Movie buffs have been using the well-known IMDb for years to get information on movies and television. While IMDb has proven to be a powerful database, it tends to lack in the department of user interaction. FilmGator has been developed, and is now running in public open beta, to bring social media into the fun of movie watching.
One of the smart things that the owners of FilmGator have done is preface site registration with a nice tour and explanation of how the site works. If the homepage was full of news articles and box office charts, I doubt newcomers would be able to distinguish the purpose of FilmGator from other movie sites. As it is, though, you can see all the social media features of the site and even watch a video or two about how specific features work.
Another smart thing that FilmGator does is it has an expansive rating system, and a cool little timeline for you to chart which movies you've watched recently. If you have a lot of friends on the site, then you can compare your timelines and make recommendations for each other. Similarly, FilmGator's in-depth review system makes the site capable of analyzing what your movie tastes are and make fairly good recommendations based off of that data.
If you're a big movie buff, then you're probably already an active member of both IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes. There's no reason why you shouldn't give FilmGator a try. With a sleek interface and superior approach to social media, the site is poised to become rather popular, given the right exposure. Go give it a test run, and let us know how you liked it in the comments. By the way, my profile is austln. Hit me up!