The Tentative Roster

On May 2, 2021, the 1,289th spot was filled in the Two Thous-Ton Project and some of those overall 1,289 movies can be seen via the Two Thous-Ton page, along with both the Evaluation Pool Rankings Board via Tier 2 of the Land Of Infusion page and the Set To Join list via Tier 3 of the Land Of Infusion page. And of course, various methods will be used in filling remaining 711 open spots for the Two Thous-Ton Project.

Now you might be wondering “Why is this page named The Tentative Roster?” Well, I’ve decided to store all movies that are awaiting advancement to Tier 5, as well as movies that are non-guaranteed tentative Two Thous-Ton movies and movies that are in danger of not making the Project.

The particular movies in question are divided into four different page sections, which can be seen via bold text below. Plus, each movie in each section is accompanied with a description.

**Note: One asterisk denotes movies that are ineligible for both any draft and any spot-fill tournament moving forward, two asterisks denote movies that are tentative non-guaranteed Two Thous-Ton movies that could eventually move up to Tier 5, and three asterisks denote movies that are tentative non-guaranteed Two Thous-Ton movies that that are ineligible for both any draft and any spot-fill tournament moving forward

Section One: The Tentative Guaranteed Two Thous-Ton Movies

  1. Den Of Thieves-This movie is in the interesting spot of holding onto the tentative guaranteed spot of a much more Project-ready movie, while risking being caught in both an on-going and non-guaranteed logjam in Section Three.
  2. A-X-L-See one spot above.
  3. The Odd Couple II-It needs its predecessor to succeed in order to make the Project.
  4. Maleficent-It needs its sequel to succeed in order to make the Project.
  5. Doctor Strange-It’s in the same boat as both Den Of Thieves and A-X-L. Plus, it’s sort of in the same boat as both The Odd Couple II and Maleficent, except that this movie hasn’t had its sequel come out yet.
  6. *Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them-It’s in the same boat as both of the movies that are listed above it and in the same boat as Doctor Strange.
  7. *Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald-See one spot above.
  8. Raya And The Last Dragon-This movie doesn’t have hard copy (DVD/Blu-ray disc) confirmation yet, thus it about to be the lone centerpiece of this section.
  9. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ’14-Once it sequel gets re-assessed, this movie will both move to Section Four and most likely be re-acquired by the Movie-Ocrity/Dishonorable Mention page.
  10. Beetlejuice-It will move up to Tier 5 once the 1,290th fully guaranteed Two Thous-Ton spot is filled.

Section Two: The Farm Squad, a group of two asterisk and three asterisk movies

  1. ***Belle & Sebastian-It will be traded with its two sequels straight up for The Mighty Ducks trilogy once the Expansion To 1400 Draft is over. However, this movie will be the only installment of the Belle & Sebastian trilogy to get a fully guaranteed Two Thous-Ton spot once the trade has been completed, as its two sequels need some experience in Tier 4.
  2. ***Danny Collins-With all the movies that are awaiting assessment/re-assessment, it’s going to need to have most (if not all) of those completely fail in order become a fully guaranteed Two Thous-Ton movie.
  3. ***Spread ’09-See one spot above.
  4. ***Semper Fi-One Leighton Meester movie in which she’s a “normal” character puts this movie back on the Movie-Ocrity/Dishonorable Mention page, provided such a movie exists.
  5. ***Son In Law-On one hand, it can be a good movie to watch on a Wednesday night. But on the other hand, one Pauly Shore movie (The Wash) is enough for the Project.
  6. ***Encino Man-On one hand, it can oddly enough work well in tandem with any of The Lords Rings movies or Hobbit movies. But on the other hand, it’s in the same exact boat as Son In Law, from the standpoint of one Pauly Shore movie (The Wash) is enough for the Project.
  7. **The Little Things-For the most part, it passed its plot investigation. However, a movie that gives a more definitive explanation of Albert Sparma is the only way that this movie won’t have two asterisks next to its name. 
  8. **Belle & Sebastian 3: The Last Chapter-See seven spots above.
  9. **Belle & Sebastian – The Adventure Continues-See eight spots above.
  10. **Hotel Transylvania-This movie’s future in the Project is predicated on how its two completed sequels and its a potential third sequel all do in their assessments/re-assessments.
  11. **Manipulated-If there was hard copy (DVD and/or Blu-ray disc) confirmation for this movie, then it would be a Section One movie already. But if and possibility when that confirmation does come, it will be marked as a tentative non-guaranteed Two Thous-Ton movie.
  12. **Concrete Cowboy-Netflix’s unwillingness in putting their own original movies on hard copy is the only roadblock in this movie making the Project.

