By Meredith Farkas | February 24, 2005
Yes, another new Google search tool (it seems like there’s been a new one every day over the past few months!). Google Blog reports that Google has come out with Google Movie “just in time for the Oscars.” It’s not a whole new search engine, but an operator that you can use to search for information on movies and showtimes for your local area. Just type in movie: before your search terms and away you go! You can enter a movie’s name and find reviews or you can enter your zip code and find the listings at your local movie theaters. You can also search for films by actors and plot points. For example, I entered “movie: japan insomnia” and got results for Lost in Translation, and when I entered “movie: jaguar shark”, I got the reviews for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. You can also enter movie quotes, though that didn’t work for me all the time (obviously some reviewer had to have mentioned it). It’s a great way to jog your memory to find a title of a movie, and also to get reviews all in one place to decide if it’s a movie you’d actually like to see. The reviews are from a variety of major (Rolling Stone, Chicago Sun-Times, New York Times, Salon, etc.) and minor newspapers, magazines, and websites. For a major film buff like me, this is one of the best things Google’s come out with in a while!
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