29 January 2018

The Post

#ThePost: #Spielberg's still go it! Very entertaining, informative film that manages to cover a *lot* of bases. So many great performances packed in there; highlighted by Odenkirk, Streep (we wouldn't expect anything else)... & Hanks. Poor chap, robbed of another Oscar nom?!😦

28 January 2018

Federer Beats Cilic in Thrilling Fashion to Win 2018 Australian Open

#Roger Bl**dy #Federer! #Cilic gave him *all* he could handle (& then some, uh-oh #BigFour!). Underrated part of Fed game is his ability to, you know, *fight*. No matter what happens from here on out, his legacy as one of *the* greatest athletes of *all* time is secure! #AusOpen

Roger Federer Incredibly Wins His 20th(!) Grand Slam Title

#RF20 Are you bl**dy kidding me?!?! *20*?!?! Simply, #GOAT! 🐐#AusOpen

27 January 2018

India Battle to a Tough Test Win Against South Africa

That was a h*lluva win for #IND! Sure, the series was lost, but instead of the usual fold, they battled on a tough pitch & *fast-bowled*(?!) their way to a victory. Great stuff from #Virat, #Pujara (😏), #Rahane, & esp #Shami. Too bad it's not a 5-Test series, huh @BCCI? #SAvIND

Caroline Wozniacki Wins The 2018 Australian Open

Congrats to #Caro #Wozniacki on winning her 1st Slam! It was a long time coming, a lot of bumps on the road, but boy, did she earn it. Ya gotta feel bad for so-close-yet...#Halep. Poor kid battled through to the end, eh? #AusOpen

26 January 2018

Michael Stuhlbarg is Simply Awesome!

I guess @AdamCook found out what TBH has known all along: #MichaelStuhlbarg...Is...Awesome! #Stuhlbarg Power (esp in *that* scene in #CallMeByYourName!!! πŸ˜­πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’ͺπŸŽ₯)!  


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Federer Through to His Most Important Finals Yet! 2018 Australian Open

Howbowdah #Kerber-#Halep match?! πŸ’ͺ🎾 That final w #Wozniacki's gonna be a counterpunchin' delight! I'm so there!


PS. Tough for kid #Chung. Good to see #Federer thru…he's gonna need *all* his #GOAT-magic vs marauding (& Maldives BFF?!, oh Fed, never change!) #Cilic!😱😰#AusOpen

25 January 2018

Great MLB HOF Class in 2018

You Know You're Too Old When: #VladGuerrero (loved that guy) #JimThome (wait, he was with the #Dodgers?!), #ChipperJones, & #TrevorHoffman get into #MLB #HOF…boy, time sure does *fly* by, eh?!😏 PS. #EdgarMartinez *has* to get in next year, right?!

Tennis Hall of Fame Inductees 2018

You Know You're Too Old When: #MichaelStich (saw him live, shotmaker!) & #HelenaSukova get into #TennisHOF.

PS. Um, is there a #Kafelnikov boycott?!

PPS. No #PatCash?! C'mon man! Also, #AndersJarryd, 1st player I remember reading about in the newspaper… boy, am I old!

Alias Grace

#AliasGrace: (Another) superb Atwood TV adaptation. Exquisitely executed by Polley & Harron. Creepy, mesmerizing, almost hypnotically gets under your skin. Great cast highlighted by Gadon! Bl**dy h*ll! What a performance! Give her *all* the #Emmys! πŸ‘ 🀩

24 January 2018

The “LeBron Effect”

PS. When #MichaelJordan unretired didn't market cap of the companies he endorsed go up by, like, gazillions of dollars (The #JordanEffect)?! What's the delta on #Cavaliers's sale price with or w/o #LeBron (aka The #LeBronEffect)? Also, what's the delta on locker room morale…πŸ˜‡

LeBron Youngest to Reach 30K…

Congrats to #LeBron on being the youngest to 30K! I'm basically going to ignore the fact that the #Cavs have lost 9/12 (incl #Spurs B-Team), are ready to throw poor #KevinLove (back?!) to the wolves, & are getting dumped by their owner. It's Jan so it must be all good, right?! πŸ€—

Federer Through to His Most Important Semi-Final Yet! 2018 Australian Open

Man, it took every oz of #GOAT-ness for #Federer to beat #Berdych. B4 we get 2 excited, there's #Chung (aka #Djokovic 2.0!πŸ˜„)/#KyleEdmund (having the time of his nothing-to-lose #ChrisLewis life!😎)/#Cilic (in murderous #USO14 form!😳). Yikes! PS. Poor #MadisonKeys. #AusOpen 

RIP Ursula K. Le Guin

RIP #UrsulaKLeGuin. Got to know about her thanks to TBH (as I do with most things literary). I had no idea of her massive societal legacy beyond just her writings, but I loved what little I did read. I'm so glad I picked up #NoTimeToSpare, it's quite something…

