Third Monday Movie Day: Emmy Edition

Here's the list.

What else did you watch?


The Americans
The Crown
Game of Thrones
The Handmaid’s Tale
Stranger Things
This Is Us


Curb Your Enthusiasm
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt


Jason Bateman, Ozark
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Ed Harris, Westworld
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us
Jeffrey Wright, Westworld


Claire Foy, The Crown
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
Keri Russell, The Americans
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld


Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Ted Danson, The Good Place
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Bill Hader, Barry
William H. Macy, Shameless


Pamela Adlon, Better Things
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Allison Janney, Mom
Issa Rae, Insecure
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie


Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Joseph Fiennes, The Handmaid’s Tale
David Harbour, Stranger Things
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
Matt Smith, The Crown


Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale
Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Vanessa Kirby, The Crown
Thandie Newton, Westworld
Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale


Louie Anderson, Baskets
Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Brian Tyree Henry, Atlanta
Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live
Henry Winkler, Barry


Zazie Beetz, Atlanta
Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Aidy Bryant, Saturday Night Live
Betty Gilpin, GLOW
Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Laurie Metcalf, Roseanne
Megan Mullally, Will & Grace


Fahrenheit 451
The Tale
U.S.S. Callister (Black Mirror)


The Alienist
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Genius: Picasso
Patrick Melrose


Jessica Biel, The Sinner
Laura Dern, The Tale
Michelle Dockery, Godless
Edie Falco, Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders
Regina King, Seven Seconds
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Cult


Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso
Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose
Jeff Daniels, The Looming Tower
John Legend, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
Jesse Plemons, U.S.S. Callister (Black Mirror)


Sara Bareilles, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
Penélope Cruz, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Judith Light, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Adina Porter, American Horror Story: Cult
Merritt Wever, Godless
Letitia Wright, Black Museum (Black Mirror)


Jeff Daniels, Godless
Brandon Victor Dixon, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
John Leguizamo, Waco
Ricky Martin, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Edgar Ramírez, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Michael Stuhlbarg, The Looming Tower
Finn Wittrock, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story


Viola Davis, Scandal
Kelly Jenrette, The Handmaid’s Tale
Cherry Jones, The Handmaid’s Tale
Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones
Cicely Tyson, How to Get Away with Murder
Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale


F. Murray Abraham, Homeland
Cameron Britton, Mindhunter
Matthew Goode, The Crown
Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us
Gerald McRaney, This Is Us
Jimmi Simpson, Westworld


Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live
Tiffany Haddish, Saturday Night Live
Jane Lynch, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Maya Rudolph, The Good Place
Molly Shannon, Will & Grace
Wanda Sykes, Black-ish


Sterling K. Brown, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Bryan Cranston, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Donald Glover, Saturday Night Live
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Katt Williams, Atlanta


The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert


At Home with Amy Sedaris
Drunk History
I Love You, America
Saturday Night Live
Tracey Ullman’s Show


The Amazing Race
American Ninja Warrior
Project Runway
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Top Chef
The Voice

21 thoughts on “Third Monday Movie Day: Emmy Edition”

  1. Saw a few Emmy nominated things (GoT, Strangers Things, and we somehow got caught up on This Is Us). I have no idea how The Good Place isn't in the running for best comedy series.

    Ant-Man and the Wasp: Liked it, didnt LOVE it. Funny throughout, but they really doubled down om my least favorite part of the first one (nonsense jargon) and went bananas with it. Also, I'm not totally sure that Ghost or the guy from Justified made compelling villains.

  2. I watched Ozark. I thought it was ok. Sepinwall called it Breaking Mediocre, which cracked me up.

  3. Starting final season of Kimmy Schmidt. Season 3 was easily the best season yet. Tituss Burgess is so effing hilarious and he gets more screen time. I've had his song "Boobs in California" in my head for weeks now.

    Otherwise, haven't seen much

    Blade Runner 2049: Just like the first movie, I wanted to like this more than I did. But there's wasn't much for me beyond cinematography. I found the music distracting and the characters mostly shallow and uninteresting.
    Black Panther: Plot holey like most superhero movies, but good fun.
    (500) Days of Summer: Nice to see a movie where the overbearing guy doesn't get the girl just because he wants her badly enough.

  4. I watched a whole bunch of things:

    I watched season 6 of Voltron: Legendary Defender. I completely love this show, its immensely entertaining. I also see that season 7 will be released in less than a month, so that's cool.

    Watched the first season of Ash vs. The Evil Dead. Its hitting all the right Bruce Campbell notes for me.

    I finally started Better Call Saul. No idea why I waited so long. I'm most of the way through season 1.

    Into the Badlands season 3 came out without me realizing it, so I got caught up on that. I also thoroughly love this show. The martial arts/Wuxia choreography is incredible.

    For movies, the family went out to see Incredibles 2. It was fun and entertaining, though not as much as the first.

    I watched a bunch of stuff on Netflix, too, starting with Battle Royale. What's not to love about a bunch of teenagers very violently killing each other, eh? I also watched the Netflix originals The Ritual and Cargo, both of which I enjoyed. The Ritual was a fun little forest survival movie with a pretty interest creature at the end and Cargo is a zombie flick without a lot of zombies and with a lot of racial commentary (set in Australia). Plus I watched The Descent a week ago, which was excellent. (the non-monster, stuck in a cave portions were terrifying. No cave diving for this guy.)

    Watched Annihilation on Saturday. That was a good, slow burn of a movie with a really weird ending.

