We are bombarded every day by requests to watch this movie or that TV series. How can we make sense of it all? Fortunately, there is no shortage of internet places to visit that will gladly help you make those decisions. We will take you through a few of our favorite media watering holes. You might be surprised by some, already familiar to others.
To quote them, “IMDb is the world’s most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content. Find ratings and reviews for the newest movie and TV shows. Get personalized recommendations, and learn where to watch across hundreds of streaming providers.” IMDb has been on the web since 1993. And in my opinion, there is no more complete encyclopedia of movies and TV.
Rivaling IMDB is Wikipedia, a vast searchable encyclopedic storehouse of facts and references.
Many giant corporate media conglomerates like NBCUniversal/Comcast who own Fandango.comrecognize the importance of getting information about their films and shows so have either started or bought successful web sites like Rottentomatoes or Flixster.com.
VideoETA , owned by Ingram Entertainment is a great resource that has DVD and Blu-ray release dates for upcoming movies.
Variety, the magazine, founded by Sime Silverman in New York in 1905 as a weekly newspaper reporting on theater and vaudeville andthe web sitehave entertainment news, film reviews, awards, film festivals, box office, and entertainment industry conferences.
Screenit “We are a small but growing team of reviewers who are not affiliated with any political, social or religious group thus assuring that we’ll provide unbiased reviews. By doing so, we allow parents and others to decide whether a movie, video or DVD is appropriate for them and/or their kids based on THEIR values.”
For years I have found that listening to YouTube reviewers can be entertainment in itself. Here are a few of my favorite. Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo￼ Film reviews from Mark Kermode and film interviews with Simon Mayo taken from the BBC podcast Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review.