23 January 2018

RIP Hugh Masekela

RIP #HughMasekela. Heard him growing up thanks to my parents. His music changed the world… (must've made quite the power couple with #MiriamMakeba!). Hope you get the chance to watch #Amandla! & hear #Zaire74...& #BringHimBackHome... & *so* much more

Rafa Nadal Retires Hurt 2018 Australian Open

Man, tough, tough break for #Nadal. But I'm guessing he'll bounce back & win the #FrenchOpen for the 11th(!) time (one of the greatest athletic achievements ever!). PS. Poor #BabyFed, so close yet.. PPS. My goodness, #Cilic looks to be in #USO14 wrecking form! 😳 #AusOpen

The Great Agnès Varda Gets an Oscar Nom the Same Year She Wins an Honourary Oscar!

PS. Massively happy for the great #AgnesVarda. It'd be something if she wins an "actual" #Oscar the same year she gets an Honourary one! PPS. Did #Logan just get a screenplay nom even though its a, gasp, superhero movie?! PPPS. Lotsa firsts/records today! #Oscars #Oscars2018

Hong Chau Snubbed of a Richly-Deserved Oscar Nomination

So many surprises & snubs, sure, but I'm gutted that #HongChau didn't get a nom! 😫 On the + side, our long national nightmare is  over now that #ChristopherNolan (*finally*!) got his nom…& when #RogerDeakins (*finally*!) wins his #Oscar! #BR2049 power! #Oscars #Oscars2018

22 January 2018

Federer Through to QFs 2018 Australian Open

Whew! #Federer through to QFs…where he'll need all his #GOAT-magic to overcome an in-form #Berdych! Yikes! 😬 PS. That #BabyFed-#Kyrgios was a corker, huh? PPS. Bad luck for #Djokovic, but kid #Chung was on fire! PPPS. Keep it going #MadisonKeys! #AusOpen

All the Money in the World


#AllTheMoneyInTheWorld: A *massive* pat on the back for #SirRidley & the great Plummer for everything they did to get this movie done. Young Plummer is very good & Williams deserves every bit of her upcoming Oscar nom, but gotta say that Duris kinda steals the whole thing.

21 January 2018

Cheatriots (aka Patriots) Cheat Their Way (aka Win) to (Another) Super Bowl Thanks to (Another) “Blown” Call

Sooooo...no mention of the fact that they blew the play dead when #MylesJack was on his way to a TD after turning the ball over?! Help us #Vikings, you're our only hope now! PS. I still get a chuckle out of #DarthHoodie...#Cheatriots #CryBrady #JAXvNE

20 January 2018

Federer Beats Gasquet (Again) 2018 Australian Open

Poor #Gasquet, always seems to bring out the #GOAT in #Federer, eh? Before I get my hopes up too high, it only gets harder from here on out! PS. Man, that #Halep-#LaurenDavis (poor kid) was something! PPS. Tough break for Sascha #Zverev (poor kid)... #AusOpen 

18 January 2018

Federer Wins Round 2 2018 Australian Open

Okay, maybe his BP conversion rate wasn't at #GOAT-level, but good win for #Federer over #Struff. #Gasquet'll be a tough out!😳 PS. Kudos to #Djokovic-#Monfils on *battling* it out. PPS. Bad luck for the always-pucky #Goffin. PPPS. Who's up for #Kyrgios-#Tsonga!🀩 #AusOpen 

17 January 2018

India Loses Second Test (& Series) to South Africa

It's one thing for #IND to lose an away Test, but it's quite another to lose to a 21yo making his debut (#Ngidi: 7-90!)! At least #Virat channeled his aggression into a captains-knock century. PS. #Pujara, love the kid, but 2 run outs in 1 Test?! #SAvIND

Mr. Robot Season 3

#MrRobot: I know I'm (very) late to this, but did you guys see S3E5?! My jaw is like, still dropped! Hollywood should give #SamEsmail *all* the movies to make (along with his composer/DP)! And #RamiMalek should get *all* the awards! πŸŽ₯ πŸ“Ί 😳 πŸ‘ πŸ‘ 

16 January 2018

Federer Gets Easy Win in Round 1 2018 Aus Open

Sad losses for #SteveJohnson, #Tiafoe (vs *ominous* #DelPo) & #Kvitova (vs always #Petkovic). Good to see #Federer put on his customary early-round #GOAT-show… & it was *great* to see #RonBurgundy along for the ride! #StayClassyMelbourne #AO18 #AusOpen


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Phantom Thread .

