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: 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: 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.

08 December 2013

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: 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!

30 November 2013

RIP Paul Walker

RIP Paul Walker. Still shocked by the news. Always liked him. Gone way, way too soon.

29 November 2013

Bob's Burgers Retweet

.@PratikBasu First of all, we're flattered. There is no second of all. #bobsburgers

The National - Sailors In Your Mouth

Greatest #Thanksgiving Song, Ever!: "Sailors In Your Mouth" by noted comedians @The_National! Thanks @BobsBurgersFOX! http://t.co/YEZmguKMLL

28 November 2013

Happy Thanksgivukkah Steelers

Happy #Thanksgivukkah to one and all...esp the #Steelers! Never stopped fighting even though the season seemed lost. Hope @L_Bell26 is okay.

27 November 2013

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan on Sachin Tendulkar

Sure @sidvee overwrites sometimes but his nostalgic piece on #Sachin was a good one. Great memories esp the TV shows! http://t.co/8DiRyASE55

25 November 2013

The Broken Circle Breakdown

The Broken Circle Breakdown: Whew! Talk about an emotional roller coaster! Uneven but engrossing. Great perfs by Heldenbergh & esp Baetens.

24 November 2013

Brady Beats Manning (Again!)

I love #Federer (#GOAT) and #Peyton...but they always lose to #Nadal & #Brady in the big game. G*dd*mnit! Awful loss for #Broncos! @SNFonNBC

Calder and Abstraction

Calder and Abstraction: Beautifully put together by @LACMA & Gehry(?!). Up close you really see the engineering & art in harmony. Stunning!

22 November 2013

Dan Rather ESPN OTL JFK Special

Great stuff from @OTLonESPN about #JFK The great @DanRatherReport should really be on @CBSNews talking about that day http://t.co/4hQ5nLQOQk

Inside Llewyn Davis

Inside Llewyn Davis: Once again a "smaller" Coen Brothers shines unexpectedly. Sad, funny & poignant as only they can do. Isaac, who knew?!

19 November 2013


Her: I appreciate that Jonze is growing up, but sometimes I wish he would go back to his younger Kaufman-esque self. Johansson is great!

18 November 2013

The Great Beauty

The Great Beauty: Like the camerawork by DP Bigazzi the film is melancholy, languid & hearbreakingly beautiful. Brava Sorrentino & Servillo!

17 November 2013

Sachin Tendulkar Retires

You Know You're Too Old When: #Sachin #Tendulkar retires. According to @BCCI, the universe, as we know it, has ended. #ThankYouSachin

15 November 2013

Dario Franchitti Retires

You Know You're Too Old When: Dario #Franchitti retires. Erstwhile Mr. Ashley Judd seemed like a nice guy. Sad to see him go due to a crash.

Sachin Tendulkar Final Batting Innings

Wow! Has G*d (aka #Sachin #Tendulkar) played his final innings (nice 74!)? @BCCI is begging #WestIndies to make it to 2nd innings. #IndvWI

14 November 2013

Celeb Sighting: Andy Garcia

3rd-Greatest Celeb Sighting, Ever!: Andy Garcia driving around Hollywood in a gigantic Escalade, looking very good for his age.

Clayton Kershaw Wins the CY Young (2013)

Nice! #Kershaw wins #CyYoung! Too bad #Puig got hosed for #ROTY. Maybe they'll make up for #Kemp and give the #MVP to #Hanley! ;-) #Dodgers

13 November 2013

The Lunchbox (Dabba)

The Lunchbox (#Dabba): Oh man can't believe young(!) Batra made such a great film first time out! Somewhere Hrishikesh Mukherjee is smiling.

11 November 2013

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave: My G*d! What a film! Unrelenting & unforgettable! Just hand the Oscars to McQueen, Nyong'o & Ejiofor & call it a day!

10 November 2013

Saving Mr. Banks

Saving Mr. Banks: aka Oscaring Ms. Thompson! Yup, she's as great as advertised. Good ol' Hanks & esp Giamatti totally elevate the material.

Emma Thompson Q&A

Hoo boy! They should give Emma Thompson an #Oscar for her tour-de-bl**dy-force Q&A with Leonard Maltin alone What a performance! @SidGrauman

09 November 2013

The Wind Rises

The Wind Rises: Beautiful, elegiac, bittersweet. At turns unnerving & charming, it's the perfect (if sad) swansong for the great Miyazaki.

07 November 2013

Oregon Upset by Stanford

Sad to see #Pac12 lose a #BCS title shot again. #Ducks lose another must-win game. Let's hope Famous #Jameis brings down the Evil Empire!

