Nick's Amazing Movie Lookup

So I built a web app.

With my amazing Movie Lookup you can enter any movie into the prompt - any movie! Ever made! - and you get back a load of related info: year, cast, plot etc - with an image of the poster.

It uses html, css and ruby, with the local hosting shiznitz handled by Sinatra.

Sound cool?

It isn't. It's absolutely shit. But still, it is what it is. And at least it is.

I showed this to my girlfriend, eagerly asking her for the name of a movie.

She said: "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind."

I said: "Give me a one word title," as I hadn't worked out how to globally substitute spaces in titles.

"Looper",  she said.

I hit the submit button and her reaction, in the immortal words of Bill Hicks, was one of a dog being shown a card trick.

After a few seconds of her waiting for something more impressive to happen, without shifting gaze from my laptop, she said: "I have no idea what I'm looking at."

And so it begins.