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We are drawing close to the final stretch of the Fantasy Acting League now. This makes it all the more surprising, I still haven’t got the faintest idea of who is going to win it. The usual cliché of the Top Three is closer to a Top Five, perhaps even a Top Eight. One more team gets an unusual surge of points (Suicide Squad features heavily this round), and the table is moulded dramatically once again. Another exhilarating and unpredictable round of Fantasy Acting League.

As for me, it is quite nice to be able to announce a slower part of my year, where I can focus on building up the blog archives. My play was sadly post-poned due to the actress I was working with injuring her leg, so my week opened up, allowing me to focus on reviewing some films and fine-tuning this Fantasy Acting League. My current guilty pleasure is diving through old Star Trek series on Netflix, which I am sure will be getting reviewed very soon on Oracle of Film. As for my film work, I have to be a tad secretive, although after a first production meeting, I have never felt more connecting to the film world. I have a lighting team, set designers and associate producers all hard at work, helping my latest vision come to life. Directing is beginning to feel like an actual job, rather than a hobby, which is an amazingly surreal time for me. Hopefully, in the future, I will be able to share my top secret project with you, but for now, I will have to keep you in suspense.

This Round’s Movies

Blair Witch
Captain Fantastic
Imperium
War Dogs
The Girl With All The Gifts
Kubo And The Two Strings stephen-lang-as-the-blind-man-in-dont-breathe
Cafe Society
Anthropoid
Sausage Party
Brotherhood
Don’t Breathe
Hunt For The Wilderpeople
The Infiltrator
Jason Bourne
Two Women
The 9th Life of Louis Drax
David Brent: Life On The Road
Suicide Squad

The Teams

Vinnieh – 0 (+14) = 14
Chris Pratt – 0
Henry Cavill – 0
Channing Tatum – 0
Julia Roberts – 0
Diane Lane – 0
Jennifer Lawrence – 0

What About Movies – Prudence – 14 (+4) = 18
Benedict Cumberbatch – 0
Michael Fassbender – 0
Emory Cohen – 0
Cara Delevigne – 4
Alicia Vikander – 6
Rooney Mara – 4

Fairytale Pictures – 50(+27) = 27 cafe-society
Michael Fassbender – 0
Michael Shannon – 0
Dane DeHaan – 0
Teresa Palmer – 0
Alison Brie – 0
Felicity Jones – 0

Debra Vega – 0 (+27) = 27
Tom Hanks – 0
Idris Elba – 0
Michael Fassbender – 0
Marion Cotillard – 0
Jennifer Lawrence – 0
Felicity Jones – 0

Sporadic Chronicles of a Beginner Blogger – 0 (+36) = 36
Michael Fassbender – 0
Michael Shannon – 0
Tom Hanks – 0
Jennifer Lawrence – 0
Anna Kendrick – 0
Scarlett Johannssen – 0

Marked Movies – 10 (+29) = 39
Michael Shannon – 0
Tom Hanks – 0
Michael Fassbender – 0
Naomi Watts – 0
Rooney Mara – 4
Alicia Vikander – 6

Ramblings of a Cinephile – 7 (+34) = 41
Idris Elba – 0
Ryan Reynolds – 0
Michael Fassbender – 0
Emily Blunt – 0
Margot Robbie – 7
Jennifer Lawrence – 0

Views From The Sofa – 7 (+35) = 42
Michael Fassbender – 0
Ryan Gosling – 0
Idris Elba – 0
Margot Robbie – 7
Felicity Jones – 0
Jennifer Lawrence – 0

Slip/Through Movies – 0 (+45) = 45
Michael Fassbender – 0
Tom Hanks – 0
Idris Elba – 0
Felicity Jones – 0
Maika Monroe – 0
Scarlett Johannssen – 0

Oracle of Film – 13 (+35) = 48
Tom Hanks – 0
Seth Rogen – 7
Idris Elba – 0
Alicia Vikander – 6
Maika Monroe – 0
Jennifer Lawrence – 0

Rhyme And Reason – 0 (+49) = 49 bryan-cranston-in-the-infiltrator
Idris Elba – 0
Michael Fassbender – 0
J. K Simmons – 0
Maika Monroe – 0
Felicity Jones – 0
Scarlett Johannssen – 0

Abbi Osbiston – 6 (+43) = 49
Idris Elba – 0
Michael Fassbender – 0
Chris Pratt – 0
Tilda Swinton – 0
Scarlett Johannssen – 0
Alicia Vikander – 6