The National - Lean (Catching Fire Soundtrack)

Uh-oh, looks like I may have to watch #CatchingFire after all! Check out TBH's fave @The_National's "#Lean": http://t.co/xmbmyJSdRY

06 November 2013

Roger Federer - Coffee Machine Ad

Nice! #Federer may not be able to serve it up quite like he used to on the #tennis court but he's great at coffee! http://t.co/ipiFDIYXbc

05 November 2013

Diwali Rocket to Mars

The perfect way to celebrate #Diwali: Send a rocket to Mars! Great achievement for #India...pending a successful landing. :-)

04 November 2013

Captain Phillips

Captain Phillips: Expertly crafted by master filmmaker Greengrass, though it gets too much at the climax. Abdi is a searing screen presence.

03 November 2013

Indian Batsmen Thrash Australia

#Shikhar, #Kohli, #Rohit have reached #BigPapi level. Hopefully they did it naturally. Big win for #India due to crazy ODI rules. #IndvAus

02 November 2013

The Counselor

The Counselor: Looks like old man Cormac's been reading his own press Loved Ridley's precise dark direction of the over-written/wrought mess

01 November 2013

All Is Lost

All Is Lost: Brave effort by Chandor to make a contemplative, melancholy survival film. Redford is extraordinary. The ending is... ! ;-)

30 October 2013

Red Sox Win the World Series 2013

Great, the #RedSox won the #WorldSeries. As if those fans weren't insufferable enough already. Happy for the city of #Boston though. #MLB

Allen Iverson Retires

You Know You're Too Old When: Allen #Iverson retires. Man, did I love seeing him play in Philly, and man, do I feel really old now.

29 October 2013

Lions Love and Lies

Lions Love and Lies: Eccentric, funny and, like Varda herself, way ahead of its time in its proto-reality TV/meta-Kaufman-esque look at LA.

28 October 2013

RIP Marcia Wallace

Belated RIP Marcia Wallace. Loved her as Edna Krabappel on the Simpsons I'm also old enough to remember her as Carol on the Bob Newhart Show

27 October 2013

RIP Lou Reed

RIP Lou Reed. It may have taken a bunch of cover songs to finally get into his music, but once I started it was amazing.

25 October 2013

RIP Manna Dey

RIP Manna Dey. One of my grandfather's favorite singers. Met him on a plane once, he was gracious to all of us.

24 October 2013

Celeb Sighting: Skip Lievsay

2nd-Greatest Celeb Sighting, Ever!: Skip Lievsay, mixer on #Gravity. I think my fanboy drooling may have freaked him out! :-)

22 October 2013

NY Times Story About Narendra Dabholkar

Sad story about a courageous man battling superstition in #India: Narendra #Dabholkar via @nytimes http://t.co/5KR90VrJuM

20 October 2013

Steelers Beat the Ravens (Finally!)

Well TBH never stopped believin'! Great gutty, bl**dy win for the #Steelers against the irritating #Ravens. Thank G*d for #Suisham! #NFL

Steelers and Ravens Aren't CBS Game of the Week

How the mighty have fallen! The #Texans & #Chiefs (Andy Reid whatevs) are the #CBS game of the week over the #Steelers and #Ravens Sad #NFL

18 October 2013

Ship of Theseus

Ship of Theseus: Bl**dy hell! A landmark in Indian cinema! Slightly overwritten (young director!), but stunningly put together. Brilliant!

Celeb Sighting: Michael Ovitz

2nd-Best Celeb Sighting, Ever!: Michael Ovitz, skulking around the streets of Beverly Hills, talking to himself (or his bluetooth headset:-)

17 October 2013

Wes Anderson - The Grand Budapest Hotel Trailer

I wanna hate it, but can't help but love #WesAnderson's #GrandBudapestHotel trailer starring TBH's fave Ralph Fiennes http://t.co/njR9GWZf9t

16 October 2013

India Beat Australia & Dodgers Beat Cardinals

First #India pull off a stunning win against #Australia (#Shikhar! #Dhawan!). Then #Dodgers thump #Cardinals. #Cricket/#Baseball heaven!

15 October 2013

Dravid and Tendulkar CLT20 Finals

Umm, so yeah, two of our biggest superstars shuffled off into the sunset (again?!) Once again #Dravid played second fiddle to #Sachin #CLT20

14 October 2013

Shubho Bijoya

Shubho #Bijoya to all my fellow Bengalis and the world in general. Doesn't the New Year seem to come quicker every year? :-)

12 October 2013

Dodgers Lose to Beltran

Great, just bl**dy great! Can't believe #Beltran decided to redeem himself for his infamous called strike... against the #Dodgers! #NLCS

11 October 2013

RIP Kumar Pallana

RIP Kumar Pallana. Gentle screen presence courtesy of Wes Anderson, his own life story reads like an Anderson film.

09 October 2013

Celeb Sighting: Emeril Lagasse

3rd-Greatest Celeb Sighting, Ever!: #Emeril Lagasse in WeHo looking for a place to eat. Bam!

08 October 2013

Gravity (3rd Time!)

#Gravity: 3rd time in 4 days may be too much But man it's right up there with Turrell's Perceptual Cell as an incredible sensory experience!

06 October 2013


#Rush: Howard's back! You whipper-snapper directors out there: This is how you make a big entertaining movie! Bruhl steals the whole film!

