Tuesday, March 15, 2011

March Madness Movie Style!!!

If you always feel left out because you didn't even know Princeton HAD a basketball team good enough to make it to the Sweet 16, or didn't know it was called that, then this is for you!   Fletch, over at Blog Cabins, has organized a way for those of us who don't give a crap about sports to understand what the heck the president does when he's picking a bracket.  You can head over to his site and submit your own choices for the MARCH TO BOX OFFICE MADNESS - where you pick the winners of the summer box office.  I have not done well with this in the past, but this year is my year (I hope!).  It's open to anyone, just get your choices in soon!
Large Association of Movie Blogs

The rules:
1. For each matchup, select which film will have the higher box office. Continue through the bracket until a champion has been crowned.
2. Scoring per round will be 1-2-4-8-12, for a possible total of 76 points (see table in workbook).
3. For the tie-breaker, enter your predicted top 5 films (box office) from the ones listed. One point for will be rewarded for each correct film, and an additional point for proper placement, for a potential 10 points. In the case of a tie, if one person's tie-breaker portion is not filled out, the other will win.
4. Brackets MUST be turned in (sent to blogcabins@yahoo.com) no later than March 31.
5. Box office data will be counted from April 1 - September 25, 2011.
6. One entry per person.

The prizes:
Still slightly up in the air (as usual). I'm throwing in (at minimum) a $25 gift card to AMC Theaters and a t-shirt, but as with last year's booty, I was hoping to get the community-at-large involved in the prize-giving (I'd like to have prizes for the top 3 finishers), so if there's something you can offer to the prize pool, please let me know. Hopefully, we can get a nice prize pack going (more on this later). We had 34 players the first year and 38 last year, so just a few items will make it that much more worth it.


Fletch said...

Many thanks for helping to spread the word.

You haven't done so bad at this! You were in the top tier in 2009 and the upper half last year. Some people are just dreadful at it, like they don't know what the point of it is...it's kinda funny, really.

I won't say names, but last year someone picked Death at a Funeral over Twilight: Eclipse AND Why Did I Get Married Too? over Toy Story 3. Bizarre...

Buttercup said...

This looks like fun. I just have to figure out how to do it.

P.S. Go Princeton!

Rich said...

No 'Tree of Life'?

Jess said...

Fletch - I gotta get more newbies to play!
Buttercup - you'd do a great job. And get your summer movie list set.
Rich- talk to the ring leader. I hope it does well but in terms of box office the summer belOngs to the superhero wizard pirates.

Castor said...

I feel bad for crushing your dreams of winning a $25 AMC gift card!

Jess said...

Castor- s'okay. There's not an AMC within 100 miles. I do it for pride and glory.