For a silver screen near you

Look up movie show times and get directions to local theaters from this easy iPhone app.

This heavily redacted version of Movies, one of the first movie apps available for iPhone and iPod Touch, displays titles, tickets, and showtimes for current and upcoming movies and DVDs, populated by Flixster. A much improved interface and better media integration lets you tap any entry to view a host of information and listings times. Tapping the publicist photo next to the entry launches a video preview. Video quality is fair-to-decent (you cna improve it in the Settings,) but attempting to download the preview without 3G or Wi-Fi coverage is pure futility.

The easily navigable app drastically improves on the user experience by providing an in-app browser and Google maps app to quickly respond to moviegoers needs without exiting the app as it did in previous versions. It also includes ratings from Rotten Tomatoes and IMDb, and a phone number you can tap to call the theater.

Not being able to voice their own review may also frustrate self-made film critics. Overall, we highly recommend this free application to anyone looking for movie choices in Canada, the U.K., and the U.S.

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