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Old 04-01-09, 10:23 AM
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Movie & video guide on CDRom?

I'm a movie buff (as most of us probably are) and occasionally use Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide for information on titles.

Since the last issue I have purchased is 2004, I had rather find a newer edition (or something simular and just as good) on a CDRom to use on my PC.

Any ideas or suggestions?

BTW, I did do a search for his guide on software but found nothing except for a portable.
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Old 04-01-09, 11:54 AM
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Re: Movie & video guide on CDRom?

I only remembers seeing something similar when Criterion released back in the Laserdics days "Criterion goes to the Movies".
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Old 04-01-09, 12:05 PM
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Re: Movie & video guide on CDRom?

There used to be Cinemania, a CD-ROM with reviews and filmographies. That was before the internet. It stopped publishing when things like the IMDB took off.

Honestly, Maltin's guide is easier to use than any CD-ROM would be. Rather than getting the CD, loading it up, searching through it, etc, you just flip through it to find the info.

I've got a copy right next to my computer and use several times a day.

And CRITERION GOES TO THE MOVIES was a lot of fun.
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Old 04-01-09, 04:53 PM
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Re: Movie & video guide on CDRom?

Maybe they should do like Readers Digest and do a large print version.
That would be easier on my eyes plus not have to hold the spine open to the page(s)
I want.

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Old 04-09-09, 07:09 AM
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Re: Movie & video guide on CDRom?

Originally Posted by moviezzz View Post
There used to be Cinemania, a CD-ROM with reviews and filmographies. That was before the internet. It stopped publishing when things like the IMDB took off.

Honestly, Maltin's guide is easier to use than any CD-ROM would be. Rather than getting the CD, loading it up, searching through it, etc, you just flip through it to find the info.

I've got a copy right next to my computer and use several times a day.

And CRITERION GOES TO THE MOVIES was a lot of fun.
I remember those! That was those days when I thought Ebert's review are too long compared to the two others (Maltin & Kael) but then I saw his video about full screen and some others and I was so inspired by what he has to say, the day I got an Internet connection I look for his review on the Internet and still do up to this day!

Ah... the good old times

But yeah. I think a book is a better choice compared to a CD. These days you can just go to imdb or rottentomatoes or a bunch of other sites that offers more up to date and comprehensive content.
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Old 04-09-09, 09:59 PM
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Re: Movie & video guide on CDRom?

Originally Posted by Flicker View Post
Maybe they should do like Readers Digest and do a large print version.
That would be easier on my eyes plus not have to hold the spine open to the page(s)
I want.
they did do a larger print version in the past few years. I haven't bought a new one in about 4 years now. I used to get his book, and the following year ould grab videohound
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Old 04-11-09, 05:43 PM
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Yeah, I enjoy using VideoHound when it comes to looking it up in book format, although my current one is like 2 years old. I don't suppose they have a website...
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