On my Google IG Homepage, I’ve had the movie listings floating over to the right for a while. I never worried about them too much, until today when I wanted to determine what movies are showing in the area.
I clicked the “Showtimes for 84601 >>;” link and was blown away.
I thought it would take me to a google search for “Movies in 84601 or something, not the granddaddy listing page for everything I would ever care to see in my town.
But wait, there’s more:
- Click the theater name, get all movies there.
- Click the movie name, see all theatres (and times) it’s playing (this by itself deserves the Nobel Peace Prize because my wife and I won’t have to argue about what time such-and-such theatre is playing the movie)
- IMDB links for info about the movie (what a concept)
- And Google movie reviews, which appear to be pulled from newspapers, etc. who reviewed them.
Not a single pop-up ad on the site, either.
Wow, Google. Your momma must be proud!