My Top 10 Movies of 2021

This is usually an annual tradition for The Confusing Middle. Because, usually, I see a lot of movies throughout the year. But that didn't really happen in 2020... for obvious reasons. And since I didn't see too many movies in that year, I didn't do a Top 10 at the beginning of last year. Thankfully, … Continue reading My Top 10 Movies of 2021


The Best Movies from My Second Decade

Last week I began a series of posts that take a look at my favorite movies from every year I've been alive. I took inspiration from a post I read last year over at Fairly Professional. Since I'm 41, I've decided to just keep it to my first 40 years. And since that's a lot, … Continue reading The Best Movies from My Second Decade

Some Thoughts About Cruella

Cruella 2021 Directed by Craig Gillespie Quick synopsis... In this live-action origin story based on the Disney classic "101 Dalmatians," young Cruella de Vil is working as a fashion designer in 1970s London -- until an obsession with dog skins leads her astray. Let's hear it for cinemas reopening! In my area, the AMC theaters … Continue reading Some Thoughts About Cruella

YouTube Spotlight: Pop Culture Critics

Previous YouTube Spotlights: Hot OnesReactors Honestly, I wasn't sure how to title this one. Because I want to focus on the channels that feature individuals and/or groups/production companies that talk about every popular geek thing that takes the form of movies, TV shows, or video games. Maybe comics and books, too. I should mention that … Continue reading YouTube Spotlight: Pop Culture Critics

My Favorite Movies #12 – Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast 1991 Directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise Quick synopsis... In this modern-day Disney animated classic set in 18th-century France, young Belle yearns to escape her ordinary existence -- and her village's boorish suitors -- until she becomes imprisoned in the mansion of a hideous, coldhearted beast. Can Belle help the … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #12 – Beauty and the Beast

A Certain Point of View

Before I get started with this post, it should be known that this is going to get super geeky. And it's mostly a ramble based on thoughts that enter my head as I'm writing... You have been warned. The other day, an old college friend of mine tweeted out an article found at Comic Book … Continue reading A Certain Point of View

A to Z Challenge – Zootopia

Zootopia 2016 Directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore Quick synopsis... In the all-animal city of Zootopia, Officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny on the police force, is determined to prove herself. That's why she jumps at the chance to crack a case, even if it means partnering with scam-artist fox Nick Wilde to solve … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – Zootopia

A to Z Challenge – The Young Black Stallion

The Young Black Stallion 2003 Directed by Simon Wincer Quick synopsis... When young Neera discovers her family is about to lose everything, she devises a daring plan to save it all by risking what she loves most--a young black stallion. I've never really been into movies about horses. I've never really been into horses. I've … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – The Young Black Stallion

A to Z Challenge – X-Men – Animated Series

You'll notice this is a slightly different format than the rest of my posts from this month. And that's because, at the last minute, I've decided not to post about a movie. I was gonna fudge it and watch X2: X-Men United even though it's nowhere to be found on Disney+. I'm confident it will be … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – X-Men – Animated Series

A to Z Challenge – WALL-E

WALL-E 2008 Directed by Andrew Stanton Quick synopsis... After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, the curious and lovable robot WALL-E discovers a new purpose in life when he meets a sleek robot named EVE. Join them and a hilarious cast of characters on a journey across the universe. Did Pixar's … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – WALL-E