Summer Blockbuster Movie (Apps!)


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Sometimes it’s just too hot to play outside. Where do I go for an epic, air-conditioned adventure? To the movies, of course! With summer come the year’s most highly anticipated, action-packed, blockbuster films. The only difficult part? Choosing what to see first!

Luckily, there are some great apps that can help. These are organizational tools, as they tell me when and where a particular movie is playing. They’re functional tools for in depth research, too. And, most importantly, these apps are fun.

Before The Show

POB-IMG-071013-MOVIE-APPS-01Fandango

This is a free app available for both iOS and Android.

Use it to find theaters and purchase tickets-this cuts out waiting in line and the physical paper ticket (which I always find in the bottom of my purse weeks later). Fandango also has trailers and reviews, and the ability to create alerts for upcoming films-it will let you know when these hit your local theater!

 

POB-IMG-071013-MOVIE-APPS-02IMDb

This is a free app available for both iOS and Android.

Ever played the game “7 Degrees from Kevin Bacon?” This makes it easy! IMDb has a huge collection of movie, TV, and celebrity information. This includes who is in it, who made it, plots, ratings, trailers, trivia, quotes, reviews, and more.

 

POB-IMG-071013-MOVIE-APPS-03Flixster

This is a free app available for both iOS and Android.

Along with finding show times and watching trailers, Flixster has great critic reviews from Rotten Tomatoes. It also allows you to stream and download full length movies.

 

After The Credits Roll

As with most adventures, I’m not always ready for a movie to end. These are some fun games that compliment this summer’s blockbuster hits!

POB-IMG-071013-MOVIE-APPS-05Iron Man 3

This is a free app available for both iOS and Android.

After all of the action from Iron Man 3, become Tony Stark and try to keep the peace! In this game you will battle Crimson Dynamo, Ezekiel Stane, Living Laser, and M.O.D.O.K.

 

POB-IMG-071013-MOVIE-APPS-06World War Z

This app is available for both iOS and Android.

In this game you are immediately plunged into the World War Z chaos.  Engage in combat and solve puzzles to survive in this race against time (and zombies!).

 

POB-IMG-071013-MOVIE-APPS-07Man of Steel

This app is available for both iOS and Android.

Become Superman himself in this game and defend Earth using powers from the movie-including heat vision and incredible speed. You can change your suit and your fighting style for different swipe-based battles.

 

POB-IMG-071013-MOVIE-APPS-08Despicable Me:  Minion Rush

This is a free app available for both iOS and Android.

Play as a Minion to complete challenges and impress your boss, Gru; defeat villains and earn the title of Minion of the Year!



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Alison Quinn

Alison Quinn

Travel and adventure are my favorite. Then reading and laughing and writing. And dancing! Wine, too. And music-definitely music. I think October is a quite superior time of year, and I always have glitter pens handy.

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