Nicholas Spake

Nicholas SpakeAt the age of fifteen, I launched NickPicksFlicks.com, a website dedicated to the art of film. Since then, I have worked as a published film critic for Arizona State Press, Ahwatukee Foothills News, Film Festival Today, Arizona Filmmaker Magazine, East Valley Tribune, and Story Monsters Ink.

Entertainment writing has also given me the opportunity to interview several big name celebrities, including Emma Stone, Chris Evans, J.J. Abrams, Emma Roberts, and various others.

My life hit a roadblock in 2013 when I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, but I refused to let having cancer prevent me from writing film reviews and finishing college with a 4.0 GPA. In May 2013, I graduated from Arizona State University, achieving a BA in Theatre and a minor in communications.

Teaching me just how precious life is, my disease further influenced me to reach out to others through my writing. Today, I’m happy to say that I am currently cancer free.

As of September 2014, I have worked as a freelancer writer for WatchMojo.com, which has surpassed 10 million subscribers on YouTube. This video content site has acted as a creative outlet for me to write top ten lists about movies, television, video games, and pretty much everything else. Out of the hundred scripts I’ve contributed to them so far, I’m primarily proud of the Top 10 Sci-Fi Movies of All Time, Another Top 10 Super Bowl Commercials, and Top 10 Worst Movies of 2014.

In 2015, I joined the Flickreel family as a critic and columnist. I’m overjoyed to be on the team and can’t wait to bring you all more movie reviews.

Websites:
Flickreel.com
Story Monsters Ink
Nickpicksflicks.com
WatchMojo.com