30 November 2017

Terriers

#Terriers: The brilliant-but-cancelled "hype" is true! Fantastic, amiable, fun(ny), emotional, well-written shaggy-dog (πŸ˜‚) sunshine-noir "detective" series. Watch it before it gets "cancelled" (again), this time from @netflix!

28 November 2017

Churchill

#Churchill: Poor #BrianCox. A(nother) superlative performance as a larger-than-life character, only to have another, better-known British actor come along in the same part and completely overshadow him while getting *all* the Oscar love. Sigh…

27 November 2017

France Wins the Davis Cup (Finally)

Congrats to #FRA Golden Generation (#Tsonga, #Monfils, #Gasquet et al) on (*finally*) winning #DavisCup (of course, it took kid #Pouille to bail them out…😁). Kudos to young #Goffin on playing his poor heart out…played lights out to end the year! #FRAvBEL

R Ashwin 300 Test Wickets

Congrats to #Ashwin on fastest to 300 Test wickets (a few more tests against #SRI & 400 can't be too far behind!😁) Also, #Virat, #Shikhar...*every*one made huge scores. PPS #Pujara comes through...again #INDvSL

26 November 2017

Steelers Escape Against an Under-Manned Packers

Thank G*d for (all) the #KillerBs: #AB(πŸ‘€!), #LeVeon, #BigBen, #Martavis... & #Boswell! #CamHeyward - take a bow! #Steelers *escape* vs #Packers. Whew! #SNF #HereWeGo

24 November 2017

Call Me by Your Name

#CallMeByYourName: Simply stunning! You just want to live in the great Guadagnino & DP Mukdeeprom's lush, beautiful, swoon-worthy cinematic universe. Hammer, Casar, Garrel are great, young Chalamet is a prodigy(!), but Stuhlbarg, man, that monologue... 😭! PS That last shot πŸ‘

22 November 2017

Roman J. Israel, Esq.

#RomanJIsraelEsq: #Denzel in *full* flight sure is wondrous! Very ably supported by Farrell, Ejogo & a host of others. Somewhere, the great #SidneyLumet is smiling.

21 November 2017

Justice League

#JusticeLeague: Ya know, nowhere close to being the affront to humanity that the critics would have you believe. Quite fun in parts thanks to Miller, Momoa, & Gadot.

20 November 2017

RIP Jana Novotna

RIP #JanaNovotna. Gone way too soon. Loved her attacking brand of tennis growing up. Gave us one of the most indelible sports images of all time, reminding us just how human our superstar athletes really are.




Yohen

#Yohen: Gentle, yet powerful look at interracial marriage. Lovely, nuanced perfs from Angela & Glover. Man, it sure is hard to outrun your cultural baggage, huh?

19 November 2017

Mudbound

#Mudbound: Challenging but ultimately very poignant. Carefully constructed by director Rees. Blige - wait, she can *act* too?! Hedlund & Mitchell are sensational. PS The horror of *that* scene…

18 November 2017

Federer (Shockingly) Upset by Goffin 2017 ATP Finals!😨😱😭😳

Just when the #GOAT dream season was building to a lovely end...sigh... Kudos to #Goffin for pulling off the rare #Federer-#Nadal Double. I'm gonna cry all through the 2018 season 😭 #ATPFinals #ThankYouRoger

17 November 2017

Mike and Mike Final Show

You Know You're Too Old When: #MikeAndMike Retire (er, break up?). Started listening by accident 14(!) yrs ago when my vintage (er, old) car couldn't get any other radio station. #Greeny #Golic Sigh…

#MMSayThanks

16 November 2017

Federer Beats Cilic to Make it to Semis 2017 ATP Finals

Man, the Old #GOAT wants this bad huh?πŸ˜€#Federer comes back to beat #Cilic in "meaningless" match. Now comes the hard part...😬#ATPFinals

15 November 2017

Kershaw Loses NL Cy Young to Scherzer

Looks like @ThisShowStinks's campaigning worked. I mean, I like #Scherzer but no way he deserved #NL #CyYoung over #Kershaw, certainly not by 75 pts! #Dodgers

Federer Battles Past Young Zverev 2017 ATP Finals

(Another) tough, battlin', less-than-pretty win for the Old #GOAT. #Federer pushes hard by #Zverev, but methinks he wants this one bad. #ATPFinals

14 November 2017

RIP Liz Smith

RIP #LizSmith. Always enjoyed watching her to do those little bits on E! News *back* in the day with the likes of Army Archerd, Michael Musto etc.

