Paramount Brings Your Favorite Films to Windows Phone
By on June 2nd, 2011

Paramount's Mobile Cinema apps

Really? Paramount Digital Entertainment is distributing 10 of its films in the form of Windows Phone 7 apps. In addition to a full film, Paramount’s movie apps will include bonus features, trivia games and the ability to create custom clips.

The apps will cost about $10 per flick, and although value for the buck, are a little expensive for mobile app ecosystem which thrives on free and quality apps as cheap as 99 cents. Nevertheless, this is exciting and extends not only entertainment-on-the-go avenues, but also mobile app business models.

The two apps already available in the marketplace:

Mean Girls
Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for the wrong guy.

School of Rock
A wannabe rock star in need of cash poses as a substitute teacher at a prep school, and tries to turn his class into a rock band.

Apart from these two, Paramount has already announced other titles that would be available soon:

  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • The Last Airbender
  • Waiting for Superman
  • True Grit
  • Zoolander
  • Beowulf
  • GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra
  • The Italian Job
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Author: Abhishek Baxi
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