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Eventful Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on April 3rd, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: EFFECTIVE
Offering personalized event recommendations, Eventful is a great tool to figure out what to do and where, even if it is a little forgetful when it comes to one's location.
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Go to the Cannes Film Festival with The Hollywood Reporter

Posted by Lisa Caplan on May 24th, 2012

For the movie industry the Cannes Film Festival is one of the most important events in which to preview films and watch the stars. The 65th annual festival is happening in France right now, but if you weren't able to secure an invite or make the journey, hope is not lost. Film buffs and star gazers can keep tabs on the festival with The Hoolywood Reporter's new iPad app, Hollywood Reporter: Cannes Film Festival. And, if you did get there and find the opulence a little overwhelming, this app serves as an on-site guide as well.

Calling itself the ultimate companion, the app provides almost-live news, film reviews, and of course, lots of video for those of us watching from afar. Look for lots of Red Carpet moments, gossip from exclusive parties, extensive photo galleries and oh and did I say videos?  Ardent fans can even download The Hollywood Reporter festival dailies to see what’s happened so far and not miss any of the remaining action.

And for those on scene there are interactive maps, extensive screening listings, and a mini Cannes travellers’ guide. We envy those enjoying the movie nights on The Riviera, but for the rest of us, this app brings home almost everything except the sun, sand, and surf .

Movie Pal: The Shazam Of Cinema

Posted by Jennifer Allen on May 17th, 2012

Shazam has done wonders for that moment where one hears a clip of a song and has no idea what the song actually is. Now, there's an app that promises to do the same for movie trailers. Movie Pal is that app.

All the user has to do is listen to a few seconds of a trailer with the app and it immediately tags the film for future reference. It uses this information to then remind the user of when it's coming out.

Further functionality comes from the options to see ratings, show times and even buy tickets from within the app. Hundreds of movie trailers can also be viewed and there are movie recommendations for what to watch on iTunes and Netflix. Movie Pal looks set to be an ideal way of keeping up to date with all things movies and just in time for summer blockbuster season to get into full swing.

Movie Pal is out now and it's free.

Countdown To The Avengers And Other Blockbusters With Movie Clock

Posted by Jennifer Allen on May 2nd, 2012
iPhone & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone and Apple Watch, compatible with iPad

One of the biggest comic book films of all time is set to be released in the US this coming weekend in the form of The Avengers.

I'm one of those lucky people to have already seen it thanks to being based in the UK (go see it this weekend, it's awesome) but I didn't get the chance to interact with fans through Movie Clock.

Movie Clock is an app that not offers plenty of fun features for a low price.

There's a countdown timer for all the biggest movie releases like The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises but it also offers a portal for checking out local showtimes, buying tickets directly, checking out movie trailers and interacting with other fans via the app's "check-in" feature.

It's a great all rounder for movie fans and with summer blockbuster season creeping up, it's an ideal time to check it out.

Movie Clock is out now, priced at $0.99.

Get Shaking And Matching With Truffula Shuffula

Posted by Jennifer Allen on March 1st, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

This weekend, the movie adaptation of Dr Seuss' The Lorax comes to cinema screens across the USA and Canada. What better way to entertain the kids afterwards than with an iOS game based on the film?

Truffula Shuffula is the game in mind. It's a simple yet adorable Match Three title in which the player must help The Lorax to create clusters of three or more matching objects. It's a simple title that won't challenge players too much but it's the ideal experience for kids who are beguiled by the loveable Lorax.

The Shuffula part of the title relates to the ability to shake the device when any moves have been exhausted, thus giving players that keen extra edge to progress further.

Scores can be shared with friends via Facebook and Twitter, plus there's the ability to view the trailer of the movie while playing the game.

Free and an Universal app, Truffula Shuffula is ideal for keeping the kids occupied over the weekend.

Kinotopic Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on January 18th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: INTRIGUING
A fascinating concept that's let down slightly by execution and stability issues.
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Movie Trailers And Much More Available Through iTunes Movie Trailers

Posted by Jennifer Allen on October 14th, 2011
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Who's a big film fan, then? I know I certainly am. I've spent years trawling the Apple Trailers site since back when the idea of viewing film trailers on a website was revolutionary. Now I can do it through a new app by the name of iTunes Movie Trailers.

The app does exactly what the name suggests, offering the newest and most exclusive movie previews in HD at the fingertips of all iOS device owners who choose to download this free app.

Users can browse trailers, clips and featurettes for all the biggest movies, as well as view spectacular HD photos, view a year long calendar of upcoming movie releases and find showtimes at cinemas near them.

Hundreds of movie trailers are available in all and a quick glance already shows the best of the best are on display such as Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Besides tracking what the networks reckon are the biggest hits, users can also browse the charts to see what other people are downloading the most for inspiration as to what to check out.

iTunes Movie Trailers is out now. It's universal, it's free, it's the ideal app for movie fans.

Check Film Times Quickly With Showings

Posted by Jennifer Allen on August 19th, 2011
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Ever sit in a coffee shop or at work and wonder if there's a good movie showing at the local cinema? Need a good way of checking? Sure there's always looking it up on the internet but how about an app like Showings that is focused purely on cinema related things.

The app allows users to find nearby cinemas and then favorite the ones they regularly go to. It's then just a simple matter of flicking around the app for more information. Users can take a look at the movie poster, cast, a synopsis of the story, Rotten Tomatoes score and in some cases, also a trailer too.

Of course, there's also the all important film showing times too which are clearly laid out for all days of the week.

Showings is a simple app but that's exactly what anyone could want. It gives out the facts quickly and concisely so that users can plan their evening ahead fast.

Showings is out now priced at $0.99.

Roger Ebert's Great Movies Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on June 17th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FASCINATING
An app for the film connoisseur.
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