View Full Version : Advice required regarding updating movie site from IMDB/Amazon/Wikipedia

09-07-2005, 12:20 AM
I run a UK movie site which I've been updating manually for five years. Is becoming a real pain to keep the content fresh as I have to write it all myself. No fun, especially as I'm making very little money from the site.

I've been looking at various sites that allow you to pull their data legally and the options that have been suggested to me are IMDb (http://www.imdb.com/), Amazon's movie/DVD reviews and Wikipedia. If anybody knows of any others related to movies, that would be great!

I can't see any fresh content on the latter, but there is some decent stuff on Amazon and IMDb.

Does anybody know of any easy-to-use scripts to be able to replicate info. from IMDb? I've looked, but all the IMDb scripts are technical. As for Amazon, there are some fantastic web services scripts, a couple of which I've successfully used. But is there any way of configuring them so that I just add some code after my own DVD reviews and it shows the reviews of the same DVD from Amazon.co.uk?

Any advice would be welcome! Thanks :)