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Google announces 'Google Movies'

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 23 Feb 2005 14:13 User comments (6)

Google announces 'Google Movies' A new "movie:" operator has been announced on Google's official blog. Used correctly, Google claims that it can bring up truck loads of information on movies, including titles, actors, directors, reviews on new movies etc... Can't remember the name of that film where Tom Hanks made friends with a volleyball? Search for "movie: Tom Hanks talking to a volleyball" and Google will tell you: it was Cast Away. Useful eh? Well it can also track showtimes in the United States.
A search for "movie: Mountain View, CA", for example, will show you what's playing near the Googleplex. There are also movie "home-pages" like this one which show you all reviews AND calculate the total score based on the number of stars from the reviews. It is interesting also to mention that there are no ads on these pages. The question has to be asked however, is this just another small useful feature from Google or is it planning to expand it even more, perhaps a nice rival for IMDB sometime?

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6 user comments

123.2.2005 15:21

i always loved google :) aside for the whole video search thing, it is my favorite search engine.... is the video search still beta? yahoo has a video search thats not beta, but it really sucks at finding what you want.

223.2.2005 19:26

I thought thats what their video.google.com search thing did...

324.2.2005 9:36

google is cool man... my first language is spanish, but I also speak some german... and let me tell you, that google translator is fun... it's no perfect, but it works quite well.

425.2.2005 9:31

this could come in handy when you can't remember the name of a movie

525.2.2005 11:15

I think Google should buy IMDB! =D

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 25 Feb 2005 @ 11:17

Everyone is entitled to their own true opinion. Either respect that or don't.


628.2.2005 6:49

hey toiletman, what's up... are you following me dude? :)

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