TOURNAMENT OF FILM 2020 – Semifinal and Grand Prix Final

TOURNAMENT OF FILM 2020 SEMIFINAL #1

(2 Points Per Category Win, 1 Point Per Tie)

 

ACTION VS. COMEDY

 

The Gentlemen (2 – Action) Vs. Bye Bye Morons (Adieu Les Cons)  (7 – Comedy)

 

ACTING

Advantage:  The Gentlemen

 

WRITING/DIALOGUE

Advantage:  The Gentlemen

 

CINEMATOGRAPHY

TIE

 

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

Advantage:  The Gentlemen

 

SOUND/MUSIC

Advantage:  Bye Bye Morons

 

EDITING/PACING

Advantage:  Bye Bye Morons

 

STORY/MEANING

Advantage:  Bye Bye Morons

 

DIRECTING

Advantage:  The Gentlemen

 

TIME MANAGEMENT

Advantage:  Bye Bye Morons

 

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  Bye Bye Morons

 

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  Bye Bye Morons

 

 

FINAL SCORE

The Gentlemen (2 – Action) – 9

Bye Bye Morons (Adieu Les Cons) (7 – Comedy) – 13 (Advances to Final)

 

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TOURNAMENT OF FILM 2020 – Popcorn Movie Bracket

POPCORN FILM BRACKET – First Round

 

1)  Soul Vs. 16) Color Out Of Space

 

ACTING

Advantage:  Color Out Of Space

 

WRITING/DIALOGUE

Advantage:  Soul

 

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Advantage:  Soul

 

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

Advantage:  Soul

 

SOUND/MUSIC

Advantage:  Soul

 

EDITING/PACING

Advantage:  Soul

 

STORY/MEANING

TIE

 

DIRECTING

Advantage:  Soul

 

TIME MANAGEMENT

Advantage:  Soul

 

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  Soul

 

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  Soul

 

 

FINAL SCORE

1) Soul – 19 (Advances to 2nd Round)

16) Color Out Of Space – 3

 

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TOURNAMENT OF FILM 2020 – Drama Bracket

DRAMA BRACKET – First Round

 

1)  Another Round (Druk) Vs. 16) The Dig

 

ACTING

Advantage:  Another Round

 

WRITING/DIALOGUE

Advantage:  Another Round

 

CINEMATOGRAPHY

TIE

 

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

Advantage:  The Dig

 

SOUND/MUSIC

Advantage:  The Dig

 

EDITING/PACING

Advantage:  The Dig

 

STORY/MEANING

Advantage:  Another Round

 

DIRECTING

Advantage:  Another Round

 

TIME MANAGEMENT

Advantage:  The Dig

 

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  Another Round

 

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  Another Round

 

 

FINAL SCORE

1) Another Round (Druk) – 13 (Advances to 2nd Round)

16) The Dig – 9

 

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TOURNAMENT OF FILM 2020 – Comedy Bracket

COMEDY BRACKET – First Round

 

1)  Emma. Vs. 16) Bill & Ted Face The Music

 

ACTING

TIE

 

WRITING/DIALOGUE

Advantage:  Emma.

 

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Advantage:  Emma.

 

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

Advantage:  Emma.

 

SOUND/MUSIC

Advantage:  Emma.

 

EDITING/PACING

Advantage:  Bill & Ted Face The Music

 

STORY/MEANING

Advantage:  Bill & Ted Face The Music

 

DIRECTING

Advantage:  Emma.

 

TIME MANAGEMENT

Advantage:  Bill & Ted Face The Music

 

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  Bill & Ted Face The Music

 

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  Emma.

