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Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Finish Orson Welles' Last Film! (?!)

If you haven't heard of The Other Side of The Wind, it was supposed to be Orson Welles' comeback title. After years spent working in Europe, Orson returned to Hollywood intent on making a film about filmmaking, but managed to hit an obstacle at every turn and, although he finished shooting it, he did not finish editing and the film was never released.
The film is the epic story of legendary film director J.J. “Jake” Hannaford, played by the equally legendary John Huston. In the film, Jake sets out to make his own career re-defining film, also titled 'The Other Side of the Wind '.

Check out the IndieGoGo Campaign trying to make this happen, with a $2m funding goal!  ($140K raised so far with 34 days to go at time of posting this.)


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Monday, 11 May 2015

Movie Genius - Popular Movie Recommendation App Makes All Genres Free

Bath, United Kingdom - Renniksoft today is pleased to announce Movie Genius 4.9, their popular movie recommendation app for iOS devices. Movie Genius offers intelligent recommendations based on matching themes, plots, and audience opinion. Users can view trailers, cast and crew lists, biographies, Rotten Tomatoes reviews, link to IMDb and more. Movie Genius is supported by a database of tens of thousands of films and now syncs between devices using iCloud. Preferences such as saved lists, personal ratings, movie recommendations, and settings can be saved and transferred using iCloud.

With a unique movie matching algorithm that provides intelligent recommendations based on matching themes, plots, and audience opinion, Movie Genius users are prompted to rate films and indicate whether they liked it, didn't like it, or just want to ignore its listing. Over a quarter million users have received more realistic recommendations and discovered new movies they might enjoy using Movie Genius.

"The way (Movie Genius) works is kinda like Netflix in a way," says Steve and Raju of EPN.TV. "You go through lists of movie categories and specific titles and you say whether you like it or you don't like it or if you've never seen it, you just ignore it. And based on that, over time, the app will recommend movies of things you might see." (12 June 2012)

With Movie Genius, users can search upcoming movies, movies now playing in theaters, popular movies, and top rated movies. Listings in Movie Genius can include cast and crew lists, film overviews, biographies, filmographies, photos, movie trailers, critic reviews, Rotten Tomatoes ratings and an IMDb link. Movie Genius also provides the film's MPAA age rating, its release date, duration, language, ratings by audiences and critics, votes, and where a film can be found available for streaming.

Best of all, Movie Genius has updated its app to now include all 20 movie genres within the free version, where only 8 genres were previously available.

Move Genius takes the app update one step further by adding a feature that has been requested and in demand by many avid Movie Genius users, which is the ability to synchronise using iCloud. Users can now handle Movie Genius cross-platform on iOS devices without skipping a beat. Preferences such as saved lists, personal ratings, movie recommendations, and settings are saved and transfered using iCloud.

Feature Highlights:
* Intelligent recommendations based on matching themes, plots and audience opinion
* Search for favorite movies to rate and find similar recommendations
* 20 movie genres to choose from
* View cast and crew lists, pictures, biographies and filmographies
* View trailers and clips from movie with one tap
* Rotten Tomatoes integration to see critics and audience scores immediately
* All movies link to IMDb pages
* List of places a film can be found available for streaming
* Filter out movies based on MPAA age ratings
* Recommendations are sorted by rating (highest first)
* Sync between all devices using iCloud
* Share film recommendations via Facebook, Twitter, or email
* Ability to rent or purchase a movie from iTunes
* Movie News bulletins
* Engaging high quality graphics
* No ads with in-app purchase
* Intuitive User Interface
* Improved interface response time

Described as a "very cool app indeed" by the Daily App Show (19 Jul 2011), Movie Genius offers a robust search function to help users find their favorite movies to rate by searching via title or actor. Additional recommendations can be received after the user determines a rating and badges display the number of movies that Movie Genius recommends. Exploring new movies is just as easy, as search results are displayed by highest rating first. Users can also change search displays to suit preferences.

Further filters include the ability to customize the Genius screens and determine the movie recommendations based on the MPAA ratings. Additionally, users are informed whether a film is available for streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu Plus, Crackle, YouTube Movies, EPIX, XFINITY Streampix, SnagFilms, Fandor, Google play, Vudu, Sony or iTunes.

James Horton of the Daily App Show (19 Aug 2014)
"This is great because now that I'm liking all of these (movies), when I (select) different genres, it's going to actually help me out."

A fully interactive app, Movie Genius allows users to share their recommendations via Twitter, Facebook, and email. Users also have the ability of saving the suggested movie to create a customized list of films they would like to see. Movies can be added to several lists and renamed in any way.

"We are thrilled to introduce some really cool upgrades to the already popular Movie Genius by offering all movie genres free to anyone using the app!," says Clive Skinner, founder of Renniksoft. "Through listening to our users, we've even integrated iCloud for a truly mobile and streamlined experience."

Languages:
* English, French, Spanish

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 8.0 or later
* Optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus
* 17.4 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Movie Genius 4.9 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. An ad-free version that removes ads is available for an in-app purchase of $2.99 (USD).


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