FlickPicks: Like Fantasy Football, for Movie Geeks


There are divergent views on the reporting and discussion of box office numbers, which is a fairly recent addition to the daily dialogue around the movie business. Many see box office as a crucial part of writing about movies, and if you’re reporting on the business, that’s very true. Others (including me) see box office returns as a concern best left to distributors and exhibitors, and a distraction from really discussing film as a medium.

But if you have to talk box office, the best way might be to put it in the context of a game. So here’s FlickPicks, which basically operates like a fantasy football or baseball league, with players cast as theatre owners looking to maximize their returns. Read More »