I'm also working with php and using pdo at the moment for the sql queries. As for the site I have found a template that I like and would like to do something along those lines, but not exactly. The site will have the option to login(admin) to add, edit, or delete movie titles, but other than that there won't be a point to login. I would also like to create a queue system for those movie nights. That way you don't have to remember all the titles you talked about watching. My thought is to have the titles displayed like they are in the image below, but to be able to use the arrow keys/enter or mouse click to select the movie and have a menu pop up. If admin give the option to edit, delete, add to queue, or more info and if just user add to queue or more info.
and before anybody says anything yes I know the title and plot and image don't match for some they are just an example.
Also is it possible to do auto adjust the height for the row. Let say movie A has a long plot, but b and c are short auto adjust those 3 to be the same height and use the height for the longer of the 3, but the next row down with movies z, x, and y have short plots so they will auto adjust to fit better.
Any thoughts or ideas on where I should go with this would be very appreciated. Like I said the backend is almost done and I have started working on the site part, but not really yet.