Fandango app updated with new design, new rating system and more

By Cody Lee on Apr 16, 2014

Whether you use it or not, the Fandango Movies app for iOS is a fairly big deal. Not only does it offer up movie info and trailers, but it also facilitates theater ticket purchases. In fact, you can start the process with Siri, as Fandango is deeply integrated into the assistant.

Anyway, the app got a major makeover this morning, with the release of Fandango 6.0. You’ll notice the visual changes right away—particularly in movie pages, theater lists—as well as the all-new ratings system, spotlight carousel, and a number of other enhancements… Read More

 

David Fincher may no longer be directing Sony’s anticipated Steve Jobs biopic

By Jake Smith on Apr 14, 2014

David Fincher, of The Social Network directing fame, is no longer being tapped to direct Sony Pictures’ highly anticipated Steve Jobs movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Jobs movie from Sony Pictures hasn’t been given a title, but it’s based on Walter Isaacson’s official Steve Jobs biography released shortly after the Apple co-founder’s death. It’s expected to be a much better representation of Jobs’ life than the biopic starring Ashton Kutcher released earlier this year.  Read More

 

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 launching April 17, gameplay trailer posted

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 11, 2014

We recently told you about Gameloft’s upcoming movie tie-in mobile game, The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Building on the original Amazing Spider-Man, the sequel is said to offer flashier and more detailed graphics, improved controls and of course updated movie-based content.

Both the game and the movie are slated to land on the same day and now Gameloft’s given us a firm release date: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is coming to iOS, Android and Windows Phone platforms next Thursday, April 17, 2014.

Unlike many triple-As these days, Spider-Man 2 is a premium title, Gameloft has confirmed, so we expect it to cost a few bucks and (hopefully) not include any in-app purchases. Gameloft today posted a new trailer showing in-game action and I’ve included it right after the break… Read More

 

Apple’s latest ‘Your Verse’ story is about iPad in Bollywood

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 7, 2014

You’ve seen how world-class mountaineers use iPad for their extraordinary climbs and how coaches use the device to help diagnose athletes’ concussions so how about some more testimonials?

You’re in for a treat as Apple’s just added a new story to the ‘Your Verse’ microsite highlighting how its popular post-PC device is being used by Bollywood choreographer Feroz Khan to capture inspiration for his passion.

So, what does it take to choreograph a vision in Bollywood?

Read on for the full reveal… Read More

 

Gameloft’s ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ now available in the App Store

By Cody Lee on Mar 28, 2014

As promised last month, Gameloft has released its highly anticipated title ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ for iOS. The game is a tie-in to the upcoming Marvel movie of the same name, and is now available for download on your iPhone or iPad.

The good news is this doesn’t look like your typical tie-in. The graphics sort of resemble those found in Borderlands and other comic book-style games, and we’re hearing that Marvel actually co-wrote the story. Keep reading for a complete overview… Read More

 

Christian Bale reportedly front-runner for Steve Jobs role in Sony’s biopic

By Cody Lee on Mar 20, 2014

Academy Award-winner Christian Bale is said to be the front-runner for the Steve Jobs role in Sony’s upcoming biopic about the Apple founder. And if you’re a fan of the Cupertino company, or just a fan of good movies in general, this is exciting news.

Bale is highly regarded in Hollywood for his ability to play a wide range of characters—he’s done everything from a sociopathic serial killer to the cape crusader—and his commitment to the art. He once dropped 60 pounds in just a few months for a role… Read More

 

United Airlines to launch free inflight movie service for iOS devices next month

By Cody Lee on Mar 13, 2014

United Airlines is looking to introduce a new inflight movie service for iOS users next month, according to a new report. The service will allow iPhone and iPad owners to watch over 150 movies and 200 TV shows on their devices for free.