05 October 2013

Gravity (Second Viewing)

#Gravity: 2nd time you forget plot & behold its chilly genius. The tiny human dot against the infinite starfield will haunt my eternal sleep


#Gravity: Incredible DP work by the great Lubezki. Amazing music by Price. A giant bl**dy leap for filmkind by genius Cuaron! @wbpictures


#Gravity: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

04 October 2013

Alfonso Cuaron Day!

What day is it? #Alfonso #Cuaron day of course! Can't wait for #Gravity tonight! We know it's going to be the Best Movie, Ever! @wbpictures

02 October 2013

RIP Tom Clancy

RIP Tom Clancy. Not sure if his books were great works of literature but they were terrifically exciting and I actually read them.

01 October 2013

Mariano, Pettitte, Helton Retire

You Know You're Too Old When: #Mariano #Rivera, #Pettitte, #Helton retire. All in my own #HOF (Pettitte Aw-Shucks > PEDs). #Yankees #Rockies

30 September 2013

PRI's The World Tweet

@PratikBasu Thanks for listening! Discover new bands from our #GlobalHit Twitter list (we update daily): http://t.co/3sA6N3RjOr

29 September 2013

Steelers Lose to the Vikings

Aw man, heart-breaking (era-ending?!) loss for the #Steelers. On the other hand, as TBH said, they looked like the Best 0-4 Team, Ever! #NFL

27 September 2013

Too Old: Discover Bastille on NPR

You Know You're Too Old When: You find out about an awesome new band...on @NPR?! #Bastille @BASTILLEdan @pritheworld http://t.co/eA2GZ6czLO

26 September 2013

Yevgeny Kafelnikov HOF Snub

Look, I'm happy for the #Tennis #HOF nominees, but it's an absolute crime that #Kafelnikov is not in. #TskTsk #ATP

25 September 2013

Small Black - "Breathless"

Yup, nothing makes you feel older than an awsome music video celebrating youth, sweet youth! #Breathless by @SmallBlk http://t.co/uR6LsI4t7f

23 September 2013

Madras Cafe

Madras Cafe: Ol' college try tackling a complex, controversial subject. Nice to see Bollywood making these kinds of films. Good first step.

22 September 2013

Steelers Lose to Bears

Don't know what's more heartbreaking: TBH still believing in the #Steelers in the 3rd quarter or me benching the #Bears defense in fantasy.

20 September 2013


Nayak: Looser, edgier, jazzier Ray. Tour-de-force from a (way) against-type Kumar (our legendary tragic-romantic Bengali hero) @SidGrauman


Devi: Still powerful and sadly relevant even after all these years. Those final images still scar your brain. @SidGrauman

19 September 2013

RIP Ken Norton

RIP Ken Norton. Went toe-to-toe with Ali and more than held his own. Remember when heavyweight boxing was great? Sigh...

18 September 2013

Bobby Cannavale Reads a NYT Graphic Novel

Yes, the great Bobby #Cannavale can read anything; including a grahic novel from @nytimes (?!). "Tomato Can Blues" http://t.co/uGHnkWoZ06

16 September 2013

Steelers Lose to Bengals on MNF

Hoo boy! I knew this was going to be a lost #Steelers season. But TBH is gonna hold on to that one nice-looking TD pass to #Moye. #MNF #NFL

15 September 2013

Zimbabwe Wins a Test

It's not often that the minnows are allowed to shine. Great win for underdog #Zimbabwe & the spirit of #Cricket. #ZimvPak

14 September 2013

Mayweather Beats Canelo

As the @BBC commentators said of #Azharuddin/#Gower: like picking dandelions. @FloydMayweather completely outclassed @TeamCanelo. #TheOne

Mayweather Beating Canelo

It's over. Poor kid #Canelo is being out-boxed/punched/fast-ed by #Mayweather. Welcome to the big time young man. Fight back! #TheOne

RIP Ray Dolby

RIP Ray Dolby. I'm old enough to remember Dolby NR on cassettes. Movies would not be what they were if not for him.

13 September 2013


Charulata: My Bengali card should be revoked for waiting this long to see this romantic masterpiece. Beautiful & heartbreaking. @SidGrauman


Jalsaghar: Sadly the metaphor for Bengal's grand decline in the face of commercial progress rings true 50 years later. Biswas is magnificent

10 Years!

@gingerm @evolutionofaman @susievdepianto Look how skinny I am! No wonder I'm smiling. 10 years?! Time flies when you're having fun :-)

11 September 2013


#Prisoners: Nice sub-Haneke effort by Villeneuve. Comes close to transcending genre roots. Great stuff from Deakins, Gyllenhaal & Jackman.

