Thursday, April 19, 2007

IMDB Can Just Go To Hell

I was following Vikki's link to Brick when IMDB decided that what I really wanted to see was a full page flash ad for Disturbia.


In fact, I'd go so far as to say "Wrong! Wrong! Wrong!" and smack them on the nose with a newspaper like a dog that just peed on the rug, if that was the kind of thing one could do to a website. (Note to self: Invent remote, web-enabled, newspaper-smacking computer peripheral. Deliver smacking. Make millions.)

I mean, thanks for the glimpse into a freakish horrible parallel universe where Rear Window was made by talentless hacks, but no thanks. I have my own freakish horrible parallel universe flashbacks to deal with. I don't need your help.

What I want from you when I click on a link to information about a movie is, in point of fact, information about that movie, not information about some completely different movie. If I want information about random shit, I will click on a random shit link. Until then, make with the info and make it snappy, Sunshine.


dmarks said...

IMDB got destroyed several months ago. They started locking away a lot of the information to paying customers only. I no longer recommend the site, and I a good one. suppose one that doesn't over chage (even a penny is overcharging) is being built or is out there as we speak.

I'd love to find out about the movie "The Swarm", by Uma Thurman, but that information is locked.

And yes, the flash ad is terrible. The web would be a lot better off without flash.

Flannery Alden said...

You go, girl!

Flannery Alden said...

BTW: I plan to adopt "make it snappy, sunshine" into my phraseology.

Johnny Yen said...

Yeah, I hate their new format too.

deadspot said...

I just don't understand what makes people take an incredibly useful service and make it unusable by shoveling ads into it until people steer clear of it like roadkill on the information superhighway.

Who are these people who click on pop ups, and why are they allowed to have computers?

New catchphrases: Just one of the many services offered at the Dead Spot.

vikkitikkitavi said...

Hm. IMDB doesn't do me that way. Maybe the browser?

Writeprocrastinator said...

If that's going to get you upset, then wait until next year when the remake of "The Birds" is coming out.

deadspot said...

It doesn't do it all the time, and it very well could be the browser, Vikki. I don't have the pop up blocker enabled at work because it screws up some of the sites I have to use.

deadspot said...

Ack. What is it with remaking good movies? I remember back when they still made original movies. There were movies I wanted to see opening practically every weekend.

Now all they do is churn out sequals, remakes of old movies, movies based on television shows, or sequals to old movies based on television shows. Shaknowhut? I never go to the movies any more, because there's never anything I want to see.

The Everglades said...

So, I loved the movie Brick. Great flick. But I was on IMDB the other day and a full page ad for the new Luke Wilson movie (Vacancy) came up. Sometimes it takes me forever to find the little 'X' so that I can click it off. It took me like 10 seconds to finally dispatch the ad. I hate that crap.

Blake (My Side Of The Bed)