Housam Ziad,

I am a front-end and a user-experience developer with an MSc in Software Engineering and a Bachelor in Linguistics. I started as a Graphic Designer and a Web Designer in 1998 and started focusing on Web Development in 2008. Through my years of business experience, I learned a lot about Business Development, Marketing, Management, Entrepreneurship, and I worked on projects for big companies.

I am passionate about creating beautiful designs for print and for the web, and the happyness I pursue doing this.

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Movie Info Finder

Written on January 9, 2019 in Tools | 1 min read

Movie Info Finder

I am working currently on a side project to study viewers reactions to sequel movies, and I am crwaling the data from three websites, IMDB, Meta Critic, and Rotten Tomatoes, in order to compare the results later.

Every movie entry has the following keys: Movie name, the year, a link to the poster, movie description, IMDB page URL, IMDB rating, number of votes on IMDB, Metacritic critics count, Metacritic critics rating, Metacritic page URL, Metacritic users count, Metacritic users rating, Rottentomatoes critics count, Rottentomatoes critics rating, Rottentomatoes page URL, Rottentomatoes users count, and Rottentomatoes users_rating.

Collecting all of these entries for each movie manually, would be tedious and time consuming, so I developed this tool which crawls all of the above mentioned websites and return a JSON object with the data.

The main code is located in the file find_movie_info.py which can be used in a loop of movies list to get data for multiple movies.

You can find the Github repository on this link


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