09 September 2013


Aparajito: Melancholy examination of making a new life against the constraints of tradition. Still apropos some 60 years later! @TheAcademy

Pather Panchali

Pather Panchali: Still devastating after all these years. Something new every time. Sly critique of gender roles this time out. @TheAcademy

08 September 2013

Serena Wins US Open 2013

Congrats #Serena on overcoming a tough #Vika & winning the #USOpen. Very close to taking #GOAT from #Steffi/#Navratilova...but not yet. #WTA

Steelers Worse Than Pirates?!

I hated to tell TBH, but the writing had been on the wall all along that the #Pirates would have a better season than the #Steelers! #NFL

07 September 2013


#Salinger: Sensational. Tawdry. Compelling. Engrossing. Entertaining. Yo snooty critics: never let the facts get in the way of a good story.

05 September 2013

Futurama - Jurassic Bark

Everyone else also thinks that #JurassicBark is the best #Futurama?! When did this happen! Also, I'm sad it's gone. http://t.co/oHhPG7gHOe

Tweet from @dashmeshstud

@PratikBasu please Basu it was s really bad movie, somewhere along the way they just lost the plot

04 September 2013

Pain & Gain

Pain & Gain: Who better than to make an awesome parody of a Michael Bay film than the awesome...Michael Bay! Surprisingly dark...& awesome!

02 September 2013

Federer Loses to Robredo at US Open

Wow! I don't think I've ever seen a more depressed #Federer. Don't let them convince you otherwise, he's still #GOAT (for now) #USOpen #ATP

Kids Like You & Me

Kids Like You & Me: A for effort. Tries valiantly to showcase the manic energy of the #BlackLips...in the Middle East! Nice try. @cinefamily

01 September 2013

RIP David Frost

RIP David Frost. Loved watching him on TV back when I was a kid.

31 August 2013

2 Guns

2 Guns: Lotsa fun seeing Paxton trying to out-ham (very cute) screen couple Wahlberg & Washington Always great when everyone's having a lark

30 August 2013

The Grandmaster

The Grandmaster: The awesome kung-fu is window dressing for what makes Wong Kar-wai great: Brooding. Beautiful. Romantic. Longing. Loved it!

28 August 2013

James Blake Retires

You Know You're Too Old When: James #Blake retires. Saw him play. Big game nice guy Sad to see the complete decline of American #Tennis #ATP

Dr. Martin Luther King - "I Have a Dream"

The original "I Have a #Dream" speech by Dr. Martin Luther #King, courtesy of the @smithsonian http://t.co/AbiKuV9cp6

27 August 2013

Duval Beats Stosur in Huge US Open Upset

Heartbreaking loss for #Pospisil. But what a great bl**dy win for young Victoria #Duval over hard-luck #Stosur. Inspiring. #WTA #USOpen

26 August 2013

Hopefully Federer is Inspired By Sampras 2002

#Federer Endless Summer turns into The Long Goodbye. Hopefully he's inspired by the last #GOAT (#Sampras) was down http://t.co/WWBgU85Ipb

25 August 2013

England Retain the Ashes

Umm, so the #Ashes series was a foregone conclusion but the matches were pretty exciting. Great Test #Cricket marred by idiot umps. #EngvAus

24 August 2013

The World's End

The World's End: Best You-Can't-Go-Home-Again-Here-Comes-The-Apocalypse Mash-Up, Ever! Did I detect an underlying bittersweet maturity?! :-)

23 August 2013

Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmaster Day!

It's #Grandmaster Day! Hopefully #WongKarWai's next cinematic masterpiece helps me get over the #Affleck-#Batman nightmare! @WeinsteinFilms

20 August 2013

RIP Elmore Leonard

RIP Elmore Leonard. Literary giant. Discovered him way too late in my book reading life. Hopefully I'll have years to catch up.

19 August 2013

The Fall

#TheFall: The @netflix show you should be watching is the one not getting any hype! Best crime drama on, um TV?, by bl**dy far! Fantastic!

17 August 2013


Elysium: Great ideas that don't quite coalesce in a good (not quite great) film. At least Blomkamp is on CNTT (Cameron Nolan Tenure Track).

16 August 2013

This Charming Charlie Tumblr

#TheSmiths + #CharlieBrown = Greatest Future Hipster Musical, Ever! (via TBH) This Charming Charlie @OfficialPeanuts http://t.co/GuukZe0Cbo

15 August 2013

Marion Bartoli Retires(?!)

You Know You're Too Old When: Marion #Bartoli retires. Crazy/fun/quirky...but a retirement at 28(?!) for a reigning Wimbledon champ?! Wha?!

13 August 2013

Too Old: Beaten By a Stroller

You Know You're Too Old When: You're told by @NikePlus you've had your fastest run yet... after you're passed by a lady pushing a stroller.

