Ever wanted an IMDB but for guns? Welcome to the IMFDB - The Internet Movie Database of Guns
[Internet Movie Database] is 23 years old this year. Launched in 1990, and filled with cast/crew info as well as trivia and goofs it is the go to location for film information online. But did you know that the IMFDB
[Internet Movie Firearms Database] is the place to go to get the most comprehensive information on any firearms used in media? [more inside]
Christopher Pound combines and weights lists and ratings from Project Gutenberg, Goodreads, and elsewhere to produce novel sortings of familiar data
—Shakespeare's plays by popularity
, for example. The most successful fiction writers
at Gutenberg, and the top thousand most popular works of fiction
found there. The most highly rated films of 2012
. The most popular Sci-fi and fantasy sub-genres
at Goodreads. [more inside]
IMDB top 250
(+ 53 ) films in 2.5 minutes. (some NSFW content)
MST3kdbx: Six Degrees of Peter Graves.
Did you know Coleen Gray was in The Leech Woman and The Phantom Planet?
Like the IMDB obsessive cinephile friend you never friend MST3Kdbx indexes and connects together every actor in every movie shown on Mystery Science Theater 3000 [via mefi projects
In the beginning, there was text. The early users of the internet looked upon it and saw that it was good. They used e-mail and also communicated with each other via Usenet, a series of bulletin/discussion boards shared across various networks and the internet.
But that was the old way, and open databases are the new way. The best known movie database, IMDB
, will turn 20 on October 17, 2010
, but for some enthusiasts, it's not detailed enough. Were you wondering exactly what weaponry was shown in that episode of Mail Call
? Check the page on IMFDb
, a wiki catalog of guns in movies. Having debates over what was said in the Book of Eli
? There's a Database for that
. Perhaps you're a fan of vespas
? The Internet Movie Car Database
. And don't forget to check the Internet Game Car Database
, or the other sites linked from IMCDb
, including the database for movie car chases
). Soundtrack Collector
, Soundtrack Info
, and Sounds Familiar
have (you guessed it) information on soundtracks. [more inside]
In only three years, IMDb commenter Fedor8
has written over 800 reviews
, the majority of which are the most vitriolic comments ever put online. [more inside]
The IMDB is hosting movies and TV.
If the expanding collection doesn't yet do it for you, there's always http://www.moviesfoundonline.com/
, or, for your silent film needs, plain old youtube
"I yearn for that kind of a backpacking trip minus the bears." "I was much the happy to know this man was tremendously eaten ferociously by the grizzly bear." "Not bad but not enough black chicks."
The work of these online reviewers may not merit their own special edition
, but they're special in their own way. Doc Savage reviews 200+ items on Amazon, most of which he hates, unless they involve black women and/or Carly Simon
. At Netflix, HV from Duvall
is not nearly as prolific, but gets 5 stars for sublimely anfractuous English. And DJAkin
over at IMDB has written nearly 500 reviews, although most of them read like Jackie Harvey
's Mad Libs. He (or she) may not be the next A. O. Scott
, but if you can find me a critic with a more sincere and unsnarked love of cinema, I'll eat my britches.
Watch this trailer and see if you can guess who made this movie.
And if you check imdb
, you'll also see that the one of the stars isn't shown or mentioned anywhere in the trailer or on the site. Interesting marketing tactic. I wonder if it will pay off.
Just in case you need more information than the Internet Movie Database
provides, there's now a subscription version with advanced features like STARmeter and MOVIEmaker (billed as proprietary algorithms). Is Amazon about to take on Variety
? Or is IMDB not selling enough videos with the click throughs?
You don't need Metacritic
to know that Driven blows
. But you might need it to learn that Dolly Parton's new album
is a gorgeous return to her bluegrass roots, Rififi
is a classic french thriller, and You Can Count On Me
is getting more 10's than Mary Lou Retton.
IMDB Charging Actors/Actress for Pictures
The Internet Movie Data Base has provided an invaluable service to millions of Web users over the years. But now, the IMDB sees fit to charge actors and actresses to put a small 'headshot' pic on their pages.What next? Will IMDB start charging studios to list their films? For an example of a page without a headshot, try the gorgeous Keira Knightley's page
. Not so good without the pic, huh?
Isn't this how the IMDB got started?
Maybe this guy will eventually be able to sell out. (But to who?)
IMDB follows Microsoft's lead: every new version
makes it harder and harder to see the actual content you're looking for. I figure two more times around and they'll be down to three words per page that aren't
is like an Internet Movie Database
, but for all the bad movies out there.