Get The Puck Out!: The Sixth Catch-22 Hundred Selection Format

Ever since mid/late-February of this calendar year, the race of movies getting the last 153 overall guaranteed spots for the Catch 22-Hundred Project has been an interesting one to say the least, with Tom Hanks putting forth his best movie to date in A Man Called Otto and the first John Wick movie taking the Project by storm to the point that it’s going to be a Top 10 movie by the time the entire Project ends. And of course, with most of the previous sentence being said, those two movies, along with 23 other movies will all get spots 2,023 through 2,047 once Chevalier gets hard copy confirmation.

Of course, there are two other ongoing battles, in addition to Chevalier holding up the 2,023 through 2,047 faction, with another group of Top 25 movies (still to be completely determined) battling for spots 2,048 through 2,070 being one of them, and 10 movies battling for spots 2,071 through 2,075 (also still to be completely determined) being the other one. And again, with most of the previous sentence being said, you can go to the Already Assessed/Re-Assessed Vs. Pending Rookie Scale page for to find out more about the former faction, and The Drive For 2,071 Through 2,075 page to find out more about the latter faction.

Alright, so now that I have broken down the recap of where things mostly stand with spots 2,023 through 2,075 of the Catch-22 Hundred Project, the question is how will spots 2,076 through 2,220 be allocated? 

Well, due to expansion from 2,100 to 2,200, I decided to use five eventual formats in determining spots 2,076 through 2,200, with the maximum amount of active player roster spots on an NHL roster being the format in determining spots 2,076 through 2,100, as I thought that such a roster had 25 active players on it.

But three days ago, I learned that such a roster has 23 active players on it, so I decided to add a sixth format, which is that two movies that have or will come out in 2023 will compete for the right to have spots 2,076 and 2,077, and will do so on a first come, first serve basis. And if one or both such movie(s) is/are successful, then it/they lock down tentative guaranteed Catch-22 Hundred spots. And with the rules of this format being said, the question does it potentially bode well for any upcoming 2023 movie?

Well, given that a plethora (12 to be exact) of 2023 (and beyond) movies were all added to the renamed and restructured Tier 10 of the Land Of Infusion page, three of them (Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, Barbie, Gran Turismo) will all be added to the 2023 summer theatrical tour. And given that the first one is the next installment of a successful franchise, the second one having the potential to outrank My Little Pony: The Movie and the third one potentially being yet another pleasant surprise, it’s safe to assume that spots 2,076 and 2,077 will be locked down between now and this coming September 1. However, two of the three that are likely to clinch those spots can’t move up to Tier 5 until Migration gets hard copy confirmation, as that one is most likely the last of the 13 yet to be assessed movies (vying for what remains of spots 2,048 through 2,077) that will get such confirmation. Especially since I want to keep the selection protocols just the way they are, as tedious as they may be.

The process of getting the best group of 2,200 movies is both an ongoing and interesting process, despite the tedium of it all. But given that I want to get it right instead of aimlessly throwing movies like The Rookie ’90 and Ratchet & Clank into the Project, the aforementioned tedium of it all will be completely worth it.

Tune in sometime between and early August to find out the complete results of spots 2,023 through 2,047.