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Round Ten! This year has just zoomed by. It feels like only yesterday people were handing in their teams and all starry-eyed at the chance of winning. And now we are in the final stretch of the competition. Three more rounds and anything could happen. This month proves this the most, with the kind of end result which sends up such a gripping cliff-hanger, you would think I scripted the entire thing. You will have to read on to find out exactly what I mean. But one thing to bear in mind is that, if the year is coming to a close, the 2018 league needs to start being orchestrated. I usually chase this up at the end of November, but in case I am late in posting these results, as I usually am, sadly, then it might be an idea to start having your team for next year, burning in the back of your mind.

One thing to note this round. Cinema Parrot Disco brought up another missed actor from last month. Yes, Samuel L. Jackson was briefly featured in Kingsman: The Golden Circle. However, it was a bit of a touchy issue. For one, Samuel L. Jackson’s cameo was built upon recycled footage, so it was a little divisive. Should the points count if the actor didn’t even show up for shooting? A lot of the tactical nature of this game is working out how many films actors have time to film. There isn’t much strategy in this fun little league, but I want to honour the little skill there is to it, trying to make it fair. However, in the case of fair, I never actually stipulated that recycled footage wasn’t allowed at the start of the year. How was CPD meant to know the little rule I made up in my head? Therefore, we came to the conclusion that recycled footage will be allowed this time, and any time in 2017, but when the next league opens up, a new rule shall be added. The actor has to lend new footage or voice animation to the movie for it to count (so Peter Cushing wouldn’t have earned any points for having an animated double in Rogue One – but if you’ve got Peter Cushing in your team, you might have bigger issues). But that rule is for more discussion next year. For now…

This Round’s Movies

Thor: Ragnarok
Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool
Good Time
Only the Brave
Beach Rats
The Vault
Marjorie Prime
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Ingrid Goes West
Bladerunner 2049
Battle of the Sexes
Kaleidoscope
Brakes
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
Suburbicon
The Snowman
Thelma

The Teams

Emma K Wall (Tells It All) – 4 (+29) = 33
Ryan Reynolds – 0
Daniel Radcliffe – 0
Tom Hiddleston – 4
Kristen Wiig – 0
Jennifer Lawrence – 0
Rose Byrne – 0

Abbi Osbiston – 8 (+25) = 33
Tom Hardy – 0
Ryan Gosling – 8
Jack O’Connell – 0
Elle Fanning – 0
Imogen Poots – 0
Dakota Johnson – 0

Rhyme and Reason – 2 (+37) = 39
John Goodman – 0
Domhnall Gleeson – 0
J.K. Simmons – 2
Toni Collette – 0
Maika Monroe – 0
Chloe Sevigny – 0

Slip/Through Movies – 0 (+42) = 42
Dwayne Johnson – 0
Vin Diesel – 0
John Boyega –
Daisy Ridley – 0
Gal Gadot – 0
Emma Watson – 0

Movie Rob – 4 (+48) = 52
Andrew Garfield – 0
Michael Shannon – 0
Oscar Isaac – 4
Emma Watson – 0
Natalie Portman – 0
Jessica Chastain – 0

Marked Movies – 6 (+52) = 58
Michael Fassbender – 0
Oscar Isaac – 4
JK Simmons – 2
Jessica Chastain – 0
Alicia Vikander – 0
Katherine Waterston – 0

Verbal Spew – 8 (+53) = 61
Gal Gadot – 0
Tilda Swinton – 0
Rebecca Ferguson – 0
James Franco – 6
Woody Harrelson – 0
J. K Simmons – 2

Oracle of Film – 3 (+61) = 64
Andrew Garfield – 0
Michael Fassbender – 3
Domnhall Gleeson – 0
Chloe Grace Moretz – 0
Maika Monroe – 0
Brie Larson – 0

Debra Vega – 6 (+58) = 64
Oscar Isaacs – 4
J. K Simmons – 2
Woody Harrelson – 0
Charlize Theron – 0
Noomi Rapace – 0
Brie Larson – 0

Vinnieh – 7 (+58) = 65
Michael Shannon – 0
Michael Fassbender – 3
Joel Edgerton – 0
Natalie Portman – 0
Julianne Moore – 4
Rachel Weisz – 0

What About the Twinkie – 0 (+67) = 67
Dwayne Johnson – 0
Woody Harrelson – 0
Keanu Reeves – 0
Gal Gadot – 0
Brie Larson – 0
Charlize Theron – 0