Verbal Spew – 7 (+47) = 54
Michael Fassbender – 0
Idris Elba – 0
Samuel L. Jackson – 0
Margot Robbie – 7
Scarlett Johannssen – 0
Anna Kendrick – 0

Movie Rob – 8 (+47) = 55
Ben Affleck – 3
Casey Affleck – 0
Chris Pine – 0
Scarlett Johannssen – 0
Anna Kendrick – 0
Kristen Stewart – 5

Drew – 0 (+50) = 50
Michael Shannon – 0
Jason Sudekis – 0
J.K Simmons – 0
Natalie Portman – 0
Scarlett Johannssen – 0
Chloe Grace Moretz – 0

What About the Twinkie – 7 (+51) = 58
Ryan Reynolds – 0
Chris Pine – 0
Tom Hiddlestone – 0
Margot Robbie – 7
Jennifer Lawrence – 0
Scarlett Johannssen – 0

Back To The Future – 11 (+47) = 58
Woody Harrelson – 0
Chris Pratt – 0
J.K Simmons – 0
Scarlett Johannssen – 0
Margot Robbie – 7
Kristin Wiig – 4

What About Movies – Lily – 14 (+45) = 59 suicide-squad-margot-robbie-harley-quinn-movie
Michael Shannon – 0
Michael Fassbender – 0
J. K Simmons – 0
Alicia Vikander – 6
Kristin Wiig – 4
Rooney Mara – 4

Mr Movie – 24 (+41) = 65
Bryan Cranston – 6
Will Smith – 7
Michael Fassbender – 0
Kristin Wiig – 4
Margot Robbie – 7
Jessica Chastain – 0

FIRST PLACE
Cinema Parrot Disco– 8 (+60) = 68

Michael Shannon – 0
J.K Simmons – 0
Woody Harrelson – 0
Rooney Mara – 4
Teresa Palmer – 0
Kristin Wiig – 4

How The Teams Scored

Seth Rogen – 7 (Sausage Party- Lead Role: 3; Four Stars: 2; Empire Compliments Performance: 2)
Kristen Wiig – 4 (Sausage Party – Supporting Role: 2; Four Stars: 2)
Alicia Vikander – 6 (Jason Bourne – Supporting Role: 2; Four Stars: 2; Empire Compliments Performance: 2)
Rooney Mara – 4 (Kubo And The Two Strings – Supporting Role: 2; Four Stars: 2)
Cara Develigne – 4 (Suicide Squad – Supporting Role: 2; Four Stars: 2)
Margot Robbie – 7 (Suicide Squad – Lead Role: 3; Four Stars: 2; Empire Compliments Performance: 2)
Will Smith – 7 (Suicide Squad – Lead Role: 3; Four Stars: 2; Empire Compliments Performance: 2)
Ben Affleck – 3 (Suicide Squad – Cameo: 1; Four Stars: 2)
Kristen Stewart – 5 (Cafe Society – Supporting Role: 2; Three Stars: 1; Empire Compliments Performance: 2)
Bryan Cranston – 6 (The Infiltrator – Lead Role: 3; Three Stars: 1; Empire Compliments Performance: 2)

Round Analysis

Well, Margot Robbie pretty much shook the game up off of her own back. Suicide Squad worked out well in general, gathering the bulk of the month’s points, but it was Robbie that half the players put their faith in and she did them right here. Harley Quinn was definitely the actress at her best yet and the rest of us feel silly for not picking her. Other successful picks came in the form of Jason Bourne’s Alicia Vikander. She did well as a supporting actress, although she is also a good bet for OSCAR season, so I imagine a few players have their eyes on the future in terms of their choice of Vikander. Cranston, Stewart and Rogen were also good scorers, and the best teams were the ones who got a neat, little combo score, rocketing them up the table.

A whole Bourne team of analysts double-checked the scores for you!

A whole Bourne team of analysts double-checked the scores for you!

Namely Mr. Movie, who went from mid table to second place. Cinema Parrot Disco just about dodged losing a lead, bolstered by her own modest score this month. However, Mr. Movie, still a threat since stealth winning last year, is once again making his move on the title, eager to defend his reign as Fantasy Acting League champion. Everyone else have shuffled upwards well also. Twinkie’s rise last month has been damaged slightly by the mass scoring this round, but he is still clinging to a good spot for one more move on the title. As the end of the year comes around, once again, I repeat, I have no idea who is going to win this one!

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