Film Blogging Tips – IMDb External Reviews

Over the past few weeks I have found myself mentioning this to people on Twitter who had absolutely no idea what I was going on about. On IMDb – Internet Movie Database although I am sure you already knew that part. You can add your Film or TV Series reviews onto the external review part of the site.


I am pretty sure I just saw someone else mention it and started doing it then. Well, worth taking a little bit of time to put all of your reviews onto the site. I get around 15/20 clicks from IMDb by having my reviews in external reviews. I think it will probably be something that becomes even more popular with the announcement that they are closing down the messages boards. I guess both good and bad reasons behind that, but that is a totally different issue. I am here to help you expand your blog and get more people reading your reviews that you take a lot of time and effort to write.

I will take you on a step by step guide and honestly once you’ve submitted a couple of reviews it takes seconds to update!

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City of Stars . . . Are you shining just for me?

Following the Oscar 2017 nominations being announced yesterday and La La Land being nominated for an impressive 14, I felt like I had to gush (even more) about the film. Have I mentioned that I totally loved it? Maybe you missed my review, read it here.

tumblr_oaj608zsvy1qfv89lo5_500_zpsyjn9ih3iCity of stars
Are you shining just for me?
City of stars
There’s so much that I can’t see
Who knows?
I felt it from the first embrace I shared with you
That now our dreams
They’ve finally come true

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Move out of the way kids, I’ve been waiting 11 years to see “Toy Story 3”

Inspired by a “become a fan” or now “like” on Facebook. I thought it was a good title to write some build up about the long-awaited third installment of Toy Story. To really get into this blog I guess I have to think back to 1995 and the release of the first Toy Story when I was 7/8 years old! So I had to be in the target audience for this film. I went to the cinema to see it and can remember totally loving it and I used to hope my toys came to life when I was not around (yes, probably extremely sad to admit that but it is true, and I am sure a lot of you out there felt exactly the same). The thought of your toys having adventures and everything really was just fantastic. Plus this was the first Pixar animation and so different to all the previous animated films we had ever seen.

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You Know Your Obsessed With Movies When . . .

I was going to make a hundred ways you know your obsessed with movies when . . . but I decided not to put a number on it and see how many I could come up with. If you have anymore to add to the list leave a comment and they will be added. Lets see how many we can come up with!

  1. You have a movie blog
  2. You attend the cinema at least twice a week (sometimes more)
  3. You always know what films are released each week
  4. You have a Cineworld Unlimited Card
  5. You can quote hundreds of movies
  6. You own hundreds of DVDs
  7. You mention movie scenes in everyday conversation
  8. You have your favorite actors/actresses
  9. Your friends/family ask your advice on movies before watching them
  10.  You read lots of other movie blogs
  11.  You comment on other movie blogs
  12.  You are a member of the LAMB
  13.  When you hear certain songs they remind you of a movie scene
  14.  You have inside jokes at the cinema
  15.  You get excited when the Orange film adverts change
  16.  You want to watch all of the films nominated for awards before the awards shows
  17.  You know that in March until June/July that its mainly bad films which come out
  18.  You have seen most of the best picture Oscar winning pictures
  19.  You have guilty pleasure films
  20.  You have lists of your top films split into lots of different categories
  21.  You have attempted or attempting to write your own screenplay
  22.  If your watching a boring film you begin to wonder how your going to review it
  23.  You do not read reviews before you have seen the movie
  24.  You can be biased if your favorite actors/actresses are in a movie
  25.  You are shocked when people say they haven’t seen some of the most well known films
  26.  You look forward to the Oscars so you can complain about the winners when you disagree
  27.  A film which has won the best picture Oscar is a must see. You have to check if it deserved to win
  28.  IMDb is your main source for the latest information

To be continued as thats all I can think of right now.

Comment with your suggestions.

IMDb Summer Movie Guide – July 2009

Does not seem to be many for July ?!?!?!?

