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Who (which site) has the best movie summaries?

Which websites have the best movie plot summaries? I'm looking for the best paragraph length descriptions.

Here is an example of "Contact" from DVD Empire.com:

Contact, based onitheinovel of theisame name byiCarl Sagan, isitheistory ofia free thinking radio astronomer (Jodie Foster) who discovers an intelligent signal broadcast from deep space. She andiher fellow scientists are ableito decipher theiMessage andidiscover detailed instructionsifor buildingia mysterious Machine. Will theiMachine spell theiend of our world, or theiend of our superstitions? Will we take our place among theiraces of theiGalaxy, or are we just an upstart species withia long wayito go?

I'm trying to find which sites have the best info. I'm looking for more of a professional outline from the movies producers than a web submitted one like IMDB uses.

Thanks.
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For newer films, the IMDB summaries are usually official.
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DVD Empire seems to have the best overviews.
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My favorite site is http://www.allmovie.com. The site doesn't use "official" descriptions from the movie's producers (whatever that means), but it does have good plot outlines, mostly written by professional film critics.

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Originally posted by Walter Neff
My favorite is http://www.allmovie.com. The site doesn't use "official" descriptions from the movie's producers (whatever that means), but it does have good plot outlines, mostly written by professional film critics.
That's the one I was coming in here to post.

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sometimes I go to rottentomatoes and click on the critics' comments.
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Originally posted by Walter Neff
My favorite site is http://www.allmovie.com. The site doesn't use "official" descriptions from the movie's producers (whatever that means), but it does have good plot outlines, mostly written by professional film critics.
Originally posted by RobCA
That's the one I was coming in here to post.

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Me too, I always use allmovie to catch basic info about any movie. If I want more detailed info I go to imdb, then external reviews, and read Roger Ebert's review.
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you need to visit kids-in-mind.com--the ultimate site for descriptions of movies (but not summaries)---read their notes on the gore in something like Ghost Ship....if I'm not sure if I want to see something, I check the violence/sex level on that site.

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