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« on: May 31, 2010, 07:00:18 pm »

Cinema for iPad tries to bring movies to you

Filed under: iPadHere in the U.S. it's Memorial Day, when a lot of Americans spend the day outside. A dip in the pool, a barbecue, maybe some softball or tennis.

If you're in the northwest part of the country it's pretty overcast, so you might think about taking in a movie. Cinema for iPad could be a solution if you're not too particular. This U.S. $2.99 app has a clever idea. It attempts to simulate the experience of going to the movies. There's a big red curtain, and when it opens you've got a movie, but instead of video-on-demand, there is a schedule of movies just like your neighborhood Bijou. Open the app at the approximate right time, and the movie starts. You don't have to be exactly on time -- the movie is just streaming from YouTube. There is also a chat function so you can discuss the movie with others who just watched it. All in all, a clever idea.

The problem is, the movies are just freebies that are on YouTube. Such hits as old 1940s Dick Tracy Serials and a forgettable war movie. There are some things that are more current, like Supersize Me, but that's only because it is up there free on YouTube. Once the movie starts you can go full screen, and see clearly all the scratches and nicks on the print.TUAWCinema for iPad tries to bring movies to you originally appeared on The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) on Mon, 31 May 2010 14:00:00 EST.  Please see our terms for use of feeds.Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments
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