IMDB Movie Review Shortcut is a free browser add-on for the Firefox web browser to look up information the movie database quickly.
If you are like me, you use the International Movie Database IMDb to look up information about movies that you have read or heard about.
The process to look up movie information is a bit tedious if you happen to be on a third-party website. Say a movie title was mentioned there, or the name of an actor that you want to know more about.
It can also be that you are on a shopping site, and want to look up information about a movie that sounds interesting before you buy it.
If you want to read the review on IMDb, you have to copy the title or name of the actor, open the IMDb website in your web browser, paste the information or type it in, and browse the search results until you find what you are looking for.
IMDB Movie Review is a Firefox add-on that aids you in this task. It basically offers a shortcut to the IMDB site that it adds to the Firefox right-click menu. Just highlight text, right-click it, and select the IMDb option from the context menu to start the search.
This shortcut works not only when you highlight movie titles but also other information that you find on IMDb including actor names, directors, TV shows or genres.
The add-on will open a new tab and load the IMDB website in it if IMDB is not open. If the site is open already, it will run the search in that tab instead.
The add-on does not provide any other options beyond that functionality. It nevertheless could be interesting for users who look up movie information regularly on IMDB.
IMDB Movie Review is compatible with all Firefox 2 and Firefox 3 versions (heck it is even compatible with Firefox 1.5x). It can be downloaded from the Mozilla Firefox website.
Update: IMDB Movie Review Shortcut has been discontinued. An alternative is the excellent Search IMDB add-on for Firefox. The add-on offers the same functionality as IMDB Movie Review, but it works in the most recent versions of the Firefox browser.
The Firefox add-on may speed up searches on IMDB. All you have to do is highlight the search term, e.g. the movie title, actor name, directory, or part of that, right-click afterwards, and select the Search option the add-on provides.
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