...#TJWatt...#MikeHilton...#CamSutton...!


#HereWeGo #PITvsCLE


PS. Anyone start #RyanFitzpatrick in fantasy?!๐Ÿ™€

08 September 2018

Naomi Osaka Beats Serena in Historic Upset to Win 2018 US Open

A Star is Born(& I'm not talking about the #Oscars-nommed upcoming remake)!


#NaomiOsaka, 20yo(!), beats the #GOAT on her home court to win #USOpen! #SerenaEffect in full, er, effect. Lotsa future slam winners directly inspired by #Serena (& #Venus)! 


SW v gracious in defeat๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽพ




Jack Sock and Mike Bryan Win Doubles Title 2018 US Open

Don't look now but #JackSock is a 3x Slam winner... & #MikeBryan a record 18x!


Saw them both play dubs (separately) at #IndianWells, Sock-#Isner were a fun, surprisingly  cohesive unit, but the @Bryanbros ... ageless! ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽพ 


#USOpen

07 September 2018

Ray Allen, Steve Nash, Grant Hill, Jason Kidd Headline NBA HOF Class

You Know You're #TooOld When: Ray Allen (#JumpshotJesus๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘), #SteveNash (used* to love the guy), #GrantHill, #JasonKidd, #MoCheeks (finally!), #TinaThompson Are Inducted Into #NBAHOF. 


Best #HOF Class, Ever!


*You know what they say about never meeting your heroes๐Ÿคท‍♀️


#NBA

RIP Burt Reynolds

RIP #BurtReynolds


OMG, I *loved* him as a kid… & then I started watching his movies as a grownup - man, talk about a Movie Star with a Capital "M" & "S" (& a very skilled actor beneath that persona)! They definitely don't make 'em like they used to. 



06 September 2018

RBG

#RBG


Entertaining, educational documentary that nicely summarizes the astonishing legacy of every Millennial's favourite supreme court justice. I had no idea that almost every American owes her a massive debt of gratitude for her tireless fight for equality. Inspirational stuff.



05 September 2018

Excellent Naomi Osaka NY Times Piece

Time for everyone to jump on the #NaomiOsaka bandwagon! Excellent piece by @brooklarmer.


Saw her play at #IndianWells...talk about brash, bold, fearless, aggressive, take-no-prisoner ball-striking! ๐ŸŽพ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ


https://t.co/Wq8Fcuk2CV



Sweat (Mark Taper Forum)

#Sweat (@CTGLA)


Very good play about the people left behind by the great economic crisis. Goes beyond the reductive headlines about blue-collar workers, manufacturing jobs, rural America, race relations, the prison system, gentrification even... a lot to pack in! Set design๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘



04 September 2018

Federer Loses to Millman in Shocking Upset 2018 US Open

Never underestimate the heart of a #JohnMillman! Commentators derisively pointed out their disparity but to wait 7yrs for his first ATP win then beat #Federer on the biggest tennis court in the world in 4R of a major๐Ÿ‘!

PS. I never want to see a #GOAT-dropshot ever again! #USOpen⁠ ⁠