Lumiappaday #148: GoodMovie demoed on the Nokia Lumia 800

| April 11, 2012 | 4 Replies

If you enjoyed the IMDB app, you’ll also like GoodMovie. I believe that this is actually an app made by one of our readers, Jesse. It’s a pretty nice looking movie app with a lot of nice touches. The Metro interface is clean, with swift swipes in between the movie info. I like how the background changes to the movie poster of the film you’re looking at (the opacity of which can be changed in settings) and how the last film you look at on the app will also be the image for your live tile. Not bad. Another extra from the IMDB app is how this pulls in related youtube videos about that movie.

I did notice that after clicking a category (e.g. DVD) I kept clicking back when I thought I was deep in a menu when I was simply on another side panel. It’s an interesting set up I was unfamiliar to. Fortunately, GoodMovie can open quickly enough for that not to be an issue. The only thing missing really is finding movie show times but in the item description, we are told no good API could be found for this, and you’ll have to click on the bing link for that info.

Pretty useful app when organizing a movie night.

Also check out: IMDB

#148) GoodMovie 

Price: Free



Developer Blurb:


Fix for bing changing Movie keyword from being Movies, to Movie to bring up the movies card.

Very minor update to fix the 16 bit banding issue and fix issues with youtube queries that had the “&” character in them. Still beta and if you come across issues, would love feedback through the “submit feedback” in the info screen.

Hopefully I will have some time to play over the holidays to work on the issues you all have reported, I appreciate the feedback!

“Good Movie?” is a mashup of Rotten Tomatoes, Bing, Youtube and Wikipedia focused on bringing you information about movies.



  • Search films using the Rotten Tomatoes database
  • Reviews on films using the Rotten Tomatoes database
  • News on films and actors using bing
  • Trailers and videos on films and actors using youtube
  • Images from film and actors using bing images
  • Take screenshots from app at any time by double clicking
  • Manipulate images into wallpaper sizes
  • Customize movie background using opacity and blur
  • Application keeps a list of films you recently viewed for quick access


Live tile changes to last film you viewed




Could not find a good api for showtimes yet so the only way to get showtimes is by clicking the search icon to open Bing’s info on the movie.

Wikipedia info is very incomplete, will update in the near future.


Design: 10

Usability: 9

Performance: 10 

Price: 10


Category: Applications, Lumiappaday, Nokia, Windows Phone

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