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Published on April 28th, 2013 | by Claire Gray

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5 Great Apps Every Movie Lover Should Have

Today’s movie lovers have the great advantage of being able to watch films on any of a wide array of technologically advanced devices, from HD smart phones to theater size projection screens. If you relate more with the smart phone crowd, your movie fandom doesn’t have to shrink as a result. There are a number of great apps on the market to help you satisfy your desire for film.

NetFlix. While it may seem sacrilege to shrink some big screen gems down to the size of a tiny screen, there may be times when you just can’t go without a movie fix and the only technology you have close by is your smart phone. In those instances, you can rely on the NetFlix Watch Instantly service to deliver what you want to see, exactly when you want to see it.

Scene It? Want access to a game that you can probably win every time? If you are a certified movie buff, then you simply must download the Scene It app. Challenge your friends to a round of Scene It every time you want to prove your might.

Flixter. This free app (available on just about every make and model of phone you can get your hands on) is
basically the equivalent of a social network for movie buffs. While you won’t be able to stream any movies using Flixter, you will be privy to an array of super-cool features that will help you sharpen your movie knowledge and experience, including direct access to the Flixter and Rotten Tomatoes websites, reviews written by other movie buffs, trailers, movie ratings scales, a movie theater ticket purchasing interface, and much more.

IMDb. It might surprise you to learn that this world-leading movie database just celebrated its 20th birthday! Use the IMDb app to find virtually anything and everything out about virtually any movie you can imagine. Want to know who that background actor was in the last scene of your favorite film, or what songs are on the film’s soundtrack? IMDb has all the answers to those questions and more.

Turner Classic Movies. If you are a lover of classic films, then this is the app for you. For only $2.99, you can access classic movie trivia, photos, synopses, movie history, trailers, clips, movie review blogs, show time schedules for the TCM network, and much more.

As a movie buff, you are in for a real treat when it comes to new and exciting ways you can express and experience your love of film. There’s no need to limit yourself to just one, either. Download all of these great apps to get the most out of your big screen interest, even when you have nothing more than your small screen in hand.

About the Author: Claire Gray loves movies and games. She’s currently playing TMNT games in anticipation of the new movie release this summer.


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