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Get Ebert's "Great Movies" on Your iPhone

By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 26, 2011 7:25PM

Are you a fan of Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" series and own an iPhone? Then the iPhone app Ebert released based on his "Great Movies" series in June is well worth the 99 cents it costs to download.

The app contains every "Great Movies" essay Ebert has written and published, cataloged by title, release date and date of Ebert's initial review. The database is also searchable by film title, case and director. Users can also make lists of films in the series they've seen or want to see, and the ability to add a film to your Netflix queue, if you wish. (By the way, Ebert sides with Netflix CEO Reed Hastings' decision to have his company focus on streaming, clumsy though it may have been.)

There are some minor quibbles with the app. For example, a search of one of our favorite films, Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator, has Kenneth Branagh listed in the cast. Which is impossible unless time travel has been perfected as Branagh was born in 1969 and Chaplin released The Great Dictator in 1940. Again, a minor quibble