Tuesday, February 9, 2010

External Reviews


Some of the Monkey's movie reviews have started to show up on the Internet Movie Database, linked to the specific movie under "External Reviews."

I'd like to tell you imdb.com sought them out because they're so brilliant. Not so. Anybody with an account there can submit a link to any review on the internet. Being a complete narcissist looking to expand the reach of the Katie Awards, I submitted some of my own for consideration. So far, I think, there are links to eighteen of them.

It's easy to submit your own. Find the movie in question, scroll down to the bottom of the page, click on the yellow box marked "Updates," scroll down to "External Reviews," change the section marked "No change" to "Add 1 item," click continue, submit the URL of the review and the name of your blog, click continue and if the info is correct, click submit. Imdb should take action one way or the other within a week.

So Zoe, KC, Avalon and everyone else here who writes their own reviews, get cracking and get famous.

6 comments:

Zoe said...

:0 cool, I'm trying it now!
thanks

Erik Beck said...

I don't find it narcissistic at all. I do the same thing. In fact, for older films, I find myself one of the few reviews people can actually read online. For 1953 film version of The Heart of the Matter, the only two external reviews are myself an my uncle, so it's good to have some stuff out there for people to read.

KC said...

So you haven't noticed that I'm already all over the IMDB? Dang, I wonder if it did any good to post all those links. ..

Mythical Monkey said...

So you haven't noticed that I'm already all over the IMDB?

Hmm. I wonder if that's how I found your site in the first place and I've just forgotten. I should backtrack through the movies I've written about and see if I can reconstruct my research. With the law, and before that law review and the college newspaper, I had very detailed notes on all my sources. The blog, eh, not so much. Although lots of people include footnotes with their posts ...

Mythical Monkey said...

In fact, for older films, I find myself one of the few reviews people can actually read online.

Erik, I actually read one of your reviews just a week or so ago, I believe the one about The Story of Temple Drake, which I then tracked down and watched for my Miriam Hopkins post.

KC said...

Ha---that would be funny if you did find me that way. I do get a fair amount of traffic from those links.