#PhantomThread: Good, clean #ToddHaynes-Meets-#TheBeguiled fun! DDL (his swansong...say it ain't so!!😭) & young Krieps give a masterclass, but boy, does the movie belong to Manville (hello Oscar nom!)...& the luscious 70mm DP-ed by... PTA?! Wha?! Mind, blown!! πŸŽ₯ 😲

15 January 2018

RIP Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries

RIP #DoloresORiordan. Gone way too soon. #TheCranberries were an essential part of my early years in America. Her voice/lyrics, their songs...#Dreams is still on my current playlist...that timeperiod was just great for music, indie film, TV etc., eh? πŸ˜” 


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Americans Blunder Down Under in Rough Start to Australian Open 2018

Wait, wha?! #AO18, like *just* started, & we've already lost #Venus (nice comeback by #Bencic, tho'), #Sloane, #Coco, #Isner & #JackSock?! Talk about the #BlunderDownUnder! How soon before we can get #Serena back to rescue all of us?! #AusOpen

14 January 2018

Vikings Insanely Bonkers Win Over Saints Wraps Up Crazy Sports Day!

OMBG!!!! I don't bl**dy believe what I just saw?!!!! #Vikings #Diggs What...a...day!!!! #Sports, man.... sports!!!! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜„πŸ˜πŸ˜†πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚πŸ€£☺️πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜…πŸ™‚πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‹πŸ˜›πŸ˜πŸ˜œπŸ€ͺπŸ€¨πŸ€“πŸ˜ŽπŸ€©πŸ˜πŸ˜³

Shalieve!

And...as always...#Shalieve! #Shazier! @RyanShazier



Steelers Face Pivotal Off-Season

Issues around #ToddHaley/#Keith Butler/#LeVeon/#Martavis. Team *stacked* with talent (#AB! #JuJu! #BigBen! #Boswell! #DeCastro! #Pouncey! #CamHeyward! #JoeHaden! *etc*). Feelgoods (#MikeHilton! #JamesConner! #ArtieBurns!): Most pivotal offseason of #Tomlin Era #Steelers #HereWeGo

Steelers Miss Dick LeBeau

Not sure if he could've stopped a big QB who shrugs off sacks, runs to covert 3rd Downs, doesn't turn ball over/loose, cannons big plays when he needs to, relies on ball-hawking D & between-tackles bruising running game (hmmm...πŸ€”), but #Steelers sure do miss #DickLeBeau, eh?

Mike Tomlin and Todd Haley Shouldn’t Take All the Blame

Sure, #Tomlin could've cut down off-field "distractions," but don't think he & #ToddHaley deserve this much vitriol. They employ a "fun" style with "big" swagger-plays predicated on *insane* talent. Clock management, defense, prudent play-calling... that's the *old* #Cowher era.

Loss to Jaguars Not the Worst

This isn't the worst #Steelers loss in post-#Cowher era (that'd be #SB45; after *incredible* playoff-comeback wins to lose #SuperBowl like that...), but with 8(+1πŸ˜‡) #ProBowl-ers/4 #AllPro-s, #Tomlin+#ToddHaley left one "on the table."

Blake Bortles(!) Beats the Steelers to End Their Season

No, #Steelers didn't lose to #Jaguars, #Bortles, yes, Blake Bl**dy Bortles, *beat* them. 14 completions & 5 carries(*carries*?!), sure, but how many of them converted 3rd downs?! Wait a sec...I think he just converted *again*!

(Another) Spectacular Antonio Brown TD Brings the Steelers Within One TD of Jaguars

#Antonio Bl**dy #Brown is not the best wide receiver in the NFL. No, he's the best PLAYER in the NFL! #AB #Steelers #HereWeGo! @AB84 

Liverpool Beats/Survives Manchester City in Thrilling Match

So, no #Coutinho (or Defense πŸ˜‡) no problem, amirite?! Apparently not when you have #Klopp's boys leading the #RedCharge: #Oxlade-Chamberlain /#Firmino / #Mane / #Salah (cheeky goal)! 

#LIVMCI

#RockNRollFootball

13 January 2018

RIP Keith Jackson

RIP #KeithJackson. I only knew him from all the USC matches he did, boy, was he terrific, exactly how you wanted your football announcer to sound & look like. Part of the ever dwindling Mt. Rushmore of SoCal sports broadcasters. #WhoaNellie

12 January 2018

LeBron and the Stressful Start to the 2018 Sports Year!

So, #LeBron back-to-back losses by 25+ (& expert trolling by #Kyrie)…#IND hammered in 1st Test…#LeVeon threatens retirement 2 days before playoffs…#Federer gets draw-from-h*ll at #AO18…#Coutinho abandons #LFC…2018 is already off to a heart-attack start!πŸ˜±πŸ˜³πŸ˜°πŸ˜―πŸ˜²πŸ€πŸπŸˆπŸŽΎ⚽️

11 January 2018

Molly’s Game

#MollysGame: My goodness, #Chastain turned up to 11 is quite something to behold! Her *powerful* perf is stuff that #Oscar dreams are made of. Elba & O'Dowd wrestling with Sorkin-Speak in their "second" accents - πŸ€— ! And yes, I'm sooooo here for the #MichaelCera-issance!πŸ‘

10 January 2018

Strong Island

#StrongIsland: Raw, visceral, compelling, first-person documentary that forcefully personalizes the sometimes rather overwhelming & abstract concept of the criminal justice system. Massive credit to director Ford. Powerful stuff.

