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Member Name: funagogo
Advantages: Loads of information
Disadvantages: I am addicted to this site
Before I start talking about this site I must warn you this page is highly addictive and you can easily waste a day at work browsing through it.
What is it?
In my head IMDB (the Internet Movie Data Base) was created in a similar way to the Guiness Book of Records - to solve arguments in pubs. It is pretty much a database of every film ever made (this may not be totally accurate) but it features the director, stars, length, synopsis, photos and awards to name a few categries of information.
In addition to this you can search for a film, star or even character name and it will give you a comprehensive list of the closest matches. It is so infuriating on some searches where you spell something slightly wrong and it totally draws a blank.
For a film things such as trivia and awards are also available as well as the links to all the actors pages - this is where I lose so much work time.
Every actor has a trivia section - for actors like Tom Cruise this is quite lengthy - for example each of his wives is 11 years younger than the last - but obviously this site has a lot of people on so not all have trivia. My mate has managed to get on it for driving a car at some event - random.
On top of all this trivia is a link to spouses/ best friends/ other films etc so if you are anything like me you will go "Oh my god I never knew she went out with him, and now she is married to him etc .." and so the day is wasted ( a similar game can be played on facebook.)
The site is really well organised and photos are put into the actor's/ film's/ award ceremony's album so it can be tracked down from just about anywhere.
In addition to this wealth of information you can use it to see who was born/ died on your birthday, what are the top films at the cinema and news of all the latest celebrity misbehaviour.
Where is it?
If you are a movie geek or just like celevrities this is brilliant. It will give you an insight into upcoming movies, where they are filming it and who has signed on/ been sacked on the first day.
It also gives you the chance to get involved. By registering, which is a free process (and you never get junk email from them) you can rate films, discuss things on message boards and even add trivia about films and stars.
It is also handy if you want to go into the depths of film nerdiness and read quotes and spot gaffs in your favourite films - which I admit I have done.
If you like films, or are ever watching one and can't work out who someone is - this is the site for you.
It is easy to navigate, jammed full of information of films, tv shows and even day to day life in Hollywood. Give it a go, but be warned it is highly addictive!
Summary: Film and TV Bible