Think of all the time you have spent watching films that haven't lived up to the studio hype. Now with a few taps of the stylus you can find the gems and side step the turkeys. The Leonard Maltin Movie Guide places essential facts for over 21,000 films at your fingertips including ratings and capsule reviews summarizing plot quality and often great tidbits of information.
Version 1.4 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
April 29, 2005
Version: Leonard Maltin Movie Guide 2005 1.4
I really liked this program initially, and the movie guide is fine. It keeps up to date upon sync, so you have the latest reviews. Doesn't take up much resources. And being able to keep a listing of your home film library on your PDA is somewhat useful...
I used to really like the DVD Releases and Film premiere features, but now the listings are useless. Instead of listing major films, it lists everything coming out, with no filter feature. For film premieres, now, each date has a listing named "Movie Releases" instead of listing individual movies. That's not so bad, except when you click on the date, a pop box comes up, with either "Movie Releases" as the text (being completely useless) or lists the movies coming out, but, since the popup is larger than the screen, and doesn't include a scrollbar, I have no option to see the films listed at the end of the popup.
DVD Releases is now, if you can believe it, worse. They list EVERYTHING. Sounds good, except that it lists every documentary, TV or movie, porn films (seemingly, there is no description, and with names like "Sexy Latinas go Wilder", I can only assume), cartoons, everything. If it was organized by type, I would even be fine with this, but understand, for one day, one day, June 18th to be exact, there were 154 listings - 11 screens worth. And that was one day. Finding anything you are looking for is almost impossible.
It is also disappointing that the entries are not cross linked. So if you see a director for a film, and want to see what other films s/he's made, you have no options to do so. At least the paper guide lists directors and actors (major ones, anyway) in the back with a listing of their body of work so you have that option. But not here.
I guess in all, it's only worth is because imdb does not publish their site info for the pda. If they did it would win over this hands down...