Established in early 1960s, Internet is the present day driving force for everything under the sun. From history, medicine, food, travel to movies, anything and everything is available on the digital platform. A double-sided sword, it has its share of boons and banes for every field of knowledge especially movies and entertainment.
Movies are considered as the major source of entertainment. Apart from being entertainment source, new movies in theaters also reflect the societal issues. But instead of being the mirror image, films mainly reflect the desires, hopes, values and traditions expected of the society. Movies are more like dreams of a society rather than being a true reflection.
There are umpteen movie websites available in the virtual world giving out information on the latest movies in theaters. These websites gives details about movies including the review, synopsis, cast details, release dates etc. There are several popular movie review websites like Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic which offer a plethora of movie reviews from critics and audiences to the readers to access whether or not to watch the movie. Most of the movie websites allow internet users to submit movie reviews and scores to enable a broad consensus of the review of a movie. Other websites on movie and TV provide official trailers of movies and episodes of various TV series.
But the disadvantage that follows with internet and media is that there are internet users who misuse the online platform and at times post videos with indecent content like sex or violence. Yet another disadvantage is that people also post pirated versions of the movies online much before the movies makes to the big screens.
Movie websites like BookMyShow.com offer a convenient online ticket booking facility for upcoming new movies in theaters. They also offer details about seating arrangements of any movie theaters and the movie showtimes for the recent releases. The major timing slots are Morning, Matinee, Evening and Late Night movie showtimes, which are slotted as per the requirement of various sections of the society.
Irrespective of the flaws, internet has surpassed the very source of information like print and electronic media and is the most sought after by the present day generation especially for movies and TV related updates.