Between the posting of “It’s Time For Aubrey Plaza To Be The Woman Of Steal…Again” and now, not much progress has been made on the assessment/re-assessment front, as only Scream ‘22 was assessed thus far. However, there are new twists (three to be exact) in the Catch-22 Hundred Project, as A] The first spot of the Eastern Bluebird 53 page could be tentatively guaranteed as early as tomorrow, B] A movie that failed to make the Walrus 23 page is starting to trend upwards and C] Another pre-2023 movie was placed in Tier 8 as yet another roadblock for Emily The Criminal. Let’s start to unpack all of this via the next paragraph.
Alright, so when it comes to the Eastern Bluebird 53 page, I wanted to start building it with a movie that can be a fire-starter atop an evaluation line-up, kind of like how a kick returner on a football team can galvanize his team with a big return. So of course, with that being said, I had to find a movie that I previously assessed to fill that role, as I couldn’t think of a new or yet to be assessed movie in such a scenario. And found a previously assessed movie I did, as I settled on the Jean-Claude Van Damme movie “Cyborg”, due to the presence of Vincent Klyn giving that movie the first-starter quality. And given that I am so confident that that movie will show that it shouldn’t have been disqualified from Project consideration (via re-assessment) in the first place, it’s going to get the 2,123rd fully guaranteed Catch-22 Hundred spot once all the prior 2,122 movies completely finalize. Now onto Point B.
Alright, so 22 days ago, I had to find a substitution for Challengers (due to The Frandemic) and felt that I had to do so on such short notice. And of course, that such short notice yielded the 2023 version of White Men Can’t Jump, which I felt was an unnecessary title, thus making me feel that there was no need for it in the Project. But after it presented itself as a movie that didn’t give me the urge to look at my phone at all, along with the late Lance Reddick playing yet another memorable character, the movie has since grown on me, thus causing me to strongly consider it for the Project. Now onto the final point.
Alright, so in the first paragraph of this entry, I alluded to assessing Scream ‘22, which will eventually join its four predecessors on the Movie-Ocrity/Dishonorable Mention page, as I don’t like that franchise. However, I did like Jenna Ortega’s performance in that movie as it went on, thus causing me to go to her IMDB page to find a movie of hers that I can assess before the January 1, 2024 cut-off. And of course, I found that movie, with it being The Fallout, which is giving off vibes of The Life Before Her Eyes. And given that The Life Before Here Eyes is a fully guaranteed Catch-22 Hundred movie, there’s a chance that Emily The Criminal will have a little less margin for error in trying to make the Project.
Yes, the three twists give me three more things to think about when it comes to this ongoing selection process, but one of those three (Cyborg) movies doesn’t impact the shaping of the now 39 foreseeable Catch-22 Hundred spots. Furthermore, it’s also not necessarily mandatory for the 2023 version of White Men Can’t Jump to get one of those spots, thus making The Fallout the only movie that immediately impacts this foreseeable 39 process. But regardless, these three twists could/will add more game-changing activity moving forward.
The selection process is ongoing yet again!