Over at The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW), our other favorite Mac and Apple website, they’ve got a great article which highlights five perfect iPhone and iPod Touch applications geared specifically for movie lovers. Among the items they showcase is Now Playing, an app that lets you purchase tickets, manage your Netflix cue, search for movie times and theaters and more. There’s also another app that seems particularly useful called Flixter.
This one allows you to use GPS to find theaters around you, tells you what’s playing at them and what time. In addition, it gives Rotten Tomatoes ratings, lets you play streaming trailers, browse movies by topic, know when the DVD is coming out and be linked to movie sites. In addition to the practical and useful apps, there’s also one just for fun called MovieLingo. With this one, the screen is set up to look like a two reel slot machine. On the left reel are movie genres and on the right wheel are decades.
Shake your iPhone or iPod Touch and you’ll get a random genre and decade while the app plays an audio snippet of a quote from a film in that category. Try and guess and then click ‘Reveal Movie’ to see if you’re right. Its a fun app that can really test your knowledge of sometimes obscure movies and their dialog.
For the full list, be sure to head on over to TUAW.