‘Interstellar’ App Let’s You Create Your Own Solar System With Your Fingertips

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To promote the release up Christopher Nolan‘s upcoming space epic, Interstellar, Paramount has released a brand new app, that will allow you to create a solar system based on the film into the palms of your hands.

See how far you can pilot the Endurance without running out of fuel or losing time relative to Earth. Sling-shot through solar systems using real-world physics and gravitational forces. Use wormholes to jump to new systems and survive the ultimate challenge of traveling past a black hole. Hit the jump to see the games features and some images from the app. [Read more...]

China To Test Seat Sensors In Movie Theaters That Will Give Audiences An Excuse To Text During A Movie

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Okay, we’ve all heard stories about how people get mad at other members of the audience who text or call during a movie. It’s pretty inappropriate. They don’t like seeing a phone light casting a signal or listening to another person’s conversation. In fact the Alamo Drafthouse makes it a priority to let members of the audience know that cell phone use during a film is frowned upon by screening the infamous voicemail prior to every showing. Local theaters may use a toned down version of it simply by asking nicely, but at least theaters in the US are doing what they can to curb cell phone use during a movie.

Apparently China plays by a very different set of rules though. In fact, what they are testing will probably make anyone mad. Theaters in China are know testing a technology that will allow them to text their reactions during a movie, which will then be posted on screen. Because that is already a good idea. Hit the jump for more. [Read more...]

“Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes” Plague Inc. Game Let’s You Infect The World With The Simian Flu

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Briefly: Plague Inc. is a fun game that allows the player to infect the world with various forms of infection, bacteria, viruses that grows from a simple pathogen into a killer Plague. Different types of infection are different levels of difficulty. Depending on what the players have chosen, they mutate the Plague’s wide variety of symptoms (like stomach flu, brain damange, paralysis) and transmission (sneezes, birds, blood transfusion), as well as protection against weather, medications, or antibodies.

Now with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes being the number one movie, and going into its second week at the movies, Plague Inc has added the Simiman Flu as one of the choices of Plagues to kill humans with. I could see this this game being another marketing tie-in with The Strain as well, but so far there is no confirmation of that. Here’s the link to the game’s website and Simian flu update. [Read more...]

New Mobile Game for “Guardians of the Galaxy” Released

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On the heels of Marvel‘s upcoming film, Guardians of the Galaxy, a new mobile game app has been released. It’s an action role-playing game called Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon. Find out more about the game after the break.

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Universal Pictures And Spritz Will Help You To Read Like “Lucy”

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Movie websites are quickly falling by the wayside thanks in part to social media. Instead of fans constantly checking up on a particular website only to see no updates, Facebook, Twitter, Vine, and other social media platforms can bring those updates to the respective platforms in an instant. But on those rare occasions, a movie website will have something of interest that will draw you to the site.

NBCUniversal and Spritz have teamed up to help promote Luc Besson‘s upcoming Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman. In the film Lucy is injected with a drug that allows her to use more than 10% of her brain, which is what the average human is capable of. A new page on Lucy’s website will actually measure how much of your brain you are using through a series of tests. Do you think you have what it takes to access more than 10% of your brain? Hit the jump to find out. [Read more...]

How The “Transformers: Age Of Extinction” Uber Viral Campaign Turned Into A Comedic Taxi Ride

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Weeks before the release of Transformers: Age Of Extinction (read our reviews here), Paramount Pictures and Uber, a social media taxi call service, teamed up to help fans be taxied to and from various locations while riding in Optimus Prime vehicle mode – unfortunately robot mode is not yet available for insurance reasons.

This viral campaign was a stark contrast to the film’s plot which has humans hating Transformers instead of itching to ride in them. So while fans had a chance to take a ride in the greatest Autobot, what these three people didn’t know was that they were becoming a part of the latest viral sensation by having Optimus Prime show up as their taxi. This latest prank video from Break.com, captures all of the target’s reactions to Optimus Prime picking them up. Hit the jump to see three different reactions in one single video, and to learn how all of this was planned. [Read more...]

“Pretty Little Liars” And Audi Using Snapchat To Reveal Exclusive Content

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The season 5 premiere of Pretty Little Liars aired last night, and that kind of success helped give way to ABC Family extending the popular series for two more seasons. Of course in the age of social media, fans of the show will be tweeting and updating their Facebook statuses about the show, and now you can add Snapchat to the list.

Audi, the official sponsor of the hit ABC Family show, will be using the social media platform in new and innovative ways. Hit the jump to see what kind of content you will be seeing. [Read more...]

Theaters Encouraging Audiences To Use Shazam During Movie Preshow

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In the days where Alamo screens a voicemail of an angry moviegoer being kicked out of a theater for using her phone during a film and being shot during trailer, there shouldn’t be any real reason for theaters to encourage audience to use their smartphone – or any phone for that matter – before, during, or after a film. But they found away.

Sony has already experimented the use of Shazam on The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Audiences who were smart enough to pull out their phones while the after credit song played were treated to a post credit scene on their phone where they were teased with what looks like the six villains that make up the Sinister Six.

Now theater companies are catching on to the Shazam craze, and have found a way to utilize the smartphone app to bring audiences closer to the experience. Hit the jump to find out how. [Read more...]

“Transcendence: Origins” App Puts You In Control Of The Fate Of Humanity

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Transcendence, Wally Pfister‘s directorial debut, opens in theaters tomorrow, and to help generate some much needed interest in the film, Warner Bros. has launched a smart phone app that allows you to get into the story and future of humanity, and dictate the terms of how it ends.

This nifty game is actually a prequel to the film. Hit the jump to learn more. [Read more...]

Family Guy: The Quest For Stuff Needs You To Save Quahog

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Movie Viral was able to attend a celebration at the Drunken Clam in honor of Family Guy’s newest game app The Quest for Stuff. On hand were cast members such as (Mayor) Adam West and Alex Borestein (Lois Griffin).  West kicked off the event with a small introduction that this correspondent was able to capture via Instagram. Hit the jump to see the video, and all the specs of the game. [Read more...]