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A film fans heaven
Member Name: linzeelou
Advantages: Information on any film you can ever think of
Disadvantages: It's quite addictive
Imdb.com is one of my favourite websites. IMDb stands for Internet Movie Database and you can find information on pretty much any film ever released or films that are going to be released. I am yet to look up a film that wasn't there.
The homepage has a lot of information but it is easy to navigate your way around. Along the top you can choose to look at movies, tv, news, videos, community and IMDb Pro. Along the left hand side is information about the current box office top 5 as well as new and upcoming releases. The home page also has a quote of the day, trivia and a poll of the day. Along the top of every page is a search bar so that you can look up anything you want.
Once you have searched for something, say a film, the site tells you the actors that star, the IMDb rating, Director, Writer, Release Date etc. Pretty much everything you could possibly want to know about a film. The user rating is an average from IMDb members and I find it quite useful when it comes to looking at new films to watch. What I like about each films individual page is that it manages to sum up the plot in a few short lines without giving too much away but there is also an option to read further into it but it does normally come with a spoiler warning.
Each film also gives information about the classification, length, language, where it was released and a parents guide for what the film includes. Just below this information there is a 'fun stuff' section which includes trivia, quotes and goofs. I love looking at these sections, especially the goofs because I always try and notice these things when I watch films anyway. I find it really funny that massive production companies still make silly mistakes, mostly with continuity, and you would think that editors that get paid so much would actually pick up these aspects or the directors would take more care to make their film perfect. There are also recommendations at the bottom as well as other related works.
At the bottom of each individual page is member reviews and also message boards and this is where the site falls down a little in my opinion. You can get a lot of bitchy comments and some heated arguments on the message boards and as soon as I started reading some bad ones, I stopped using this feature because it ruins the site most of the time.
As well as having pages for each individual film or TV show, each actor also has their own page. This is a feature that I use a lot because I like to know what other films my favourite actors have been in so I can work my way through their work. As well as listing everything they have ever been in, it also states anything they have directed/ produced or appeared in e.g. Saturday Night Live appearances.
Signing up and using the site is extremely easy and is a fantastic source of information for any film fan.
Summary: I love it