Section Three: Bumped By Maximum Guaranteed Spot Capacity, a list of movies that were once guaranteed Two Thous-Ton, but currently aren’t

  1. Ready Player One-The ambiguity of James Halliday’s avatar is a waste of a tentatively guaranteed Two Thous-Ton Project spot, thus this movie being in this particular type of limbo.
  2. Sequoia (Aly Michalka movie)-Until its hard copy (DVD or Blu-ray disc) issue is resolved, it will remain in this section, as it’s currently a waste of a Section One roster spot.
  3. Magic City Memoirs-See one above.
  4. Gone Girl-Until its rumored sequel is made, it will remain in this section, as it’s currently a waste of a Section One roster spot.
  5. Good Luck Chuck-Its fate has yet to be determined.
  6. 300: Rise Of An Empire-Lack of progress of a third installment makes this movie a complete waste of a Section One roster spot.
  7. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice-The combination of its post-credits scene “ending” and no sequel makes it a complete waste of a Section One roster spot.
  8. The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones-The ambiguity of a sequel (eight years since this movie came out) makes it a complete waste of a Section One roster spot.
  9. The Hunt For Red October-It will be re-activated to Section One once the tentative logjam breaks up more.
  10. Major League: Back To The Minors-See five spots above.
  11. Kickboxer ’89-See six spots above.
  12. Keeping Up With The Jones-See seven spots above.
  13. Species-If its sequels don’t advance the storyline much or at all, then it’s onto Section Four before going back to the Movie-Ocrity/Dishonorable Mention page.
  14. Patriot Games-It’s in the same boat as The Hunt For Red October, along with the fact that both this movie and that movie need to be investigated about whether they connect to both The Sum Of All Fears and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit or not. And of course, that won’t happen until the re-assessment of Clear And Present Danger is complete.
  15. Inside ’06-A movie such as Country Strong or Monte Carlo will send this movie to Section 4, should either of those movies pass their re-assessments.
  16. The Spiderwick Chronicles-It’s going to need both a plot investigation and closing credits investigation in order to move up to either The Farm Squad or Section One.

Section Four: The Chopping Block, a group of movies (31) that could or will go to the Movie-Ocrity/Dishonorable Mention page, with one being ranked as the most likely to be permanently banned from the Two Thous-Ton Project and twenty nine being ranked as the least likely to be permanently banned from the Two Thous-Ton Project