11 August 2013

The National at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery

The National (Hollywood Forever Cemetery): Best Concert, Ever! Intimate. Heart breaking. Perfect for a graveyard in Hollywood. Still reeling

Daughter (Hollywood Forever Cemetery)

Daughter (Hollywood Forever Cemetery): The YA version of Siouxsie-meets-The-xx shoegaze. Perfect for tweenage-graveyard navel-gazing. Lovely

Celeb Sighting: Jim Carrey

2nd-Greatest Celeb Sighting, Ever! [tie]: Jim Carrey (The Cable Guy!) taking notes while watching the opening band for The National! Awesome

Celeb Sighting: Zuleikha Robinson

2nd- Greatest Celeb Sighting, Ever!: Zuleikha Robinson. The last time i saw The National in concert Matthew Fox (Jack Shepherd!) was there!

Celeb Sighting: Olivia Wilde

3rd-Greatest Celeb Sighting, Ever!: Olivia Wilde (13!) at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery being conspicuous in her elaborate inconspicuous.

Jason Dufner Wins the PGA Championship

Henceforth #Dufnering will mean Major Champion! Congrats to #Dufner who limped home to the #PGA championship. Sad for crusty vet #Furyk.

10 August 2013

Only God Forgives

Only God Forgives: Umm, so, the thing is, when you think about it, well, what I'm trying to say...Great cinematography by Larry Smith! Whew!

09 August 2013

The Wolverine

The Wolverine: Awe-bl**dy-some! Best "summer" movie by far. Loved Jackman & all those butt-kicking babes! And, yes, they had ninjas! Ninjas!

08 August 2013

Ordinary Welles & PGA Championship at Rochester

Between the rediscovered #OrsonWelles film & #PGA championship looks like my old stomping grounds #Rochester is having a moment. Sweet!

04 August 2013

The Killing Season 3 Finale

#TheKilling: Despite the cool Seven-like ending someone needs to put it out of its misery. Thanks for introducing Kinnaman to the world.

02 August 2013

Blue Jasmine

Blue Jasmine: Madoff+Streetcar=Best Woody Since Match Point. Loved Hawkins, Cannavale, Dice Clay (?!) & Blanchett, tour-de-bl**dy-force! Wow

James Turrell - Perceptual Cell

James Turrell - Perceptual Cell: To paraphrase the great Keanu Reeves: Woah! It's like the end of 2001 exploded behind your eyelids! Whew!

31 July 2013

King Khan and the Shrines -"Darkness"

Greatest Ray-Harryhausen-Meets-New-Garage-Soul Music Video, Ever! (via TBH ;-) #Darkness by #KingKhan @KingHaikuKhan http://t.co/q6sOQaXqJy

30 July 2013

@stoobush - McNabb 2

@PratikBasu Nah but if there were a Hall of Very Good he'd be a shoo-in.

@stoobush - McNabb

@PratikBasu I'm a lifelong Eagle fan and love McNabb, but he's not HoF-worthy. Deserved his number retirement though.

29 July 2013

Donovan McNabb Retires

You Know You're Too Old When: #Donovan #McNabb retires. Worthy of #HOF, no matter what idiot #Eagles fans say.

26 July 2013

The Act of Killing

The Act of Killing: Head-spinning. Chilling. Disturbing. Role of documentary & filmed violence will be debated for years. @TheActOfKilling

22 July 2013

RIP Dennis Farina

RIP Dennis Farina. Loved him starting from Crime Story. One of my favorite character actors of all time. He will be missed immensely.

21 July 2013

Lefty Wins the British Open?!

"If 6 seconds counted as a win then I'd have all 4" which is why we love #Phil #Lefty #Mickelson! A win for the bl**dy ages! #TheOpen #PGA

20 July 2013


#Blackfish: Shocking, scary, compelling. Makes you feel guilty for that childhood #SeaWorld visit. They call 'em killer whales for a reason.

RIP Helen Thomas

RIP Helen Thomas. Covered presidents since Kennedy and asked the tough questions.

18 July 2013

Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim: Worst movie Del Toro ever made...still better than most summer movies. Stringer Bell, Charlie Kelly & H*ll Boy were awesome!

SouthLAnd Emmy Snubs

I'm not one for profanity but the #Emmy snubs for #SouthLAnd, @ReginaKing, @ShawnHatosy & especially the great @Cudlitz makes me ***********

14 July 2013

England Beats Australia and Pakistan Beats the West India

Another nutsoid day in #Cricket! #England barely beat #Australia in the first #Ashes Test. Then #Afridi decides to go #BoomBoom! #WIvPak

13 July 2013

Fruitvale Station

#Fruitvale Station: Masterfully directed by young Coogler. Incredible performance by (Where's Wallace) Jordan. The best film of 2013 by far!

12 July 2013

RIP Pran

RIP Pran. More than just an iconic screen villain, he was an unforgettable screen presence. They won't make more like him in Bollywood.

11 July 2013

Agar 98 in Ashes & Dhoni Beats Sri Lanka

Crazy day in #Cricket! 19-year old kid #Agar scores 98 at No 11 on debut (in the #Ashes no less!)! Then #Dhoni blazes #India to victory!

