Feature Request- RottenTomatoes

Discussion in 'Moving Pictures' started by Surferosa, October 30, 2009.

  1. Surferosa

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    Just a quick one- I wondered how difficult it would be to parse information from RottenTomatoes?

    The main thing I am interested in is the score as I prefer it over imdb. Personal preference, I usually find myself agreeing more with the scoring based on the critics cencus then against the populist vote.

    In addition, because of the way they are scored- imdb scores averages in the 5-8 range on the whole; whereas the critics choice (per RT) you tends to get a better spetrum of scores. As an example of what I mean, in the US Box Office,

    Zombieland- RT 88%, IMDB 82%
    Couples Retreat- RT 11%, IMDB 56%
    Stepfather- RT 11%, IMDB 51%
    SAW IV- RT 44%, IMDB 66%

    It would be great if it could pull in a preferred critical write-up of the film (say empire magazine or other)- but as it doesnt use the same 'tt' type referencing as imdb Im guessing its impossible / v difficult to do?



    Also to say love MovingPics..:D really apprecaite all the work you guys do.

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    Agreed with Surferosa on this. Rotten Tomatoes is a far superior source of rating info. The only downside for me is that I find it not as complete as IMDB.
     
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    I have to throw in my sincere vote for this as well. I ALWAYS find RT reviews/ratings to be far more useful than IMDB ratings. I would go so far as to almost consider IMDB useless for ratings at this point. Certainly to look up actor/director etc information IMDB is great (though their site design and images leave a lot to be desired). In any case, another vote for RT as a source for ratings from me.
     
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    Many thanks for raising it as an issue- wasn't sure if I was the only one.

    Got my star...
     
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    What is possible in 0.8 is that you can have multiple data providers complimenting eachother if you want to make sure the score is coming from Rotten Tomatoes you can make a simple scraper that takes the score and let IMDB fill in the rest. Only thing i'm not sure of is if it's possible to link a Rotten Tomaties movies entry to a IMDB entry.
     
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    Starred!

    This is definitely something I want to see happen. As the OP displayed, there is a drastic difference in opinion between critics and users. I, like the OP, tend to fall more into the critic category (even though some of my friends, and gf for that matter, heavily disagree lol) and would be extremely appreciative to have my movie ratings reflect that. Great suggestion and a great call. I support this issue!
     
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    would be really nice to have multiple ratings. imdb is ok but there a better options and it might be very nice to have more ratings when switching to details. we need a ratings scraper with multiple options ;-)
     
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    that would be absolutely amazing
     
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