The road to the Oscars is well under way, with the winners of the Critics' Choice Awards and the Golden Globes having been announced already.
In anticipation of the Academy Awards, here are nine Android apps for movie lovers:
Android apps for movie trailers, showtimes, rentals, and more
IMDb is almost as old as the Internet and has been an Amazon.com company since 1998. The Android app provides a plethora of information on movies and TV shows. You can look up cast bios and photos, watch trailers, check ratings, look up showtimes, and create news alerts on movie titles.
2. Movies by Flixter
The Flixster app lists current box-office titles, showtimes, and has trailers. The interface looks great and it's easy to navigate. Movies by Flixster also has a DVD section that lists current and upcoming releases. It's a great way to look up recent releases so you can add them to your DVD rental queue.
Like Flixster, Fandango lets you look up showtimes and watch trailers. If you have a Fandango account, you can also use the app to purchase tickets at select theaters.
If you're a fan of Redbox, you'll probably want this app. It allows you to look up movie titles, watch trailers, and reserve them at your local Redbox. There's also a Kindle Fire-optimized Redbox app and a separate one for other Android tablets.
5. Google Search
You can use your Android's native Google search feature to get showtimes. Just tap the search button on your Android device and type "movies" and your ZIP code. It'll display the showtimes for theaters in the ZIP code you entered. After clicking on the movie titles, you'll have the option to play the trailer or click on the IMDB link for more info.
Android apps for streaming movies
Watch your Netflix streaming library with the Netflix Android app. Unfortunately, if you still have a Netflix DVD account, you won't be able to manage your DVD queue with the app.
You can watch older movies and TV shows with the , for free. Though the titles aren't current, you could do worse if you're desperate for content.
8. HBO GO
HBO GO is for HBO subscribers only, but with it, you can access HBO titles from your Android phone or tablet. It's a nice way to catch up on original content like "Game of Thrones" or "Boardwalk Empire" and of course, HBO movies.
9. Hulu Plus
The Hulu Plus app gives you access to premium content on select Android devices. You can manage season passes for TV shows, edit your queue, and watch hundreds of movies from Miramax and the Criterion Collection.
That's it. With so many film-related apps available for your Android device, it's a great time to be a movie fan. Get one or get them all. Either way, you'll have plenty of content available to keep you busy before the Oscars.