Tim Tan Huynh

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Top Gun

16 May 2016 — Thirty years after its release, this movie has proven to be both an effective recruiting tool and an enduring cultural icon. Read

The 2006 Rose Bowl

11 Jan 2016 — The famous showdown between USC and Texas is the best football game and the best championship game that I have ever seen. Thinking about it 10 years and a week later is the definition of nostalgia. Read

Inside Llewyn Davis

21 Dec 2015 — I've been obsessed with this movie for the past year. Its critical acclaim and limited appeal reflect the plight of the main character. It's depressing and comforting at the same time. Read

Chris Isaak – “Wicked Game”

8 Nov 2015 — It's the perfect song and video for daydreaming. Read

The best Bond themes that never were

6 Nov 2015 — The worldwide release of Spectre, the 24th official Bond movie, gives me a chance to post my favorite songs that have a 007 vibe and don't feature in any of the movies. Read

“The Wheel” (Carousel), eight years later

19 Oct 2015 — Eight years and about one hour ago, the best-ever Mad Men scene aired. Read

V has come to

31 Aug 2015Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will finally be in stores tomorrow. I think I'll buy a PS3 copy on its launch day, but in any case, the game marks the apparent end of my favorite series, period. Read

Friday Night Lights

14 Aug 2015 — For a decade, I've been daydreaming about high-school football practices in the early-morning August heat of a dusty, west Texas town. I have this book, and its movie adaptation, to thank. Read

NFL 2K5

21 Jul 2015 — This game is worth remembering because of its excellent presentation and cool innovations that hold up after all these years. A fateful business deal by its competitor means that NFL 2K5 is the last of its series. Read

Stella Artois

4 Apr 2015 — The Stella Artois advertising depicts 1960s sophistication and style. The commercials range in simplicity and silliness, but most of them make me wish that I'm there, and I don't even drink beer. Read