Simple Minded Weekly Recap-ITATION! – 07/05/2019

PASO DEL NORTE-CENTRIC NEWS

WILL CHICO THE CHIHUAHUA WIN THE HOME RUN DERBY?  YOU’LL HAVE TO TUNE IN TO FIND OUT – The 2019 RMHC Triple-A Baseball All-Star Game will be happening next week and El Paso’s very own City Hall Field has been chosen to host the festivities.  Three Chihuahuas baseball players (Ty France, Austin Allen and Luis Urias) will take part in the all-star game and some will also take a shot in the home run derby.  And I’m sure Chico The Chihuahua will also show up at some point and do various dances on the field among other antics.  The game will take place on July 10 with the home run derby taking place a few days before on July 8.  So make sure you go out and support your Chihuahuas and make the city look good on the national stage.  So that means NOT getting drunk at the game and running naked onto the field.  (elpasoheraldpost.com)

THIS IS WHY ANIMAL SERVICES ALWAYS TELLS PEOPLE WEEKS IN ADVANCE TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR PETS DURING JULY 4TH.  MORAL OF THE STORY, MOST PETS DON’T LIKE FIREWORKS AND A BUNCH GOT LOST THIS PAST 4TH OF JULY – Between July 3 and July 5, 188 lost pets were brought to El Paso Animal Services in the hopes that their owners would be found.  The July 4th holiday is typically one of the busiest times at the animal shelter due to lost pets, and this year was no exception.  Most fees are being waived this month as animal services tries to reunite most of these pets with their families, so if you lost your pet this past week – please check with the animal shelter and make sure you follow the warnings and keep a close eye on your pets during these types of holidays.  (elpasoheraldpost.com)

WET N’ WILD IS CELEBRATING ITS 40TH ANNIVERSARY AND THAT MEANS 40 YEARS OF JULY 4TH FIREWORKS! – We’re in the midst of Wet N’ Wild’s 40th anniversary celebration season and this July 4th the water park marked 40 years of fireworks and Independence Day celebrations.  Here’s to 40 more years of hot girls in bikinis and explosions!  (cbs4local.com)

REST OF THE WORLD-CENTRIC NEWS

AND THAT WAS A VERY BIG REMINDER THAT CALIFORNIA GETS EARTHQUAKES.  IT’S BEEN MORE THAN 20 YEARS SINCE A QUAKE THIS BIG HIT THE STATE, BUT THERE’S A REASON THEY SPEND ALL THAT MONEY ON EARTHQUAKE-SAFE CONSTRUCTION – Not one, but two, major earthquakes have struck California in the past few days and the southern part of the state is on edge after a few decades of rather tranquil earthquake activity.  The first tremor was a major 6.4 quake that struck near Ridgecrest on July 4 and then tonight an even bigger 7.1 quake struck in roughly the same area.  Though many people thought the first quake was the main event, it turns out it was only a foreshock.  Luckily no major casualties have been recorded from these quakes, but the shaking was strong enough to be felt in Los Angeles and Las Vegas which are more than 100 miles away.  Keep safe, Californinos.  (ktla.com)

WHAT WE REALLY WANT TO KNOW IS HOW MANY TEAM USA PLAYERS WILL GET DRUNK AT DISNEY WORLD IF THEY WIN THE WORLD CUP.  I SAY DISNEY SHOULD GIVE THEM ALL FREE BOOZE AND NOT KICK THEM OUT IF THE DO WIN THE WORLD CUP – The U.S. Women’s futball team will take on the Netherlands this Sunday in the final of the Women’s World Cup.  The U.S. team is ranked number one in the world but the Netherlands are the reigning European champions and are a tough challenge.  Good luck to the U.S. women’s team and hope they play a great game.  I assume Disneyland Paris will be on red alert if the U.S. wins and Alex Morgan shows up at the park.  (sbnation.com)

I NEVER KNEW HOT DOGS LED SUCH INTERESTING LIVES – If you ever wondered how hot dogs became so popular in America, the BBC (of all places) has you covered.  Read up on the story of the first hot dogs and how Feltman’s and Nathan’s in New York’s Coney Island were responsible for the rise of the hot dog in America.  God bless hot dogs.  God bless America.  (bbc.com)

 

TOURNAMENT OF FILM 2018 – Popcorn Movie Bracket / 2nd Round

POPCORN MOVIE BRACKET – SECOND ROUND

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

1) Spider-Man:  Into The Spider-Verse Vs. 9) Mirai (Mirai No Mirai)

