Whether you are trying to find show times for movies at your favorite theater, or are dying to watch the latest comedy trailer, Flixster provides up to the minute info on the latest films. The Flixster application Movies, developed by Jeffrey Grossman, is the ultimate pocket guide to new and upcoming movie releases.
Developed as an iPhone or iPod companion to the Flixster website, this application is a scaled down version of the popular Flixster website. Movies is easy to navigate and has a well organized interface. You can browse through film categories that include Box Office, Theater, Upcoming, and DVD. Each film selection provides you with the essentials – such as rating, lead actors, film length, directors, etc. But there are lots of extras on Movies as well. You can browse photos from each film, watch the trailer, share your thoughts about the movie through Facebook, and even add the film to your Netflix queue.
The latest update for Movies allows users to access their Netflix accounts to view and edit their movie queue (DVD and instant) directly from their iPhone or iPod without having to download the Netflix application. Additionally, each movie selection includes numerous ratings from other users who have already seen the film, and there are links in each film selection to movie review sites, such as Rotten Tomatoes, IMDb (Internet Movie Database), and Flixster’s own internet site.
The Theater category connects the user to area theaters by name or by zip-code, where you can access the theater’s address, show times, and even find restaurants near the theater of your choice. Through the My Movies category, you can create a favorites list, connect to web accounts including Facebook, Flixster, and Netflix, and even share movies with friends.
Flixster is actually a lot of fun to use, very convenient, and is well organized. Flixster is one of the best movie applications available (also one of my favorites), and as an added bonus: it’s free!
Flixster requires iPhone OS 2.2 or later, and is compatible with the iPhone and iPod Touch