App-a-day: Flixster

Friday 5-1-2015

 

Finally, the day we’ve all been waiting for… Avengers - ASSEM… aw, you know the rest. And for those of you out there that don’t care for the movie, it’s also Friday so yay! Everything is awesome.

In honor of Avengers: Age of Ultron coming out today as well as all the other exciting blockbuster extravaganzas due to come out in the following months, today’s featured app is no other than the infamous Flixster with Rotten Tomatoes.

 
 

As a hardcore movie fan, I’ve been using the Flixster app for many years now. It’s a great app for seeing what movies are coming up and watching new trailers. The app also comes in handy for booking movie tickets and checking future showings, making it easy to coordinate spontaneous movie adventures.

The Flixster app itself is designed in a very practical manner, it doesn’t have the most innovative UI but there’s no question it gets the job done. Users can easily access current or upcoming movies and quickly get a glimpse of all their basic info along with trailers, critic/user reviews along with a rotten tomatoes score.

This tomato score is based on feedback from professional movie critics and reflects the overall consensus of that group. Anything under 60% is considered a rotten tomato and is a good indication that you’ll regret going out and paying to see it. However, personally I find that critic scores can sometimes be skewed as they place more weight on various artistic and storytelling elements rather than the overall level of entertainment the film delivers to audiences. But then again, I’m not a film critic so what do I know..

In addition to the critic score mentioned above, there’s also a user score that’s generated from ordinary moviegoers like you and me. This user generated rating is a direct reflection of how much people actually enjoyed the movie after viewing it and is the score that I pay more attention to because it’s usually the most indicative of how entertaining the movie is overall. And hey, as of right now 89% of users liked Avengers: Age of Ultron so that’s a good sign.

 

 

Alrighty, that’s all we have for this edition of App-a-Day. I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I did writing and I just want to thank my loyal readers (all 50 of you..) for taking the time out of your busy schedules to follow my blog. This is the first week of App-a-Day and I’m always looking for ways to improve so any feedback is greatly appreciated. Also please don’t hesitate to leave a drop your comments on the blog page, I’ll do my best to reply to every comment posted through Facebook or our website www.hanhaistudio.com.

 

Happy Friday everyone, have a great weekend and go watch Avengers!