It is easy to find movie-related apps out there. In fact, there are tons of them. Here's the thing, most of those do the same thing over and over again - they provide movie info, stream movies on-the-go, or your usual trivia game. But out of all the "generic" movie apps out there, we have found four that offer unique (or some may even consider weird) experiences that we found oh-so-useful in real-life. Here they are and in no particular order:
1. Limopo: Movies & Trailer
Seeing a movie's poster is never enough. If pictures are worth a thousand words, who's to deny that video is worth a million or more? With Limopo, searching for that particular trailer becomes easy - you don't even have to know the film's title. All you need to do is keep your camera at the poster, the app recognizes the movie is is tagged with and presto, movie trailer and more. Even better, this app is for free although it is only available for Android devices for now.
Download Limopo: Google Play Store
2. Location Scout
Ever wondered if the location your at has actually been featured in a film? Well, Location Scout does all the research for you. It can show you location per film or filming locations in a certain area. Very useful for die-hard film fans or for those that are just extremely curious. This app is available for both Android and iOS devices and free.
Download Location Scout: Google Play Store, App Store
3. Anything After
It's usually frustrating to find out after that certain movies have scenes after the credits. The biggest culprits are those Marvel Cinematic Universe films who not only feature one after credits scene but usually two! Anything After helps you find out beforehand if their is an after credit scene and if it is worth the wait. The raters are other moviegoers who have watched before you so info is more or less unbiased. With after credits seemingly becoming a trend nowadays, it can save you a lot of headaches and time from now on. This app is available for both Android and iOS devices with a small fee of $1.99.
Download Anything After: Google Play Store, App Store
With its name alone, we think you guys know what this app is all about - finding the best time to have that much needed bathroom break in the most appropriate time because that pause button isn't always available. Yep, it literally lists down "key scenes" where nothing significant happens and lists the duration so you know how much time you have left to relieve yourself. The app itself is surprisingly extensive with additional features like alarms and timers. This app is available for both Android and iOS devices with a very small fee of $.99.
Download RunPee: Google Play Store, App Store
So that's our list. What do you think? Do you have apps of your own that you can recommend? Hit up the comments section below and let us know!
Zany, crazy and imaginative. "The Grand Budapest Hotel", much like the fictional hotel named after it, is an experience on its own. Fully developed and intimate characters abound against a back drop of quirky and unique set of cinematography, this is a movie that is not only a visual feast but a powerhouse in terms of acting, dialogue and plot. We can easily say that "The Grand Budapest Hotel" nearly does everything to perfection if not already so.
In present day, a girl is reading a book by a writer in a cemetery. She begins to read a chapter on the author's trip to The Grand Budapest Hotel in 1968. The author introduces how he meets the hotel's rich owner Zero Moustafa (F. Murray Abraham) and how he got ownership of the hotel and why he hesitates to close it down. We are taken back to 1932 where the adventures of Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes), the legendary concierge at the same hotel, and a young Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori) is retold. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting called "Boy with Apple" in the middle of a raging battle for an enormous family fortune and the sweetest confection of a love affair – all against the backdrop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.
The first thing you'll notice about "The Grand Budapest Hotel" is its quirkiness especially its visuals. Creatively imaginative, the various styles Wes Anderson uses are a sight to behold. Each shot of an era having their own unique charm that will surprise and tease you further. Visual aids alone do not define this film but more so the dialogue, acting and plot. The dialogue, same as its visual brethren, have a unique bravado. Its deadpan humor might take awhile for the audience to come into terms but once the ball gets rolling, the film turns out to be full of laughter. Acting-wise, Ralph Fiennes was extremely marvelous as the lead and perfectly delivers the zany antics his character demands. But much can be said with the supporting cast as well especially Tony Revolori as the youn Zero Moustafa. His and Fiennes' chemistry on-screen is something else and we couldn't imagine this being a success without these two at the helm. Overall, we expected much from "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and surprisingly, our expectations were definitely met and completely blown away. Truly a great film to watch and to behold at the same time.
Rating: 5 reels
Why you should watch it:
- this is one of the most memorable films we have watched
- amazing acting and dialogue but the visuals are simply breathtaking
Why you shouldn't watch it:
- there's simply no reason to miss this film
"The Grand Budapest Hotel" will be shown exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas nationwide starting April 19 (Black Saturday).
With the World Cup in Brazil about to get underway in June – now seems a good time to remember how good a movie the 1981 film “Escape to Victory” was, at a certain level anyway. The film starred, amongst many other players and actors, the legendary Pelé – depicted plying his trade in a way that no other player before or since has quite been able to.
The Brazilian number ten is widely regarded as the greatest footballer of all time and the Brazilian team that won the World Cup in Mexico in 1970 is also regarded by many as the best ever. It’s a moot point – but Pelé was certainly a wonderful player and his nation is always a favorite to win the trophy any given time and more so this time around on home soil – the first time Brazil has hosted a World Cup since 1950. Currently, Brazil are slightly better than 3-1 favorites with Betfair, the gambling exchange-betting site.
Betfair football gambling is a fair representation of the views of ordinary people as it’s simply a market of buyers and sellers. Currently, those people have Brazil’s arch rivals Argentina and Germany installed as second and third favorites to win at around 5-1 with Betfair. And it was, the German side that the legendary Pelé played against with in "Escape to Victory" – a movie made 11 years after Brazil’s World Cup triumph in Mexico.
The film is a real funny film about an escape attempt organized around a football match between prisoners and a selected German XI – and memorably features a young Sylvester Stallone in goal for the allied prisoners! Besides Pelé, the film also featured many other professional players including the late Bobby Moore, Kazimierz Deyna, Osvaldo Ardiles, Paul Van Himst, Hallvar Thoresen, Mike Summerbee and Werner Roth. Various Ipswich players also had bit parts in the movie such as Russell Osman, Laurie Sivell, John Wark, and Robin Turner – whilst other players from the club worked as stand-ins for the actors in playing scenes, including Kevin Beattie for Michael Caine.
If you have never seen "Escape to Victory", then watch it in advance of the forthcoming World Cup. It is the perfect film for the most hardcore of football fans.
Fox Searchlight Pictures' “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is exclusively showing this April 19, 2014 in all Ayala Cinemas around the country. The film has been given critical acclaim since its international release last month and has opened well in its U.S. opening weekend. “The Grand Budapest Hotel” recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars; and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting; a raging battle for an enormous family fortune; and the sweetest confection of a love affair – all against the backdrop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.
Directed by Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is a caper-drama-comedy that stars a powerhouse cast including Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, F. Murray Abraham, Adrien Brody, Willem Defoe, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Keitel, Jude Law, Bull Murray, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Tilda Swinton, Bob Balaban, Tom Wilkinson and Owen Wilson.
Again, "The Grand Budapest Hotel" will be shown exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas nationwide starting April 19 (Black Saturday).
Two horizontal banners for the fantasy-adventure “Maleficent” have just been revealed by Walt Disney Pictures. “Maleficent” explores the untold story of Disney's most iconic villain from the classic “Sleeping Beauty" and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king's newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever. The film stars Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Miranda Richardson, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville.
Opening across the Philippines on May 28, 2014, “Maleficent” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International through Columbia Pictures.