10 July 2013

White Lies - "There Goes Our Love Again"

Best Atmospheric-Reverby-80s-Synth-Arena-Rock Song, Ever! "There Goes Our Love Again" by White Lies. @whiteliesmusic http://t.co/ZIjUmFc3gH

07 July 2013

Murray Beats Djokovic to Win Wimbledon

The long #British nightmare is finally over! #Murray beats #Nole to win #Wimbledon (somehow still making you feel sorry for him). #ATP

06 July 2013

Bartoli Defeats Lisicki to Win Wimbledon 2013

A strange #Wimbledon deserves a quirky champ like #Bartoli. Like her, but was hoping that the loony/fun #Lisicki would pull it off. #WTA

04 July 2013

I'm So Excited!

I'm So Excited!: Lesser Almodovar is still great by anyone else's standards. Wish I was flying Peninsula, might cure my fear of flying. :-)

03 July 2013

World War Z

World War Z: Awesome and dumb, the best kind of summer movie. Pitt's performance had less life than the zombies, that's why they were mad.

01 July 2013

Man of Steel

Man of Steel: Cavill tries but is no Reeve, Adams no Kidder, Zimmer no Williams & Snyder no Donner. Loved the Avatar/Wolverine homage though

27 June 2013

Bloc Party - "Ratchet"

Great (awesome/creepy) video from (wait, are they breaking up again?!) @BlocParty #Ratchet: http://t.co/3HWGJbEakg

26 June 2013

Federer Loses at Wimbledon

It's over. #Federer (#GOAT?) crashes at #Wimbledon. The streak/era is over. Is this the first day of the rest of my sports fan life? #Sigh

25 June 2013

Celeb Sighting: Dwight Howard

2nd-Greatest Celeb Sighting, Ever!: #Dwight #Howard outside Mr. Chow. Looking very happy to be in LA as he zoomed off in his white Rolls :-)

24 June 2013

Stanley Cup Finals Crazy End

What the?! The Sports G*ds have gone crazy! First #Rafa at #Wimbledon, now this! What an insane end to #StanleyCup finals! #Blackhawks #NHL

23 June 2013

The Bling Ring

The Bling Ring: Very apropos given the privacy issues in the news. Splendid cinematography by the great Savides. Compelling & challenging.

India Win Champions Trophy 2013!

Now poor ol' #England know how #SouthAfrica feel. They choke & #India deservedly win #CT13. The glorious #Shikhar #Dhawan era is upon us!

20 June 2013

LeBron and the Heat Win the NBA Title!

Can't get any better than this! #LeBron & #Heat some-bloody-how beat the #Spurs! Thank G*d for #Battier & the once (& still) great #Wade!

RIP James Gandolfini

RIP James Gandolfini. Memorable in so many ways even before the Sopranos changed everything...for everyone.

18 June 2013

Heat (and LeBron) Win Game 6

OMBG! What a bl**dy game! Great win by #LeBron & #Heat. Say it with me: Thank G*d for #Bosh & #Allen! Here comes #Game7! #NBA #NBAFinals

16 June 2013

Almost Perfect Sports Day

#India beats #Pakistan, #Ovi wins #MVP, #Federer (barely) wins a tournament. Hopefully #Phil & #LeBron will make this a perfect sports day!

15 June 2013

India Beats Pakistan (Champions Trophy 2013)

"#India were superb in the field"?! C'mon that's a misprint, right? Or is that just the #Shikhar #Dhawan effect! Nice win. #IndvPak #CT13

11 June 2013

Heat Thrashed by Spurs (Finals Game 3)

Uh-oh! I'm not gonna bail on #LeBron but the thrashing the #Heat received at the hands of the self-satisfied #Spurs means it could be over.

10 June 2013

Fruitvale Station from USC Alums

I'm happy that #USC alums made #FruitvaleStation. Wait, they're only a year out of school?! C'mon! @fruitvalemovie http://t.co/JtPuyzXrxX

08 June 2013

Palace Malice Wins the Belmont

Greatest Non-Triple-Crown-Winning-Horse-Name, Ever!: #PalaceMalice wins the #Belmont. Somewhere @MettaWorldPeace is smiling.

Serena Wins French Open

What the?! It's already over?! #Serena crushes #Sharapova to win the #FrenchOpen. Wonder if the men's final will be even shorter? :-/ #WTA

07 June 2013

Up and Down Sports Day

Aw man! Sad to see #Heat, #Kings, #Nole all lose. Thank G*d for the awesomeness of #Shikhar #Dhawan & #Yasiel #Puig to alleviate the pain!

04 June 2013

Federer Dismissed by Tsonga (French Open 2013)

It's not that #Federer lost it was his dismissal by #Tsonga that was sad. Rally 4 #Wimbledon 2013: Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can't lose. #ATP

03 June 2013

Heat Beat Spurs

Whew! #LeBron &#Heat get by tough-interior, small-market #Pacers...only to run up against another t-i, s-m: #Spurs! D*mn it! #NBA

02 June 2013

Insane Game of Thrones Episode

OMBG! That #GameOfThrones episode was the episode to end all #GOT episodes! Excuse me while I go put my eyes back inside my head! Wow! @HBO

Federer Beats Simon (French Open 2013)

Whew! #Federer squeaks by mercurial Frenchman (is there any other kind ;-) #Simon...only to run up against another one: #Tsonga! #ATP

01 June 2013

Grant Hill Retires

You Know You're Too Old When: Grant Hill retires. Could've been an all-time great if not for the injuries. Credit him for fighting through.

