I went to see Up with my family this weekend. If a movie is from Pixar, that is enough to recommend it. All we knew about the film was that it somehow involved balloons. The story was classic Pixar – in a way timeless and yet unprecedented.
Of course, you may have seen Up being used in one of the demos for our (Microsoft’s) new search engine: bing. Given that Pixar/Disney obviously named the movie intentionally as a challenge to search engines, I wanted to see what Google did with the query ‘Up’. I guess Google doesn’t like me. After seeing what they did with my previously posted example, perhaps the result for ‘Up’ shouldn’t surprise me:
Note that though bing’s results are pretty good, the current Live Search results are not too great either. They provide show times near my location (good) but don’t provide a link to the movie home page (bad).
Update – Google appears to have fixed this as well.