Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Video clerks unleashed!

is a movie recommendation site, but different than say, Netflix or Amazon because it is powered by real humans. (via The Fire Wire)

From their About... page:
At Clerkdogs, we believe that humans give the best movie recommendations. That’s why we’ve invented an entirely new engine powered by humans—not algorithms. Our unique database is so intuitive and conversational; it’s a lot like interacting with a great clerk in a top quality-video store.

You can plug in a movie and hopefully you'll get back recommendations based on various criteria in the movie (it's still in beta and the movie list is as of now far from exhaustive). Let's say you're one of the teeming dozens who saw and actually enjoyed that 2000 John Travolta classic "Battlefield Earth". Want something in the same vein (good Lord, why?) but...

More mainstream? Tom Cruise's "War of the Worlds" (2005)
More violent? "Aliens" (1986)
More subtle? "Planet of the Apes" (1968)

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