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Get movies over the Internet by visiting this site. CinemaNow gives you three options for purchasing a movie: download-to-own (buy a movie to watch as many times as you want on your computer and up to two other devices), pay-per-view (when you download a pay-per-view movie, you have up to 24 hours to watch it), and burn-to-DVD (download a movie, watch it on your computer, and make a copy on a DVD that you can watch on just about any DVD player). You can also buy television shows.

Web: www.cinemanow.com

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Flixster is a social network for movie fanatics, which shows you which movies your friends liked—and which ones they hated. Sign up for a free account and you can create a profile; write reviews; make connections and read friends’ reviews; get movie recommendations; make lists of your favorite movies, actors, and photos; and a whole lot more.

Web: www.flixster.com

Facebook: Flixster (Page)

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LinkedIn: Flixster (Company)

Hollywood Elsewhere

Jeffrey Wells, a former Entertainment Weekly reporter and Hollywood columnist for numerous publications, writes what he calls “a daily stream-of-Hollywood-consciousness column.”

Web: www.hollywood-elsewhere.com

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If you want to know anything at all about movies or actors, the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is the place you’re most likely to find it. Search for a movie or TV show episode to find its cast, trailer, still photos, and additional data such as trivia, quotes, and goofs. When you search for an actor, you get biographical information, photos, videos, trivia, and a list of roles. IMDb also has movie and celebrity news, games, and an independent film section. If you register for a free account, you can read discussion forums and join the conversation, rate movies, and submit info to the site. Movie buffs could easily spend all day poking around here.

Web: www.imdb.com

Facebook: IMDb (Page)

Twitter: IMDb

LinkedIn: IMDb.com (Company)

The Movie Blog

A blog about movies that’s been around for more than five years, the Movie Blog features half a dozen contributors who aren’t shy about giving their opinion. A well-written, informative, and entertaining blog. Also has a podcast.

Web: www.themovieblog.com

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MTV Movies Blog

MTV updates this blog throughout the day to bring you the latest movie news and trailers, as well as interviews and the occasional celebrity blogger.

Web: http://moviesblog.mtv.com/

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Twitter: mtvmoviesblog

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Spill offers movie reviews and a community of nearly 7,500 other film buffs. When you join, you can post in the forums, read and write reviews, watch video reviews, and upload your own photos and videos.

Web: http://my.spill.com/

Facebook: Spill (Page)

Twitter: spillcrew

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The online version of Variety magazine is all about the entertainment industry. Get insider movie news and gossip, choose from a wide range of blogs and columns, read reviews and ratings, check out Festival Central to read what’s happening at major film festivals, and view photos and videos. If you’re in the biz, you can network with other entertainment-industry pros or look for a job.

Web: www.variety.com

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