Monday, November 27, 2017

Lou Williams scores 42 as the Clippers defeat Lakers

The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 120-115 at the Staples Center on Monday night. They were led by an impressive performance by Lou Williams, who scored 42 points, 4 three pointers, and nailed all 14 of his free throw attempts. Williams had 29 points in the second half alone,
and his 42 points is just two short of his career high of 44. He also added 4 rebounds and 3 assists.
The Clippers have now won 16 of the last 17 meetings versus the Lakers.

Kings end Warriors 36 game defensive streak

The Sacramento Kings were the first team in 37 games to shoot over 50% versus the Golden State Warriors as they defeated them Monday night 110-106. The Kings went on 13-0 going into the 4th quarter, but the game overall was closely contested and the teams had the exact same field goal percentage, including the exact same shots attempted and made with 3 minutes left in the 4th quarter.

Willie Cauley-Stein led the way for the Kings with 19 points, 8 boards, and 6 assists.

Gucci Bee Shoes / Sneakers

800 plus dollars at Sak's Fifth Avenue in Toronto (Queen and Yonge Streets)

Factory Direct closes at 670 Bloor Street West

Brookfield Place lit up for Christmas

Chris Paul has 14 assists and 0 turnovers vs Brooklyn


Chris Paul had 4 points, 14 assists and 0 turnovers as the Houston Rockets improve to 16-4 on after their 117-103 victory at home versus the Brooklyn Nets on Monday evening.

James Harden led the scoring with 37 points and 10 rebounds, the Rockets are 9-1 when Harden has a double-double. Clint N'Dumba-Capela the second most points for the Rockets with 20 and added 3 assists and 6 rebounds.

Lillard scores 32, Connaughton 17 vs Knicks

The Portland Trail Blazers defeated the New York Knicks Monday evening 103-91, to take their latest road trip record to 4-1. The Blazer now improve to 13-8 on the season. Demian Lillard had a solid game with 32 points and 5 assists, 17 of those 32 points were in the third quarter.
Pat Connaughton had his second highest output of the season for the Blazers with 17 points, going 7-9 from the field.

Andre Drummond gets 26 points as Pistons defeat Celtics


The Detroit Pistons defeated the Boston Celtics 118-108 Monday evening at the TD Garden in Boston.

Andre Drummond had a strong game for the Pistons, scoring 26 points, getting 21 rebounds and 6 assists. Drummond now has six 20-plus rebounds versus the Celtics over the past five years.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Clippers edge Kings in battle to the wire

The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Sacramento Kings in Sacramento on Saturday night 97-95. The Clippers big third quarter where they outscored the Kings 29-10 ended up being the pivotal 12 minutes of action of the game. But in the 4th Buddy Hield helped the Kings claw back into the game scoring 16 points in the final quarter, including two pivotal threes to tie the game at 95 with 14.8 seconds left in the game, almost sending the game to overtime. But Blake Griffin, who scored 33
points in the game, answered back by landing a fadeway two-pointer with 3.2 seconds
to end the game 97-95 for the Clippers.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Moschino multi colored sneaker / men's shoe

This was 825 dollars but marked down to 495 dollars (Canadian) for Black Friday at Sak's Fifth Avenue in Toronto (Yonge and Queen Street).

Jordan Bell's first NBA career start stats (6 blocks in his first game)

Golden State Warrior's power forward Jordan Bell's first career start was against the team which picked him 38th in the 2017 draft—the Chicago Bulls.

The Warriors won the game handily 143-94 in front of their home fans at the Oracle Arena,
and Bell played 27 minutes, scoring 7 points, nabbing 6 rebounds, and an impressive
6 blocks in his first start of his NBA career. During his freshman year at the University of Oregon,
Bell averaged 2.7 blocks per game and his 94 blocks during that year were a school record for a season.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Best Lines / Quotes from Roman J Israel Esquire movie

Some critics have slammed this film for having a somewhat scatterbrained plot at times, but that's what makes it interesting and exciting until the end. But also the quotes and lines of the eccentric main character, Roman Israel (Denzel Washington), make the film enjoyable to watch. Some of his best lines are:

"Each one of us is greater than the worst thing we've ever done."

"Each of us are agents of change."  
[This a theme the director (Dan Gilroy) wanted to get out there, it's repeated a couple times in the film, and in his interviews]

"I'm tired of doing the impossible for the ungrateful."

"There are no enemies on the outside, the real evil is within."

"Whatever we're chasing, it's here."
"Pardon others folly, it's the first law of nature."
"I believe because of my beliefs."
"It's hard holding conflicting ideas in you head, it takes up too much energy."

In the below clip Denzel says his favourite quotable is line from Roman is when he's stuttering on the phone when asked by a lady to go to dinner.
The trailer underneath that clip is a good one, but it does kind of give most the film away, nonetheless isn't still an enjoy movie to watch if you know most of the plot.

Namastay in Bed Bow and Drape shirt


This is 85 dollars at The Bay, by the Eaton Centre in Toronto.

Toronto Argos flag planted at City Hall to support Grey Cup appearance.

In show of support for the Toronto Argonauts, the city has planted a flag of the Argos by City Hall at Nathan Phillips Square. The Argonauts take on the Calgary Stampeders in the Grey Cup Sunday at the TD Place Stadium in Ottawa at 6:30pm (eastern). The Argos have won 16 Grey Cups over the course of the franchise's history, the last one was the 100th Grey Cup final in 2012, which was a victory at home at the Rogers Centre in Toronto.