RIP Jean Stapleton

RIP Jean Stapleton. As @nytimes so perfectly put it: "Archie's better angel."

31 May 2013

Gael Monfils Loses

Ah non (to quote another stylish French headcase)! Sad to see @Gael_Monfils's excellent #RolandGarros adventure end. Sigh. #FrenchOpen #ATP

30 May 2013

RIP Rituparno Ghosh

RIP Rituparno Ghosh. Inventive, maverick Bengali filmmaker who challenged societal norms. Huge loss.

29 May 2013

Mayweather v Alvarez Fight Set

Forget #Pacquiao, now this is the fight we all want to see! #Floyd $Mayweather v #Canelo #Alvarez on 14 Sep. Can't bloody wait! #Boxing

Phosphorescent - "Song For Zula"

Greatest Alt-Country-Meets-Shoegaze-Electronica, Ever! "Song For Zula" by @Phosphorescent http://t.co/5piv3y8RhE

28 May 2013

The Lunchbox (Dabba) Possible US Breakthrough

The #Lunchbox (aka #Dabba) could become the next (or first?) Indian film to break through during US awards season. http://t.co/KMsDZyysaF

27 May 2013

Peter Bodo on Rafael Nadal

Nice cantankerous writing by (the great) @PeterBodo on #Rafa's annual brilliant/stultifying clay dominance. #Tennis http://t.co/5F0FTULc7f

26 May 2013

Fast & Furious 6

Fast & Furious 6: Rom-coms will be studying that meet-cute moment near the end at the bridge for all eternity! PS. Greatest Stinger, Ever!!!

25 May 2013

Star Trek - Into Darkness

Star Trek - Into Darkness: Lotsa fun. Loved Pine & (for once) Cumberbatch, but Quinto owned it. Still nowhere near as good as Wrath though.

23 May 2013

The Great Catsby

Genius! Via TBH: The Great #Catsby PS. Loved The #Aristocats, which is very different from The #Aristocrats! ;-) http://t.co/mDbHuZQN0U

22 May 2013

Brian Urlacher Retires

You Know You're Too Old When: Brian #Urlacher retires (he's younger than me!). Good player, wonder if the media love will propel him to #HOF

20 May 2013

RIP Ray Manzarek

RIP Ray Manzarek. Rock n roll would not have sounded the same without him. Indelible part of the soundtrack to our lives.

19 May 2013

David Beckham Retires

You Know You're Too Old When: David #Beckham retires. Better player than his fame allowed him credit for.

18 May 2013

Gary Stevens Wins the Preakness!

Luckily for @HRTVGary #HBO canceled #Luck! Sad for #Orb but what a great win for the legendary (retired?) Gary Stevens! #Oxbow #Preakness

17 May 2013

RIP Ken Venturi

RIP Ken Venturi. His calming and serene voice kept me company for many Sunday afternoons.

16 May 2013

US Open Moving to ESPN

Sadly this could be the death-knell for #Tennis here. @usopen moving to @espn means less exposure to new generation. http://t.co/m5YSmc7WC8

15 May 2013

Heat Squeak by Bulls Eastern Conference Rd 2

Whew! #Heat & #LeBron squeak by never-say-die #Bulls. However, I'm getting a distinct 2004 #Pistons vibe from the #Pacers & #Grizzlies #NBA

Southland Canceled

#Southland: That incredible season finale was apparently the series finale. Emmys for everyone esp Cudlitz & King. Best TV drama (incl HBO)!

14 May 2013

Iron Man Three

Iron Man Three: Shane Black went ahead and made himself a meta-superhero movie. I laughed all the way through to the awesome end credits.

Angelina Jolie NYT Op-Ed

Powerful and brave @nytimes Op-Ed from #Angelina #Jolie. Hopefully BRCA1 testing becomes affordable for everyone. http://t.co/moz4CMA8PW

13 May 2013

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby: Deliriously over-the-top...but I loved it! I'm a sucker for Baz Luhrmann. Great stuff from DiCaprio & newbie Debicki.

11 May 2013

The "Real" Marge Simpson

Awww. So many nice little #Simpsons nuggets in #Marge #Groening's obituary. Lived quite a life. RIP. #TheSimpsons http://t.co/fXCVakI27t

10 May 2013

Kings Win Round 1

Umm...so the #Kings won their series. I guess that means I'm back on the #bandwagon. #NHL

Federer Crashes Out at Madrid

Sadly, #Federer losing (so sanguinely at that) before the #Madrid QFs for the first time means the end is nigh, quite nigh. Sigh... #ATP

09 May 2013

Michael Bay in Mother Jones (?!)

