[Entertainment] Movies & TV Shows

Skill Name
Movies & TV Shows

User Wants

  • I want to know a movie’s rating
  • I want to know when a movie comes out or was released
  • I want to know the main actor(s) in a movie
  • I want to know who directed the movie
  • I want to hear the movie’s synopsis
  • I want to know the movie’s length

What third party services, data sets or platforms will the Skill interact with?
Some API (Wikipedia, IMDb, Metacritic, Rotten Tomatoes, …)

Are there similar Mycroft Skills already?
I looked on GitHub and didn’t find any.

What will the user Speak to trigger the Skill?

  • What’s the name of the lead actor in Interstellar?
  • When does the new Dune movie come out?
  • How good is the movie Godfather?
  • Is Forrest Gump based on a true story?
  • Who directed the Matrix?
  • How many seasons does the tv show Narcos have?
  • When was the first Star Wars movie released?
  • What’s the rating of the tv show True Detective?
  • What’s the anime Castlevania about?
  • How long is Pulp Fiction?

What Skill Settings will this Skill need to store?
Maybe selecting the preferred source of information (Wikipedia, IMDb, Metacritic, Rotten Tomatoes, …)

I am developing such a skill. Please feel free to test. It’s called MovieMaster on github. I have submitted a PR request on the mycroft-skills github.

I am working on a couple of new issues to iron everything out, but the way it is now, it works well.

There is a thread on this forum located here.

Let me know what you think.

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I just did an update mentioned here. I would love for you to test this skill and give me more suggestions.

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Hey @builderjer, I’m excited to try the skill out but it failed to load:

@gez-mycroft tells me “it’s missing exception handlers on its try statements”.

I’ve flagged this on github and he’s working on an update.

It should be up and running now. Sorry about that @akuataja.

Did an update and everything seems to be working. Look here or on github here. Let me know what you think.