31 October 2015

Mets Lose to Royals World Series 2015 Game 4

Spooky things happen on #Halloween! #Mets-iest way for them to lose. Poor #Murphy - from hero to goat in the blink of an eye! #Royals #WS15

Federer Beats Jack Sock at Basel 2015

Good News: #Federer gets a vintage-#GOAT win over Great American Hope #JackSock Bad News: He Whose Name Must Not Be Spoken lurks in shadows!

American Pharoah Wins Breeders Cup Classic 2015

We never got the #SerenaSlam but we now have a #GrandSlam! #AmericanPharoah wins #BreedersCupClassic! Goes out a #Champ! #BC15 #BreedersCup

New Zealand Wins Rugby World Cup 2015

Congrats to #NZL for well-deserved #RWC win! Always good to see #AUS lose ;-) Hopefully this is a good sign for the cricket series #RWC2015

Liverpool Thrashes Chelsea

So, #Klopp in and #Mourinho? May not solve all of #Liverpool's problems but it was nice to see them on the other side of a thrashing! #LFC

30 October 2015

Federer Beats Goffin Basel 2015

Yikes! Another tough 3-setter for #Federer (this time vs plucky #Goffin). Worrying #GOAT-sunset trend or just a blip? It only gets harder...

Grantland Shut Down by ESPN

RIP #Grantland. Not quite as great as @BillSimmons would have you believe but better than 99.9% of what's out there. Sigh... @Grantland33

29 October 2015


#Trumbo: Straightforward but very entertaining. Heisenberg anchors an absurdly stuffed cast highlighted by Lane, CK, Goodman & Stuhlbarg.

Federer Beats Kohlschreiber at Basel 2015

Not quite as #GOAT-vintage this time around but another #Federer win against always-tough #Kohlschreiber. #Goffin next. H*ll on my nerves!

28 October 2015

Our Brand Is Crisis

Our Brand Is Crisis: Inconsistent but loadsa fun when it works. Sandy's great in a role tailor-made for her ;-) Mackie & De Almeida kill it.

Federer Basel First Round Win

Sure it's #GOAT's hometown & it's 1R, but any vintage-#Federer win at this point is reason to celebrate. How about that #AI practice joke!

27 October 2015

Cavaliers Lose to the Bulls

Was that a potentially season-destroying loss for the #Cavaliers against the #Bulls, or just the 1st game in a looong season? C'mon #LeBron!

India Thrashed by S. Africa in Series Decider

Woah! #IND's ODI team is in flux but I don't think anyone saw that demolition coming, esp at the hands of close-but-no-cigar #RSA! #INDvSA

25 October 2015

RIP Maureen O'Hara

RIP Maureen O'Hara. One of the last few from Hollywood's Golden Age...and who held their own against John Wayne. Great screen presence.

Steelers Lose to Chiefs

Playing on the road against #Chiefs may have been the one bridge too far for #LandryJones & #Steelers. Still They've done well for #BigBen.

24 October 2015

USC Upsets Utah

Sure, this was one from the too-little-too-late department, but it's still pretty satisfying. #USC crushes #Utah! #Kessler not washed up yet

23 October 2015


#Suffragette: Stodgy but ultimately stirring. Great work by DP Grau. Carey's actually good as is the always great Bonham, but Duff steals it

Celeb Sighting: Alan Arkin

2nd-Greatest Celebrity Sighting, Ever!: Alan Arkin. I resisted the urge to ask him if he was Kevin Pollak ;-)

21 October 2015


#Brooklyn: Better than the exceedingly genteel book thanks to the elegant Hornby script. Ronan is terrific. My allergies acted up at the end

20 October 2015

Virender Sehwag Retires

You Know You're Too Old When: #Virender #Sehwag retires. One of the most exciting cricketers we'll ever see. Man, I'll miss him! #Viru!

19 October 2015

Barry Zito Retires

Sign You're Too Old When: Barry #Zito Retires. Great pitcher in his prime. Most Interesting Man in Baseball for the rest of it!

17 October 2015

Black Lips (Pappy & Harriet's)

#BlackLips (@pappy_harriets): Best Crazy Punk-Garage Suzz-Rock Band, Ever! Awesome as always! And the absolutely perfect place to see them!

16 October 2015


#Marshland: Wonderfully moody Spanish True-Detective-esque thriller. Weak plot redeemed by lovely cinematography & acting, esp Gutierrez.

15 October 2015

Dodgers Heartbreaking NLDS Series Loss

Where did you go #Zack #Greinke? #Dodger nation turned its lonely eyes to you. Lovable Loser CS (#NLCS) will be insufferable #Mets?! #Cubs?!

13 October 2015

Federer Shocking First-Round Loss to Qualifier

And so, the end begins, albeit with a bang. #Federer crashes out to qualifier #RamosVinolas. The Sun is beginning to set on the #GOAT. #Sigh

12 October 2015

Miraculous Win For Steelers!

Un-bl**dy-believable! #Steelers beat #Chargers! Thank G*d for #LeVeon/gutsy #Tomlin call! And they may have found a kicker - #Boswell! #MNF

The Walk

#TheWalk: Sure, it's on the nose but it's also one of the most thrilling/terrifying (I'm afraid of heights!) cinematic experiences I've had!

09 October 2015

Black Mass

#BlackMass: Good try by Cooper to make an understated gangster film. Murderers' Row of a cast feasts on plummy accents led by comeback Depp.

08 October 2015

06 October 2015


#Victoria: Best-Russian-Ark-Meets-Run-Lola-Run Heist Film Ever! Clever Hollywood calling card for director Schipper. Costa holds it together

05 October 2015

The Martian

#TheMartian: Best MacGyver-Meets-Cast-Away-Meets-Lost-In-Space Movie, Ever! Ridley in top form as is All-Star cast led by Bourne & Northup.

04 October 2015

Brendan Rodgers Fired By Liverpool

So #Brendan #Rodgers has been (finally) fired by #LFC. Poor chap was snake-bitten from the start. It's going to be a tough turnaround.

02 October 2015

Next Goal Wins

Next Goal Wins (@SunscreenFF): The very definition of crowd-pleasing! You'll laugh/cry/cheer (but check your cynicism at the door). Awesome!

01 October 2015

Steelers Devastating Loss to Ravens

In the annals of #Steelers heartbreaking losses/choke-jobs this has to count near the top! Changes the entire season. #Scobee/#Tomlin c'mon!