Developer: Flixster
Price: free
Version Reviewed: 2.0

iPhone Integration Rating: ★★★★☆
User Interface Rating: ★★★★☆
Re-use / Replay Value Rating: ★★★★★

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Flixster was one of the first applications I downloaded for use on my iPhone and it remains one of my faves to this day. Recent feature improvements have made it an even better resource. I’m not a movie buff by any means, but the Flixster app embodies what most of us appreciate about having a smartphone–up to date information on the go.

img_00015With Flixster you can search and watch movie trailers from Flixster’s enormous online database. You can view listings from your local or favorite theaters and from within favorites you can call the theater, locate it on a map and share the information with friends. You can also view upcoming movie and DVD releases. Last night, I looked on Flixster to learn that Milk had been released on DVD 10 days previously and subsequently pulled into the local Blockbuster on my way home to grab it.

The newest app version can integrate with your Facebook account by utilizing Facebook Connect. The idea is to create more of a social aspect to rating movies and sharing the info with friends. While you can view movie ratings from the pros at Rotten Tomatoes from within Flixster, it’s often fun and helpful to see what “real people” think of a film before deciding whether or not to see it. Once you set it up, all of your Facebook friends who use Flixster are loaded into the app, along with their movie ratings; these show up as you search specific films or in your ‘My Movies’ section of the application. You can rate movies and create a wish list from within Flixster or FB and the information is then published within both applications.

Flixster is stable and the clips run smoothly, even over the cellular network. There’s really little to criticize here. The user interface is nice, the app doesn’t crash and it’s free. Give Flixster Movies a try. I bet you’ll like it.

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