  1. Strays. Why it could be cut: Once a better TK Kirkland movie is worthy of Project consideration, then this one will be cut after such a scenario happens.
  2. La mujer de mi hermano. Why it could be cut: Once Barbara Mori and Manolo Cardona each have better movies that are worthy of Project consideration, then this one will be cut shortly after such a scenario happens.
  3. Rob Roy. Why it could be cut: Two words in quotations and they are “plot investigation”. 
  4. Some Kind Of Hero. Why it could be cut: The movie meanders and has failed to fill the void left by The Mack.
  5. Malevolence. Why it could be cut: It has bad production value and stilted dialogue. Plus, it does a disservice to its prequel, Bereavement, thus why the entire Malevolence franchise will be on the Movie-Ocrity/Dishonorable Mention page.
  6. Bereavement. Why it could be cut: This movie has bright spots with Alexandra Daddario as Allison, Michael Biehn as Uncle Jonathan, Nolan Gerard Funk as William, Peyton List (the one born in 1998) as Cousin Wendy and Cousin Wendy’s small menagerie of animals. But pretty much all of them, except for Randy The Dog, get wiped out by the murderous tandem of Graham Sutter and Martin Bristol. And given how much vitriol that that tandem received following this movie’s re-assessment, this movie will be going back to the Movie-Ocrity/Dishonorable Mention page once the assessment of Malevolence 3: Killer is completed.
  7. 3 Strikes. Why it could be cut: E-40 is the only reason why this movie hasn’t returned to the Movie-Ocrity/Dishonorable Mention page. But it could return to that page if there’s a better movie that has the Bay Area rapper in it.
  8. G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra. Why it could be cut: The only thing saving this movie is Rachel Nichols as Scarlett. Otherwise, it would be cut already. What will really save this movie from being cut is how well that its sequel does.
  9. Holy Rollers. Why it could be cut: This movie could be a non-guaranteed Two Thous-Ton movie on The Farm Squad, a tentative guaranteed movie on the Section One roster and/or a Section Three. Its odyssey begins with a plot investigation.
  10. Vampire Academy. Why it could be cut: Oscar The Cat dying somewhat hurts this movie’s case in making the Project the way that the dog deaths hurt the cases for Panther ’95, Cut Throat City and Empire State. Plus, the open-ended ending gives this movie an incomplete feel to it. However, it’s also ending is somewhat similar to Piranha 3DD, an Evaluation Pool movie and there’s been debate about whether this movie has the potential to outrank that movie. Plus, this movie gives Gabriel Byrne a movie of his in the Project, along with the fact that there’s no such thing as too much Zoey Deutch in the Project. All told, this movie is going one of the biggest judgment calls in terms of it making the Project or not. 
  11. Escape From New York. Why it could be cut: If Escape From L.A. passes its re-assessment, then this movie will move up to The Farm Squad.
  12. Last Man Standing. Why it could be cut: If it passes its plot investigation, then it could be added to The Farm Squad.
  13. Ghost Rider. Why it could be cut: This movie’s fate in avoiding being cut as tied with the fate of its sequel.
  14. Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance. Why it could be cut: This movie’s fate in avoiding being cut as tied with the fate of its predecessor.
  15. The Inventing Of Lying. Why it could be cut: The lying, the stealing and the brutal honesty that at times felt like stilted dialogue are all grounds for this movie being re-acquired by the Movie-Ocrity/Dishonorable Mention page. However, it could be neck-and-neck with the movie that’s six spots down in this section.
  16. The Cobbler. Why it could be cut: Adam Sandler morphing into different people is cringe and on that ground alone, it could have been back on the Movie-Ocrity/Dishonorable Mention page right now. However, Dustin Hoffman’s appearance towards the end of this movie is why it’s in this best worst case scenario. And because of the latter of those two things, it’s in judgment call territory.
  17. Ratchet & Clank. Why it could be cut: Upon further analyzation, the mid-credits scene is a good apples-to-apples comparison to Transformers: The Last Knight. However, it’s also a movie that is at best questionable about whether it can be a Two Thous-Ton movie or not.
  18. The Forbidden Kingdom. Why it could be cut: A plot investigation has to be conducted for this movie in order to make the Project.
  19. Learning To Drive. Why it could be cut: It’s a very uneven movie with its fate predicated on a judgment call.
  20. Legion. Why it could be cut: A plot investigation needs to be conducted for this movie.
  21. Feast Of Love. Why it could be cut: There’s a little too much ambiguity surrounding Chloe, following her becoming pregnant prior to becoming a widow. And because of that, this movie is in judgment call status.
  22. RV. Why it could be cut: The cringe dialogue and the cringe singing are both often unbearable. And while this movie has a certain charm about it, that charm might not be enough in preventing it from be re-acquired by the Movie-Ocrity/Dishonorable Mention page.
  23. The Men Who Stare At Goats. Why it could be cut: Its end scene needs to be investigated, as it’s comparable to the end scene of Grow House.
  24. Weakness. Why it could be cut: A written movie review will determine whether it goes back to the Movie-Ocrity/Dishonorable Mention or if it will get one of the elusive fully guaranteed Two Thous-Ton spots.
  25. Jarhead. Why it could be cut: The true story aspect of the movie and how the sequels connect to it will be investigated, thus its future in the Project being uncertain right now.
  26. Enter The Dragon. Why it could be cut: Certain aspects of this movie need to be investigated in order for it to make the Project.
  27. Above The Shadows. Why it could be cut: It needs a full plot investigation in order to avoid being cut.
  28. The Joneses. Why it could be cut: A plot investigation will be conducted for it. However, it fails that investigation, then different movies each for Christine Evangelista and L. Warren Young will be pursued, as they were two of the brighter spots in this movie.
  29. Tall Tale. Why it could be cut: It’s in the same exact boat as Enter The Dragon.
  30. The Last Five Years. Why it could be cut: It depends on how its ending is interpreted. 
  31. Your Sister’s Sister. Why it could be cut: An investigation into its ending will determine its future in the Two Thous-Ton Project.