It Could Be Getting So Much Better All The Time #1: Google For Film

Oh, if only we in the States had government funding for the arts!  I would settle for government funding for the infrastructure for the arts.  The UK has it and here's a good idea that they funded that we could use here:

 A Google-esque application for film.  Check it out.
UK film buffs will be able to access a bespoke online search tool from today that will give cinema and TV listings, DVD, Blu-ray and download options for 34,000 films.

The £1m FindAnyFilm project has been developed by the UK Film Council over the past seven months and claims to be the first service of its kind to combine listings for multiple formats and links to retails sites and legal download services. It also includes more than 5,000 film trailers and an alerts service to notify users when titles are released in new formats.