Do you know the name of that one actor? You know, the one on Supernatural? He was in a movie a little while back, but I’m not sure exactly what it was called.
If you ever have trouble thinking of the name of a movie, TV show, actor, or even the best boy, you don’t have to go crazy trying to figure it out. Check out the Internet Movie Database. It has movies from all around the world, old and new.
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You can search many different ways:
- Movie title
- Actors’ names
- The people who worked on the crew
- The basic plot-line
- The production company
- Characters’ names
- Even some quotes
Since I know the actor is in Supernatural, I search for that show. From the list of actors given, I find his picture and see that his name is Jensen Ackles. By clicking on his name, I can search his filmography, where I find that his most recent movie was My Bloody Valentine.
From there, I can go to CADL’s online catalog, sign in, and put a hold on it. The library will send an email when the DVD is ready for pick up.
The Internet Movie Database also has some shows that you can watch online. Another site that does this is hulu.com. What’s cool about Hulu is that you can sign up, and subscribe to shows that you like. You don’t have to search for them every time you go on the site, when a new episode is posted, it will show up on your account. Hulu also has movies; some classics, some B movies, and some that are downright weird.
If your favorite show isn’t on Hulu, then try the TV network’s website. You can watch shows on usanetwork.com, cbs.com, nbc.com, cwtv.com, and several others.
Have fun, but make sure to enjoy this weather while it lasts!
-Abby B., Library Assistant @ South Lansing Library