We can expect moviegoers to fill theaters the next several weeks as they rush to see ‘Spectre,’ ‘The Peanuts Movie’ and upcoming titles like ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2,’ ‘Creed’ and ‘Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.’ With the holiday movie season quickly approaching, we have decided to review the top five movie apps to help make the movie viewing experience a breeze at your fingertips. Below are the five best movie apps, in no particular order, currently on the market.
Movie fans can quickly view the latest movie trailers and purchase tickets on the app for The Movie Network, which is reported by users as easy to use. The five-option menu bar allows users to stay up-to-date on what’s playing in theaters, what films are set to arrive in the coming weeks and search through titles alphabetically. In addition to viewing movie information such as run time, cast lineup and the synopsis, the latest trailers can be viewed and movie tickets can be purchased. After setting up a quick personalized account, users have the opportunity to join the conversation by writing movie reviews and share their thoughts and opinions in surveys.
The mobile app for IMDB has a six option drop down bar directing users to sections like ‘Watch Today,’ featuring what’s new in theaters, the latest trailers and what is playing on TV. Users can also view the top rated movies and lowest rated movies under ‘Best and Worst’ and then check out the most popular movies, TV shows, celebrities and trailers in the ‘Trending’ section. The app also features ‘Movie,’ ‘TV’ and ‘Celebrity’ sections featuring repetitive information found in other drop-down options of the app.
The respective app for Fandango, which featured a major crash when tickets to ‘Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens’ went on sale, opens to the latest movie in theaters and encourages users to purchase tickets for a show time at a nearby theater. Users can swipe up (or down) to find showings for the hottest movies and watch interview and behind-the-scenes videos. The app also features an ‘inbox’ for mail received from Fandango, and while a welcome letter is nice, we can only hope Fandango doesn’t take a liking to filling that inbox each day.
Flixter, by Rotten Tomatoes, highlights current films in theaters along with each film’s Tomatometer, which is their personal measurement “of quality for movies and TV.” On the app’s homepage users are shown what’s opening this week along with top 49 films in the box office, which is a bit overwhelming to scroll through. Users can purchase tickets for a local theater and check out all the new DVD and Blu-Ray releases within the app.
Moviefone, supported by AOL Inc, also shows users the top films at the box office, what is playing and what movies will soon be released. However, since their recent update, users have complained the app lost it’s user-friendly functionality by making losing the easy access to specific theaters saved in each users favorites section. While many have complained about the functionality, others have noted how the overall look of the app has improved.