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10 Mobile Apps for Film Buffs


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Redbox
Download the Redbox app to your phone and you'll be able to pinpoint one of these movie machines in a jiffy.
Download the Redbox app to your phone and you'll be able to pinpoint one of these movie machines in a jiffy.
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Cost: free

Devices:available for iPhone and Android

If you count yourself among the ranks of the cult of Redbox, the ubiquitous vending machines for renting movies on the cheap, then we have the app for you.

Like the Redbox Web site, the related app enables you to locate the nearest movie machine and view a map and directions on how to get to it. You can then peruse that Redbox's DVD and Blu-ray library and reserve your evening's entertainment. Alternatively, you can pick a movie you want to view and use the app to locate the magenta monolith nearest you that has it in stock. All hail Redbox!