Make a movie guide list


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Metspitzer

Say I have a list of movies I want to watch and I want friends to see
the list. As I hear about the good movies, I make a list on my hard
drive to remember the titles. A good few movies available on red box
are:

I put the list in a directory called \August
Oblivion (2013) 71.mov
Great Gatsby (2013) 74.mov
Olympus Has Fallen (2013) 65.mov

So now I want to store that list on Google Drive as a document so I
can share the list with anyone with a smart phone.

Then we want to get together for a movies so everyone with a smart
phone wants to see what the movies are about. Is there a way to link
the title of the movie so it will search the web for

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1483013/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1343092/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2302755/?ref_=sr_1

Is there a way to automate the process where it goes from a list of
movies on a directory on my hard drive to an email that shows the
title and the link to IMDB?
 
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Paul

Metspitzer said:
Say I have a list of movies I want to watch and I want friends to see
the list. As I hear about the good movies, I make a list on my hard
drive to remember the titles. A good few movies available on red box
are:

I put the list in a directory called \August
Oblivion (2013) 71.mov
Great Gatsby (2013) 74.mov
Olympus Has Fallen (2013) 65.mov

So now I want to store that list on Google Drive as a document so I
can share the list with anyone with a smart phone.

Then we want to get together for a movies so everyone with a smart
phone wants to see what the movies are about. Is there a way to link
the title of the movie so it will search the web for

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1483013/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1343092/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2302755/?ref_=sr_1

Is there a way to automate the process where it goes from a list of
movies on a directory on my hard drive to an email that shows the
title and the link to IMDB?
Why not just keep a bookmark when you're reviewing these
on Redbox ? It has a description.

http://www.redbox.com/movies/olympus-has-fallen-blu-ray

On some browsers, every link you visit is in the history.
At least, until the history ages out and the links are
lost. You can enter a filter term in the history dialog, and
select that only the redbox.com links are shown. That way,
it'll make it easier to identify the links you want to
paste into an email.

There are other techniques for adding metadata to a movie
library. But frankly, you'd want to pay someone to do this.
It's too much work. Apparently, only a human can
resolve the multiple references that can be found
in IMDB.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/20690/add-cover-art-and-metadata-to-the-media-center-movie-library-with-media-center-master/

You'd think there'd be a way for that information
to be stored inside the .mov itself.

*******

And you know there'll be some way to write a
"script" to do this. You can send an email from
a script, but it's not something you want to do
casually. (If you're not good at writing scripts,
your script could stay in a loop, sending thousands
of emails while you are away from the computer.
This would not be a good thing.)

The Wikipedia entry on IMDB, says this page has
some of the information used by IMDB.

http://www.imdb.com/interfaces

"Alternative Interfaces

The Plain Text Data Files

The Unix Command Line Search Programs
"

And that in theory, would give you some starting
materials. It probably would still require a human
to weed out the wrong hits in the listing.

If anyone tried to package that information in
a more palatable fashion, they'd probably
get in trouble with Amazon. Even though those
plain text files are downloadable, it doesn't mean
they can become the basis of a business opportunity
for you. The lawyers would come after you. And that's
why they sit there, as crappy text files :) And not an
application that "just works", on your PC.

If I download the plot.list.gz file, use 7ZIP to extract
the plot.list inside, I get this entry for Olympus Has Fallen.
It takes a couple minutes to find stuff using sad
tools like Wordpad (Wordpad is real slow at loading the
entire file). The entry for this movie, has
three plot write-ups, submitted by three different
authors, and you get to choose the one you like,
before copy and pasting into an email. The searching
of this can be scripted, but it still takes
human judgment, as to whether what comes back,
is acceptable for the job. It's the quality of the
database that matters, and how much "noise" is inside it.

ftp://ftp.sunet.se/pub/tv+movies/imdb/plot.list.gz

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MV: Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

PL: When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a
PL: terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former
PL: Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building.
PL: As our national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely
PL: on Banning's inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the
PL: President and avert an even bigger disaster.

BY: ---

PL: Mike Banning is a Secret Service Agent who is assigned to the President and
PL: is close to him and his family. When there's a situation wherein the
PL: President and the First Lady's life is endangered and Mike can only save
PL: one of them, he saves the President. As a result the President has Mike
PL: reassigned to a desk job. A few years later, Mike wants to come back but
PL: the President though not holding a grudge is not ready to have him back.
PL: The President has a delegation from South Korea visiting. Shortly after
PL: they arrive a plane shows up and when it's told to land it refuses and when
PL: aircraft comes to it, it shoots it down. Eventually it crashes at the White
PL: House, that's when some people in the crowd pull guns and shoot the secret
PL: service agents. Then the Secret Service gets the President into a bunker.
PL: Mike who sees what's happening from his office goes there and starts
PL: shooting at the shooters. Later in the bunker, some of the people from the
PL: delegation pull out guns and shoot all the Secret Service agents. And
PL: outside all the Secret Service agents are killed and the shooters take over
PL: the White House. Eventually they call the Pentagon where the Speaker of the
PL: House is now in charge and the leader in the bunker makes his demands. The
PL: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs tells the Speaker they can't give in but to
PL: prove he's serious he kills someone and will continue to do so till they
PL: give in. But what can they do. Mike, who's in the White House, eventually
PL: gets a special cellphone and calls them. He tries to do what he can first
PL: by locating the President's son and getting him out. He then goes to save
PL: the President.

BY: ---

PL: After a car accident where the First Lady dies, Secret Service Special
PL: Agent Mike Banning is disgraced and transferred to the bureaucratic
PL: service. When the White House is under a terrorist attack, President
PL: Benjamin Asher is kidnapped by terrorist Kang and Banning breaks in the
PL: place. Now he needs to save the President's son that is chased by the
PL: terrorists that wants to use the child to force Asher to give the access
PL: code to a powerful weapon and then to rescue the president from Kang.

