The Final Rights Of Reserved Entitlement

Five days ago, I attempted to find 23 movies that were either released in 2023, will be released in 2023 or will be released beyond 2023, as I wanted to take action in finding such movies to determine spots 2,078 through 2,100 of the Catch-22 Hundred. However, I was hard-pressed to find that many movies to make such quick determinations, so I decided to keep that particular group under 23 and add as I go. Or so I thought, as the SAG-AFTRA strike that started this most recent Friday eliminated (albeit for the foreseeable future) some potential blue-chip talent (Elio, Deadpool 3, Inside Out 2, Despicable Me 4) from the 2,078 through 2,100 selection protocol. Plus, given the murky futures of other 2024 releases and possibly Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom, I scoured the internet to find 21 (Chevalier and Wayne’s World already have spots 2,078 and 2,079, respectively) movies that were or will be released in 2023 because I want more competition for which movies will get overall guaranteed spots for the Project. 

Of course, I did just mention that Chevalier got spot 2,078 and did so, due to A] Network being awarded spot 2,047 and B] The Black Demon (a 2023 movie) failing to clear the selection protocol. Plus, Wayne’s World (the other aforementioned movie) got spot 2,079, due to A] That movie putting Tia Carrere on the map in my opinion and B] Fear (another 2023 movie) also failing to clear the selection protocol. So, with all of that being said, how will the battles for spots 2,080 through 2,100 go?

Well, I did say that I scoured the internet to amass 21 other 2023 released or soon to be released movies via finding 12 of them on very quick notice, as I already compiled nine of them beforehand. So, with all of that being said, here are those 21 movies and their chances of making the Project via the chart below. Oh yes and before I continue, I want those of you that are reading this entry to know that The Black Demon, Fear and the 21 movies via the aforementioned chart below were/will be the last ones that were/will be entitled to tentative Catch-22 Hundred spots, as the last 100 spots will go to the most deserving movies, regardless of their release year. Okay, let’s continue.

MovieChances of making the Project
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part OneGiven that good franchises typically stick together in the Project, this movie will make it, based on all the collective reputation of all of its predecessors.
BarbieThis movie has the potential to outrank My Little Pony: The Movie, the latter of which is an enshrined Catch-22 Hundred movie.
Gran TurismoThis movie was passed on during the selection process of new/fairly movies being assessed for spots 2,048 through 2,070. But based on its trailer, that was a big mistake, as it could be a surprisingly good movie.
Kraven The HunterAriana DeBose is a breath of fresh air type actress, but this movie is in the same exact movie continuum as Morbius. And given how much of a failure that Morbius was in trying to make the Project, the expectations are little to non-existent for this movie.
Dumb MoneyThis movie has the potential to outrank The Big Short, the latter of which is an enshrined Catch-22 Hundred movie.
Drive-Away DollsThis movie gives off Baby Driver vibes and Margaret Qualley gives off the vibe of being a smoke show in it. 
White BirdIt’s rare that the Project gets a movie that is both majestic and has a very powerful plot. This movie gives off that specific vibe and could very well land in Catch-22 Hundred lore.
WonkaBased on the trailers and the fact that it’s a prequel to the movie that starred the late Gene Wilder, this movie will very likely get a golden ticket to the Project.
Poor ThingsThis movie gives off the vibe of being something that was directed by either Tim Burton, Wes Anderson or Guillermo del Toro. And given all of that, it could fill both the Dark Shadows void and Nightmare Alley ’21 void in the Project, as well as have the potential to outrank The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou.
Beau Is AfraidBased on hype, this movie will be scouted in this group. Plus, a better Joaquin Phoenix movie is coming after this one, so might as well get this one assessed before that one.
NapoleonHere’s that other Joaquin Phoenix movie. And given that this movie will be directed by a period piece movie pro in Ridley Scott, along with having vibes of the Mel Gibson movie The Patriot, it’s going to be Phoenix’s sixth movie to make the Project.
ChallengersThis movie is like The Informers, the latter of which has a trashy vibe about it. But that movie has other components that counter the trashiness, whereas this movie might not be so lucky.
The MachineThis movie gives off vibes that are similar to Nobody, the latter of which is rumored to be loosely connected with the John Wick universe. But that’s where the similarities end, as this movie is mere filler in this group.
The CreatorGiven the controversy surrounding Artificial Intelligence, a movie about humans planning to take down that over-hyped technology could be a welcome addition to an increasingly deep Project.
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among ThievesThere’s skepticism about this movie, on the basis of it sharing a name with that disastrous 2000 movie that co-starred Justin Whalin and Marlon Wayans.
Are You There God? It’s Me, MargaretFrom the standpoint of movies set in the 1970s being released during the 2020s, this movie has a vibe that’s similar to Licorice Pizza, albeit this one is PG-13. So, given that, it could exceed expectations.
MarloweThis movie re-teams Liam Neeson and Jessica Lange 28 years after appearing in Rob Roy together. But the expectations for this movie are low, so it could join the aforementioned Rob Roy on the Movie-Ocrity/Dishonorable Mention page.
The FlashThis movie is filler in this group, especially with the controversy that always swirls around Ezra Miller.
ConsecrationThis movie gives Jena Malone a starring role and rumor has it that it was beautifully shot in Scotland. However, like The Flash, it’s filler in this group.
Scream VICompared to both In The Heights and the aforementioned Chevalier, this movie is a major step down for Melissa Barrera and Samara Weaving, respectively. It’s 11th hour filler at best.
Fool’s ParadiseCharlie Day gives off the Wes Anderson vibe in his directorial debut, but this movie just screams complete letdown.

Alright, so based on the chart predictions, 10 (possibly 11) of those movies are going to join the aforementioned tandem of Chevalier and Wayne’s World in the 2,078 through 2,100 protocol of the Catch-22 Hundred Project. And while that’s bad news for those 10 to 11 movies, it’s also great news for 19 particular movies that have already been assessed/re-assessed and one yet to be assessed movie with a rising stock, as they are all stuck in the slow-moving process of being awarded overall guaranteed Catch-22 Hundred spots. 

Everything pertaining to the chart above will be resolved come mid-to-late December, so tune in then to find out the completed totality of the 2,078 through 2,100 protocol.