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I've added 18 movie theaters to cinema recommendations in the Netherlands bringing the total to 132.

Your recommendations are now linked to the showtimes of Gigant in Apeldoorn, Chassé in Breda, Filmhuis Lumen in Delft, VerkadeFabriek in Den Bosch, De Bios in Drachten, LAB-1 en NatLab in Eindhoven, Cinema Gouda, Filmhuis Gouda, De Bios in Heerenveen, Cacaofabriek in Helmond, Slieker Film in Leeuwarden, Euroscoop Maastricht, Cinema Middelburg, Euroscoop Schiedam, CineCity Terneuzen, Euroscoop Tilburg, and CineCity Vlissingen.

That's right, today is a double launch!

Netflix has over 3000 movies for you to choose from. In between all these movies are a lot of movies you'd probably enjoy, like About Time, The Dawn Wall, Demolition, and Pineapple Express for me.

Image of the recommendations on Netflix page with six recommended movies.

And of course lots of them you probably won't enjoy, like Always Be My Maybe, Before I Fall, and Murder Mystery for me.

Image of four movies on Netflix that are not recommended.

Your top four recommendations are shown on the home page. You can see if a movie is playing on Netflix on the movie's information page and in the preview that opens up when you click on a movie (for example on the recommendations page).

In 2018, a total of 480 movies played in Dutch movie theaters. Even if you watched one every day with an extra per day on the weekend you'd come up around 10 short. There are a lot of options in the movie theaters these days!

And in the great unknown of all those movies are bound to be movies you would love to see. So I've added all the showtimes from Cineville, Kinepolis, Pathé, Vue, and a few others for a grand total of 114 movie theaters and linked this to your personal recommendations.

Image of the recommendations in the cinema page with the movies Blinded by the Light and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood being recommended for a user in Utrecht.

Now you can easily see which movies are worth a trip to the cinemas! And of course which ones are meh and which ones you should avoid.

Your top four recommendations are shown on the home page. You can see if a movie is playing in (your) cinemas on the movie's information page and in the preview that opens up when you click on a movie (for example on the recommendations page).

Image of the preview showing Booksmart, with a link to movie theaters in which it is playing in the bottom right.

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To better answer the age old question how similar Inception and The Matrix are, I've implemented three changes to how similar movies are calculated

A lot of people have suggested I include the actors, directors, and other people involved in making a movie. That seemed like a good idea. Generally speaking, what's more similar than two comedies? Two comedies starring Jim Carrey!

I'm also using the ratings found on Metacritic to get a jump start on learning about new movies and so that the calculation looks at even more people and ratings.

Finally, more weight is given to ratings done around the same time as opposed to says several years apart.

And to answer that question, not 83.4 but 83.8. If you like one, you probably like the other as well.

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