AirShelf: A shelfload of movies and tv floating in the cloud

Review posted Wed 5 Sep '12  ·  19 comments
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Having worked in the movie and video industry for quite a few years I can spot a film buff at twenty paces. They are often a bit of a loner and can have weird obsessions with b-grade actors like Dolph Lundgren or Sean Young. You know the type. AirShelf is a nice and simple free tv and movies application that is kept in the cloud. It's a place where movie and tv geeks of all persuasions can list and display movies, read reviews and watch trailers and then recommend their favorites to their friends in true film buff style.
 
It's a funny thing about the true film fan (or music or book fan, if it comes to that) that they can't help themselves when they go round to someone's house. They have to go through the whole collection of DVD's or videos to see what titles they have and I have to admit, I'm one of the worst culprits at that. AirShelf is a virtual place where one can display and exchange movie and TV recommendations. It aims to create the curiosity of glancing at a friend's living room bookcase and the joy of sending and receiving great recommendations. And with books and media content increasingly moving off physical shelves and into the cloud AirShelf appears to be the next best thing to a real shelf stacked with much loved movies. You can display your collection in as many or as few digital shelves as you like on AirShelf and then see how your collection links and overlaps with other shelves in serendipitous discovery. Friends can recommend items to each other's shelves and,  unlike email or word-of-mouth, these suggestions don't get lost or forgotten.
 
AirShelf is a fun movie and tv app - with books to be added shortly - that shows others your favorite films as well as offering recommendations on all things filmic. Which is probably going to come in quite useful now that the humble DVD shop is all but extinct. Whereas you used to have at least one person working in your local video store that could recommend you new and old great films that avenue of information has now been cut off. So, unless you are happy to be served up a blockbuster action film or a woefully sad romantic comedy it's time to find better recommendations and AirShelf is a good place to start. Connect with your friends old and new and peruse their lists of fave films because otherwise its going to be a steady diet of lame romcoms and bad action films the next time you want to come up with an idea of something to watch. AirShelf is free, simple to use and will keep you amused for hours. Oh, and I have a confession to make...I'm the Sean Young fan.



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