Public Enemies – Top FBI agent Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale) is dispatched to take down John Dillinger (Johnny Depp) and his fellow gangsters during a booming crime wave in the 1930s…

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – When Sid (John Leguizamo) gets into some trouble, it’s up to Manny (Ray Romano), Ellie (Queen Latifah), Diego (Denis Leary), and Scrat to save their friend…

Bruno – Flamboyant Austrian fashion reporter Brüno (Sasha Baron Cohen) travels the world in search of the latest style trends and opinions on all things pop culture…

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – In his sixth year at Hogwarts, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) discovers even more about the evil Lord Voldemort’s past, thanks to his mentor Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) and mysterious textbook marked…

(500) Days of Summer – An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman (Zooey Deschanel) who doesn’t believe true love exists, and the young man (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) who falls for her…

The Ugly Truth – A macho morning TV show correspondent (Gerard Butler) makes a bet with his love-challenged producer (Katherine Heigl): If his tips on how to land and keep a guy don’t work…

Funny People – Veteran stand-up comic George Simmons (Adam Sandler) is given less than a year to live, and befriends an aspiring comedian (Seth Rogan), whom he hires as his personal assistant…

IMDb Summer Movie Guide – June 2009

Onto the top releases coming in June.

Land of the Lost – On his latest expedition, Dr. Rick Marshall (Will Ferrell) is sucked into a space-time vortex alongside his research assistant (Anna Friel) and a redneck survivalist (Danny McBride)…

Away We Go- A couple (Maya Rudolph and John Krasinski) who is expecting their first child travel around the U.S. in order to find a perfect place to start their family.

The Hangover- In Las Vegas, three groomsmen (Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, and Ed Helms) lose their about-to-be-wed buddy during their drunken misadventures, forcing them to retrace their steps in order to find him before the church bells ring …

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 – A criminal mastermind (John Travolta) and his henchmen hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day’s work for dispatcher Walter Garber (Denzel Washington)…

Moon – Astronaut Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon …

Imagine That – A financial executive (Murphy) who can’t stop his career downspiral is invited into his daughter’s imaginary world, where solutions to his problems await …

Year One – When a couple of lazy hunter-gatherers (Jack Black and Michael Cera) are banished from their primitive village, they set off on an epic journey through the ancient world….

The Proposal – An imperious publishing executive (Sandra Bullock) forces her assistant (Ryan Reynolds) to marry her so she can avoid deportation back to Canada. …

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen- Decepticon forces return to Earth on a mission to take Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) prisoner, after the young hero learns the truth about the ancient origins of the Transformers…

My Sister’s Keeper- When a family matter leads to Anna Fitzgerald (Abigail Breslin) learning the truth about her conception, she enlists the services of a seasoned lawyer (Alec Baldwin) in an effort to emancipate herself from her parents (Cameron Diaz and Jason Patric).

Chéri – A romantic drama set in 1920s Paris, where the son of a courtesan (Rupert Friend) retreats into a fantasy world after being forced to end his relationship with the older woman (Michelle Pfeiffer)…

IMDb Summer Movie Guide – May 2009

So IMDb has a summer movie guide up for the next few months. Just going to post across the movies it has done for the release for each of the months. Starting with May.

Battle for Terra – A space explorer (Luke Wilson) who crash-landed on the planet Terra finds himself thrust to the forefront of a battle to prevent his people, who are entrenched in a civil war at home, from invading…

X-Men Origins: Wolverine- An origins story that follows the early life of James Howlett (Hugh Jackman), also known as Logan, and best known as Wolverine. The chronicle of his younger years as a mutant connects to his relationship…

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past- At his younger brother’s wedding, a committed bachelor/womanizer (Matthew McConaughey) is haunted by his romantic past…

Angels & Demons- Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) finds himself in Rome, where he has to race against time to prevent the Illuminati, a secret society, from putting in motion a terrorist act…

The Brothers Bloom- The Brothers Bloom (Mark Ruffalo and Adrien Brody) are the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust and intrigue. Now they’ve decided to take on one last job…

Management- A traveling saleswoman (Jennifer Aniston) tries to shake off a motel manager (Steve Zahn) who chases her across the country…

Terminator SalvationJohn Connor (Christian Bale) is joined in his attempt to defeat Skynet and its army of Terminators by Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington), a man who apparently has been rescued from the past…

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian – Security guard Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) infiltrates the Smithsonian Institute in order to rescue Jedediah (Owen Wilson) and Octavius (Steve Coogan), who have been shipped to the museum by mistake…

I’ve missed a few out, but these are the main releases in May.