31 October 2014

Federer Loses to Raonic Paris Masters 2014

What could've been a magical year just turned into merely a good one for #Federer. Tough loss to #Raonic means No 1 is a remote possibility.

30 October 2014

LeBron Loses Opener NBA 2014

Sigh...this is already looking like a long season. #Bulls/(insufferable) #Rose 1 - #Cavs/#LeBron 0. Looking like a #Spurs repeat to me. #NBA

29 October 2014

Royals Lose World Series 2014

Sadly midnight came early for this Cinderella. Sad to see #Royals lose...especially to insufferable #Giants. #Bumgarner is the man though.

Elsa & Fred

Elsa & Fred: Cute coming-of-old-age romance featuring two Hollywood legends at the top of their game. Your parents will love it.

28 October 2014

Federer / Serena / Sania Win Titles

Ho-hum, another week another title for #Federer. Quite a "swansong" for the "old" man. PS. Congrats to #Serena & #Sania on winning the YEC.

26 October 2014

Boardwalk Empire

#BoardwalkEmpire: Melancholy heartbreaking end. Never given a fair shake due to #Sopranos expectations We'll look back & see how good it was

Steelers Thrash Colts

I had given up on them but TBH kept the faith. Guess who was right? #Steelers thrash #Colts (poor #Luck) & bolster #BigBen's HOF chances!


#Citizenfour: Compelling, like a real life [redacted]. [Redacted] creates a cool atmospheric [redacted]. As for [redacted], well [redacted]!

25 October 2014

While the City Sleeps

While the City Sleeps: Fun down n' dirty subversive pulp from Lang. Would've loved a Lupino-Sanders spinoff. Lovely B&W #35mm via @LACMA


M: I mean, I knew it was a classic, but I had no idea! Lang invents techniques still used now. Lorre gives an all-time performance! @LACMA

24 October 2014

Federer Beats Dimitrov Basel 2014

The student isn't quite ready to become the teacher (yet). #Federer tames young #BabyFed to reach #Basel semis. The "old" man keeps rolling!

20 October 2014

Steelers Beat the Texans (MNF)

Great season-saving win for the #Steelers. The old gang got together for their greatest hits... but thank g*d for new kid #LeVeon! #MNF

Steelers Beat the Texans on MNF

Great season-saving win for the #Steelers. The old gang got together for their greatest hits... but thank g*d for new kid #LeVeon! #MNF

19 October 2014


#Birdman: Techno whiz-bang modern All About Eve redo. Keaton rocks, but (true to life?) charismatic a-hole Norton steals it. DP Chivo...wow!

Celebrity Sighting: Alfre Woodard

2nd-Greatest Celeb Sighting, Ever!: (The Great) Alfre Woodard. I resisted the urge to ask her how she liked working with Katherine Heigl ;-)

Celeb Sighting: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

2nd-Greatest Celeb Sighting, Ever!: #Kareem Abdul-Jabbar! I resisted the urge to ask him if he liked gladiator movies ;-)

Samurai Armor Exhibit (LACMA)

Samurai (@LACMA): Extremely cool/fierce Samurai armor exhibit. Photos/books/movies don't do the intricate, exquisite craftsmanship justice.

17 October 2014


#Fury: WWII as a grotesque white-knuckle thrill ride. Ayer's brand of wounded machismo in full flow here. Good cast, esp kid Lerman.

16 October 2014

Force Majeure

Force Majeure: Pitch black comedy/drama. Uncomfortable & funny. Told with scalpel-like precision by Ostlund. Could become the next Haneke.

Tweet from Stewart Bushman (@stoobush)

@PratikBasu Memorable performance in *batteries not included way back when.

Robin Soderling Retires

You Know You're Too Young When: Robin #Soderling retires, um, maybe? Saw him play once. Nice writeup via @SamBorden nyti.ms/1qqApea

15 October 2014

RIP Elizabeth Pena

RIP Elizabeth Pena. She was one of those character actors I always kept an eye out for. Dependably good no matter how big or small the role.

Celebrity Sighting: Forest Whitaker

2nd-Greatest Celeb Sighting, Ever!: Forest Whitaker, looking very svelte, in Culver City.

14 October 2014

Kill the Messenger

Kill the Messenger: Crackling yarn, the type that is unfairly ignored by Hollywood now. Great cast led by a swaggering, charismatic Renner!

13 October 2014

Hollywood Costume (The Academy Museum)

#HollywoodCostume (@TheAcademy): One of the best museum exhibits I've ever seen. Really immerses you in the world of creative collaboration.

St. Vincent

St. Vincent: Definition of a crowd-pleasing tear-jerker Bill is edgier then usual, McCarthy has a nice change of pace, kid Jaeden steals it

12 October 2014

Federer Wins Shanghai Masters 2014

Not dead yet! #Federer (still #GOAT!) squeezes by #Simon (who's always given him fits) to win his 5th 2014 title & get back to No. 2! #ATP

11 October 2014

Federer Beats Djokovic Shanghai 2014

Amazing! #Federer (still #GOAT!) takes out #Djoker, pretty handily too! Ungainly/tricky #Simon next so he's not out of the woods yet...#ATP

10 October 2014

Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai Win the Nobel Price for Peace 2015

Congrats #Malala & #Satyarthi for #NobelPrize2014. Always good to be reminded of those lighting the candles against our world's darkness.


#Whiplash: Doesn't match the hype...its better! Kid Chazelle, DP Meir, young Teller are great. But man, JK takes it to another level! Yowza!

09 October 2014

RIP Jan Hooks

RIP Jan Hooks. Funny, sweet screen presence. Loved her in everything she did. She will be missed.

08 October 2014

Federer Escapes Against Mayer

The Great Escape, this time starring the Great #Federer vs talented-dangerous #Mayer. 5 match points saved. There's still some fight left!

07 October 2014

Dodgers Lose NLDS 2014 to Cardinals

It's always the bl**dy #Cardinals isn't it? Poor #Kershaw tried, but #Dodgers lose, again. Luckily 2015 looks good with 2011-era #Kemp back!

06 October 2014

White Bird in a Blizzard

White Bird in a Blizzard: Dreamlike Lynch-Meets-Sirk from Araki. Shailene, Meloni, Shiloh all great but man does Eva Green melt the screen!

05 October 2014

Steelers Beat Jaguars

Whew! #BigBen (barely) beats #BabyBen & #Steelers eke out a face-saving win against lowly #Jaguars. I guess there's hope yet. #AFC #NFL

04 October 2014

CSK Beats KKR CLT20 2014 Finals

Though #Dhoni & his @BCCI "patrons" did everything they could for #CSK by banning #Narine, #KKR could not have stopped a rampaging #Raina!

Gone Girl

#GoneGirl: Fincher elevates the book, but like its source it's a fun glorified airport "read" Ben's d-bag-good, Kim's a pro, Pike steals it.

03 October 2014

Cardinals Beat Dodgers NLDS Gm 1

Aargh! I was afraid this would happen! It's always the bl**dy #Cardinals! Only Game 1 so the #Dodgers can come back, right? Right?!

The Judge

The Judge: Harmless (old fashioned) fun. In-form RDJ, underplaying Billy Bob, fantastic against-type D'Onofrio & awesome irascible Duvall.