For this project we created a review website where users can search movie reviews and post their own reviews. Our website is connected to the database consisting of thousands of movies populated on Amazon AWS run with mySQL engine. Our website allows users to search by genres, where genres were generated dynamically based on the types of movies we have in our database. It also embedded Bing search to facilitate the search process.
We started from building a database from scratch based on the two data files provided. Our database utilized both TMDB movie information and Rotten Tomatoes review database. We will introduce in the data cleaning section details about how we merge the two databases. In order for users to be able to search in our database based on different criteria, our front-end codes incorporates mySQL queries to extract the information.