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Riding on how we now have a Movie Stack Exchange, I would like to request for a OneBox feature for Rotten Tomatoes for chat.

Doing a quick 5-min mock-up using Chrome's dev editor, I came up with a format like this:

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A: The movie's score from the critics.
Other thoughts include a x%/y% where x = critic sore and y = audience score

B: The movie's title

C: The movie's poster image that is on their page.

D: The icon of whether or not it is 'rotten' or 'fresh'

E: The critic consensus (if there is one)

In order to properly OneBox the link should be like as follows:

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/MOVIE_NAME/

For my example, Dark Knight, the link is:

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_dark_knight/

While RottenTomatoes itself isn't a hugely useful site; people do use their reviews as a basis. On top of this, we could also implement something for IMDB in a similar fashion, replacing the RT rating with IMDB's overall rating.

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In this case I'd also propose IMDb one-boxing. Since it has a more neutral-referencial and less judging character. –  Christian Rau Aug 29 at 9:51

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I would propose to use Metacritic instead, they are also based on reviews by critics, set a higher standard (at least by the looks) and apply to more than just movies. This for instance allows The Bridge (Gaming.SE) to link Games. I believe that TV is usable for the SciFi.SE chat room and perhaps Music for Music.SE and AVP.SE, just enable it everywhere... :)

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Problem I have personally with Metacritic is that it is too easily corrupted by anonymous users pushing down ratings and paid journalists pushing up the ratings. For instance Mass Effect 3. –  TylerShads Apr 5 '12 at 12:03
    
@TylerShads: How does Rotten Tomatoes solve this? I see they have critics there too. –  Tom Wijsman Apr 5 '12 at 12:57
    
Not saying they solve this problem all together nor disagreeing with using Metacritic, I just don't personally like them >:). But I do agree that might be a better solution for a general use instead of just movies. –  TylerShads Apr 5 '12 at 13:10

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