Eight Movies For One Spot, Eighteenth Edition

One of my favorite speeches following a loss is Phoenix Suns head coach Monty Williams addressing his team, following their 109-103 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 4 of the 2021 NBA Finals. And for those of you who do not know what that speech entailed, well it entailed him telling his team a.k.a. the NBA team that I root for you that they had three games to win two, only for the Bucks to close that series out in six games.

Alright, so you might wondering what does that well-intended speech have to do with this entry, right?

Well, when dealing with a movie assessment/re-assessment schedule as time-consuming as the one that I’m currently dealing with from the standpoint of determining what movies will have 2,000 of the overall guaranteed Two ThouCentennial spots, it’s all about using specific formulas, such as having a lot of options to work with to achieve one goal, which in this case is having eight movies battle it out for the tentative guaranteed Two ThouCentennial spot that will be revoked from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, hence the title of this entry and its subsequent editions.

In the fourth version of this entry, we will looking at five separate groups and the roles that they will play in determining in putting this 2,000-piece puzzle together, so get your snacks and drink ready, because there is going to be a lot to unpack here.

Let’s begin.

*Denotes movie that needs hard copy confirmation

Group One: 56 To Reach, a group of movies that have been deemed the next 56 movies to reach Tier 5 of the Land Of Infusion page. To find out what they are, simply view the numbered list below.

**Note: The Last Duel, England Is Mine, Jurassic World: Dominion, Minions: The Rise Of Gru, Black Widow, Daylight, The Invisible, Lima: Breaking The Silence The Mitchells Vs. The Machines, Meet The Deedles, 3 Strikes, Glitch, Now You See It…, Innocent, Lust For Love, Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Repo! The Genetic Opera, Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness, The Game Plan, Clouds, Skyline, Turistas, Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves, Klaus, Screaming Dead, Thor: Love And Thunder, The Breakfast Club, Ernest Goes To Jail Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby, He’s Just Not That Into You, Made In Dagenham, The Personal History Of David Copperfield, Apocalypse Now, American History X, Beyond Skyline, Skylines, The Chipmunk Adventure, Notorious and Girl In Progress were all awarded revoked tentative guaranteed Two ThouCentennial spots, hence the bold “C”

  1. Sweet Dreams
  2. Buried Secrets
  3. Black WidowC
  4. Ivansxtc.
  5. DaylightC
  6. The Brass Teapot
  7. England Is MineC
  8. The InvisibleC
  9. Lima: Breaking The SilenceC
  10. The Chipmunk AdventureC
  11. One Man And His CowC
  12. Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky BobbyC
  13. The Mitchells Vs. The MachinesC
  14. Meet The DeedlesC
  15. He’s Just Not That Into YouC
  16. NotoriousC
  17. 3 StrikesC
  18. Greener Grass
  19. Made In DagenhamC
  20. The Breakfast ClubC
  21. The Personal History Of David CopperfieldC
  22. Firewalker
  23. Suicide NoteC
  24. GlitchC
  25. Now You See It…C
  26. The Last DuelC
  27. Apocalypse NowC
  28. InnocentC
  29. Lust For LoveC
  30. Sonic The HedgehogC
  31. Sonic The Hedgehog 2C
  32. Girl In ProgressC
  33. Ernest Goes To JailC
  34. Repo! The Genetic OperaC
  35. EternalsC
  36. Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of MadnessC
  37. TowelheadC
  38. Red RocketC
  39. Exodus: Gods And Kings
  40. American History XC
  41. Jurassic World: DominionC
  42. The Game PlanC
  43. Minions: The Rise Of GruC
  44. Thor: Love And ThunderC
  45. CloudsC
  46. SkylineC
  47. Beyond SkylineC
  48. SkylinesC
  49. TuristasC
  50. Honey, We Shrunk OurselvesC
  51. Broken Diamonds
  52. Balance, Not Symmetry
  53. KlausC
  54. Air Bud
  55. Date And Switch
  56. Screaming DeadC

Group Two: Four (Soon To Be Five) Tier 5 Battle Winners, a group where four (soon to be five) movies have held off quite a few Tier 12 movies to join all of the Group One movies. The “W” denotes official Tier Battle Winners.

**Note: The Mambo Kings clinched the tentative guaranteed Two ThouCentennial spot that was revoked from Running Scared

**Note: Love Affair clinched the tentative guaranteed Two ThouCentennial spot that was revoked from Celtic Pride

**Note: The Cobbler clinched the tentative guaranteed Two ThouCentennial spot that was revoked from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald

  1. The Mambo KingsW
  2. Uncle SamW
  3. Love AffairW
  4. Mary ShelleyW
  5. The CobblerW

Group Three: A Six Pack Of Success, the six Tier 12 movies that passed their assessments. To find what the six movies are and when they passed their assessments, simply view the bullet points and bold text below:

  • Movie: DC League Of Super-Pets, Date Of Successful Assessment: August 2, 2022
  • Movie: Step Up: All In, Date Of Successful Assessment: August 5, 2022
  • Movie: We Were Soldiers, Date Of Successful Assessment: August 6, 2022
  • Movie: American Pie Presents: Beta House, Date Of Successful Assessment: August 7, 2022
  • Movie: K-9: P.I., Date Of Successful Assessment: August 9, 2022
  • Movie: Beast, Date Of Successful Assessment: August 20, 2022

Group Four: The Fall Back Options, the ten movies that could be on stand by if any new or fairly new movie fails its assessment. The “1” denotes movie that has been deemed a post-November 1 building block on The Tentative Roster page.

  1. King Solomon’s Mines
  2. Benji
  3. Fury
  4. The Great Debaters
  5. Eastern Promises
  6. Tron
  7. Tron: Legacy
  8. Learning To Drive
  9. Mississippi Grind
  10. Leave No Trace1

Well, there you have it. The stretch run of finally putting this 2,000-piece puzzle together before its biggest piece (Saved By The Bell: Wedding In Las Vegas) gets its full-on assessment done on October 7, 2022. Of course, this is version eighteen of this entry, as version nineteen will become public sometime this month. Stay tuned.