Top Android App: Movies by Flixster
Movies by Flixster is the app you need in order to find movie showtimes, watch trailers, and get movie reviews on your Android phone.
Overall Score: 4.8/5
User Interface: 5/5
Ease of Use: 5/5
When you open up your Movies app, you are brought into the Box Office tab which will list movies that are opening this week along with the current top box office movies that are already showing. Conveniently, each listing contains the approval percentage of either other Flixster users or Rotten Tomatoes depending on your preferences. Now you can quickly see what ratings the movie is getting and whether or not it’s worth your hard-earned money to go see it in theatres. Also included in the listing are the lead actors, rating (i.e PG-13, R, etc.), length, and either its opening date or the amount of $ it has grossed thus far.
When you choose a movie, you’ll have the option of playing the trailer, adding your own rating if you’ve seen it, or get showtimes. You can lookup showtimes based on your location. A nice feature of location based searching is that you can also set the showtimes date you are interested in to a later date in case you’re planning a movie night for sometime in the future.
On the same page, showtimes will be listed with the movie theatre’s name and location, along with all the times the movie will be playing. Further selecting on the movie theatre will allow you to contact them through Fandango. You can also map the location in Google Maps. Once you have decided you want to see the movie, you can buy your tickets for a particular showtime through movietickets.com. This is a real nice option if you’re on the go and want to make sure you get a ticket instead of waiting to buy one at the door.
The Theatres tab allows you to find nearby theatres based on your location. If you have a particular theatre you prefer, or only one nearby, selecting on the individual theatre to get all their available movies and showtimes might be your preferred method of using this app.
The Upcoming tab will give you information on all movies that are set to release in the near future. This page will give you all the same information as other movie pages along with the percentage of people who want to see this movie. This might be a good gauge of the popularity and hype about an upcoming movie.
The My Movies tab keeps a record of the movies you want to see, the movies you’ve rated, and recent ratings done by your friends. Also, you have the option of connecting the Movies app to Facebook and also to Flixster.
If you enjoy a night out at the movies, want to watch some trailers, or find out when an upcoming movie is going to be released, Movies by Flixster is the app you’ve been looking for. This is the top app I have come across for endless information on current and future movies. This is a must have on your Android phone.
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