ACTING

TIE

WRITING/DIALOGUE

Advantage:  Spider-Man

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Advantage:  Mirai

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

Advantage:  Spider-Man

SOUND/MUSIC

Advantage:  Spider-Man

EDITING/PACING

Advantage:  Mirai

STORY/MEANING

Advantage:  Spider-Man

DIRECTING

Advantage:  Spider-Man

TIME MANAGEMENT

Advantage:  Mirai

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  Spider-Man

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  Spider-Man

FINAL SCORE

1) Spider-Man:  Into The Spider-Verse – 15 (Advances to 3rd Round)

9) Mirai (Mirai No Mirai) – 7

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TOURNAMENT OF FILM 2018 – Drama Bracket / 2nd Round

DRAMA BRACKET – SECOND ROUND

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

1) Roma Vs. 9) Green Book

ACTING

Advantage:  Green Book

WRITING/DIALOGUE

Advantage:  Green Book

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Advantage:  Roma

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

Advantage:  Green Book

SOUND/MUSIC

Advantage:  Green Book

EDITING/PACING

TIE

STORY/MEANING

Advantage:  Roma

DIRECTING

Advantage:  Roma

TIME MANAGEMENT

Advantage:  Green Book

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  Green Book

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  Roma

FINAL SCORE

1) Roma – 9

9) Green Book – 13 (Advances to 3rd Round)

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TOURNAMENT OF FILM 2018 – Comedy Bracket / 2nd Round

COMEDY BRACKET – SECOND ROUND

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

9) Support The Girls Vs. 16) Ladies In Black

ACTING

Advantage:  Ladies In Black

WRITING/DIALOGUE

Advantage:  Support The Girls

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Advantage:  Ladies In Black

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

Advantage:  Ladies In Black

SOUND/MUSIC

Advantage:  Ladies In Black

EDITING/PACING

Advantage:  Support The Girls

STORY/MEANING

Advantage:  Support The Girls

DIRECTING

Advantage:  Ladies In Black

TIME MANAGEMENT

Advantage:  Support The Girls

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  Support The Girls

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  Ladies In Black

FINAL SCORE

9) Support The Girls – 10

16) Ladies In Black – 12 (Advances to 3rd Round)

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TOURNAMENT OF FILM 2018 – Action Movie Bracket / 2nd Round

ACTION MOVIE BRACKET – SECOND ROUND

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

1) Mission:  Impossible – Fallout Vs. 9) Black ‘47

ACTING

Advantage:  Black ‘47

WRITING/DIALOGUE

Advantage:  Black ‘47

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Advantage:  Mission:  Impossible

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

Advantage:  Mission:  Impossible

SOUND/MUSIC

Advantage:  Black ‘47

EDITING/PACING

Advantage:  Black ‘47

STORY/MEANING

Advantage:  Black ‘47

DIRECTING

TIE

TIME MANAGEMENT

Advantage:  Black ‘47

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  Black ‘47

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  Black ‘47

FINAL SCORE

1) Mission:  Impossible – Fallout – 5

9) Black ‘47 – 17 (Advances to 3rd Round)

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TOURNAMENT OF FILM 2018 – Popcorn Movie Bracket / 1st Round

POPCORN MOVIE BRACKET – FIRST ROUND

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

1) Spider-Man:  Into The Spider-Verse Vs. 16) Halloween

ACTING

Advantage:  Halloween

WRITING/DIALOGUE

Advantage:  Spider-Man

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Advantage:  Spider-Man

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

Advantage:  Spider-Man

SOUND/MUSIC

Advantage:  Halloween

EDITING/PACING

Advantage:  Halloween

STORY/MEANING

Advantage:  Spider-Man

DIRECTING

Advantage:  Spider-Man

TIME MANAGEMENT

Advantage:  Halloween

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  Spider-Man

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  Halloween

FINAL SCORE

1) Spider-Man:  Into The Spider-Verse – 12 (Advances to 2nd Round)

16) Halloween – 10

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TOURNAMENT OF FILM 2018 – Drama Bracket / 1st Round Results

DRAMA BRACKET – First Round

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

1) Roma Vs. 16) At Eternity’s Gate

ACTING

Advantage:  At Eternity’s Gate

WRITING/DIALOGUE

TIE

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Advantage:  Roma

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

Advantage:  Roma

SOUND/MUSIC

Advantage:  At Eternity’s Gate

EDITING/PACING

Advantage:  Roma

STORY/MEANING

Advantage:  At Eternity’s Gate

DIRECTING

Advantage:  Roma

TIME MANAGEMENT

Advantage:  Roma

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  Roma

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  Roma

FINAL SCORE

1) Roma – 15 (Advances to 2nd Round)

16) At Eternity’s Gate – 7

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TOURNAMENT OF FILM 2018 – Comedy Bracket / 1st Round Results

