Movie Catalogue and APIs

I've always wanted somewhere I can catalog all my DVDs and Blu Rays. Somewhere I can instantly see what I've got, view movie details, rate them, and easily add new movies.

Extracting data from IMDB would be perfect but sadly, the IMDB API is out of reach for me with the annual membership cost in the low tens of thousands of dollars. However, lately I've discovered and been playing around with a mixture of the unofficial IMDB API, Rotten Tomatoes API and TMBd API, all of which are very simple, have high usage allowances, and are completely free.

Rotten Tomatoes is by far looking the most stable, informative, and simple with movie look-ups as easy as this:{API_KEY}&q=I+Saw+The+Devil&page_limit=1

At the moment, I'm still in the 'playing around' stage, which will be quickly followed by the 'do I actually have enough free time to build it' stage. Maybe in the near future you may see some Dribbble shots of what I'm working on.

If you want to read up more on any of the API's mentioned, follow the links below:

10-May-2011 at 6:02pm
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