Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Summer Movie League
So the "Summer Movie League", I think that's what we're calling it.
Or maybe "Summer Blockbuster Fantasy Draft"
Or "MOTION PICTURE SHOWDOWN <subtitle> Screw the Mega Millions"
Or "President by Day: Hunter by Night"... wait no, that's the tag line for the movie "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter"
The point is (a) this is our first time doing such a thing and (b) it will be awesome
... so for get that (c) the name is still a bit iffy
First: all credit must go to my cousin Ryan for developing and creating this. If I were a more creative person I would name it after him. But, that's not true. I'm plenty creative. I'm just superstitious, and I don't want him to win.
- There are 5 of us playing (too many and it won't work)
- We can draft from any movie that will be released in May, June, July, and August
- We have a snake draft (meaning you pick first to last then last to first) this sunday to determine our teams
- We pick until we have 6 movies per person
- We take the amount of money the movie grosses in its first two weeks of domestic release, and it becomes part of your team's total dollar amount
- The team with the most money in the end wins!
**note if a movie release date is pushed back out of the summer blockbuster time frame - too bad/so sad you get nothing
So that's how we're doing this. In future years, we hope to become more sophisticated by adjusting the domestic gross against the amount it cost to make the movie/pay the actors. But for now we just want to try it out - have a little fun. Maybe for our first time around we'll call the game "The Winner Who Picked Dark Knight, and all the other fools" and then we'll make things better for our winter movie draft pick.
Here is the rotten tomatoes website of upcoming movies we can chose from.
Its wednesday - due diligence time. I already have my excel sheet, I've already watched my trailers, but I'm still adjusting. I would love input! Any dark horses you would advise me on? Would you do this draft yourself? (I encourage it! Let me know if you do) Would you change any of our rules?
After Sunday I'll reveal my secret methodology for choosing and I'll tell you my team so you can all run out and watch those movies within the first two weeks of their release (because I know you're dying to see Piranha 3DD)
Happy Summer Movie watching and may the odds be ever in my favor!