COMEDY BRACKET – First Round

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

1) Crazy Rich Asians Vs. 16) Ladies In Black

ACTING

Advantage:  Ladies In Black

WRITING/DIALOGUE

Advantage:  Ladies In Black

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Advantage:  Crazy Rich Asians

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

Advantage:  Ladies In Black

SOUND/MUSIC

Advantage:  Ladies In Black

EDITING/PACING

Advantage:  Crazy Rich Asians

STORY/MEANING

Advantage:  Crazy Rich Asians

DIRECTING

Advantage:  Ladies In Black

TIME MANAGEMENT

Advantage:  Ladies In Black

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  Crazy Rich Asians

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  Crazy Rich Asians

FINAL SCORE

1) Crazy Rich Asians – 10

16) Ladies In Black – 12 (Advances to 2nd Round)

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TOURNAMENT OF FILM 2018 – Action Movie Bracket / 1st Round Results

ACTION MOVIE BRACKET – First Round

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

1) Mission:  Impossible – Fallout Vs. 16) Animal World (Dong Wu Shi Jie)

ACTING

Advantage:  Mission:  Impossible

WRITING/DIALOGUE

TIE

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Advantage:  Mission:  Impossible

PRODUCTION DESIGN/VISUALS

Advantage:  Animal World

SOUND/MUSIC

Advantage:  Mission:  Impossible

EDITING/PACING

Advantage:  Mission:  Impossible

STORY/MEANING

Advantage:  Animal World

DIRECTING

Advantage:  Mission:  Impossible

TIME MANAGEMENT

Advantage:  Mission:  Impossible

LASTABILITY

Advantage:  Mission:  Impossible

A FILMS GOAL

Advantage:  Animal World

FINAL SCORE

1) Mission:  Impossible – Fallout – 15 (Advances to 2nd Round)

16) Animal World (Dong Wu Shi Jie) – 7

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TOURNAMENT OF FILM 2018 – Introduction (So It Begins)

Welcome one and all to the 2018 Simple Minded Entertainment Tournament Of Film!  Using our thorough and detailed analysis, we have narrowed down the field to 64 movies that will take part in the Simple Minded Entertainment Tournament of Film for 2018.  So without further ado, 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.

ACTION BRACKET
  1. Mission: Impossible – Fallout Vs. 16. Animal World (Dong Wu Shi Jie)
  2. Widows Vs. 15. Let The Corpses Tan (Laissez bronzer les cadavres)
  3. You Were Never Really Here Vs. 14. Bad Times At The El Royale
  4. First Reformed Vs. 13. Revenge
  5. The House That Jack Built Vs. 12. Dogman
  6. Sweet Country Vs. 11. Parmanu: The Story Of Pokhran
  7. The Sisters Brothers (Les Freres Sisters) Vs. 10. American Animals
  8. El Angel Vs. 9. Black ‘47

 

COMEDY BRACKET
  1. Crazy Rich Asians Vs. 16. Ladies In Black
  2. Eighth Grade Vs. 15. Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot
  3. Sorry To Bother You Vs. 14. Early Man
  4. The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs Vs. 13. Night School
  5. Champions (Campeones) Vs. 12. Andhadhun
  6. Can You Ever Forgive Me? Vs. 11. Game Night
  7. Love, Simon Vs. 10. Vice
  8. How Long Will I Love U (Chao Shi Kong Tong Ju) Vs. 9. Support The Girls

 

DRAMA BRACKET
  1. Roma Vs. 16. At Eternity’s Gate
  2. Shoplifters (Manbiki Kazoku) Vs. 15. The Other Side Of The Wind
  3. Cold War (Zimna Wojna) Vs. 14. Stan & Ollie
  4. The Favourite Vs. 13. Lean On Pete
  5. A Star Is Born Vs. 12. The Hate U Give
  6. Bohemian Rhapsody Vs. 11. Dying To Survive (Wo Bu Shi Yao Shen)
  7. BlacKKKlansman Vs. 10. If Beale Street Could Talk
  8. Burning (Beoning) Vs. 9. Green Book

 

POPCORN MOVIE BRACKET
  1. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Vs. 16. Halloween
  2. Black Panther Vs. 15. The Wild Boys (Les Garcons Sauvages)
  3. Incredibles 2 Vs. 14. Solo: A Star Wars Story
  4. Isle Of Dogs Vs. 13. Padmaavat
  5. Avengers: Infinity War Vs. 12. Venom
  6. A Quiet Place Vs. 11. Ready Player One
  7. Hereditary Vs. 10. Mandy
  8. Aquaman Vs. 9. Mirai (Mirai No Mirai)

 

For more information on the process and the rules of the Tournament of Film, please continue reading.

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