• IMDb Revised Policy Now Permits Removal Of Birth Names
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    Deadline

    IMDb Revised Policy Now Permits Removal Of Birth Names

    IMDb has revised its pre-existing policy in regards to the publication of removal of birth names. The revisit to the policy was a result of the backlash the site received earlier this year for publishing the birth names of transgender performers without their consent. The practice is known as "deadnaming", the outing of their birth […]

  • Discover the drama rated higher than 'Breaking Bad' & 'Game of Thrones' on IMDb
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    Discover the drama rated higher than 'Breaking Bad' & 'Game of Thrones' on IMDb

    'Chernobyl' has shot to the top of the IMDb.com user-rated league table, with a 9.7 star rating.

  • Justice League probably not three hours long after all
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    Justice League probably not three hours long after all

    Update: Early reports that suggested Zack Synder’s ‘Justice League’ could clock in at 170 minutes appear to be unfounded. The Wrap is reporting that the film’s runtime has not been finalised yet, adding the “filmmakers aren’t close to knowing the precise runtime as of now.” Although IMDB lists the film’s runtime at 2 hours 50 minutes, it’s worth pointing out that – like Wikipedia – pages can be edited by users and so data on a film’s page isn’t always foolproof. Original story: Anyone who was a bit concerned by the tone of the ‘Justice League’ trailer, should perhaps look away now. ...

  • IMDb adopts the 'F-rating' for female positive movies
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    IMDb adopts the 'F-rating' for female positive movies

    IMDb has adopted the use of the ‘F-rating’ for movies, highlighting films which feature notably positive female stories, and movies made by female directors or written by female writers. The Bechdel test was coined by the US cartoonist Alison Bechdel, who determined that a film is deemed sufficiently female-leaning if it features ‘at least two women or girls who talk to each other about something other than a man or boy’. It might not seem much to ask, but only around half of films manage this.

  • IMDb founder watches 10,000 movies, reveals his all-time Top 10
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    Ben Arnold

    IMDb founder watches 10,000 movies, reveals his all-time Top 10

    The resource that’s solved a million pub arguments, IMDb should be in the bookmarks and on the home screens of every self-respecting film fan.

  • New law enforced to prevent IMDb from revealing actors ages
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    Mike P Williams

    New law enforced to prevent IMDb from revealing actors ages

    In an interesting move, California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill that will prevent IMDb from listing the ages of certain film stars at their request. According to Deadline, the move was welcomed by SAG-AFTRA who believe that the removal of actor ages from IMDb Pro is a positive step in order to combat age discrimination, yet will likely face First Amendment opposition for doing so. Just to be clear, this restriction does not affect anyone normally visiting the website but just those who are members of the IMDb Pro feature.