Category Archives: Mindless Mondays

TV Reviews: “The Alienist,” “The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” “Counterpart”

Three very different crime series are early into their seasons, but so far it’s become pretty clear which one is most worth watching… American Crime Story Season 2: The Assassination of Gianni Versace…In season one of “American Crime Story,” I resisted watching (at first) largely because I had no interest at all in rehasing the O.J. Simpson… Read More »

Movie Review: “Maze Runner: Death Cure” May Finally End YA Dystopia-Movies

If you’re anything like me, you may be struggling to remember “The Maze Runner” series and whether or not you even saw the last installment. You may also find you’d rather be watching the end of the “Divergent” series which stupidly split its final installment in half, only to question whether the second half should… Read More »

Movie Match-Up: “12 Strong” vs. “Den of Thieves”

A pair of macho, guys-vs.-guys actioners that come from different sides of the respectability spectrum, but will probably appeal to about the same demographic… Den of Thieves…Can writer-director Christian Gudegast (whose previous screenwriting credits include “classics” like “London Has Fallen” and the Vin Diesel howler “A Man Apart”) be sewed for copyright infringement? Because that’s how… Read More »

Movie Match-Up: “Proud Mary” vs. “The Commuter”

Two absolute junk January thrillers starring actors who’ve seen better roles, and if you waited until February to watch a movie in theaters I certainly wouldn’t blame you since the old truth about January being a dumping ground for the bottom-of-the-barrel looks to be holding true this year. However, not all bad things are equal,… Read More »

Who Will Be Nominated for Oscars (and Who SHOULD Be)

Note: Each category starts off with who I think should be nominated because almost all of my picks surely won’t be, and I kind-of don’t give a damn who they actually nominate… Who Should Be Nominated for Best Actor… Runner-Up: Robert Redford, “Our Souls at Night”…A beautiful movie about regretting things when you get older and the hopefulness… Read More »

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 »