Category Archives: Entertainment Editorial

How Will Sexual Misconduct Allegations Affect Awards Season?

Alabama Liberal wonders if this year’s Best Actor winner will have to give back the award on-stage…   [Update after the Golden Globes: Best Actor Winner James Franco has actually been accused of sexual misconduct IMMEDIATELY after winning. As always, Alabama Liberal calls it but nobody gives a damn because nobody’s watching.]

Every 2017 Movie Ranked from Worst to Best

I watched over 200 movies in 2017, and all and all it was a pretty solid year… The Worst Movie of 2017: “Get Out”…Just like I chose last year’s “Hacksaw Ridge” as the worst movie more for its ideological bent than because it was technically worse than any other movie, I’m choosing “Get Out” because… Read More »

The Best TV Shows of 2017!

Honorable Mentions: Although a little too uneven for the Top Ten, the final seasons of “Longmire” and “Halt and Catch Fire” were definitely things to seek out. As was the final season of “Samurai Jack,” which returned to give fans a proper send-off for this beloved character. And I’m downright excited to see what the Gorgeous… Read More »

The Best Books of the Year!

Truthfully, I didn’t read as many books as I’d hoped to in 2017, so this list is far from conclusive (for that, you’ll need to check out the TV and Film lists, which really might include everything made in 2017), but here are some books you may want to check out… 10. “My Favorite Thing… Read More »

The Best TV Episodes OR Scenes of the Year

What were some of the best TV episodes, scenes, or moments of 2017? Read further to find out… Runner-Up: the “Vice Principals” series finale. Even if you figured out who Neal Gamby’s real shooter was, you likely didn’t see a wedding dress, a car crash, and a tiger mauling coming. 10. “Longmire”‘s Series Finale…A show no one respects,… Read More »

“The Fact of a Body” Made Me Pro-Death Penalty, Whoops…Plus “American Fire” and “Killers of a Flower Moon”

Quick book reviews of three very different crime books… The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich…Lesnevich was an anti-death penalty advocate who found herself surprised that she wanted child-murderer Ricky Langley to die. The more she digs into the case, the more she begins to sympathize with Langley, but the opposite was true for this reviewer.… Read More »

Hollywood is More Afraid of China than Trump

Alabama Liberal explains how China controls major Hollywood funding, American movie theaters, what films get made here (and their pro-China message), and even what actors get cast or are on China’s “red list”…

Book Reviews: Exit West, Do Not Be Alarmed, The Arrangement, All Our Wrong Todays, The Party

Five great books grouped together only by quality. I wouldn’t be a bit surprised to see all five of these wind up in my “Best Books of the Year” list but I know at least one of them will… Exit West by Mohsin Hamid…Hamid’s mercifully slim, fully captivating tale of the war in Syria starts by… Read More »

Book Reviews: Afterlife, The Force, The Late Show, The Destroyers, The Switch

As if you needed any more thrillers or mysteries to get you through Halloween, but if you did… Afterlife by Marcus Sakey…Fantastic. Seek this book—about an electricity and fire-free afterlife called “The Echo” populated by “eaters” who can consume the energy of others—out now. Sakey does something incredible here: weaving together a compelling romance, tense action… Read More »