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No longer just a trivia repository, IMDb now shows movies and shows

September 15, 2008 |  5:01 pm

The Office The millions of people who visit the Internet Movie Database to learn about movies and television shows can now stay there to watch them.

Parent company Amazon.com today said IMDb.com, famous for providing casts, memorable quotes and other trivia from film and TV, had started offering more than 6,000 feature films and television episodes for free viewing online.

The current selections include recent and classic films, such as "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World," "Hoop Dreams" and "Some Like it Hot." 

The lineup also includes such hit television shows as "Heroes," "The Simpsons" and "The Office," together with television classics including "Beverly Hills, 90210" and "Star Trek."

Content is provided by the NBC Universal and News Corp. online video venture, Hulu, as well as by CBS, Sony Pictures Television and more than 500 independent filmmakers.

-- Dawn C. Chmielewski

Photo: From left, Steve Carrell, John Krasinski and Rainn Wilsom in a scene from "The Office." Credit: NBC Universal

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