 

 

FINAL SCORE

1) Emma. – 13 (Advances to 2nd Round)

16) Bill & Ted Face The Music – 9

 

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TOURNAMENT OF FILM 2020 – Action Movie Bracket

ACTION FILM BRACKET – First Round

 

1)  Promising Young Woman Vs. 16) The Tax Collector

 

ACTING

Advantage:  Promising Young Woman

 

WRITING/DIALOGUE

Advantage:  Promising Young Woman

 

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Advantage:  Promising Young Woman

 

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

Advantage:  The Tax Collector

 

SOUND/MUSIC

Advantage:  Promising Young Woman

 

EDITING/PACING

Advantage:  The Tax Collector

 

STORY/MEANING

Advantage:  The Tax Collector

 

DIRECTING

Advantage:  Promising Young Woman

 

TIME MANAGEMENT

Advantage:  The Tax Collector

 

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  The Tax Collector

 

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  Promising Young Woman

 

 

FINAL SCORE

1) Promising Young Woman – 12 (Advances to 2nd Round)

16) The Tax Collector – 10

 

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TOURNAMENT OF FILM 2020 – Introduction

Welcome to the 2020 Simple Minded Entertainment Tournament Of Film!  A bit late, but we actually got it done.  Here’s the seeding and 1st round match-ups for the Tournament of Film, broken down by category (action, comedy, drama and popcorn movies).  The rules and the selection process for the tournament are also highlighted below.

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ACTION BRACKET

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  1. Promising Young Woman Vs. 16. The Tax Collector
  2. The Gentlemen Vs. 15. Calm With Horses
  3. Bad Boys For Life Vs. 14. The Hunt
  4. Da 5 Bloods Vs. 13. Escape From Pretoria
  5. The Eight Hundred (Ba Bai) Vs. 12. AK Vs. AK
  6. Caught In Time (Chu Bao) Vs. 11. Greyhound
  7. Riders Of Justice (Retfærdighedens Ryttere) Vs. 10. Malang
  8. The Heist Of The Century (El Robo Del Siglo) Vs. 9. Blow The Man Down

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COMEDY BRACKET

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  1. Emma. Vs. 16. Bill & Ted Face The Music
  2. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm Vs. 15. Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga
  3. Palm Springs Vs. 14. Dating Amber
  4. Warm Hug (Wen Nuan De Bao Bao) Vs. 13. The Prom
  5. Tolo Tolo Vs. 12. Happiest Season
  6. Bath Buddy (Mu Yu Zhi Wang) Vs. 11. Uncle Frank
  7. Bye Bye Morons (Adieu Les Cons) Vs. 10. This Town
  8. Low Season Vs. 9. Rams

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DRAMA BRACKET

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  1. Another Round (Druk) Vs. 16. The Dig
  2. Nomadland Vs. 15. Judas And The Black Messiah
  3. Minari Vs. 14. Berlin Alexanderplatz
  4. The Trial Of The Chicago 7 Vs. 13. One Second (Yi Miao Zhong)
  5. The Father Vs. 12. The Banker
  6. Never Rarely Sometimes Always Vs. 11. Eeb Allay Ooo!
  7. Mank Vs. 10. Sound Of Metal
  8. Josep Vs. 9. Babyteeth

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POPCORN MOVIE BRACKET

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  1. Soul Vs. 16. Color Out Of Space
  2. The Invisible Man Vs. 15. Freaky
  3. Onward Vs. 14. Sputnik
  4. Wolfwalkers Vs. 13. Little Vampire (Petit Vampire)
  5. Tenet Vs. 12. Greenland
  6. Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior Vs. 11. The New Mutants
  7. Birds Of Prey Vs. 10. Wonder Woman 1984
  8. Possessor Vs. 9. Demon Slayer:  Mugen Train (Kimetsu No Yaiba:  Mugen Ressha-Hen)

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Simple Minded Recap-ITATION! – Top 100 Songs And Albums 2020 With Other Statistics

Here’s our full recap (recap-ITATION if you will) of the Simple Minded Entertainment Top 100 Songs of 2020. We are also including breakdowns by album, geography and language just to make things a little more informative and interesting. Enjoy.

