Finally I’ve found an app that will help me find movies and TV shows on all of my streaming accounts. It’s always been such a pain in the butt to try to find something…anything to watch from any of the 5+ services I am a member of. For so long if I wanted to see if something was on Amazon Prime I had to go to their app (or web site)…for Netflix…their app…for Hulu…their app…HBO Go…you get the picture. It’s such a time consuming and tedious task.
And even when I get into these apps, they hardly provide a decent UI to see what’s available. They may show a few selections that are “popular” but these are usually NOT what I am looking for. Or even worse, they’re ad sponsored.
TiVo is somewhat better – they at least show if something is available on the various services, but you have to search for things pretty specifically. And Tivo pretty much only works when I’m sitting in front of the TV, not when I’m trying to see what to watch when I get home tonight or over the weekend.
Well, somehow I got on Forbes.com earlier today and found this cool article – Find The Best Movies On Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, Every Day.
I downloaded the first app listed, Just Watch and it looks great…at least at first. I’ll let you know how it works as I use it, but right away, it let me find over a dozen movies or TV seasons that I’m interested in. And that was only in the first 10 minutes I looked at it during my break.
Not only does it show movies and TV season, it can break them down by cost…only want to watch something you don’t want to pay for…no problem. A lot of time, I’ll go to Amazon to see what’s available, but they make it nearly impossible to see what’s free and what’s rent or buy. Just Watch makes it simple.
Want to see something from the 1980s? Just Watch allows you to focus on a time range…I don’t even know how I’d do that in any of the other interfaces.
This is definitely something I’m adding to my standard apps on my iPhone and iPad.
Hawkeye Issue 1
A few years ago, I read and enjoyed the 2012-2015 version of Hawkeye by Matt Fraction and David Aja and I really enjoyed it. I was sad to hear it was stopped when some Marvel “event” happened that changed all the titles and moved the writers and artists around to other books – so much so, that I’ve basically held off reading most of the Marvel line until it shows up on Marvel Unlimited.
I decided to change that with the most recent Hawkeye title and at least for the first issue, I am not disappointed.
I haven’t been keeping up with all the happenings in the Marvel Universe, but this issue starts with Kate Bishop, not the other Hawkeye – Clint Barton, moving to Los Angeles and trying to make it as a private investigator.
She’s still a superhero though as she breaks up a bank robbery, and she’s still a young woman as she repeatedly points out 6-pack abs in her inner monologue. I found her post-grad, current day, witty commentary refreshing after having read so many 1960s comics recently.
The art is very refreshing as well. Romero gets quite a bit of detail into each panel and the layouts nicely pace the story…quick in some areas, and drawn out in others.
The stalking creep angle is something that I think can resonate with many readers and is a common one for P.I. stories and the ending leaves me ready to grab the next issue when it hits the shelves…which it already has so I’m gonna go read it.
I give this issue a solid B+.