Flickasbord, Volume 29 

**Note: The following content has adult wording. Discretion is advised

I did say that I wouldn’t blog for the rest of this week. But after discovering that four movies in Tiers 2 through 4 were presenting me with components that weren’t sitting well with me at all, I decided to do one last shake-up within the 2,100 overall guaranteed Flickuum movies. Let’s begin.

First up, the ouster of “Nick And Norah’s Infinite Playlist” caused me to rethink my decision of putting “Couples Retreat” in The Project, as I re-assessed those two movies back-to-back during late-September 2020. So, given both that and the fact that Kristin Davis appeared in it after “Deck The Halls”, the 2009 movie will join its September 2020 battery mate on the Movie-Ocrity/Dishonorable Mention page. And of course, that’s not entirely it because in addition, the Peter Billingsley-directed movie will have its fully guaranteed Flickuum spot awarded to the newly released “Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire”, the fourth of which would have been among the 80 movies for the 2,101 through 2,201 selection protocol.

Looking at my word documents for fully guaranteed Flickuum movies, I noticed the 2010 movie “Group Sex” in the same vicinity as “Couples Retreat”, which got me thinking that the former of the two movies is also unworthy of a fully guaranteed Flickuum spot, as A] The way Greg Grunberg’s character says “Barcelona” sounds both pretentious and cringe, B] Kym Whitley’s character is completely off-putting and C] There is no way that I can justify ranking this movie ahead of “The Kid And I”, as both movies are Tom Arnold movies. So, given those three points, plus the fact that it’s neck-and-neck with another Odette Annable movie in “The Truth About Lies”, the aforementioned 2010 movie will both be going to the Movie-Ocrity/Dishonorable Mention page and have its fully guaranteed Flickuum spot awarded to “Oppenheimer”.

Continuing with Odette Annable, I found myself realizing that the cringe of another of her movies in “You Again” was far too glaring to look past, especially with both that hip hop themed song that she “sang” to her on-screen fiancé (James Wolk), and Victor Garber being horribly miscast as the patriarch of the Olsen family. So, given all of that, this other 2010 movie of hers will both be going to the Movie-Ocrity/Dishonorable Mention page and have its fully guaranteed Flickuum spot awarded to “White Lion”, the latter of which is now the only good movie that I’ve assessed/re-assessed via Vudu.

And finally, “Life As We Know It” has gotten the “failure by association” label via it both being assessed and re-assessed around the same time that “You Again” was both assessed and re-assessed. But unlike the three other movies that had their Flickuum spots revoked, the Katherine Heigl-Josh Duhamel movie is a tentative guaranteed Flickuum movie that’s competing March Madness style, thus a Tier 7 movie has to be expedited to Tier 4 to take its place. And sure enough, I found the perfect movie to expedite to the aforementioned Tier 4, with it being “The Photograph”, as such a move will allow for the 2020 movie, “Breaking” and “6 Month Rule” to all compete against “The Bounce Back” March Madness style.

Alright, well that does it for my second Flickasbord entry of the day. Of course, it was a mental grind to restore the amount of 2,100 overall guaranteed movies before the next spot-fill tournament. But I was able to pull off this latest round of mental gymnastics, thus now it’s back to smashing through my watch list. Plus, this real deal final purge should make things easier for both the Tier 8 movies and certain Tier 7 movies that are being looked to fill the 28 open spots in Tier 11.

Until the next time.