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VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever
VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever
This publication "reviews movies that are available on DVD or tape. Each entry includes title, alternate title, one-to four-bone rating, year released, MPAA rating, brief review, length, format, country of origin, cast, technical personnel, awards and made-for-television/cable/video designations." Available to members of Thrall.


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Academy Awards Database
"The Academy Awards Database contains the record of past Academy Award winners and nominees." Includes a basic and an advanced search as well as statistical lists.
All Movie Guide
Search not only by title and actor, but also by author, location, technical criteria or creator.
Film Study Guides
Cinematic classics and contemporary films examined and explained. Topics (per film) include: Context, Plot Overview, Character Lists and Analyses of Major Characters, Themes/Motifs/Symbols, Genre, Important Quotations Explained, Key Facts, Quizzes, Suggestions for Further Reading. From SparkNotes.
Internet Movie Database
Kids-in-Mind: The Parents' Guide to Movies and Video
Provides "objective, non-critical assessments of the potentially objectionable material contained in movies." Movies are listed by release date and can be searched by title. Each movie is given a rating on a scale of 0-10 in three distinct categories- sex and nudity, violence and gore, and profanity.
Metacritic
Ratings and reviews of major releases from notable film reviewers.
Movie Review Query Engine
Search for reviews for over 410,000 movies or use one of the prepared lists.
Video Browser
Browse videos (DVD, VHS) within the RCLS library system catalog.

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