Flickasbord, Volume 19

The way all these Flickasbord entries are being cranked out, the amount of them could be as many as all those “Now That’s What I Call Music” mix albums and in way less time. However, with way more evaluations than assessments/re-assessments in store for me during quarters two through four of this calendar year, that claim is looking like fiction way more than fact. Anyways, today is Volume 19, so let’s begin.

First up, “The Last King Of Scotland” has positioned itself for one of those 23 open Flickuum spots, as “The Pink Panther ‘63” crammed 100 pounds of stuff into a 10-pound bag, thus leading to a likely quick exit from Flickuum consideration. It’s also an unexpected path for the former of the two movies, but one that loosens up the logjam in its favor. Now it just needs to be re-assessed a second time.

I did say that I’m done swapping movies off the Movie-Ocrtiy/Dishonorable Mention page for movies destined to be on that page. However, I’m going to grant one last exception, as the June 7 release of “The Crow” remake has prompted me to re-assess the 1994 version, because maybe I was too dismissive of it. So, with that being said, the 1994 version has been moved to Tier 8 yet it’s in the same “outside looking in scenario” that “The Last King Of Scotland” was in. Stay tuned.

Out of all 79 movies projected for the 2,101 through 2,201 selection protocols, all but one of those movies is not in a position to be obtained via hard copy, with that movie being “Love Lies Bleeding”, due to A24 not having their movies being listed for pre-order as quickly as other studios do. But that’s to be expected, as another A24 release in “The Iron Claw” didn’t get such a listing until February (it gets hard copy release next Tuesday), so I predict that the Rose Glass movie gets a pre-order listing announcement in May, due to the theme of that movie being perfect for a June 2024 hard copy release. 

And finally, “Arthur The King” has come to movie theaters, I saw it and it conquered the already high expectations that I had for it, as it could end up being the best 2024 movie in The Flickuum rankings when it’s all said and done. And that’s saying something, as “The Ministry Of Ungentlemanly Warfare”, “Abigail” and “Despicable Me 4” each await their assessments.

Alright, I finally made some progress with assessment/re-assessments. But it’s time to make more between now and the night of April 1. 

Blog to you all again on Thursday.