If your summer plans include escaping the hot weather in an air conditioned movie theater (or with a DVD at home), don’t forget to check out the Internet Movie Database (Imdb). This popular entertainment site is a one-stop gold mine of movie facts and news, ratings and reviews, actor biographies, filmographies, opening dates and local theater showings, awards and festivals, film and actor photo galleries, films on DVD, and much more. Imdb is the brainchild of founder and manager Col Needham, a British film enthusiast and engineer who started out in 1990 with only a bulletin board database of movie credits in the early days of the Internet. The success story of Imdb is the subject of a New York Times article by Richard Siklos (May 28, 2006).
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