Here you can find links to the official
sites of current and upcoming film releases.
The guide permits you to search upcoming
movies from major and independent studios. You may
search by a number of criteria, including title,
actor, director, and others.
Movie reviews, discussions about films, information
on upcoming movies, releases on DVD and Sci-Fi television.
Sci-Fi site links to everything from actors to fan
clubs, conventions, news and information (a total
of 2,263 links).
Site of the Sci-Fi Cable Network. Information, reviews,
interviews, links for Science Fiction movies and
An introduction to films first decade, featuring
a timeline, motion picture pioneers, and early technology.
Comprehensive site dedicated to the Silent
Film. Includes films, actors, festivals, bibliography,
repositories, and links.
Explores the characteristics of noir films
from the 194-'s thru 1960's.
Steven Puchalski of Shock Cinema magazine
maintains this guide to bizarre films and videos,
covering cult movies, art house oddities, drive-in
swill and underground obscurities.
Comprehensive guide to modern horror films,
reviews, director profiles, news, and links.
Gives in-depth description of movies and
videos to help parents decide the suitability for
Picture Association of America Movie Ratings (MPAA)
History and explanation of the MPAA rating
system, a database showing the ratings of movies
back to 1968 with links.
You can search this site by city or zip
code, to find movies playing in your area.
For new releases, you can find show times,
reviews, box office results, and other information.
You can also search for older movies by title, cast,
and several other criteria.
Films Festivals database (1995 to present) worldwide.
Search by name, date, and country. Information includes
addresses, contacts, and deadlines.
of International Film and Video Festivals On-line
Directory lists 500 international film, television
and video festivals with details about entering.
Searchable by name, date, country or town.
Extensive site that can be searched by title, browse
by genre, country, and language.
Provides information about films from China, Hong
Kong, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan.
A directory of foreign film sites.
Information on programs and festivals. Includes
a searchable film database of over 1,600 films shown
at the Festival since 1985.
Film Channel (IFC)
Resources for independent film makers, and previews
of upcoming broadcasts.
Search for movies by title, star, character, name,
Includes lengthy description and links.
Film Institute (AFI)
AFI is dedicated to the preservation and promotion
of film. Includes award winners, “100” lists,
workshops, and festivals.
Ratings and descriptions of over 220,000 feature
movies and documentaries. Includes plot summary,
review, cast, director, producer, VHS/DVD availability,
indexing, search by genre, location, or browse.
Award winning Chicago Sun-Times columnist’s
site including reviews and personal best lists.
Comprehensive movie review site brings together
reviews from across the nation, including brief
summary, rating, news articles, …
Movie reviews for the cranky.
Query Review Engine
Index of links to movie reviews which can be searched
by title or by lists such as recent releases or
Site brings together about 30 reviews per movie
links to full reviews.
Selection of Movie,
Film and Video Books
Film & Video Guide.
Annual. R791.43 Hall.
A British publication edited by John
Walker. Films are listed alphabetically with a
brief description, availability on DVD, video
etc. As in past editions films are rated by a
* star system but now have an added rating for
family viewing. Halliwell is strong on foreign
films and gives extensive credits for off screen
Who’s Who in the Movies. R791.43 Hall.
A British publication edited by John
Walker with the original title of Halliwell’s
Filmgoers Companion. International in scope
the volume contains very brief biographies of
people involved in motion picture production and
their credits. The volume also includes awards
lists, glossary, movie lists, top movies, a bibliography,
web resources, and chronology.
Motion Picture Almanac. Annual. R791.43 Inte.
This industry publication is filled
with information about the year in film. The information
includes statistics such as grosses, attendance,
etc., as well as mergers. Brief biographies of
people involved in the film industry are included
as well as films released in the last ten years.
Companies involved in production, distribution
and exhibition of films are included for both
domestic and worldwide markets. Professional organizations
and government offices involved in film production
are also listed as well as web sites.
Maltin’s Movie and Video Guide. Annual.
R 791.43 Malt.
More than 20,000 movies are included
with short summaries and cast lists. Both Maltin’s
and MPAA ratings are provided along with the availability
of VHS tapes, DVD’s, and more.
International Film Guide. Annual. R 791.4375
Variety is international in scope
and features in depth articles on foreign directors
and lists of international film awards. An assessment
of the film industry in approximately 70 countries
from Algeria to Zimbabwe, a world box office survey,
guide to international film festivals, film schools
and film archives is provided.
Golden Movie Retriever.
Annual. R 791.4375.Vide.
This annual provides a brief description
for each film, members of the cast, a rating system
and availability of VHS tapes, Beta, and DVD’s.
VideoHound has the best indexes among film directories
including: alternate titles, awards, director,
cinematographer, and writer, just to name a few.
It also has a subject and web site index.
Ocean County Library
has many other books about film in its collection
just check our catalog or call any branch for
questions? We have answers!
and Compiled by Linda Monroe