Catching The Rest Of The 22-Hundred (Plus One), The Color-Coded Version

Exactly a month ago, I wrote down 34 “2023 and beyond” movies, as I wanted to predict their prospects of making The Flickuum Project and did so via color-coding their titles in that blog entry. And of course, with all of that being said, nine of those 34 movies have been assessed, as A] “Lisa Frankenstein” and “Bob Marley: One Love” have both exceeded expectations, B] “Argylle” has failed its assessment, C] “Drive-Away Dolls” is currently the lowest ranked movie on The 99ers page, D] “The Retirement Plan”, “Sound Of Freedom”, “The Hill” and “See You On Venus” all were exactly what I thought they would be and E] “Past Lives” became what is now a botched fallback option for the now postponed “Ballerina”, thus a mulligan for that specific Flickuum spot. Furthermore, another movie now has to be brought in to fill the “blue area” vacancy of the aforementioned “Past Lives”, along with the fact that “Deadpool 3” has been optioned for The 99ers page. So, given all of that, the 23 movies that have yet to be assessed are back in this second edition color-coded entry, but with both a revision to the rankings and the accompaniments of seven new movies, thus bringing the total to 30.

Of course, the “surefire New Year’s Day 2025 deadline beaters” will be highlighted in orange and the “doomed to fail movies” will be highlighted in regular blue. However, there are also modifications, which are A] Metallic grey will now indicate movies that are possibly bound for The 99ers page, B] Green will indicate fallback options for either any orange movie that fails or any blue movie that fails, C] Light blue will indicate fallback options for any metallic grey movie that doesn’t beat the deadline, D] Single asterisk will denote a proper alternative for “Ballerina”, E] Double asterisk will denote a movie that gets the first crack at the vacated Flickuum spot of “Drive-Away Dolls”, F] Triple asterisk will denote a fallback option for “Deadpool 3” and G] Purple will indicate the movie that is favored for the 2,201st overall guaranteed Flickuum spot. 

Check out the list below and enjoy!

  1. The Ministry Of Ungentlemanly Warfare
  2. Despicable Me 4
  3. Arthur The King
  4. Abigail
  5. Bad Boys 4
  6. Inside Out 2
  7. The Garfield Movie
  8. IF
  9. The Fall Guy
  10. Monkey Man
  11. Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire
  12. Kung Fu Panda 4
  13. Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes
  14. Love Lies Bleeding
  15. The Wild Robot*
  16. Boy Kills World**
  17. Back To Black***
  18. Transformers One
  19. Borderlands
  20. Twisters
  21. Your Monster
  22. Juror #2
  23. Joker: Folie A Deux
  24. Beetlejuice Beetlejuice
  25. Challengers
  26. Imaginary
  27. Immaculate
  28. Napoleon
  29. The Hunger Games: The Ballad Of Songbirds & Snakes
  30. Night Swim

Yes, there are differences between the color-coded list of the first edition and this edition, with the first difference being that the previous list had 34 movies, whereas this one has 30. Second, “The Ministry Of Ungentlemanly Warfare” and “Abigail” have risen to first and fourth, respectively, due to one of those movies having Eiza Gonzalez and the other one having Melissa Barrera. Third, “Imaginary” went from being a low-end orange movie to the second worst regular blue movie, which means that it could fare far worse than “Challengers”. Fourth, the orange movies ranked 15 through 17 are three of the seven newcomers. Fifth, given all the constant reshuffling of new/fairly new movies up for assessment, “Transformers One” now finds itself in prime (no pun intended) position as the movie most likely to get the 2,201st overall guaranteed Flickuum spot after constantly getting lost in the shuffle during the first quarter of 2024. Sixth, given the strength of 1 through 17 via the list above, “Borderlands” and “Twisters” will both eliminate the need for more foreseeable fallback options. And finally, “Immaculate” takes the spot of “Past Lives” in the bottom four yet ranks as the “best” of those four just like the Celine Song-directed movie did in the first edition.

Overall, it should an interesting year for those 30 movies, starting on Monday with “Imaginary”. So, given that, tune in to either the 03-11-24 Nog Report or 03-12-24 Nog Report to find out its fate.