Fairytale Pictures – 4 (+70) = 74
Domhnall Gleeson – 0
Oscar Isaac – 4
Rooney Mara – 0
Rebecca Ferguson – 0
Woody Harrelson – 0
Katherine Waterston – 0

JOINT WINNERS
What About Movies – Lily – 8 (+68) = 76

J.K. Simmons – 2
James Franco – 6
Woody Harrelson – 0
Rooney Mara – 0
Katherine Waterston – 0
Elle Fanning- 0

Sporadic Chronicles of a Beginner Blogger – 7 (+69) = 76
Michael Fassbender – 3
Idris Elba – 4
Tom Holland – 0
Emma Watson – 0
Brie Larson – 0
Kate Winslet – 0

Cinema Parrot Disco – 5 (+71) = 76
J.K. Simmons – 2
John Goodman – 0
Samuel L. Jackson – 3
Rebecca Ferguson – 0
Elle Fanning – 0
Brie Larson ・0

How The Actors Scored

Michael Fassbender – 3 (The Snowman – Lead Star: 3; Two Stars: 0)
J.K Simmons – 2 (The Snowman – Supporting Star: 2; Two Stars: 0)
James Franco – 6 (The Vault – Lead Star: 3; Three Stars: 1; Empire compliments performance: 2)
Oscar Isaacs – 4 (Suburbicon – Supporting Star: 2; Two Stars: 0; Empire compliments performance: 2)
Julianne Moore – 3 (Suburbicon – Lead Star: 3; Two Stars: 0)
Tom Hiddleston – 4 (Thor: Ragnarok – Supporting Star: 2; Four Stars: 2)
Idris Elba – 4 (Thor: Ragnarok – Supporting Star: 2; Four Stars: 2)
Ryan Gosling – 8 (Bladerunner 2049 – Lead Star: 3; Five Stars: 3; Empire compliments performance: 2)

Round Analysis

Three joint winners! I could hardly believe my eyes when adding up the score. Usually by this time of the year, a clear winner is usually breaking away from the pack. We begin to start closing down our optimism and thinking about the next year. But here, we have three very dependable bloggers, with equal chances of taking the win. Cinema Parrot Disco is probably still the favourite, always seemingly able to suck scores from every angle. By all rights, she should have had a crappy week with J. K Simmons’ meagre Snowman only gathering minimal points to her roster. But CPD still keeps on top, like an unkillable Jason Voorhees (who else dressed up as Cinema Parrot Disco this Halloween?). But then again, there is Zoe from Sporadic Chronicles of a Beginner Experienced Blogger. Zoe is that classic underdog figure, always a few points from the top, but always gathering a few comments from spectators. She has always looked like a capable winner and just for that reason, part of you wants her to do it. But then there is Lily from What About Movies who wowed us a few weeks by coming out of nowhere. I love the surprise winners, randomly jumping into the fray when you least expect it. It would be great if What About Movie’s Lily could sustain that momentum a little longer.

But then again, perhaps we still have a surprise winner out there. Simply for last round, I would love Fairytale Pictures to clinch the win, because that was a tremendous shock to the game. It is easily possible, her fourth place looking particularly strong right now. And what about the others? Slipthrough Movies might be far behind, but his team is stacked with Star Wars leads. A five star The Last Jedi review could shoot him into the top position (helped by Gal Gadot, depending on the success of Justice League). And let’s be honest if Abbi Osbiston won, we would just have to stand back and applaud. Whatever happens, right now, we are glued to the screen and waiting for the results to come in. I, for one, am putting the finale over Christmas in terms of excitement.

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8 thoughts on “Fantasy Acting League 2017 – Round Ten

  1. Wow, this is a great round, especially for the top three. I’ve already given up on my team this year, since Empire can’t seem to review half of their movies! It doesn’t matter much, but I should mention that Chloe Sevigny was also in The Snowman, so I’ll take what I can get. I can’t wait to see who wins and will definitely be planning for next year.

  2. Aww. Thank you for the Samuel L points! *huuuuug* Buuuuuuut…. What do you have against Rebecca Ferguson’s lead role in The Snowman? What did Rebecca Ferguson ever do to piss you off?!?!? 😫 lol 😉

    • So much for handing you a few extra points lol 😉 Actually face-palming. I read Rebecca Ferguson as Rebecca Hall when typing this up. Next time, I will dose up on coffee by the gallons before starting the maths. But hey… I wanted the triple tie. Guess this means you are three points ahead though.

  3. Not that it makes much difference to my overall score but I didnt receive my 3 points for Fassbender.

    To be honest, I had pinned a lot of my hopes on The Snowman but alas, it wasn’t to be.

    Good on Oscar Issac though.

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