The only time TBH's & #MichaelBay's worlds collide: on @MotherJones (?!) Most Awesome Interview, Ever! http://t.co/qIP0GK6Nko

07 May 2013

RIP Ray Harryhausen

RIP The Legendary Ray Harryhausen. I don't think any of our childhoods would have been the same without him. Big part of film history gone.

06 May 2013

Bulls Stun Heat in Game 1

Uh-oh. Here we go again! Under-manned #Bulls stun the #Heat! At least this time I have faith #LeBron will pull through. He will, right? #NBA

04 May 2013

Bulls Beat the Nets

Bloody h*ll! The insufferable #Bulls beat the #Nets. D*mn it! The #Heat are going to have a tough series even if #Rose doesn't man up. #NBA

Micael Shannon is Funny?!

No wonder TBH is beginning to like #MichaelShannon. Dude's hilarious! Check out http://t.co/UQODGk5L8Q & @funnyordie http://t.co/fEoMU7Z8z4

03 May 2013

RIP Brad Drewett

RIP Brad Drewett. Very good leader for the #ATP. Sadly gone too soon due to MS. Did a lot for #tennis.

24 April 2013

RIP Shakuntala Devi

Very sad. RIP Shakuntala Devi. A truly great Indian. Inspired all of us as kids. She will be missed

23 April 2013

Chris Gayle 175 (no) IPL 2013!!!

Reaction to #Chris #Gayle's 175 in the #IPL: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://t.co/YbVB2G4WUl

22 April 2013

RIP Richie Havens

RIP Richie Havens. My father loved him and we listened to him quite a bit growing up. http://t.co/5kP20w2lga

21 April 2013


Oblivion: One day (hopefully) Kosinski will turn into the awesome director he's destined to become. Loved the faux-Zimmer score by M83.

18 April 2013

Vampire Weekend at the Fox Theater (Pomona)

Vampire Weekend (Pomona): Looks like our boys are all grow'd up! A command performance! My ears still hurt from the screams of teenage girls

Talines at Fox Theater (Pomona)

Tanlines (Pomona): Nice work translating their insanely catchy breezy dance-rock for a live venue. Perfect for a warm California evening.

Talines at Fox Theater (Pomona)

Tanlines (Pomona): Nice work translating their insanely catchy breezy dance-rock for a live venue. Perfect for a warm California evening.

17 April 2013

Mistaken For Strangers Trailer

Greatest Cameron-Crowe-Needs-To-Remake-This Documentary, Ever! "Mistaken For Strangers" TBH's fave band @The_National http://t.co/oKkzbfSgzx

16 April 2013

RIP Pat Summerall

RIP Pat Summerall. I'm old enough to remember his legendary partnership with John Madden. His gentlemanly manner will be sorely missed.

15 April 2013

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

The Reluctant Fundamentalist: Nice try by Mira Nair but the complex subject is too much for her. Lovely cinematography by great Declan Quinn

14 April 2013

Adam Scott Wins the Masters

Wow! Great win for #Adam #Scott after so much heartbreak. Felt bad for the fun #ElPato (#Cabrera) who gave it a real go. #Masters #PGA

13 April 2013


Trance: Whew! Danny Boyle meets Michael Mann in a stylish 80s fever dream! Insanely awesome craftsmanship! Best Production Design, Ever!

12 April 2013

RIP Jonathan Winters

RIP Jonathan Winters. The very definition of a comedian's comedian. Hopefully he'll now get more of the public adulation he deserved.

04 April 2013

RIP Roger Ebert

RIP #Roger #Ebert. Can't believe that with him goes the last great era of American film criticism. Very sad all the way around.

28 March 2013

Heat Streak Ends

Sad the #Heat streak ended. Glad that the insufferable #Noah wasn't there to rub it in. Hopefully this motivates #LeBron for the finals #NBA

26 March 2013

Gypsy and the Cat - "Bloom"

Greatest New-Order-And-The-Cure-Had-A-Shoegaze-Baby Catchiest Song, Ever!: "Bloom" by @GypsyandtheCat http://t.co/IwTqAORsyV

25 March 2013

2013 Tough Sports Year

With #Tiger & #Rafa rounding into ominous form, inevitable decline of #Federer & #Steelers, 2013 will be tough. It's all up to #Shikhar now!

22 March 2013

Vampire Weekend - "Diane Young"

Yup, yup, TBH's favourite band is back! The insanely good "Diane Young" by @vampireweekend http://t.co/DvJzTCB99S

19 March 2013

India Thrash Australia in Test 3

After the hiding #India (and that incredible kid #Shikhar #Dhawan) inflicted #Australia may have to send the rest of the team home! #IndvAus

17 March 2013

Celeb Sighting: Chauncey Billups

3rd-Greatest Celeb Sighting, Ever!: #Chauncey #Billups strolling around Rodeo Drive looking fashionably clutch.