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4) Cater To Fanboys & Hype Monkeys


Following on from the previous hot tip, picking movies that have saturated the industry to the point of pure poison, next, you need to know your damn place.  Every movie, franchise and famous actor will have a legion of people who stalk, obsess and ‘white knight’ their chosen subject and/or person.

It’s good to get on the best side of these people.  Be it Batman or Arnold Schwarzenegger, never highlight any fault or problem.  Ever.  Then, you can get compulsive neurotics to do your bidding for you – spam your links to and fro.  However, whatever you do, avoid the truth if it is negative!  If a movie is going to suck and deliberate cash whoring is in the offing, say nothing.  If you do, and the property/studio and/or actor does it again, keep you mouth shut.  Lest you endure the wrath of the fanboy.  If the movies are consistently and deliberately shit. and you consistently call it honestly, expect threats of hacking and physical assault.

And now, a word on hype monkeys.  What is a hype monkey?

A hype monkey is a person of suspect intelligence who thinks that every movie released, ever, ranges from good to great.  Or at least the run up to its release.  The hype monkey enjoys waiting on its chosen movie and/or genre almost as much as watching the final movie.  Do not disrupt this process!  Again, polish that turd.  If the trailer looks horrible, buckle, and say it looks great.  Appease these link spammers, because hype monkeys love spamming links.  When you are given an early review copy of a movie and it sucks, do not say that it sucks!

Hype monkeys will not tolerate their anticipation being thwarted with the inconvenience of advanced truth being thrown at them.  They will attack and shoot you, the messenger.  Instead, kiss their ass and lie in the hopes that they will increase your social media engagement.

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  1. jim

    October 15, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    It’s funny ‘cos it’s true.

  2. Mucho Macho

    October 16, 2015 at 12:06 am

    Not only that but the sites are populated with stupid annoying social justice warriors whom you know never interact with the very people they are always claiming to “defend”.
    You can’t even joke on some of these sites, if you start to be a bit anti PC , not even a lot , even if is only a little, is only a matter of time till they block you from posting.
    It really is amazing how much of a stick people have up their ass nowadays.
    I have come to really love this site & the stuff we get to share. It’s not even about agreeing with everything, I for one like “Man of Steel” and you know what I really like about it? The fact that so many geeks hate it.
    I never got the “oh they destroyed a few buildings in Metropolis” criticism. In the Avengers in the third act they destroyed half of New York City and nobody had a problem with that one.
    In “Batman vs Superman” I hope they destroy Metropolis, Gotham City, New York, LA, Texas, London, Bulgaria ( stopping cheap action locations for good) Moscow and Haiti just to fuck with everybody! 😎🔫💣

    *Thank you ManlyMovie for being An old school movie site.
    You guys have succeeded when so many sites fail & close shop within a year.
    & when one beats the odds…that is manly.

    • jim

      October 16, 2015 at 1:08 am

      Hey Macho:Check this out.A documentary about bent NYC cops in the eighties. Best flic I’ve seen in ages. If we can’t get our fix from Hollywood these guys will do. They’re pretty fuckin’ macho. I loved it. Let me know what you think. Great soundtrack too.

      • Mucho Macho

        October 16, 2015 at 2:48 am

        Bro i have been wanting to watch this doc for quite sometime. Glad to hear you like it.I t’s not letting me play it. I’ll try later when i have time to see what the problem is.
        NYC was cleaned by being completely unliberal.
        They got tough on laws. they created the three strikes and you Are out! meaning that if even if you were arrested for a misdemeanor but if it was your third offense, you got a minimum 7 years. This made many criminals get out of town. This was not highly publicized but there’s a government program that if you do not do anything in the state and you wish to live the state provides you with a plane ticket out. In other words go somewhere else and cause problems. They destroyed cheap housing projects and build expensive real estate to control obviously the quality of those who moved in the area. Pornographic theaters cannot open any more in certain areas such as Times Square. Certain businesses couldn’t open in certain areas, every business that open had to have certain guidelines or family oriented guidelines in certain areas, once again to control the quality of people that visited or frequented the area.
        *Another hypocricy on the part of the New York elitist liberal media is that they always neglect to mention how the city (that in so many areas looks like Disney world right now) was cleaned up. & they talk a lot about how liberal they are but they always neglect to mention the fact that if a black man lives in Park Avenue he either is playing for the Knicks or is married to Beyonce.

        • jim

          October 16, 2015 at 3:06 pm

          Working for me.Perhaps you’ve got a lot of security on your gear? All I use is MSE and frequent scans from Malwarebytes with AdBlock to minimise the hard sell . You should be safe enough with the site. I’ve never had a problem. Maybe a geo-block?….Giuliani did all that house cleaning in New York? I like the seedy sulphurous glamour of seventies New York but I wouldn’t want to live there. Times Square is pleasant now but it reminds me of a lot of other places. BTW, if you want seventies NYC badassery check out Across 110th Street (1972) with Anthony Quinn. Great movie with a great cast.

          • Mucho Macho

            October 16, 2015 at 6:08 pm

            l loved the cinematic look of it. It was great for vigilante/crime dramas/ action pictures. I always told big comicbook Punisher fans that they should have a 70s era gritty Punisher movie.
            However my friend living in a crime zone is tough. I remember being a young man living in this apartment a in a bad part of town & I would not even buy good shit (like an expensive TV) because I feared somebody will break into the apartment and steal it.
            living in a shit zone is rough. living in a nice neighborhood it’s underrated. Having to prove ones manhood to a bunch of asshole junkie thugs every fucking day gets tiring. I’m very lucky in that i got along with people no matter where I went, eventually I fit in and nobody fucked with me. But still it’s inevitable, every now and again some asshole would start some shit when i lived in shit neighborhood. I actually like the tranquility of a safe area. It’s a good thing i think.
            I think the Giuliani era was one of the greatest things to have happen to New York City and anyone who says otherwise, is either a criminal, a liberal who has never been to a bad neighborhood and/or phony “tough
            * btw..i am at work , i’ll try later to watch the doc when i get home .i’ll let u know bud..thanx

          • jim

            October 16, 2015 at 9:44 pm

            It goes without saying I agree with you. I only like badasserry in the movies.Me likee nice folks in real life.

  3. Mucho Macho

    October 16, 2015 at 12:10 am


    • The Night Rider

      October 16, 2015 at 9:42 am

      That pic reminds me on this pic.

      • Mucho Macho

        October 16, 2015 at 11:34 am

        I want to be in the committee for a Better America!
        I’m writing to that address

  4. Mucho Macho

    October 16, 2015 at 12:34 am


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