The build-up to the January 1, 2024 deadline continues to get interesting, as three different phases have all just converged at the same time. So, with all of that being said, let’s jump right into the first one via the next paragraph.
Alright, so my prediction of Blades Of Glory passing its second re-assessment didn’t age well at all, as I found that movie to be less enjoyable than my first re-assessment of it, thus prompting me to choose a much more surefire for assessment/re-assessment. And of course, with all of that being said, enter The Delta Force, a truly badass Chuck Norris action movie, which is something that the Catch-22 Hundred Project is badly in need of right now. Sure, Firewalker will be in the Project as well, but that movie is more along the lines of a light action comedy, whereas The Delta Force is more of a traditional Norris action movie that is geared towards fans (myself included) of badass action movies. So, given the traditional action movie label that has been bestowed upon this 1986 Norris movie, it’s going to step up in a have to have it situation to clinch one of the foreseeably vacant Project spots. Now onto phase two.
Alright, so after mentally adding the amount (2,047) of Tiers 1 through 5 movies with the amount (42) of movies that are locked in for spots 2,048 through 2,095, the amount (47) of movies that have yet to clinch overall guaranteed Project spots and the now chosen Chuck Norris movie, I realized that all but 63 of the Project spots would be occupied after the deadline. And of course, with all my number-crunching being said, I realized that I much rather have a number, which is divisible by 10, be the number that I want to work with for vacant Project spots in the post-New Years Day 2024 era, thus I decided to add three more movies to my foreseeable assessment/re-assessment schedule. And yes, you’ll find out which movies that they are via the chart below:
|Movie||Why it’s being assessed/re-assessed||Will it make the Project?|
|Cleaner||The 2020s have not been kind to Adrien Brody, as he has had two piles of dreck in Asteroid City and Fool’s Paradise. But given that the Academy Award winning actor goes full-on John Wick in this 2021 movie, along with it having both the production value of a good J.C. Chandor movie and the presence of Rza, it’s worthy of an assessment.||The three aforementioned components that make it worthy of an assessment all point to yes.|
|Murder Of A Cat||Fran Kanz and his knack for playing off-beat characters enters the Wick World as well via his determination to avenge the murder of his pet cat.||The revenge aspect and Nikki Reed being a total smoke show both point to yes.|
|The Oxford Murders||The late John Hurt was perfectly cast as an Oxford professor in what is a U.K. mystery movie that’s tailor made to watch on a Saturday afternoon.||The late Hurt, the vibe that this movie gives and Leonor Watling providing the added bonus of eye candy appeal all point to yes.|
Alright, we are now at the third and final phase. But unlike phases one and two, this third and final phase is a little more unique, from the standpoint of an already released 2023 movie being a Tier 8 assessment replacement for The Hunger Games: The Ballad Of Songbirds & Snakes. And as to what that movie is, well it’s From Black, one of Anna Camp’s more recent movies. However, she’s been in a slump since Jerry And Marge Go Large and this movie is expected to rank lower than that one. Plus, since that expectation will most likely be the case, The Blackening will be locked into its overall guaranteed Project spot, due to From Black already being designated as a movie that will go on the Already Assessed/Re-Assessed Vs. Pending Rookie Scale page.
Well, those are the three phrases of this recent convergence. And unlike the both festering pile of disappointment (The Man With The Iron Fists 2, 12 Monkeys, Virtuosity, Home ’21, Blades Of Glory) and the two scoops of pointlessness (I Don’t Buy Kisses Anymore and Puff, Puff, Pass), there will be a bunch of uptick in successful assessments/re-assessments.
The remainder of the pre-Batman Forever fun finally begins.