Flickasbord, Volume 45

Well everyone, Flickasbord has now reached 45 volumes, which is half the amount (90) of “Now That’s What I Call Music!” United States releases. And given that I keep amassing Flickuum related content, there’s a strong possibility that I could exceed 90 volumes before the calendar turns to 2025. Let’s begin.

First up, the thought of Victor Garber playing a hostile pharmaceutical executive in the 2015 movie “Consumed” makes me question if that performance is worse than him playing the head of The Cooper Family in the 2010 movie “You Again”. And that’s not the only thing that has made me question the former of those two movies because in addition, the ending of that movie felt incomplete to me. However, I will also give the 2015 movie the benefit of the doubt, therefore it was moved yesterday to Tier 8 for re-assessment.

Of course, “Consumed” was a fully guaranteed Flickuum movie, thus I had to do mental gymnastics yet again to keep the 2,100 intact. And sure enough, I was able to do that via expediting “Happy Feet Two” from Tier 4 to Tier 2, followed by expediting the 1972 version of “The Biscuit Eater” from Tier 7 to Tier 4. Looks like that logjam chart of Volume 44 has loosened a bit.

And finally, speaking of that logjam chart, the four attainable/hard copy confirmed movies ranked after “The Biscuit Eater” all ascended yesterday to Tier 11, due to A) Two overall guaranteed Flickuum spots already being available, B) Greenland being worse in its re-assessment and C) Adult Beginners falling apart as soon as we see that ridiculous dancing scene involving Paula Garces’ character. And just in case no one remembers what those four movies were, well they were “Material Girls”, “Snow Dogs”, “King Solomon’s Mines ‘50” and “At Eternity’s Gate”. 

Well, I guess post-April 20 exceptions to the 2,100 overall guaranteed Flickuum movies come in threes just like how a third coach’s challenge in NFL games is awarded to a team after two successful coach’s challenges in the same game, thus why I’m not pissed off about re-assessing “Consumed”. Yes, I’m still way behind schedule in knocking out assessments/re-assessments, but I like where I’m at heading into May 6, 2024. And given that my next selection process in filling a fully guaranteed Flickuum spot has way more leeway than the one that I just conducted, then I will feel even more confident about where I am at heading into the day after Cinco de Mayo.

Until the next time.