So the 1999 Movie Draft is on Friday and this is going to be a thread (which I will CW and make unlisted lmao) where I'm going to run my mock draft

1999 Movie Draft Chalk Talk 

So The Matrix and Fight Club are going to be the first two movies off the board. I don't know in what order, but looking at the field, these two are head and shoulders above pretty much everything else in terms of value. Matrix should be taken in Blockbuster, and Fight Club in Drama.

1999 Movie Draft Chalk Talk 

I think third off the board is Toy Story 2. Sequels et al. are really, really bad this year, so picking hit here basically forces some into taking, best case scenario, Episode 1 or The World Is Not Enough. It's an agressive early play.

1999 Movie Draft Chalk Talk 

Drama is usually the deepest category, so I'm not uber-concerned about, like, Eyes Wide Shut or whatever going early; I think from here the play is to get a good Blockbuster since The Matrix is off the board and the quality dips pretty fast. Sixth Sense, maybe? That feels like I'm overvaluing it just a hair.

1999 Movie Draft Chalk Talk 

Two movies that are kinda radioactive now that will come off the board late, if they do at all: American Beauty and The Phantom Menace

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1999 Movie Draft Chalk Talk 

I think Phantom Menace gets taken because it's versatile in some thin categories (Blockbuster, Sequel Etc.) and this movie does have its fans, maybe a high-value 3rd round pick or something

re: 1999 Movie Draft Chalk Talk 

@derek looking forward to your analysis of the 1999 comedy field, derek. (I'll go ahead and submit that I'd take "Wild Wild West" as a long shot, assuming someone got "Office Space" and "Austin Powers" before I got there.)

re: 1999 Movie Draft Chalk Talk 

@djsundog I think WWW and Austin Powers are too valuable as Sequels Etc. to be picked as comedies; I expect Office Space and Being John Malkovich to be the first to taken off the board in Comedy/Horror

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