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2018 Summer Blockbuster Movie Pool

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I figured that for once I would join this before the competition starts. Last year I did not do so well due to some dumb prognostication on my part. With any luck my performance this summer will be better.

Box Office

1 Avengers: Infinity War

2 The Incredibles 2

3 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

4 Solo: A Star Wars Story

5 Deadpool 2

6 Ant-Man and the Wasp

7 Mission: Impossible-Fallout

8 Ocean's 8

9 Skyscraper

10 The Meg

11 The First Purge

12 Action Point

13 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

14 The Happytime Murders

15 Superfly

Rotten Tomatoes

1 The Incredibles 2

2 Sicario: Day of the Soldado

3 Mission Impossible-Fallout

4 Avengers: Infinity War

5 Deadpool 2

6 Ant-Man and the Wasp

7 Solo: A Star Wars Story

8 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

9 Ocean's 8

10 The Equalizer 2

11 Action Point

12 The First Purge

13 Skyscraper

14 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

15 Overboard

Tiebreaker: The Incredibles 2, 275 million dollars

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Box Office 

1. Avengers: Infinity War 

2. Solo: a Star Wars Story 

3. The Incredibles 2 

4. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 

5. Deadpool 2 

6. Ant-Man and the Wasp 

7. Skyscraper 

8. Mission Impossible Fallout 

9. Ocean's 8 

10. The First Purge 

11. Mamma Mia Here We Go Again 

12. Life of the Party 

13.  The Meg 

14. Action Point 

15, Overboard 

RT 

1. The Incredibles 2 

2. Deadpool 2 

3. Avengers: Infinity War 

4. Solo a Star Wars Story 

5. Ant Man and the Wasp 

6. Ocean's 8 

7. Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom 

8. Superfly 

9. Mamma Mia Here We Go Again 

10. The First Purge 

11. Life of the Party 

12. Overboard 

13.  Skyscraper 

14. Action Point 

15. The Meg 

TB: Deadpool 2  252 Million 

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I have some catching up to do with this thread.

Reminder to everyone that this is the last day to include Avengers: Infinity War on your lists.  I'm planning to submit my own entry sometime today as well.

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Well, I have to say that a fucking mega-blockbuster scheduled so early in the season certainly has improved participation and there has been a reduction In the usual schlepping around you usually see when the pool is first announced.

Guilty As Charged..

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Hey @S.K.o.S. - clean out your mailbox

I tried to send you my list of prizes for this year but it says you can't get PMs

Hopefully folks will like my picks this year (I mean there is no Train to Busan...)

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1 minute ago, RIPPA said:

Hey @S.K.o.S. - clean out your mailbox

I tried to send you my list of prizes for this year but it says you can't get PMs

Hopefully folks will like my picks this year (I mean there is no Train to Busan...)

Should be ok now.

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1 hour ago, S.K.o.S. said:

@Kuetsar, your entry needs a tiebreaker.

Took care of that. . . . :)

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I officially know what movie @J.T. will want to win from my stash but will not

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37 minutes ago, RIPPA said:

I officially know what movie @J.T. will want to win from my stash but will not

I hate you so much.

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The wound caused by having to buy Train To Busan on Amazon because I totally fell out of prize contention in the last two weeks of last year's pool is still there and it still stings.

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2 minutes ago, J.T. said:

The wound caused by having to buy Train To Busan on Amazon because I totally fell out of prize contention in the last two weeks of last year's pool is still there and it still stings.

I hope that wound healed.... #tease

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It will never heal.

I WAS SO CLOSE~!

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I'm so confident in my lists that I'd just assumed that most of the posts after mine would be people laughing at them.

Next time, I'm going to follow a new plan: drop the five that seem easiest to place off of the lists instead of the other way around.

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Box Office
1. Avengers: Infinity War
2. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
3. Solo: A Star Wars Story
4. The Incredibles 2
5. Deadpool 2
6. Ant-Man and the Wasp
7. Mission Impossible: Fallout
8. Skyscraper
9. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
10. The First Purge
11. Ocean’s 8
12. The Equalizer 2
13. Life of the Party
14. Sicario: Day of the Soldado
15. Overboard

Rotten Tomatoes
1. The Incredibles 2
2. Mission Impossible: Fallout
3. Ocean’s 8
4. Avengers: Infinity War
5. Ant-Man and the Wasp
6. Solo: A Star Wars Story
7. Deadpool 2
8. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
9. Action Point
10. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
11. The Equalizer 2
12. The First Purge
13. Skyscraper
14. Overboard
15. Life of the Party

Tiebreaker: Overboard - $25 million

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The king has returned to reclaim his throne (from like 10 years ago).

LIST 1: BOX OFFICE
Avengers: Infinity War
Solo: A Star Wars Story
The Incredibles 2
Deadpool 2
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Mission: Impossible - Fallout
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Ocean’s 8
The First Purge
Christopher Robin
Life of the Party
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
The Meg
The Equalizer 2
The Happytime Murders


LIST 2: RT
The Incredibles 2
Avengers: Infinity War
Deadpool 2
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Christopher Robin
Ocean’s 8
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
The Equalizer 2
Mission: Impossible - Fallout
Life of the Party
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
The Meg
Overboard
The First Purge
The Happytime Murders

TIE BREAKER:

Avengers: Infinity War ($300M)

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3 hours ago, J.T. said:

It will never heal.

