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I had a day full of productive work ahead of me. I had a film to watch, a handful of reviews to write, a nice, relaxing break involving A Feast For Crows and then an evening spent watching the actual Game of Thrones show, probably getting drunk on white wine as they killed off my favourite character. Then Empire magazine thudded down through my letterbox and I realised all of those plans had to be scrapped, because I was going to be adding up the scores to the latest round of Fantasy Acting (and this week is a real game-changer!). I wouldn’t have it any other way, of course, but I am going to have to delay tomorrow’s B Movie Wednesday review by a week. I shall try and post a review of a classic movie instead, so you will have something to read, but don’t expect me to go on ranting about a low-budget dinosaur movie. Now, that you have accepted my apologies, let’s just get on with the point-scoring, as I am sure you are holding your breath in anticipation.

This Round’s Movies

Avengers: Age of Ultron
Far from the Madding Crowd
Everly
Rosewater
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Child 44
Samba
The Age of Adaline
The Good Lie
Spooks: The Greater Good
Fast and Furious 7
Danny Collins
Clouds of Sils Maria
Still
Big Game
A Royal Night Out

The Team’s Scores

MovieRob – 0 (+0) = 0
Emma Stone – 0
Meg Ryan – 0
Natalie Portman – 0
Chris Pratt – 0
Tom Hanks – 0
Bradley Cooper – 0

Marked Movies – 1 (+10) = 11
Jessica Chastain – 0
Meryl Streep – 0
Naomi Watts – 0
Michael Fassbender – 0
Sam Rockwell – 0
Tom Hardy – 1

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Where the Wild Things Are – 1 (+13) = 14
Emily Blunt – 0
Jennifer Lawrence – 0
Julianne Moore – 0
Tom Hardy – 1
Benedict Cumberbatch – 0
Jake Gyllenhaal – 0

Sporadic Chronicles of a Beginner Blogger – 8 (+8) = 16
Jessica Chastain – 0
Jennifer Lawrence – 0
Scarlett Johannsson – 7
Benedict Cumberbatch – 0
Hugh Jackman – 0
Tom Hardy – 1

Oracle of Film – 15 (+5) = 20
Jennifer Lawrence – 0
Scarlett Johannsson – 7
Emma Stone – 0
Tom Hardy – 1
Chris Hemsworth – 7
Oscar Isaac – 0

Mr. Movie – 10 (+30) = 20
Sienna Miller – 0
Jennifer Lawrence – 0
Anna Kendrick – 0
Channing Tatum – 0
Samuel L. Jackson – 9
Tom Hardy – 1

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Words of WisTIM – 9 (+13) = 22
Shailene Woodley – 0
Zoe Saldana – 0
Jennifer Lawrence – 0
Tom Cruise – 0
Jake Gyllenhaal – 0
Samuel L. Jackson – 9

Drew – 8 (+16) = 24
Natalie Portman – 0
Melissa McCarthy – 0
Cate Blanchett – 0
Channing Tatum – 0
Chris Hemsworth – 7
Tom Hardy – 1

What About the Twinkie – 11 (+14) = 25
Britt Robertson – 0
Jessica Chastain – 0
Jennifer Lawrence – 0
Oscar Isaacs – 0
Jeremy Renner – 7
Chris Hemsworth – 7

Verbal Spew – 8 (+24) = 32
Anna Kendrick – 0
Helen Mirren – 0
Kate Mara – 0
Channing Tatum – 0
Tom Hardy – 1
Chris Hemsworth – 7

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Cinema Parrot Disco 10 (+25) = 35
Sienna Miller – 0
Anna Kendrick – 0
Cate Blanchette – 0
Tom Hardy – 1
Sam Rockwell – 0
Samuel L. Jackson – 9

1ST PLACE
Debra Vega – 27 (+11) = 38

Jennifer Lawrence – 0
Scarlett Johannsson – 7
Elizabeth Banks – 0
Andy Serkis – 6
Jeremy Renner – 7
Chris Hemsworth – 7

