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Blockbuster Entertainment Guide to Movies & Videos 2nd Edition November 18, 2008

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Blockbuster Entertainment Guide to Movies & Videos 2nd Edition

Blockbuster Entertainment Guide to Movies & Videos 2nd Edition (Creative Multimedia) is the most balanced of the big three CD-ROM movie guides. Cinemania is lightweight and multimedia-oriented; Corel All-Movie Guide is burly and no-nonsense. Blockbuster lands right in the middle, with 23,000 movie reviews that will prepare you for a visit to the video store (but won?t prep you for a film class final exam, like Corel). The bulk of the program consists of the index of reviews, which you can search by film title, director, or actors. Narrow your search by MPAA rating, nationality, or Academy Awards taken home. Consult the Blockbuster and the Time Out Film Guide reviews that accompany each film, and add each selection to a special list you can print out for the next time you go to rent a movie. The disc also includes over 10,000 biographies of film legends past and present, and a collection of video clips from 50 Great Movies compiled by a panel of film bigwigs. You can take a text-and-photo tour of film genres ranging from Documentary to Science Fiction, access the Blockbuster web site for review updates, or play the Starlinks trivia game to test your knowledge of film facts. Our favorite movie guide is Corel, but if you?re not as smart as we are, maybe you should check out Blockbuster.

-January 1997

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