Users will have full control of the content, meaning they can stop, pause, rewind and switch between videos. And it sounds like all you’ll need to access the service is the United Airlines app—no purchase of an in-flight Wi-Fi plan required… Read More

 

Marvel announces ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ coming to iOS in April

By Cody Lee on Mar 12, 2014

Marvel and Gameloft have announced this week that they are teaming up to bring The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to smartphones and tablets this spring as the official game for the film of the same name. Both are slated to land in mid-April.

For those that didn’t play the original Amazing Spider-Man, it was actually quite successful—it has a rating of 4.5 stars on the App Store. And version 2 appears to offer similar gameplay with better controls and graphics. Here’s the trailer… Read More

 

Apple updates Remote app with better iTunes Radio control, purchased content support, more

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 10, 2014

You’re probably aware by now that Apple today released iOS 7.1 with CarPlay support and improvements to Siri, Touch ID and more (jailbreakers should stay away from this update, for now).

Additionally, the firm’s unleashed a companion Apple TV 6.1 software update with a new way to hide Home screen icons and seeded Xcode 5.1 and iAd Producer 4.1.2 (both with iOS 7.1 compatibility) to its registered iOS devs.

And now, the iPhone maker’s free Remote app for the iPhone and iPad has received an update with support for accessing your past TV show and movie purchases and more. Remote 4.2 is available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch free in the App StoreRead More

 

Marvel announces ‘Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past’ coming to iOS in May

By Cody Lee on Mar 3, 2014

X-Men fans will be happy to hear that Marvel has announced that a mobile tie-in game for its upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past film is in the works. The publisher announced today that it has teamed up with studio Glitchsoft to create ‘Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past.’

In a blog post this afternoon, Glitchsoft wrote that the game will give X-Men enthusiasts the chance to engage Marvel’s 1981 landmark Days of Future Past comic book story arc in an immersive and story-driven game ‘unlike anything available on mobile.’ Read on for more details… Read More

 

‘Social Network’ director David Fincher in talks to lead Sony’s Jobs biopic

By Cody Lee on Feb 26, 2014

If you fancy yourself any kind of Apple fan, or movie fan, you have to be excited about Sony’s upcoming biopic of Steve Jobs. Not only is it being written by Academy Award-winner Aaron Sorkin, but it’s now being rumored that David Fincher has signed on to direct the film.

Fincher directed the hit Facebook flick ‘The Social Network,’ which Sorkin also wrote, and also directs and produces Netflix’s critically-acclaimed drama House of Cards. So needless to say, adding him to the production team of the Jobs biopic would be a major move for Sony… Read More

 

IMDB’s fresh update lets you swipe both ways

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 25, 2014

IMDb (abbreviated from Internet Movie Database) is my go-to source for information related to films, television programs and video games. The service is reliable and accurate so I can safely rely on their data.

The Amazon-owned company (they bought IMDb outright in 1998 and attached it to Amazon.com as a subsidiary, private company) has a pretty nice iPhone and iPad application, available free in the App Store.

We haven’t seen a major update since last December’s refresh brought out iOS 7-friendly look, plus a brand new Road to the Oscars section, among other features. Today, IMDb got bumped to version 4.1. This new edition of the software sports a few cosmetic changes, but that’s not what captured my imagination.

My interest was piqued by a cool design choice which makes it possible to use both left and right swiping to navigate through the app. Can we have this in all iOS 7 apps, please? Read More

 

Disney launches Movies Anywhere app with free digital download of Pixar’s ‘The Incredibles’

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 25, 2014

Disney has launched an interesting new iOS app, Movies Anywhere, which offers access to a library of hundreds of movies and exclusive content from the studio, including original programming and never-before-seen videos. It’s especially interesting that the iPhone and iPad app, available free in the App Store, allows users to connect their iTunes account to instantly access all their Disney content purchased from the iTunes Store within the app, without the need to go through Apple’s stock iOS Videos app or visit the iTunes Store… Read More

 

Documentarian Ken Burns launches iPad app

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 11, 2014

Documentarian and movie director Kenneth Lauren “Ken” Burns is well-known for his style of using archival footage and photographs and giving them life by slowly zooming in on subjects of interest and panning from one subject to another.

