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Why Does Amazon.com Offer Movie Infomation?

Dave Aiello wrote, "Does anyone have any idea why Amazon.com offers its Movie Showtimes service? Generally, I am big supporters of Amazon: I sell books through the Amazon.com Marketplace; I also participate in the Amazon Associates program. But, rationale behind the Movie Showtimes service (like- how to make money with it) has always escaped me."

"Regardless, I was looking for information about the recent film Road to Perdition. Amazon has a lot of information about it: showtimes at thousands of theaters, the trailer, a cast list, and reviews from professional and amateur reviewers alike."

"One glaring omission: running time. How can they publish so much information about movies in theatrical release and leave out that critical piece of information? Or, am I just missing something obvious?"

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