18
Jan
sundancetiny

On this site, you'll read a lot of Android news (which is why we put it in our name). You will also hear a lot of tech news. You will maybe hear a tiny bit of movie news. Today, though, you're getting a triple-whammy of all three. The Sundance Film Festival, which actually began yesterday, has released the 2013 version of its mobile app to help you keep track of everything going on at the event.

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The app contains full schedules of everything playing and where, film synopses with trailers, and even social network integration so you can easily share what you're watching. Oh, and what is there to watch at the festival that would be of interest to our audience? Well, plenty!

For starters, most of you have probably heard about the Steve Jobs biopic, jOBS starring Ashton Kutcher which will be premiering on the final night of the festival.

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If Apple movies aren't really your speed (and if you're reading this, there's a fair chance they're not), another documentary centered around everyone's favorite search engine and data giant might be more up your alley. Google and the World Brain takes a look at the Google Books Library Project, the legal ramifications of scanning copyrighted material, the moral obligations Mountain View has to our culture as the curator of all that knowledge, and the effects of consolidating literature into a searchable database. Heavy stuff.

Of course, tech is far from the only topic covered at Sundance, and it's a veritable cornucopia of eclectic and interesting stories. There's something from virtually every corner of human culture. Including Upstream Color from the director of the mind-bending time travel movie Primer, Kill Your Darlings starring Danielle Radcliffe as someone other than Harry Potter for once, and even kink, a documentary exploring the innovative ethics, safety practices, and culture behind the BDSM-themed porn site of the same name (trailer, NSFW). Oh, and that last one is produced by James Franco. Yes, the famed Galaxy Note 10.1 lover and goofy Spider-Man villain. That James Franco.

Honestly, if you can't find something to entertain yourself with at Sundance, you're just not looking hard enough. If you want to give it a shot and explore for yourself, go ahead and download the app below.

Eric Ravenscraft
Eric is a snarky technophile with a taste for the unusual. When he's not obsessing about Android, you can usually find him obsessing about movies, psychology, or the perfect energy drink. Eric weaves his own special blend of snark, satire, and comedy into all his articles.

  • bse88

    Tom Cruise would be a cool Jobs too: http://blogs.suntimes.com/awards/tom-thumb-450x316.jpg

  • nsnsmj

    This is a bit off topic, but I gotta say, it's quite nice seeing companies and/or organizations making nice looking Android apps these days. Quite a few even follow the Android/Holo design guidelines, and also properly supporting Android 4.x (no ugly menu button in the software button area, but in the app where it should be).

    Just pointing it out. I've been seeing a lot of good looking apps lately. There's still a long way to go, of course, but it's nice seeing progress.

    • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

      Agreed, for an app that's really only going to be used for a few days each year and probably going to get peek-and-go usage (pull out the phone, look up the next thing, run in circles until you find where you're going), it's really amazing that it looks to have a pretty decently put together interface. Xomo, the company that was contracted to make this app, is smart to use this as advertising... They are doing some good looking apps.

      On an unrelated note... Eric, how much were you dying to go to Sundance?

  • wilks

    Danielle? So he's undergone a certain procedure then :D