BY: ---

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

So you could do some scripting, but it still sounds like a pain.

On some other computing platform, you could say "Siri, give me
the plot line for Olympus Has Fallen 2013". And Siri would read it
back to you.

Paul
 
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M

Metspitzer

Why not just keep a bookmark when you're reviewing these
on Redbox ? It has a description.

http://www.redbox.com/movies/olympus-has-fallen-blu-ray

On some browsers, every link you visit is in the history.
At least, until the history ages out and the links are
lost. You can enter a filter term in the history dialog, and
select that only the redbox.com links are shown. That way,
it'll make it easier to identify the links you want to
paste into an email.

There are other techniques for adding metadata to a movie
library. But frankly, you'd want to pay someone to do this.
It's too much work. Apparently, only a human can
resolve the multiple references that can be found
in IMDB.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/20690/add-cover-art-and-metadata-to-the-media-center-movie-library-with-media-center-master/

You'd think there'd be a way for that information
to be stored inside the .mov itself.

*******

And you know there'll be some way to write a
"script" to do this. You can send an email from
a script, but it's not something you want to do
casually. (If you're not good at writing scripts,
your script could stay in a loop, sending thousands
of emails while you are away from the computer.
This would not be a good thing.)

The Wikipedia entry on IMDB, says this page has
some of the information used by IMDB.

http://www.imdb.com/interfaces

"Alternative Interfaces

The Plain Text Data Files

The Unix Command Line Search Programs
"

And that in theory, would give you some starting
materials. It probably would still require a human
to weed out the wrong hits in the listing.

If anyone tried to package that information in
a more palatable fashion, they'd probably
get in trouble with Amazon. Even though those
plain text files are downloadable, it doesn't mean
they can become the basis of a business opportunity
for you. The lawyers would come after you. And that's
why they sit there, as crappy text files :) And not an
application that "just works", on your PC.

If I download the plot.list.gz file, use 7ZIP to extract
the plot.list inside, I get this entry for Olympus Has Fallen.
It takes a couple minutes to find stuff using sad
tools like Wordpad (Wordpad is real slow at loading the
entire file). The entry for this movie, has
three plot write-ups, submitted by three different
authors, and you get to choose the one you like,
before copy and pasting into an email. The searching
of this can be scripted, but it still takes
human judgment, as to whether what comes back,
is acceptable for the job. It's the quality of the
database that matters, and how much "noise" is inside it.

ftp://ftp.sunet.se/pub/tv+movies/imdb/plot.list.gz

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MV: Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

PL: When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a
PL: terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former
PL: Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building.
PL: As our national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely
PL: on Banning's inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the
PL: President and avert an even bigger disaster.

BY: ---

PL: Mike Banning is a Secret Service Agent who is assigned to the President and
PL: is close to him and his family. When there's a situation wherein the
PL: President and the First Lady's life is endangered and Mike can only save
PL: one of them, he saves the President. As a result the President has Mike
PL: reassigned to a desk job. A few years later, Mike wants to come back but
PL: the President though not holding a grudge is not ready to have him back.
PL: The President has a delegation from South Korea visiting. Shortly after
PL: they arrive a plane shows up and when it's told to land it refuses and when
PL: aircraft comes to it, it shoots it down. Eventually it crashes at the White
PL: House, that's when some people in the crowd pull guns and shoot the secret
PL: service agents. Then the Secret Service gets the President into a bunker.
PL: Mike who sees what's happening from his office goes there and starts
PL: shooting at the shooters. Later in the bunker, some of the people from the
PL: delegation pull out guns and shoot all the Secret Service agents. And
PL: outside all the Secret Service agents are killed and the shooters take over
PL: the White House. Eventually they call the Pentagon where the Speaker of the
PL: House is now in charge and the leader in the bunker makes his demands. The
PL: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs tells the Speaker they can't give in but to
PL: prove he's serious he kills someone and will continue to do so till they
PL: give in. But what can they do. Mike, who's in the White House, eventually
PL: gets a special cellphone and calls them. He tries to do what he can first
PL: by locating the President's son and getting him out. He then goes to save
PL: the President.

BY: ---

PL: After a car accident where the First Lady dies, Secret Service Special
PL: Agent Mike Banning is disgraced and transferred to the bureaucratic
PL: service. When the White House is under a terrorist attack, President
PL: Benjamin Asher is kidnapped by terrorist Kang and Banning breaks in the
PL: place. Now he needs to save the President's son that is chased by the
PL: terrorists that wants to use the child to force Asher to give the access
PL: code to a powerful weapon and then to rescue the president from Kang.

BY: ---

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

So you could do some scripting, but it still sounds like a pain.

On some other computing platform, you could say "Siri, give me
the plot line for Olympus Has Fallen 2013". And Siri would read it
back to you.

Paul
I was trying this on my sister's iphone4. The link to Olympus Has
Fallen is:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2302755/

From the web is shows

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
120 min - Action | Thriller - 22 March 2013 (USA)
6.5
Your rating:
-/10
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 81,893 users Metascore: 41/100
Reviews: 468 user | 276 critic | 31 from Metacritic.com

Disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped
inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his
inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the
President from his kidnappers.

Director:
Antoine Fuqua
Writers:
Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt
Stars:
Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman | See full cast and crew
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
But from the iphone4 it skips the intro information and goes directly
to "watch trailer" "watchlist" "checkin"

I tried it on my android and it does the same thing. I wonder why a
cellphone does not get the movie description or the genre?

BTW IMO this movie is better than the 6.5 rating it gets at IMDb
 

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