09 January 2018

It Comes at Night

#ItComesAtNight: Creepy, nervy, arty "horror" film. Everyone's favourite young director Shults does well; kid Harrison, Ejogo, Keough, Abbott, & esp Edgerton (in non-fun-freak-supporting role, for a change, eh?) all bring their A game.

South Africa Beats India 2018 Test 1

Man, that #SAvIND scorecard should strike fear in the hearts of batsmen the world over! #Virat's boys had their noses bloodied, here's hoping they come back hard in Test 2. PS. #Philander & #Shami bowled their hearts out.

08 January 2018

Some Kid Comes Out of *Nowhere* to Win the College Football Championship

The last thing we needed this early into 2018 was the insufferable #NickSatan winning (another) #CFBChampionship! I'd say that the good guys never finish first but that *kid* (wait, ishe a *true* freshman?!) #Tua #Tagovailoa - dude!πŸ˜―πŸ‘ #Bama

07 January 2018

Golden Globes 2018

#GoldenGlobes: So the big winner was #GretaGerwig...at the #Oscars, amirite (thank you #NataliePortman!)?!😁 #SethMeyers, #GuillermoDelToro, #SamRockwell (#WillemDafoe, sigh...), #SaoirseRonan - πŸ‘. #Oprah - what's left to be said - Standing O(πŸ˜‡)πŸ‘!

Federer Beats Zverev to Help Switzerland Win 2018 Hopman Cup

Look, it's an exo, I know, but going undefeated in singles, coming back to beat young 'un #Zverev & win a title this early in the season... now I have expectations for #AO2018! 😳 #Federer #GOAT #HopmanCup

06 January 2018

Mariota Powers Titans to Huge Comeback Win Over Chiefs

Ya know, as much as I love  #Mariota I was kinda hoping for a #Chiefs win (tougher matchup for awful #Patriots)... but boy, did the kid have himself a match! Poor #AndyReid who, er, Andy Reid-ed? #RememberTheTitans

Van Dijk and Sir Ringo Make Liverpool Proud

Begun with a bang, the #VanDijk #LFC era has! Along with the #RingoStarr knighthood it's all coming up #Liverpool in 2018, innit? πŸ˜‚ πŸ‘ #MerseysideDerby #SirRingo! 

05 January 2018

Four Steelers Make All-Pro!

Congrats to #AB, #LeVeon, #DeCastro & *esp* the great, severely under-appreciated #CamHeyward on making #AllPro (how about that #ProBowl snub now, huh?)! PS. Wait, no #BigBen…#ChrisBoswell…#Pouncey…#JuJu(πŸ˜‚)…?! #Steelers #StairwayToSeven #Shalieve

SA v India Test 1 Off to a Great Start!

Not sure if it's the *fight* they wanted but it's the fight that both #IND & #RSA needed. 2018 Test Cricket off to a blinder with first #SAvIND test in balance. #Virat vs #Steyn, #Philander, #Morkel, #Rabada - yes please! PS. #Bhuvneshwar - πŸ‘

The Square

#TheSquare: Razor-sharp/slightly-overlong, pitch-perfect/everything-but-the-kitchen-sink, jet-black-humourous/deadly-serious satire/realistic look at … bl**dy h*ll, everything! DP/Prod-Sound Design/Notary/director Ostlund & *esp* Bang - well bl**dy done! πŸ‘

04 January 2018

Federer Beats Sock… in 2018

Sure it's an exo, but a #GOAT-like 6(5),5 #Federer win over #JackSock must mean a big year for both, right? Right?! 😌 #HopmanCup

Bright

#Bright: Subtle-as-a-sledgehammer allegory(?)/metaphor(?)/parable(?) about...um, something. Anyhoo, it's always fun to see Big Willie in slumming-paycheck mode, Rapace in kick-a** mode, & Edgerton in letting-his-inner-#ValKilmer-supporting-freak-flag-fly mode.

03 January 2018

Carson Palmer Retires

You Know You're Too Old When: #CarsonPalmer Retires. May have over/under-achieved in the NFL (depends entirely on how you look at it), but man was he great for jumpstarting that glorious #USC run. #Trojans

01 January 2018

Happy New Year 2018!

#HappyNewYear World! Let's hope #2018 > 2017, eh?! πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ₯‚πŸŽ‰πŸΎπŸŽ†πŸ–