Cody Bellinger Unanimous Rookie of the Year

Congrats to *young* (only 21?!) #Cody #Bellinger winning #NL #ROY. Methinks a #GoldenGlove won't be far behind. PS. Hopefully this inspires him to keep working on that pesky inside-curveball (or was that a slider?) 😁 #Dodgers

13 November 2017

CoCo Helps USA Win Fed Cup for the First Time in (17!) Years

It's #CoCo #Vandeweghe's (tennis) world, we just live in it! She (singlehandedly?) wins #FedCup for #USA. Credit to plucky underdogs #BLR who put up h*lluva fight.

The Florida Project

#TheFloridaProject: Simply wonderful, moving cinematic experience. Stunning work from director Baker, Dafoe, Vinaite & the kids, esp young Brooklynn. PS. That ending… 😭

12 November 2017

Steelers Gut Out Comeback Win Over Colts

Whew...I never doubted the #Steelers 😁 Gutty come-from-behind win vs #Colts. Nice to see #JuJu & #Martavis make up. #HereWeGo

Federer Tough First Win Over Jack Sock 2017 ATP Finals

I'm liking this new-look tough #JackSock...but Old #GOAT took care of business on his "home" court. #Federer 1 step closer to 7th(!) #ATPFinals.

11 November 2017

Murder on the Orient Express

#MurderOnTheOrientExpress: Absurdly sumptuous entertainment (70mm!πŸ‘). Branagh's a fun Poirot. *Great* cast, esp Depp & Pfeiffer(-aissance).

10 November 2017

RIP John Hillerman

RIP #JohnHillerman. Massive part of my childhood, #MagnumPI was (/is) my favourite TV show & he was my favourite thing it it! I'd catch him in small roles in classic movies later & marvel at his accent, then I found out he was Texan and #Higgins was the accent all along. Sigh…😒

Legendary Journalist Warren Olney Retires From LA Radio Airwaves

You Know You're Too Old When: #WarrenOlney (is) Retire(d). True local treasure. Learned so much from him over so many years (incl there's a Madras in OR?!). Another major #KCRW loss.😭

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

#ThreeBillboards: Fantastic! More than just an Oscar-reel for the great McDormand. Expertly made by McDonagh. Rockwell, take a career bow, man!

08 November 2017

RIP Roy Halladay

RIP #RoyHalladay. Great tough pitcher who battled for every last out. Had a #HOF career, but man was his whole life ahead of him. So very sad. #DocHalladay

07 November 2017

India Beats New Zealand to Win Another Series

Ho-hum, another series, another #IND winπŸ˜€... at least this was against (true plucky underdogs) #NZL & not a stat-padding win vs #SRI #INDvNZ

Christopher Nolan Variety Cover Story

Dear Hollywood, please give #ChristopherNolan his #Oscar He may reward us with a #Memento/#ThePrestige-type "indie"😁

https://t.co/zodDB3BXe2

05 November 2017

Jack Sock Wins the (2nd) Biggest Title of His Career

Well done #JackSock! Wins his first Masters 1000 title, enters the Top 10 & qualifies for #ATPFinals!πŸ‘ Qualifier #Krajinovic had quite a run

Thor: Ragnarok

#ThorRagnarok: Best (#Thor) Movie, Ever! Waititi treats MCU with the due irreverence it deserves, so much funny! Need Goldblum in every CUπŸ˜‚!

04 November 2017

Mina Kimes Article/Hex on Tyrod Taylor

So @minakimes's a great writer & all-powerful! #MinaKimesJinx strikes again, taking down the talented #TyrodTaylor. 

https://t.co/vf0X3bQj5a

03 November 2017

Lady Bird

#LadyBird: Sweet little film by Gerwig w great parent-child relationship. Fantastic cast, esp Hedges, Feldstein, Ronan & the *great* Metcalf

02 November 2017

Martina Hingis Retires...Again

You Know You're Too Old When: #MartinaHingis Retires (again). Great tennis player. Leaves behind tricky legacy which I'll leave for others πŸ€—

01 November 2017

Kershaw and Darvish

Questions swirling around #Kershaw post-season will continue, but he was huge today. Poor #YuDarvish, at least he behaved with rare dignityπŸ‘

Sad End to a Great Dodgers Season

Sigh, sad end to *great* #Dodgers season. "Day players" came up big: #ChrisTaylor, #LoganForsythe, #AustinBarnes, #Culberson, #BrandonMorrow

Astros Beat the Dodgers in Game 7 to Win 2017 World Series

Tough, deserved #WorldSeries for #Houston (#CharlieMorton?). #Astros, though, crossed the line from plucky underdogs to arrogant favourites.

Ashish Nehra Retires

You Know You're Too Old When: #AshishNehra Retires. Under-appreciated cricketer & that rare and wonderful species: the left-arm fast bowler.