It’s a Wrap: AM’s Hollywood Fantasy League Draft is Complete!

As I mentioned earlier this week, Anomalous Material was in the throws of its FOURTH Hollywood Fantasy League (HFL) draft. At that time I had reported my top three picks. Four rounds later and I am all set for 2012. The goal was to have 3 actors, 3 actress and 1 director.

So without further ado, here is my “Fantasy Team”:


(clockwise, left to right: Michael Fassbender, Naomie Harris, Idris Elba, Olivia Williams, Julianne Moore and Sam Riley)




This talented set of individuals will be directed by:

Kathryn Bigelow

The next task for me is what to do with them. One of the options we have in this league is to come up with a movie pitch based on our selections. That is where I am stumped! Stayed tuned here for updates in the coming weeks and months …

One final note: major props to our esteemed League Commissioner, Castor, for putting this all together and keeping it moving.


Let the games begin!

Fun Over At Anomalous Material

Drafts are Fun!

Hope you all have had a great holiday weekend (those of you in the States). Part of my weekend has been to take part in an exciting online activity, courtesy of fellow LAMB, Anomalous Material. We are currently in the third round of what the site’s 2012 Hollywood Fantasy Draft. I defer to the website for the rules of engagement. But in summary, there is a point system based on individual accolades and box office receipts and well as potential point deductions if a member of your fantasy team runs afoul.

Another means of accumulating points is to create a movie pitch based on your fantasy crew. They say everyone has a book or screenplay in them and I suppose I am no different; I will use this as a chance to plot out a few ideas I have in my head for a film idea.

What is cool is that the pace is rather sow; so far we have averaged a round a day, so you do not have to be fixed to your computer waiting your turn – although I do like to check in every so often and see what my fellow film bloggers are up to 🙂

And if you get your timing right, you can just about guesstimate when your turn to pick is. If you do miss your ‘window or opportunity’ no fear – you just make your selection as soon as you are able to. The one potential downfall to this practice would be the actor/director you have your ‘heart set on’ can be gone by the time you make your pick.

As previously stated, we are well into the third round and my three picks are slotted. So far, so good – Michael Fassbender, Kathryn Bigelow, Naomie Harris.

This is my first time taking part in the event and can I just say as someone whose NFL Fantasy Season is winding down, I am pumped and rearing to see what lies ahead in 2012!