HOW THE ACTORS SCORED

Chris Hemsworth – 7 (Avengers 2: Lead Role – 3; Four Stars – 2; Empire compliments performance – 2)
Scarlett Johansson – 7 (Avengers 2: Lead Role – 3; Four Stars – 2; Empire compliments performance – 2)
Jeremy Renner – 7 (Avengers 2: Lead Role – 3; Four Stars – 2; Empire compliments performance – 2
Andy Serkis – 6 (Avengers 2: Supporting Role – 2; Four Stars – 2; Empire compliments performance – 2
Tom Hardy – 1 (Child 44: Lead Role – 3; Two Stars – 0; Empire criticises performance – -2)
Samuel L. Jackson – 9 (Avengers 2: Supporting Role – 2; Four Stars – 2; Empire compliments performance – 2/ Big Game: Lead role – 3)

ACTOR OF THE ROUND

Samuel L. Jackson – 9 (Avengers 2: Supporting Role – 2; Four Stars – 2; Empire compliments performance – 2/ Big Game: Lead role – 3)

ROUND ANALYSIS

This was always going to the big week, wasn’t it? I think most of the teams had at least one Avengers hero banking on a big scoop of the prizes. Most of them share top billing, are guaranteed to have a decent performance written for them and it is most likely to score rather highly in the reviews. Even though, the sequel didn’t score the elusive five stars, it still bolstered everyone’s teams up rather nicely. Renner, Hemsworth, Johansson… not only have they brought a few stragglers right back into the game, they all still have some big movies coming out on the horizon. Renner’s Mission Impossible V is looking like it has some good material for the actor and Hemsworth still might be able to get his epic Ron Howard movie into cinemas in time for Christmas. Child 44 was less impressive. As well as Avengers, most of us were struck by the Tom Hardy charm. He was the actor to watch and I, as well as the majority of the teams, added him to the list. However, weighed down by a pantomime Russian accent and what is apparently a pretty poor movie, Hardy’s Child 44 crashed and burned. He may redeem himself with Mad Max but for Abbi, Mark and Zoe crucial leads were lost today, because the main man just couldn’t bring a good performance to the table.

AND YOU STAY OUT IN THE COLD UNTIL YOU'VE LEARNED YOUR LESSON!

AND YOU STAY OUT IN THE COLD UNTIL YOU’VE LEARNED YOUR LESSON!

But the top of the table is just as exciting as ever before. While everyone else triumphed, because of Avengers, it became Fantasy Acting League’s heavyweight, Cinema Parrot Disco’s tragic downfall. Debra Vega has been slowly building up points for some time now, but never quite seeming like she was a serious threat. Well, the naysayers have been punished for their doubts. No one else quite gathered the Avengers support, like Debra. Johannsson, Renner, Hemsworth and even gathering outside support from Andy Serkis’s South African drawling baddie (just kicking Zoe and Abbi’s ego while they lie on the ground). Suddenly Debra had 27 points from nowhere and Cinema Parrot Disco was overtaken by what she could only assume was Quicksilver. Not that she didn’t put up a fight. She scored excellently today, picking Samuel L. Jackson point-scorer of the week for her team, racking up 9 points, plus a measly 1 from the under-Achieving Tom Hardy (perhaps it shall be Cinema Parrot Disco who is cursing Hardy the most out of all of us this evening). 10 points is hardly anything to sniff out, Cinema Parrot Disco throwing everything she had at keeping her lead, like a Bond baddie who hasn’t quite realised they had lost yet. It is her saving grace, meaning she has only fallen to second and is still the favourite to win the year’s title. Now that she has tasted victory, she could be even more dangerous than before…

And then there is Movie Rob, who hasn’t realised we’ve started playing yet.

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13 thoughts on “Fantasy Acting League Round Four

  1. Kick me while I’m down! Pffff! Please! I GARNERED SOME POINTS!! My understanding from fellow South Africans is that he’s so good they thought he was local. As it stands Natasha is reeling from establishing that Klaw is in actual fact, Andy Serkis.

  2. I’m actually proud to continue my streak. There are fantasy baseball league where the goal is to create the worst team possible…and it seems that i’m excelling at that so far.

    no need to feel sorry for me, but i’ll take a t-shirt or two if you’re offering 🙂

  3. OMG, somehow I missed seeing this post and was just thinking to myself, “hey, shouldn’t there have been a Fantasy Acting League update by now?”

    And I find out I’m currently in first place! WOW!

    I will savor it while it lasts. Too many worthy opponents and too far to go to make me feel complacent. 🙂

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