Maltin, etc.

Mike Boedicker (
Wed, 13 Sep 2000 10:09:38 -0700 (PDT)

I use Maltin the most, although as someone noted he tends to delete older
made-for-TV movies in each edition (even important ones). Videohound is
very useful for its many indexes, but isn't as critical as Maltin.
Halliwell goes too far the other way and is plain snobbish at times. But
all three are worth the money. (Incidentally, if you go with Maltin, buy
the large format edition -- it costs $10-$15 more but holds up better).

For public libraries, Mick Martin & Marsha Porter's Video Movie Guide is
popular with many of our patrons (esp. parents) because it includes ratings
descriptions (i.e. "rated R for nudity and strong language").

Mike Boedicker
Audiovisual Director/Webmaster
Danville Public Library
319 N. Vermilion
Danville, IL 61832
(217) 477-5223 ext. 123