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Bit of a quiet round this month. After the heady rush of Infinity War and the hundreds of blockbuster films that followed in its wake, July sees things calm down and re-assess. We still have a handful of blockbuster movies such as the incredible Jurassic World or the latest Pixar, the Incredibles 2, but otherwise, this issue is mainly slower dramas. And not the dramas that rock headlines like we would get nearer to the end of the year. Now, it is time for the dark horses to shine, the actors that may have slipped under the radar. This is hopefully the time when gambles pay off and risk-taking will be awarded. Or perhaps your left-field choice will simply be too left-field to hit home. The next few rounds will tell all.

This Round’s Movies

The Incredibles 2
First Reformed
The Secret of Marrowbone
Damascus Cover
Summer 1993
Escape Plan 2
Hotel Artemis
Mary Shelley
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Sicilian Ghost Story
The Escape
Pin Cushion
Racer and the Jailbird
Iceman
In Darkness
Apostasy
Tag
Sicario 2: Soldado

The Teams

Views From The Sofa -7 (+19) = 26
Cate Blanchett – 0
Helen Mirren – 0
Olivia Munn – 0
Chris Pratt – 7
Adam Driver – 0
Johnny Depp – 0
Movie: The Kid (CP)

Film Grimoire – 7 (+27) = 34
Oscar Isaac – 0
Chris Pratt – 7
Ryan Reynolds – 0
Oprah Winifrey – 0
Jennifer Jason Leigh – 0
Lupita Nyong’o – 0
Movie: Wrinkle in Time (OW)

Movie Rob – 10 (+27) = 37
Samuel L Jackson – 4
Michael Shannon – 0
Sam Rockwell – 0
Elle Fanning – 6
Nicole Kidman – 0
Vera Farmiga – 0
Movie: I Think We’re Alone Now

Sporadic Chronicles of A Beginner Blogger – 4 (+38) = 42
Paul Rudd – 0
Colin Firth – 0
Samuel L. Jackson – 4
Vera Farmiga – 0
Rosamund Pike – 0
Jennifer Lawrence – 0
Movie: Ant Man 2 (PR)

Debbie Vega – 0 (+42) = 42
Cate Blanchett – 0
Elle Fanning – 0
Gugu Mbatha-Raw – 0
Colin Firth – 0
Adam Driver – 0
Forest Whitaker – 0
Movie: The Mercy (CF)

Oracle of Film – 7 (+38) = 45
Chris Pratt – 7
Eddie Redmayne – 0
Steve Carrell – 0
Alicia Vikander – 0
Margot Robbie – 0
Cate Blanchette – 0
Movie: Fantastic Beasts

Marked Movies – 0 (+46) = 46
Joaquin Phoenix – 0
Michael Shannon – 0
Christian Bale – 0
Katherine Waterson – 0
Soarise Ronan – 0
Cate Blanchett – 0
Movie: You Were Never Really Here (JP)

Fairytale Pictures – 0 (+49) = 49
Tessa Thompson – 0
Clare Foy – 0
Michelle Williams – 0
Joel Edgerton – 0
Benedict Cumberbatch – 0
Armie Hammer – 0
Movie: Annihilation (TT)

Random Musings of The Female Mind – 0 (+51) = 51
Martin Freeman – 0
Eddie Redmayne – 0
Chadwick Boseman – 0
Lily James – 0
Cate Blanchett – 0
Emily Blunt – 0
Movie: Fantastic Beasts (ER)

Rhyme and Reason – 6 (+46) = 52
Paul Rudd – 0
Jason Clarke – 0
Colin Firth – 0
Elle Fanning – 6
Judy Greer – 0
Michelle Williams – 0
Movie: Ant Man 2 (PR)

What About Movies – 0 (+54) = 54
Tessa Thompson – 0
Cate Blanchett – 0
Elizabeth Deblicki – 0
Colin Firth – 0
Chris Hemsworth – 0
Michael Pena – 0
Movie: Infinity War (CH)

Abbi Osbiston – 0 (+54) = 54
Ben Mendelsohn – 0
Michael Shannon – 0
Tye Sheridan – 0
Nicole Kidman – 0
Emily Blunt – 0
Margot Robbie – 0
Movie: Shape of the Water (MS)

Vinnieh – 0 (+56) = 56
Margot Robbie – 0
Rosamund Pike – 0
Sally Hawkins – 0
Michael Shannon – 0
Oscar Isaacs – 0
Richard Jenkins – 0
Movie: Shape of the Water (SH)

Movie Reviews 101 – 10 (+46) = 56
Josh Brolin – 10
Woody Harrelson – 0
Simon Pegg – 0
Elizabeth Deblicki – 0
Tessa Thompson – 0
Gugu Mbatha-Raw – 0
Movie: Soldado (JB)

Cinema Parrot Disco – 5 (+58) = 63
Benedict Cumberbatch – 0
Josh Brolin – 5
Joaquin Phoenix – 0
Helen Mirren – 0
Cate Blanchett – 0
Soarise Ronan – 0
Movie: Lady Bird (SR)

What About the Twinkie – 15 (+63) = 77
Chris Pratt – 7
Chadwick Boseman – 0
Josh Brolin – 5
Jessica Chastain – 0
Anya Taylor Joy – 3
Soarise Ronan – 0
Movie: Black Panther (CB)

How The Actors Scored

Elle Fanning – 6 (Mary Shelley – Lead Role: 3; Three Stars: 1; Empire compliments performance: 2)
Samuel L. Jackson – 4 (Incredibles 2 – Supporting Role: 2; Four Stars: 2)
Chris Pratt – 7 (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – Lead Role: 3; Four Stars: 2; Empire compliments performance: 2)
Anya Taylor Joy – 3 (The Secret of Marrowbone – Supporting Role: 2; Three Stars: 1)
Josh Brolin – 5 (Sicario 2 – Lead Role: 3; Four Stars: 2)

Round Analysis

A lot of non-movers once again, meaning that other than a middle of the pack ascent, mainly from Movie Reviews 101, whose double-pointer from Josh Brolin carries the team into third place, there isn’t too much disturbance in the ranks. Perhaps the most exciting movement is from What About the Twinkie, who paired Chris Pratt, Brolin and Anya Taylor-Joy together, to score an impressive 15 points. However, being in first place already, this simply saw Kieron widening the gap. Now with his ace in the hole, Brolin, on a well-deserved rest, Kieron will have to hope this strong lead will be enough to stave off the ambitious Cinema Parrot Disco and the rising Movie Reviews 101. Hopefully, he can afford a few non-moving rounds.

Again, there hasn’t been too much outstanding scoring here. Elle Fanning wowed in a small biopic about the author of Frankenstein, the kind of film that many bloggers would have forgotten about when signing up their teams. And Chris Pratt is the big name, his leading role in Jurassic World getting the recognition it deserved. Josh Brolin missed out on a two points for a compliment in Empire’s review of Sicario, but perhaps the magazine have simply run out of things to say about the prominent actor. Either way, the Fantasy Acting League is still all to play for.

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