Eight Movies For One Spot, First 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 first 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

**Denotes movie that is third in the revoked spots queue

***Denotes movie that is thirty sixth in the revoked spots queue

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:

  1. Sweet Dreams
  2. Buried Secrets
  3. Black Widow
  4. Ivansxtc.
  5. Daylight
  6. The Brass Teapot
  7. England Is Mine
  8. The Invisible
  9. Lima: Breaking The Silence
  10. The Chipmunk Adventure
  11. One Man And His Cow
  12. Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby
  13. The Mitchells Vs. The Machines
  14. Meet The Deedles
  15. He’s Just Not That Into You
  16. Notorious
  17. 3 Strikes
  18. Greener Grass
  19. Made In Dagenham
  20. The Breakfast Club
  21. The Personal History Of David Copperfield
  22. Firewalker
  23. Suicide Note
  24. Glitch
  25. Now You See It…
  26. The Last Duel
  27. Apocalypse Now
  28. Innocent
  29. Lust For Love
  30. Sonic The Hedgehog
  31. Sonic The Hedgehog 2
  32. Girl In Progress
  33. Ernest Goes To Jail
  34. Repo! The Genetic Opera
  35. Eternals
  36. Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness
  37. Towelhead
  38. Red Rocket
  39. Exodus: Gods And Kings
  40. American History X
  41. Jurassic World: Dominion*
  42. The Game Plan
  43. Minions: The Rise Of Gru*
  44. Thor: Love And Thunder*
  45. Clouds
  46. Skyline
  47. Beyond Skyline
  48. Skylines
  49. Turistas
  50. Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves
  51. Broken Diamonds
  52. Balance, Not Symmetry
  53. Klaus*
  54. Air Bud***
  55. Date And Switch**
  56. Screaming Dead

Group Two: Locked In Yet Caught In A Quirky Logjam, a group of five movies where their timing to move up to join that group of 56 is delayed by the yet-to-be completions of six Tier 12 movies, seven Tier 8 movies and two Tier 11 movies. To find out what the five are, simply view the numbered list below:

  1. The Mambo Kings
  2. Uncle Sam
  3. Love Affair
  4. Mary Shelley
  5. The Cobbler

Group Three: They Control Their Own Destiny, the six Tier 12 movies that are poised to either join Tier 5 or that group of 56. To find out what the six are, simply view the numbered list below:

  1. DC League Of Super-Pets
  2. Step Up: All In
  3. American Pie Presents: Beta House
  4. We Were Soldiers
  5. Beast
  6. K-9: P.I.

Group Four: Eight To Get One, the eight movies that are in battle to get what will be the revoked tentative guaranteed Two ThouCentennial spot of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. To find out what the eight are, simply view the chart below:

MovieWhy It Could PassWhy It Could Fail
Answer This!This movie could outrank both Soul Plane and Another Time as the best Arielle Kebbel movie in the Two ThouCentennial rankings.The perception of an abrupt ending.
Our HouseThis movie could make up for the fiascos of Back Roads and The Obituary Of Tunde Johnson, as all three movies are Nicola Peltz movies.This movie could give off nonsensical dynamics just like Unfriended did, along with possibly having an incomplete feel.
Starship Troopers 3: MarauderCasper Van Dien is back as Johnny Rico, thus somewhat giving this movie the familiarity of the first installment of this franchise.Jolene Blalock and Catherine Oxenberg bring eye candy appeal to the movie, but they are no Dina Meyer and Denise Richards.
Starship Troopers: InvasionAbout the only thing that’s going for it is that it’s Starship Troopers in name.Going the Stuart Little route of making an installment (fourth in this case) completely animated messes with the franchise consistency.
Starship Troopers: Traitor Of MarsDina Meyer is back, albeit voice form.This installment goes the same exact route (computer animation) as the movie that’s listed above it.
Magnum ForceThis movie and its gritty vibe of the 1970s can be a good change-up for the Project.The muddled difference between right and wrong in this movie might be a little too mentally fatiguing for the Project. 
HidalgoA movie based on the greatest long-distance horse race ever run sounds great on paper.But the eye test is a completely different thing from what sounds good on paper. Especially when desert-based movies such as Flight Of The Phoenix ’04, Scenic Route and Collision have all failed their assessments/re-assessments.
The AlamoMovies rich in world history aspects tend to do well in making the Project.Word is that this movie is badly written, which could doom it even before its assessment begins.

Group Five: The Fall Back Options, the fourteen movies that could be on stand by if any/all of the Group Three movies and Group Four movies all fail their assessments/re-assessments. To find out what the fourteen are, simply view the numbered list below:

  1. 5 Days Of War
  2. King Solomon’s Mines
  3. Benji
  4. Fury
  5. The Great Debaters
  6. Eastern Promises
  7. Tron
  8. Tron: Legacy
  9. The Last Mimzy
  10. Footloose ’84
  11. Learning To Drive
  12. Mississippi Grind
  13. Leave No Trace
  14. Body Of Lies

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 one of this entry, as version two will become public this coming Wednesday. Stay tuned.