Internet Movie Database
Great for fact-checking names and film titles.
RealNetworks site offers text and audio.
Screen Actors Guild
Union site with lots of news.
WhoRepresents.com: Agent Database
A great shortcut for sourcing, enter celebrity names into the database and get the managers or agents who represents them.
Union site with lots of news.
Writers Guild of America
Also lists agents and writer/clients.
Motion Picture Association of America
Founded in 1922, the MPAA serves as the "voice and advocate of the American motion picture, home video and television industries, domestically." The website offers a press room, film ratings and covers issues such as movie piracy.
Enter a movie's title (all titles since 1968) in the database and find its rating. Site offers reasons why a movie is given a specific rating.
News from Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Cannes Film Festival
Official site of the festival.
A travel site that focuses on the Cannes Film Festival.
Database of ratings for every film since 1968.
Run by movie analyst Brandon Gray, Mojo is an online movie publication and box office reporting service. Based in Burbank, Calif., the site provideswe produce analysis, reviews, interviews and the most comprehensive box office tracking available online. This includes quick links to daily box office takes, weekly, annual, etc. Also has news and analysis, showtimes, trailers, release schedule and an RSS feed.
Media By Numbers
Tracks weekend box office numbers. Quoted often in the media.
A super site. Requires a log-in/subscription. Includes daily box office stats, box office top 10 and all-time top 100 box office.
The bible of Hollywood trade papers.
Covers Hollywood business.
News from Premiere magazine.
Hollywood news and box office figures.
Hollywood and Vine
News on all the entertainment industries.
Look up what an actor's estimated net worth is in this database.
Hollywood Stock Exchange site covers industry news.
News on independent films, listing of festivals.
Entertainment awards site. News, predictions, etc.
Databases and records for all-time box office receipts, video and DVD rentals, reviews and more.
News, movie and soundtrack reviews, composer bios, etc.
PBS Frontline: The Monster That Ate Hollywood
The business of movies and special effects.
Locations sites of famous movies.
Trivia, facts, etc. on movies.
Search for a database of movies, actors, directors, and producers.
Newsweek Pop Vox
Best and worst in movies, TV and books.
CineFiles: Pacific Film Archive
Reviews, press kits, festivals, newspaper articles, etc.
Movie Review Query Engine
More than 20,000 movie reviews by Web and newspaper writers.
International Film and Video Festivals
Lists international film, television and video festivals.
Bad Movie Script Query Letters Blog
An Hollywood talent manager posts horrible script pitches. Funny.
Lots of celebrity gossip and chats.
Get caught up on all the Hollywood gossip.
Subscription section of Internet Movie Database lets you search for celebrity contacts and agents. Track films in production, actor/movie rankings, etc.
Another subscription service that lets you search for celebrity contacts and agents.
Ain't It Cool News
Another Hollywood gossip site.
Claims to have the "latest news, images, clips and reviews of all the current and upcoming blockbuster films."
All sorts of information on movies, including scripts.
A fan site, but it's fun.
All the Hollywood gossip.
A collection of bad movies, reviews, etc.
Video and coverage from all the parties.
More movie reviews.
Turner Classic Movies: Movies Database
Great for quick-reference, this site allows you to search a database of thousands of movie titles.
Parents rate movies for their appropriateness for children. A fan site, but fun.
Big Movie Zone.com
Site is devoted to large-format films.
Download movie soundtracks and information about them.
Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics
Cars that explode on impact, visible laserbeams, and the staples of the silver screen that defy the laws of science. This is a fan?s site, so take it for what it?s worth.
Has a cool tool for figuring out just what "Magnolia" was about.
TheCelebrityCafe.com Entertainment Magazine
New articles daily on movies, books, television, music, entertainment news and more.
The Spinning Image: Cult Movies
This UK site covers news and titles on cult movie classics.
An online database of fake phone numbers from movies and TV shows. Hilarious. It's a fan site, however.
A listing of gaffes in movies. Similar to MovieMistakes.com.
AdmitOne.org Film School
An intro to movie-making from the Artists Rights Foundation.
Bad Movie Report
Fun site with hilarious reviews of awful films.
A collection of movie critics' links.
Online polls on news, politics, sports, celebrities, etc.
Connect stars to each other.
LA Times: The Envelope Please
Predictions site for Oscars, Grammys.
History of Cinematography
Cool site on the making of films.
It's a fan site, but Entertainment Weekly calls it the most thorough and consistently updated database of open and closed drive-ins. The site allows you to search by zip code and includes weather reports, photos, driving directions and links.
Type in a famous quote and this database matches it to the movie it's from.
Brian's Drive-In Theater
An online shrine to B-movies. A fan site, so be careful with what material you use.
American Drive In
Drive-In movie memories. Promotes a documentary on them as well as a history of drive-ins.
List of theaters, video of classic concession ads.
Database of drive-ins, nostalgia, history on drive-ins in Europe and Australia.
Adventures of Dan: Movie Extra Confessions
This is a blog by a guy who works on movie sets. Great industry gossip and stories, but keep in mind that this is a fan site.
Midnight Ramble: Black Actors in Hollywood
A great site that chronicles contributions of African-Americans to cinema.
A good Hollywood gossip blog that includes links to teasers and new trailers.
Scripts from TV, movies, radio, etc.
Internet Archive: Universal Newsreels
Search more than 600 newsreels from Universal (1929 to 1967).
Entertainment Industry Foundation
Funds programs in a variety of areas, including education and children's services, the arts, community service, the environment, AIDS and literacy.
A search engine for movie clips online.
Showcases underground video and art on the Web.
Showcases popular online videos.
Gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at movie-making.
This site offers advice on when to go to the bathroom while watching a movie and not miss anything. Very funny.
Soundtrack Info Project
Find movie soundtracks.
National Association of Theatre Owners
Publications, blog, industry links and research. Covers issues such as movie ratings, movie theft, etc.
More than 600 movies that are now part of the public domain.
Movie social networking site.
Entertainment news and gossip.
Blog about film criticism by Bill Wyman, former arts editor of NPR and Salon.com.
Tracks Oscars and other Hollywood awards.
An emporium of celebrity, fashion, beauty, etc.
Dedicated to covering black celebrities.
Celebrity gossip blog.
RAND Corporation Arts Research
Federally funded documents center has a variety of links, reports and resources on arts issues.
This site steers you to the best entertainment video on the Web. It's organized by categories, so it's easy to search.