This technique became known as ‘The Ken Burns effect’ and you’ll find it in Apple’s iPhoto, iMovie and Final Cut Pro X apps and many other software applications.

Today, Ken’s out with a new namesake iPad app, now available free in the App Store, which gives you access to streaming videos containing extras, behind-the-scenes and other footage from all 25 of his films, such as The Civil War, Baseball and ProhibitionRead More

 

‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ coming to iOS this spring

By Cody Lee on Feb 4, 2014

Gameloft and Marvel announced the official tie-in game for the upcoming Captain America sequel this morning. It’s called ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and it will be arriving on iOS, Android and Windows Phone platforms this spring.

We don’t know much about the game, outside of its title. But judging by this trailer Gameloft posted this afternoon, it’s not going to be your typical hack-and-slash marketing vehicle, as it features Borderlands-style graphics and unique gameplay… Read More

 

60Hz gets bumped to 3.0, arguably the best TV show tracker for the iPhone and iPad

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 20, 2014

60Hz is one of those apps that make it easy and fun to keep track of your favorite TV shows and movies. There’s certainly no shortage of such software on the App Store as, for example, we previously told you about iTV Show 3, TeeVee 2, Done Not Done, ToDoMovies and a few others.

Like other apps, 60Hz notifies you when your favourite shows are playing and makes it easy to browse TV schedule, find out what others are saying about shows, episodes and movies and lots more.

Suneth and Dineth Mendis of M2D2Apps asked me to take a look at the latest 3.0 update for the iPhone and iPad and I was pleased with the overall changes and enhancements, despite minor UI inconsistencies and one nagging omission. Read on for the full breakdown… Read More

 

Google Play Movies and TV app hits iOS

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 15, 2014

After Google Play Books and Google Play Music, the Internet giant Google on Wednesday has finally released the official Google Play Movies and TV application for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices.

A free download from the App Store, the software allows you to access those purchased or rented movies and television shows you bought in Google’s Play Store.

With this move, Google has completed a trio of software offerings that make it easier for people on the Apple platform to enjoy media bought from Google’s content store. Die-hard Apple fans may not care much, but those who happen to use both iOS and Android will appreciate that Google is catering to Apple users with these apps… Read More

 

Aaron Sorkin finished with screenplay for Sony’s Steve Jobs biopic

By Cody Lee on Jan 14, 2014

Aaron Sorkin has reportedly completed his screenplay for the highly-anticipated Steve Jobs biopic and submitted it to Sony. It was first announced that Sorkin would be working on the project back in the spring of 2012, but we’ve heard little of his progress since then.

The fact that he’s finished the script is good news though, and should appease observers who have been looking forward to the flick. Needless to say, both Sony and movie-goers alike are hoping Sorkin can drum up the same kind of magic he did with The Social NetworkRead More

 

Day 5 of Apple’s 12 Days of Gifts: the movie Hugo

By Cody Lee on Dec 30, 2013

We are now on day 5 of the big 12 Days of Gifts event, meaning Apple has removed the Toca House game and has posted a new free item for download. Today’s gift is the award-winning historical adventure drama Hugo.

Based on Brian Selznick’s novel ‘The Invention of Hugo Cabret,’ and directed by the legendary Martin Scorsese, Hugo tells the story of a 12-year-old boy living in the walls of the Paris Gare Montparnasse railway station… Read More

 

iMDb refreshed with iOS 7 look, Road to the Oscars section and more

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 19, 2013

iMDB, the Internet’s vast database of information related to films, television programs and video games, has a nice free app for the iPhone and iPad which has been updated today with the iOS 7-friendly look, a new section providing the Oscars coverage, reworked navigation and homepages on the iPhone and iPod touch, the voting feature, the ability to name lists, new sorting and filtering options and more. Go past the fold for the full reveal… Read More

 
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