IMDB.com and the app have long been the leader in one-stop information regarding television and movie information. Prior to the internet, and for that matter, calling the poor video store employees with a few drinks in me saying, “Ok, you’re going to find (Insert Movie here), fast-forward to the credits, and find out who played this actor/actress.” Often this was met by, “I can’t, I’m working.” This of course was followed up with something similar to, “We have been drinking, there is a lot of money on this bet, you don’t know who we are but we KNOW where to find you.”

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Yes, it’s true. I was both a horrible person but in a world devoid of smartphones, these conversations happened. These bets were made, these threats were offered.

With time, they became less necessary for certain. You could dial-up and use a computer to get the answer. Later, WiFi made it easier. Then came the smartphone and the need for none of this. Excuse me for still maintaining a sense of nostalgia, but I”m old and need to hold onto these things. Not dissimilar to when the “Oldies” radio stations only played the 50’s and 60’s and you could argue about whether it was The Chiffons or The Shirelles rather than whether I was graduated from high school when the song was released.

IMDB App To Purchase Movie Tickets

The IMDB app has long been one of the better free apps available on both iPhone and Android. Today, however, saw the ability to purchase movie tickets in-app for the first time. Something that was so blatantly missing.

Additional Improvements

Additional improvements include:
iPad and iPhone:

  •  “Tickets, please!” You can now conveniently purchase movie tickets via the IMDb App (currently US-only).
  • *More bios for celebrities you know and love as well as for up-and-comers.
  •  Want to buy a movie or TV show on DVD or Blu-ray? “Search via Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Mobile” to the rescue. Requires that you have the Amazon Mobile app, but we provide a handy link if you don’t have it yet.
  •  Also, did you know you can tap the “Coming Soon” bar above the title on upcoming movies to add the release date as an event to your calendar?
  •  Bug fixes. Nasty tricksy bugsies. We hates them!

iPhone (only):

  •  We heard you. By popular demand, we’ve updated the movie and celebrity pages to include one-tap access to the full cast/full filmography (which, yes, scrolls vertically).
  • You’ll see that cute little Watchlist flag almost everywhere now. Tap it to add movies and shows to your Watchlist (and tap-and-hold to add to your other lists as well).

This was certainly long overdue, but nonetheless welcome. The new improved app is available today.