Gonna take the whole "Don't scab on prime day" moment to promote one of my favourite alternatives to an amazon product.
Please support it, not just on prime day, but any time you need info on a film. Keep information free.
@GreenandBlack oh wow, thanks for this, i always hated imdb but didnt realize there was an alternative
@GreenandBlack appantly the api's a bunch easier if you want somewhere to pull movie data from too, according to the letterboxd people
@rjt that's good to know, thanks :)
@GreenandBlack On the site 30 seconds and I'm sold. I never rated a thing on IMDB, but it feels right to do so on here.
For anyone that's wondering, it IS a corporate-owned site. It's owned by TV listings provider Rovi.
But almost anything serving up this much data to that many people is going to be. And the lack of ads is just a breath of fresh air.
@GreenandBlack they don't have the tmdb dot org url do they? i tried to go to this site from memory and that's what i first (mistakenly?) thought
Huh, I never realised IMDB was owned by Amazon, thanks for the heads up
It also has a good API which is free to use!
@GreenandBlack I didn’t even know it was an Amazon property. Thanks for the heads up
@GreenandBlack saved the site in case of need :D
@GreenandBlack thanks! I used to use it when using #Kodi and really liked it, but never thought to actually switch away from IMDb (whose UX has gone much downhill over the years, apart from all the other Amazon issues).
@michel_slm oh aye, it's still proprietary which ain't great (I might make a forum post at some point to suggest they make it FOSS), but unlike IMDB it doesn't lock some of its services behind a paywall
There is an Open Source Database, but it's not as accessible as either TMDB or IMDB https://www.omdbapi.com/
@GreenandBlack but does it have Goofs
@GreenandBlack this service is also used by kodi to identify movies. Great thing.
@GreenandBlack sounds promising, thanks for posting
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