Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 163 / APRIL 1994 / PAGE 72

Crazy about movies. (Microsoft Cinemania '94 entertainment/hobby software) (New Multimedia Products) (Software Review) (Evaluation)

How about a complete interactive movid guide at your fingertips? The latest version of Microsoft's Cinemania includes reviews by Roger Ebert, Pauline Kael, and Leonard Maltin, with topical articles by Ephraim Katz.

Interactive hypertext, original lines of famous dialogue, video clips, and classic music bring the film world to life. Microsoft Cinemania '94 has film reviews; biographies of movie stars, directors, and other Hollywood personalities; complete listings of all Academy Award nominees and winners; topical articles; and enhanced multimedia elements. In addition, there are high-quality movie stills, portraits of famous screen stars and other industry figures, video clips from classic films, and movie themes and songs.

With an easy-to-use interface that resembles a remote control, users can explore movies by genre, actor, director, star rating, release date, Academy Awards, and even MPAA rating with the click of a button. You get the updated text of Leonard Maltin's Movie and Video Guide 1994, which includes more than 19,000 movie reviews; more than 800 detailed movie reviews from Baseline's Motion Picture Guide; and nearly 4000 biographies of movie personalities. Also featured are the 1994 edition of Roger Ebert's Video Companion, 2500 film reviews from Pauline Kael's 5001 Nights at the Movies, and biographies and topical articles from Ephraim Katz's The Film Encyclopedia.

Relive classic scenes from your favorite movies with 20 full-motion video clips, audio clips from more than 100 movie themes and songs, and three times as many motion picture stills and twice as many biographical photos as were found in the previous version. Once you've selected a movie, you can use the list-making feature to make notes or print out a list to take with you to the video store.

Finding great movies to watch has never been so easy.