Genre - Each movie can have up to five genres defined for it. For example,
Shrek has 5 genres defined: Adventure, Romance, Animation, Fantasy and Family. Some movies only have one. There are 19 genres pre defined
by imdb and you can define your own additional genre on the Tools -> Options -> Miscellaneous screen.
If you want to search for a specific genre, just select the genre from the drop down menu.
or (Genre 2) - If you want to search for movies in an additional genre, select the genre from the drop down menu.
MPAA - Each movie that
has had the IMDb information imported will have a rating certification
given by the Motion Picture Association of America. If a rating was not
provided when imported in, an "undefined" rating will be given to that
movie. To search for specific MPAA ratings or from a range of ratings
select an option from the drop down menu.
If your parental control password is set and you select 'R', 'NC-17' or 'All' (since 'R' and 'NC-17' would
be included), you will be prompted for your password.
User Rating - Imdb.com keeps an overall average of their users' ratings for each movie on a
scale of 1-10, 10 being the best. If you want to search for movies depending on the imdb.com users ratings, then
select a range from the drop down menu.
Sort - You can sort the search results by several different criteria in either
ascending or descending order. Ascending order is from a-z and from 0-9. Descending order is from z-a and 9-0.
then by - You can sort on the sorted search results by several different criteria in either
ascending or descending order. Ascending order is from a-z and from 0-9. Descending order is from z-a and 9-0. For example, you can sort
by MPAA rating in the main sort and by Title Asc in the second sort field so all your G rated movies will be
alphabetized and all your PG rated movies will be alphabetized and so on.
GO - The GO button will start the search on your movie database and display the search results
in the format selected in your View list. The view that defaults is the view selected on the
Tools -> Options -> Search Defaults screen.
When the search has completed, the Export to txt file button and Refresh button will be displayed.
View - There are five different views to choose from.
The view that defaults is the view selected on the Tools -> Options -> Miscellaneous screen. You can change
the view by selecting a view type from the drop down list. Upon selecting a new view, the search results will
be redisplayed in the new format. The screen must be completely loaded before you can access the different
buttons and links for each movie. You can only play movies from the movie manager if you are running Cinema Premiere's browser.
If you are not, nothing will happen when you click on the image or play link.
The Thumbnail view displays columns of four cover images
in a row. If the movie is a movie file on your hard drive, the title below the image will display in dark blue bold and the help text "Play
Movie" will appear when your mouse moves over the image. When you click
on the image, the movie will play using your default movie player. (The
free version of BSplayer is
If the movie is a DVD or any other media type that does not reside on your hard drive, the movie's media type and location
will appear as the help text when your mouse moves over the image. The movie's location can be set in three ways. When a movie name is imported from a text file, the
location can be defined on the first or second line of the text file in the format of ':location'. If it is, then every movie name in the text file will be given
that location unless the movie name has a location appended to it between two vertical bars. For example H:\DVD\POPEYES VOYAGE [PG].avi|movie location| or
Willy Wonka|movie location| will be given the location 'movie location'. The location can also be added on the Tools -> Edit -> Single screen.
Below the cover image is the title of the movie. If you click on the title,
the plot will be displayed along with title, genre, MPAA rating, and
The Summary view displays a short detail summary of each movie which includes the cover image, title, genres, MPAA rating and description of rating, user rating, playing time,
year released, media type and location. It also has a link to imdb.com for the movie, a link to the edit screen for the movie, a link to
display the plot information and you can also update the seen and the personal rating
fields from this screen. As with the Thumbnail view, the title for movie files will display in dark blue bold and you can play movie files by clicking the cover image.
The List view displays 7 columns of information for each
movie, but does not include the cover image. Each column can be sorted
on in either ascending or descending order. The seen and personal
fields can be edited directly from this screen. If you click on the
plot arrow, the plot will be displayed along with title, genre, MPAA
rating, and user rating. If you click on the Info (Edit) arrow, you
will be taken to the Edit screen for that movie.
The titles for movie files will be in dark blue bold and you can play the movie
by clicking on the title.
The Text view is the fastest at listing all your movies
since it displays only the title and a link to the edit screen for
each movie. The title for movie files will be in dark blue bold and you can
play the movie by clicking on the title.
The Detail view displays a separate page for each movie
giving all the details possible for each movie along with the cover
image. For movie files the title will be in dark blue bold and you can play the movie by clicking on the image.
You can not edit any fields on this screen, however, you can go to
the edit screen by clicking the info link below the image. There is
also a link to imdb.com for the movie. The arrows at the top right
of the screen will take you either forward or backward one page and
the double arrows will take you to either the first movie or the last
Export to txt File - This button will be displayed once the search has been completed. Clicking on this button
will open the Export Search Results screen where you can select which fields and the order of the fields that you wish
to export to a text file which can be printed out or downloaded.
Refresh - This button is only needed if you clicked on the link to edit the movie information and
you want to see your updated changes.