Want to go to the movie theater this weekend, but not sure what to watch? Here are some of my favorite movie sites.
Movies.com is good for a comparison of show-times in your area. The downside is that there is SO MUCH stuff on the site that it frequently doesn't display correctly in some browsers, and has an annoyingly-long download time (especially on mobile phones). There are fairly decent reviews, although I almost never agree with them. There's also lots of information about what's available on DVD and for downloading at home.
I LOVE Flixter on my Android (there apps for other smart phones, too). The site provides showtimes, cast and character info, previews, and reviews. I've found it to be quick, and user-friendly. The reviews are by Rotten Tomatoes - and are funny, but again, I almost never agree with them.
IMDb.com is great for figuring out who that actor is, and what else he or she has been in. This site is near the top of nearly any Google search for the name of a movie or actor. There's even a mobile version (m.imdb.com) for when these
arguments discussions occur in the car (make sure a non-driver looks the info up - don't surf and drive)!
I've found that Facebook is really pretty good for figuring out whether a current movies is "worth it," or not. Why? Because you'll be able to get the opinions of your friends and family, whose movie taste you might be more familiar with. Plus, most new movies have a Facebook page, and you can get more information there.
Jennifer Pointer (e-mail) is in Tulsa, OK. She promotes a simple, a low-tech approach to effective online profile management, search engine optimization and social networking.