    Finally saw Thor: Ragnarok and man, that instantly went near the top of my Marvel list. I laughed a whole lot and Taika Waititi should be given the reins to everything ever (I also loved every line he delivered as Korg) and Jeff Goldblum should be in everything. It was ton of fun and the Thor/Hulk buddy scenes were always great.

  5. As noted in the CoC post, we've watched a ton of movies recently.

    Blockers: Legitimately great. I laughed a lot. It has a lot of heart, and seeing films about friendships between women that isn't centered around tragedy is still exceedingly rare.
    The Incredibles 2: I'm not a huge fan of the original film; I think it's good, not great. This was great. The first third is so slow, but once it picks up it really picks up.
    The First Purge: I can't stop thinking about this movie. Seriously. The first Purge flick is a mediocre home invasion thriller with a great premise they completely waste. The next two Purge flicks were decent guilty pleasures with some social commentary thrown in. The new one is pretty radical; the last half of the film is like a Blaxpoitation version of Die Hard. It rules. The teaser poster is the title of the film on a familiar red hat; that's more subtle than the rest of the movie. It's so good.
    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom: The first JP is a good, if not a tish overly serious, summer popcorn flick. The next two were garbage. JW was dumb and fun and I love Blue with my everything. I was still pretty skeptical about this, but we went on cheap movie night. It was somehow even more dumb than JW, and it was all the more fun for it. I'm actually stupidly excited for where the final film in the trilogy takes this; it could be a darn good time.
    Ocean's 8: I love Soderbergh, but I'm not a huge fan of the Ocean's flicks. I went to this largely on the strength of the cast, and a desire to support a film with a large cast of diverse women, and was very pleasantly surprised with how fun the movie was. It's definitely the kind of movie I'd rewatch whenever I stumbled across it on TV or streaming.
    Thoroughbreds: Hoooo boy. This is my favorite movie I've watched this year. A social pariah (who is pending trial on animal cruelty charges for euthanizing her horse) and a girl who seems to have a perfect life rekindle an old friendship. This movie goes some extremely dark places, but it earns it all. This is a based on a play by the writer/director of the film, and the small, tight cast allows us to spend a lot of time with the protagonists. I won't say much else, but it's a hell of a movie.

    I've got Annihilation and Unsane sitting in my Vudu rental queue from a month full of T-Mobile credits, so I need to get around to watching those very soon.

    1. Annihalation was so unsettlingly good that I couldn’t decide if I wanted to rewatch it instantly, or never again.
      I saw Fallen Kingdom in 3D at a Target employees prescreening with my wife (marketing executives were a bit pretentious and industry-speaky, but it was a fun was to see it). You are spot on (same for your assessment of the rest).

      1. Okay, Annihilation was pretty damn good. It gave me similar feelings to Under the Skin, which I still think about quite a bit to this day. I think I will re-watch it at some point, but it might be a while haha.

  6. JK Simmons in Counterpart got jobbed on the Lead Actor Dramatic Series nominations.

    Finished The Expanse, and season 3 has been my favorite. Tempted to start on the books at some point. Legion season 2 was as mind bending as the first season, and continued to have great cinematography.
    Saw Incredibles 2 (not bad). Ordered Altered States from the library -- thought Runner daughter might like it, plus it might explain some of the easter eggs from Legion to her.

  7. I started Sausage Party a couple nights ago but only made it 30 minutes. The opening song was good. The "hot dog goes in the bun" joke was not, but it didn't stop them from trying it over and over.

    I felt 30 years too old for this movie.

  8. Arrested Development Season 5 Did I talk about this last time? Whatever. It was awesome, and should be noted as such again.

    Luke Cage Season 2 - This was one of my favorite seasons of a netflix Marvel show. The familiar (especially in comic books) "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" theme gets explored, probably a bit too much. But the ride is pretty consistent throughout, excellent cast, great music, lots of fun, and the arc of the story is really really interesting.

    'Spoiler' SelectShow

    The Flash Season 1 - Meh. I needed something like this for a while - a popcorn show to put on while I do dishes or eat lunch or whatever. It hit the spot. I'll periodically watch episodes from here on out, but I think I've seen enough so won't be sad if I miss anything either.

    The Great British Bake Off Season 3 - It's 3 on Netflix. I don't know what that was across the Pond. Either way, this show is perfect, and remains so.

    Thor Ragnarok - A rewatch for me/first time for Philosoffette. Maybe the first Marvel movie that I didn't like more on rewatching than I did originally. I think because it was so well done and accessible the first time that it didn't really suffer at all, and on the rewatch I had higher expectations. Still fun, still cool, but not nearly as rewarding, knowing where all the good bits were going to be. It was a surprising movie the first time, and without the surprises it just wasn't quite as good.

    Coco A fun family movie, very pretty, but the whole family dynamic that gives rise to the plot is a bit too strained for me to find it credible.

    Kimmy Schmidt Season 4 - Yup, still awesome. The one episode isn't so good, but you kind of know that going into it.

    Mama Mia - We recalled it being fun, and were in the mood for something like that. Yeah... our memories were wrong. It was not good.

  9. I'll re-add a rec for Sorry to Bother You in this thread. Great dystopian commentary on our current situation.

    1. Everytime someone recommends a movie in the theaters, I get mad at myself for going to Boundaries.

      Do you know how rare it is that all 3 kids have something going on and don't require a chauffeur?

  10. I saw Solo a couple weeks ago. I was expecting some light summer action fare and had a good time.

    1. I chuckled at the joke in season five of Arrested Development with the narrator referencing a "Han Solo origin picture."

Comments are closed.