I WAS SO CLOSE~!

I still haven't opened Train to Busan yet because (1) I saw it months before last year's competition and (2) I'm so behind on what I was planning to watch that I've unconsciously put it off a bunch. 

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This is way harder with choices...

BO:

1. Avengers: Infinity War

2. Solo: A Star Wars Story

3. The Incredibles 2

4. Deadpool 2

5. Ant-Man and the Wasp

6. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

7. Ocean’s 8

8. Mission Impossible - Fallout

9. The First Purge

10. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

11. Sicario: Day of the Soldado

12. Overboard

13. Christopher Robin

14. The Happytime Murders

15. The Meg

 

RT:

1. The Incredibles 2

2. Christopher Robin

3. Avengers: Infinity War

4. Deadpool 2

5. Sicario: Day of the Soldado

6. Oceans 8

7. Mission Impossible - Fallout

8. Solo – A Star Wars Story

9. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

10. Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again

11. Skyscraper

12. Action Point

13. Superfly 

14. Overboard

15. The Meg

 

Tie Breaker: The First Purge - $70,790,791

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6 hours ago, S.K.o.S. said:

I have some catching up to do with this thread.

Reminder to everyone that this is the last day to include Avengers: Infinity War on your lists.  I'm planning to submit my own entry sometime today as well.

Am I technically still able to edit my list then? If not, my apologies.

If so

BOX OFFICE

1. Avengers: Infinity War
2. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
3. Solo: A Star Wars Story
4. The Incredibles 2
5. Deadpool 2
6. Ant-Man and The Wasp
7. Mission: Impossible - Fallout
8. Ocean's 8
9. Skyscraper
10. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
11. Life of the Party
12. Christopher Robin
13. The Equalizer 2
14.The Meg
15. The First Purge

ROTTEN TOMATOES

1. Incredibles 2 
2. Avengers: Infinity War
3. Sicario: Day of the Soldado
4: Christopher Robin
5: Deadpool 2
6: Solo: A Star Wars Story
7: Ocean's 8
8: Ant-Man and the Wasp
9. Mission: Impossible - Fallout
10: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
11: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
12: Life of the Party 
13: The Equalizer 2
14: Superfly
15: The Meg

TIEBREAKER

Avengers: Infinity War $605 million

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11 minutes ago, West Newbury Bad Boy said:

Am I technically still able to edit my list then?

Yes, you're allowed to edit.  The second tiebreaker is time of entry, and editing bumps you down in that respect, but that likely won't matter in the end.

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1 minute ago, S.K.o.S. said:

Yes, you're allowed to edit.  The second tiebreaker is time of entry, and editing bumps you down in that respect, but that likely won't matter in the end.

For me, it'll likely be the difference between second last and dead last. 

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Ok, here are the rest of the prizes, from Rippa and I. Spoilered for length.

Rippa is contributing a Criterion dvd of THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC

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In 1431, Jeanne d'Arc is placed on trial on charges of heresy. The ecclesiastical jurists attempt to force Jeanne to recant her claims of holy visions.
"Never again would silent film director Dreyers' vision be so humblingly powerful or so purely cinematic. One of the most inspired and inspiring films ever made." - David Parkinson, Empire Magazine

Rippa also gives to you a dvd of SEOUL STATION

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Several groups of people try to survive a zombie pandemic that unleashes itself in downtown Seoul.
"Seoul Station is first and foremost an animated zombie movie – and a pretty damn good one at that – but its seething contempt at the way the underclass of Korean society is treated (which could also be applied to any country in the world) elevates it even higher." - Andrew Marshall, Starburst

And lastly from Rippa, the booby prize that will go to the last place finisher.  It's THE ROOM.

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Johnny is a successful banker who lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancée, Lisa. One day, inexplicably, she gets bored with him and decides to seduce his best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again.
"From Johnny’s famous cry, “You’re tearing me apart, Lisa!” (modeled after James Dean’s wail in Rebel Without a Cause), to his recurring, incorrect impersonation of a chicken (“Cheep cheep cheep!”, which is not the sound a chicken makes), Wiseau’s film is incompetent and idiotic, narcissistic and nasty, tedious and mesmerizing. And in its commitment to its own dramatic ludicrousness, as well as to the misguided Hollywood ambitions of its maker, it’s also more than a bit magical." - Nick Schager, The Daily Beast

Then there's 2 more from me. First, a dvd of SWEET VIRGINIA

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A mysterious stranger sends shockwaves through a close-knit community in this nerve-jangling slice of raw suspense.
"A languorously slow film that drips like the golden honey in the Stones song, Sweet Virginia is a simple story told very, very well. To say that it recalls the early work of the Coen brothers or the more lyrical films of David Lynch is not to praise it too highly." - Jennie Kermode, Eye For Film

Second from me is a dvd of 68 KILL.

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A punk-rock after hours about femininity, masculinity and the theft of $68,000.
"This movie is determined not to take itself seriously, and that makes it easy for you to do the same and cackle, even as the bloodshed turns ridiculously foul and cheesiness is played as a virtue." - Ken Jaworowski, New York Times

 

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