 

SIMPLE MINDED TOP 100 SONGS OF 2020

1. “War” – IDLES – (Ultra Mono)
2. “Canter” – Gerry Cinnamon – (The Bonny)
3. “My Own Soul’s Warning” – The Killers – (Imploding The Mirage)
4. “On The Floor” – Perfume Genius – (Set My Heart On Fire Immediately)
5. “Overkill” – Holly Humberstone – (Falling Asleep At The Wheel)
6. “I’m So Happy I Cry” – Fantastic Negrito with Tarriona “Tank” Ball – (Have You Lost Your Mind Yet?)
7. “Satan, Luella And I” – HMLTD – (West Of Eden)
8. “WTD?” – Sad13 – (Haunted Painting)
9. “Daiitoku-Myoo No Odaiko” – Neptunian Maximalism – (Eons)
10. “Care” – Beabadoobee – (Fake It Flowers)

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Simple Minded Top 100 Songs 2020 – #1 “War” by Idles

# 1
IDLES
“War”

Ultra Mono

 

AWESOMETASTIC AUDIO SAMPLE:

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE SONG!

POINTLESS TRIVIA THAT’S SORT OF RELATED TO THE SONG:

“War” by Idles ranks right up there with other classics in the Pantheon of “War In Title” songs. Some of the other songs in this hall of fame include “War” by Edwin Starr, “War Pigs” by Black Sabbath and “Star Wars (Main Title)” by John Williams.

BONUS SEXY PIC (A sexy pic of the artist or a sexy pic that’s loosely inspired by the song. If no sexy pic of the artist is available, we typed the song title plus “sexy” and/or “nude” into Google image search and this is what we got.) :


Punk-Rock-Mustache Sexiness! Here’s Idles looking sexy with the majority of its members sporting a mustache. They look happy and there is no better way to finish this year’s top 100 list.

 

La commedia e finita! We have come to the end of Simple Minded Entertainment’s Top 100 Songs Of 2020. And once more, don’t forget to support good music! Go buy these songs now (at the store or digitally) or stream them on a legit source so the musicians make money! See you next year, kids.

 

Simple Minded Top 100 Songs 2020 – #2 “Canter” by Gerry Cinnamon

# 2
Gerry Cinnamon
“Canter”

The Bonny

 

AWESOMETASTIC AUDIO SAMPLE:

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POINTLESS TRIVIA THAT’S SORT OF RELATED TO THE SONG:

According to the dictionary, to canter is to ride a horse at a speed between a trot and a gallop. The internet also says canter is Scottish slang for making music with the mouth when no musical instruments are available. I’m going to assume this song is about riding a horse at a nice little pace.

BONUS SEXY PIC (A sexy pic of the artist or a sexy pic that’s loosely inspired by the song. If no sexy pic of the artist is available, we typed the song title plus “sexy” and/or “nude” into Google image search and this is what we got.) :


Equestrian-Hollywood-Superstar Sexiness! In keeping with the equestrian theme of “Canter”, here’s a picture of the sexiest horse to ever live … Mr. Ed! Not only was he handsome; but he was rich, he was famous, he could talk and he was quite intelligent as evidenced by his stylish eyeglasses. Now that’s a horse that lived life at a canter.

 

Support good music! Go buy this song now! Check back soon as we reveal the rest of the Top 100.

 

Simple Minded Top 100 Songs 2020 – #3 “My Own Soul’s Warning” by The Killers

# 3
The Killers
“My Own Soul’s Warning”

Imploding The Mirage

 

AWESOMETASTIC AUDIO SAMPLE:

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE SONG!

POINTLESS TRIVIA THAT’S SORT OF RELATED TO THE SONG:

‘Imploding The Mirage’ might be a literal reference to tearing down the Las Vegas casino or it might be a reference to tearing down the mirages in your life to attain clarity. It works on so many levels!

BONUS SEXY PIC (A sexy pic of the artist or a sexy pic that’s loosely inspired by the song. If no sexy pic of the artist is available, we typed the song title plus “sexy” and/or “nude” into Google image search and this is what we got.) :


Outlaw-Gambling-Cowboy-Rocker Sexiness! Here’s The Killers dressed up as sexy cowboys on the prowl for sexy cowboy action.  The Killers’ cowboy sexiness has been mentioned before, but it’s so sexy it has to be repeated.  It’s cowboytastic!

 

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