Popular game developer Gameloft is offering a first look at the official game for the upcoming movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Given the recent Super Bowl trailer hype and comic releases, this should help keep the marketing attention on the film, now just a couple months away. Hit the jump for more details, and to take a first peek at the new game. [Read more...]
In conjunction with series 3 airing in the U.S. on PBS Mystery, BBC Worldwide has released a viral video to promote a new app Sherlock: The Network inspired by the world of the show that users can buy to join in on the game. With 10 cases that users can aid Sherlock and Watson in, the BBC and the folks over at The Project Factory have come up with a fantastic interactive platform for fans to feel like they’re part of the team. There are even videos of John berating you and Mycroft recruiting you. It’s really fun to see the clips of the actual cast including Freeman and Cumberbatch talking to you. Hit the jump to read about the details of the game. [Read more...]
Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies cover a lot of territory, and not just metaphorically speaking. Middle-earth is a vast land that harbors all sorts of unique locales which are usually only touched upon in the films. Seeing as the crux of both trilogies relies heavily on our own knowledge of where we have been and where we will soon be going, it seems only natural to have a guide to keep track of the immense world that J.R.R. Tolkien has created.
So, with the release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug closing in, New Line Cinema and Google have partnered up to give us an interactive guide into the world of Middle-earth unlike any other. Not only filled with useful information on its inhabitants, the guide also provides some unique ways of immersing yourself into Middle-earth that goes beyond just a simple mapping system. Get more details after the break. [Read more...]
From Film To Real Life Facts, This Flipboard Magazine For “The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty” Has You Covered
With the Flipboard app users can create their very own vitual magazines on any subject they want and share them with the world. Now Fox is using the app to create a virtual tourbook into the new Ben Stiller film, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Exploring everything from new posters, new trailers and related real world events and/or themes, the Walter Mitty Flipboard has everything you need to prepare for his adventure. Details after the break. [Read more...]
Every kid remembers the books in the library with those tantalizing titles, “Choose Your Own Adventure”. The thrill of not only reading a book, but actually having control over where the story went was an amazing concept to any child. But the truth of the matter was that those books were mostly smoke and mirrors. We never really had control, we were just able to nudge it in a slightly different direction for a slightly different outcome, but they were still fun diversions.
Well, here comes the MovieMaze app for your phone! Taking that same concept and applying it to a film format isn’t exactly new (most early generation FMV games for the PC were nothing more than choose your own path movies done in game form). But now that experience is available on your phone and the results are startling similar. Learn more about MovieMaze after the break. [Read more...]
Three movies and an Avengers film later, Marvel has unveiled a brand new app that allows you to experience what it’s like to have your very own JARVIS. JARVIS, of course, is the AI assistant to Tony Stark/Iron Man. Not only can the AI be helpful in a pinch, but the app has even captured his humor and wit. The release is just a small tease, as it remains incomplete until the release of the Iron Man 3 DVD and Blu-ray, which his store shelves September 24.
That doesn’t make it a complete downer, as the App has plenty of functions to keep the user busy. Unfortunately it is very limited and it’s not even remotely enough to give Siri a run for her money, but it is enough to be entertaining. Hit the jump to read my thoughts on the app. [Read more...]
The new iTunes app called “Tug of War on Drugs” delves further into the debate raised by the thought-provoking and controversial documentary How to Make Money Selling Drugs. It’s nice to see a mobile app for a documentary (or any kind of film for that matter) that expands on its premise in ways that evoke further conversations on the subject. Find out more about the movie and its app after the jump.
Smartphones and tablets have become popular tools for watching TV and streaming video. New TV apps for these devices help find your favorite shows and navigate through the endless listing of programs. And unlike the TV remote, your smartphone is always handy.
More than just TV controllers, these new apps help you search for shows, times and additional information. According to www.cable-tv.com, you can design a cable package containing hundreds of channels and endless programs, which makes finding a specific program using the online guides seem difficult. These apps come to the rescue.