what happens to Movies that are already out but is without cover and from year "0000" ? any way to call for a tmdb refresh?
example : https://filmfed.com/movies/2phqaht6rff-ambition
Depending on TMDB for correctness is asking for problems since it's a wiki site that doesn't double check it's correctness. A prime example is for Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla. https://filmfed.com/movies/v4ra9gtkg8-godzilla-vs-mechagodzilla
The movie originally released in 1974. The U.S. release was in '77.
@Ragnar_Danneskjold Currently, FilmFed doesn't support multi-region release information, so we choose release dates based on an algorithm. If a US release date is available, FilmFed will choose that over other countries release dates. If not US release date is available, we will default to the oldest non-US release date available.
That's fine as far as not including The Tommyknockers. However, you already have plenty of mini-series' already on the site (The Day After, The Langoliers, Golden Years, etc). As for US release dates, that also is your choice, just not something that is the accepted norm. Usually original release dates are the norm for a movie. Since most films usually release here in the states first, it isn't an issue. However, as the film industry has evolved and Hollywood is no longer the monopoly for film distribution, it no longer is the expected norm. Nevertheless, it's your site and I acquiesce to your standards.
Found a new issue. Movie was released in 1966 yet site thinks that it hasn't released yet. https://filmfed.com/movies/6oura0msvqr-gamera-vs-barugon https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060446
With regard to the mini series, it depends on how they are cataloged at TMDb. For instance, The Day After, The Langoliers, and Golden Years are all cataloged as movies at TMDb, which is why we support them. I hope to add support for TV Shows in the future.
As for your concerns with the release dates, it is very valid and I agree with you. This has been an enhancement I have wanted to make to the site for sometime. I have support for multi region releases dates and even multi region certifications on the roadmap.
Found a new issue. Movies released years ago but pages are locked saying that the film hasn't been released yet.
Also seemed to have a problem last night bring up Desperado (1995) page here. The load screen just stuck in an endless loop and never loaded. Didn't have issues with pages before or after on other pages. Even came back a couple of times to retry without success.
Your listing for Duel (1971) has the wrong year of release (2003). This may be another tmdb wiki-error.
@Ragnar_Danneskjold Thank you for sharing these. I have fixed them up.
Also, I wanted let you know, they I have reworked the release dates and will now support the same primary release date as TMDb (as you can see with Duel). I have resynced the movies you pointed out for having bad release dates, but if you come across anymore, please don't hesitate to share them so I can manually resync them to retrieve the new release date.
Kathrine Hepburn's page has 3 double movie entries and a bunch of needed refreshes. I've seen a lot of double entries for other films also.
IMO, going at this piecemeal has got to be harder than just doing a database refresh across the board. I'd recommend doing that if it's possible.