What exactly is a Middlin'? You know, it's like the old phrase "Fair to middlin'." It means Okay, decent, alright, not good but not bad. It means average. If a movie is Middlin', it's riding the middle between being good or bad. Think of it as a sort of limbo.
The movies on this years Middlin' list were either not good enough to be on any Best of List, or not bad enough to be on the Shit List. They all had equal amounts of good aspects and troubling issues. Should you see these movies, if they're so average? Sure. If one of them strikes your fancy, give it a shot, You might love it. Just remember, you also might not.