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Khris Middleton scores 40 vs Phoenix Suns

Devin Booker made it interesting by scoring a buzzer beater three to send the Phoenix Suns into overtime vs the Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday evening, but ultimately the Bucks came out on top at the end of overtime 113-107. They were lead by Khris Middleton scoring 40 points, the last 4 came in the last minute of overtime at the foul line, where he went 4 for 4 and added to the 36 previous points as shown in the graphic above. Eric Bledsoe nailed down 30 points, and Booker was the leading scoring for the Suns with 23.

Jimmy Butler scores 26 vs Orlando Magic

Jimmy Butler nailed 26 points vs the Orlando Magic as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated them 124-118, improving to 11-7, and 6-2 at home.

Butler went 10/19 from the field and ending up missing his last two free-throws to go 3 for 5 at the line.

Tim Hardaway Jr scores 38 points vs Toronto Raptors

Tim Hardaway Junior scores 38 vs the Toronto Raptors, and nabs 7 rebounds over the course of 35 minutes of play time at Madison Square Garden, as the Knicks defeat the Raptors 108 to 100. The Knicks are now 10-7.

New York Cheesecake at For The Win Cafe

Jurassic Park the musical

Top 5 three point leaders in NBA 3 weeks into November 2017

A couple of Rockets, a couple of Warriors, and a Sixer are part of the top 5 in three pointers in the league at this juncture of the season.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Product Placement in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri movie

Aside from mentions of Aquafresh and Huggies, and a brief look at a Ford truck, the most glaringly obvious product placement in this film is from Kellogg's buying into the film.

In one scene in the kitchen table are two very visible boxes of Rice Krispies and Froot Loops cereals from Kellogg's. Not only that, but part of the stipulation of this product placement deal involved getting a line for both products. The first one is Mildred's husband saying their boy has Rice Krispies on his face, and later he calls him "Froot Loop" boy. It's subtlety done so no one will notice, well that's not true, obviously it has been noticed. And in a later scene in the kitchen, once again the two boxes of cereal are shown, in addition to another Kellogg's cereal "Frosted Flakes". In that scene the boxes are shown in two different shots. So however many thousands or millions Kellogg's forked over it was two have their product show in two scenes, with a total of three different shots, a total of three products shown, and two mentions of two products in the dialogue of the film.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Top 5 movies of 2017


This was a fascinating film because of it's blend of drama, seriousness, but very funny and edgy comedic moments. A lot of the writing and scenarios are hysterically funny. It plays out as a very entertaining film because of the strong comedy undertone which pushes to the surface in between tense emotional moments. It's as if the storyteller is uncomfortable with too much seriousness and drama and needs comic relief, which is much to the delight of the audience.


From start to finish you are on the edge of your seat with this film. You're instantly thrown into this wild crime scene and it's a thriller from start to finish. Interesting and funny comedic moments continually pop up in here, and Robert Pattinson can be nominated for best actor in this performance. He makes you not realize it's him in there as the Englishman dawns a Queens accent and persona that is very impressive and entertaining.


This is a great film because of the wide range of emotions it draws out in you. From the psychological horror that is taking place, the gruesome images going on before your eyes, the tension in the air, the laughing out loud comedic moments that pop up on your when you don't expect it, just like the fearful moments. In addition there's also a nice blend of awkwardness which comes from White and Black social relations with his delved into neatly throughout the film. LilRel Howery is the unexpected star in this film, every scene his is he steals with captivating comedy that will have you laughing from the gut.


Credit to Sean Baker for draping this movie in a nice light purple hue and also having the eye and gusto to bring in an amateur actress from Instagram (Bria Vinaite) to play the co-lead with the young star in Brooklynn Prince. Willem Dafoe does a fantastic job in his role as a compassionate motel manager who has to dawn a stern personal for the sake of his livelihood. This is a real look at the life of a low income single mother wandering existence, which doesn't sugarcoat the situation to make them dawn angelic wings, but gives a more authentic glance into the eyes of the hardship of a young mom trying to make ends meet, and on the flip side the wide eyed wonderment of a young child who sees magic in the same situations.


An interesting crime mystery of topic which is underreported, Native American reservation rapes and murders. You can gain a strong sense of compassion for many of these characters and their sorrow and grief offers not just a sense of empathy in the viewer, but also an undercurrent of hope and sunshine in this unique tale taking place in a cold winter in Wyoming.

Honorourable mention to American Made and Ingrid Goes West. There's also The Disaster Artist and Call Me By Your Name to come out soon, and those are well reviewed films as well.

Friday, November 17, 2017

3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is the best movie of the year

This film is probably the best movie of the year. It has a good story, unique characters, good acting, good writing, which combines drama and comedy in a very balanced way. It is actually a very funny movie which is interesting and impressive as it deals with a serious topic and ha a lot of intense drama in it. The jokes are not hokey or corny but in many ways a lot edgier than you'd expect in a film like this, and aren't forced by authentic to each character. The comedy keeps your emotions riding highs and lows because there is comic relief when things get too dramatic and serious as well as sentimental.

The characters are all interesting and what makes them more real and authentic s that they in a sense have all reached a point of not caring, so they're plain and unfiltered way of speaking is pleasantly entertaining. Their hearts have been hardened, yet we feel empathy for them and can sense they feel empathy for others; and as the film progresses the tightening of their hearts m slowly releases and the anger, while still present, has a softening and melting effect.

It this movie didn't have so many laugh of out loud moments it would still be a really good movie, but the comedy catapults it to a higher level to a great one and the best film of the year.

The absolutely worst line in the movie Zodiac

"The Coke machine's busted, by the way."

An awful product placement line in this masterpiece of a film. "By the way", like it was an accidental casual mention of Coke.


Wednesday, November 15, 2017