The "On Cinema" Film Guide
By Special Entertainment
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The award-winning On Cinema web series is the only movie review show on the Internet, and now it's the only movie review app on the market. Host Tim Heidecker, and Featured Resident Guest And Film Expert Gregg Turkington share their expertise as they offer up-to-date, reliable opinions on the latest and greatest movie releases. Audio reviews for over 17,000 films are included in this easy-to-use, fun, pocket-sized movie review database. Each film is discussed and then given a rating from zero (BOMB) to five (CLASSIC!) bags of popcorn.
You will no longer have to navigate the murky world of film criticism on your own! Type in nearly any title, and Tim and Gregg have an opinion on it. They don't always agree--but you'll agree that the On Cinema app is the newest, hottest way to access movie reviews.
Tired of wandering the aisles at your local video rental shop, unable to decide on a movie? Our randomizing "quick pick" feature can steer you in the right direction. Tim and Gregg have combined their decades of movie-viewing experience into a fun app that is the life of any party, and a distraction at the workplace.
- FINALLY available, after many requests for an app of this nature
- Over 17,000 unique reviews, at your fingertips
- Link instantly to the latest episodes of the hit On Cinema web series
- Reviews are in English only, though many foreign films are reviewed
- Includes digital version of Tim & Gregg's "ultimate movie popcorn" recipe
- Clock & Constitution
- Universal version, also works on iPad
Visit the On Cinema website: http://www.oncinemapodcast.com
What's New in Version 3
New Icon! Better other stuff too.
Ok. So, this app is the official app for the web series and podcast "ON CINEMA AT THE CINEMA" starring Tim Heidecker (of Tim & Eric Awesome Show Great Job) and Gregg Turkington (aka Neil Hamburger). For the most part, the app randomly generates hilarious audio-visual reviews for just about any film. It's sort of a meta-joke based on the already meta- web series, in which the hosts nearly always 'love' the movies they watch and usually offer bland, uselessly positive reviews. While the app creates random reviews for the majority of films in its database, querying certain movies gives you specific, 'easter egg'-like reviews. For example, "Star Trek II". (Here is the current list of movies that I've found so far: "American Graffiti" "Jack Reacher" "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" "Atlas Shrugged: Part I" Also, Bond films.) The 'Extras' features (clock, popcorn recipe, US Constitution) seem to be poking fun at all the lame apps that cram pointless bells and whistles into their app to appear like a better value. I kinda love the choice of the old Windows 3.1 clock! Seems so antique. But anyhoo, this app provides a rich, immersive, interactive experience that could only have been achieved in this weird new medium. TLDR: Get this app if you like mind bending art/entertainment that only costs $1!
It's good, but...
So, I downloaded this app anticipating that it would include reviews and analysis of upcoming and already released films, and I appreciate how it did that and also did more by putting more features through the app itself. But, always gotta look out for the buts, sometimes I get the feeling that Greg's reviews are a little misguided, he seems to become too emotionally attached to some of the films, and what makes a great critic, obviously, is to remain more neutral, and more, well, critical. Also the popcorn recipe had me in the ICU for 12 hours, but nonetheless, these apps are important for keeping Hollywood more honest than it already is, and that may even be more important than anything else. Btw, had anyone seen the Michael Bay film Pain and Gain? If not, please do, I couldn't recommend it enough.
Leaps and bounds above similar apps
As an amateur movie critic myself, I can fully appreciate the time in effort in compiling this exhaustive in depth review of all the movies worth watching. Each review is uniquely crafted to not only provide an in depth plot, character, and thematic analysis, but Tim and Gregg also go the extra mile to provide movie enthusiasts with background information on a variety of topics such cast, crew, location, and historical context. This app surely rates in my top ten of all time apps. It didn't win any app awards for 2013, but it should. And not just for this year, but for all time. I give this app 4 bags of popcorn and you will too.
- Category: Entertainment
- Updated: May 09, 2013
- Version: 3
- Size: 27.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Special Entertainment, LLC
- © 2014 Special Entertainment
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.