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Summer blockbuster movie appsWe'll show you the good, the bad, and the ugly companion apps for your favorite summer blockbuster flicks.
-Welcome to Tap That App. I'm Brian Tong and this is the show where we cover the hottest apps in the mobile space. Now, it's the summer blockbuster movie season and we're here to show you some of the sweetest companion apps for your favorite flicks on your iOS devices. Now, first up is Super 8. This J. J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg collaboration is getting hyped up and you can be a part of it with the iPhone and iPod Touch app for 99 cents. Now, you can record a short movie using a variety of gritty filters and effects, create your movie with clips, share them, and if you're lucky, you'll see a frame from Super 8 inside your movie. Get them all and you'll see a clip from the actual movie. Now, if you want something a little more lighthearted, check out the Zookeeper Movie App. It's free for the iPhone and iPad and it includes 3 mini games like grabbing bananas with a monkey or leaves with a draft. It might entertain the kids but, honestly, it's pretty lame, so you're lucky it's free. Now, comic book fans have a lot to look forward to this summer and fans of X-Men: First Class get a free digital magazine for the iPad showcasing how the X-Men have played an important part in historical events including how John F. Kennedy planned to deal with Magneto, because that really happened. Now, not all movies have dedicated apps that work in tandem with the movies, but Green Lantern fans can download the DC Comics Green Lantern App on their iPhone or iPad. It allows you to download free excerpts from the comic book series and bone up on your knowledge with Green Lantern 101 to get you up to speed. And Captain America: First Avenger fans, download the Marvel Comics app on either your iPhone or iPad for free and you'll have access to Captain America: First Vengeance for free. It's the official prequel to the movie in addition to other comics as well. And let's not forget the over-the-top Transformers: Dark of the Moon movie coming out the end of June. Now, there's no official movie app but why not annoy your friends, family, and neighbors with the 99-cent Transformer Soundboard. -Retreat, Decepticons! This battle has been lost! -See what I mean? All right, if you guys have any other apps you think are worthy to be here that we missed, send them to Tap That App at CNET.com. I'm Brian Tong, thanks for watching, and we'll see you guys next time.