The sudden rise of the most useful movie rating site ever

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From The Daily Dot:

In the Age of the Internet, it’s not unusual to see instant celebrities or overnight viral sensations: yesterday an obscure nobody posted something interesting online, and today almost everyone knows about it.

Other sites have to wait for their fame, languish for months or even years with barely a handful of Facebook fans, a once-in-awhile tweet or blog post linking to their site—but if they’re lucky they’ll keep gaining momentum, like a snowball rolling downhill until eventually you realize “That’s not a snowball; that’s an avalanche.”

With this in mind, here’s a cool movie-spoiler website, DoesTheDogDie.com, which rates movies solely by that standard—“the most important movie question” according to its subheading.

“Do you turn off Old Yeller before the end so you can pretend that he lived a long and happy life? Did a cute pet on a movie poster make you think it would be a fun comedy but it turned out to be a pet-with-a-terminal-illness tearjerker instead? Are you unable to enjoy the human body count in a horror movie because you’re wondering whether the dog’s going to kick the bucket? Have you ever Googled “Does the [dog/cat/horse/Klingon targ] die in [movie title]?”

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