Men in Black: Movie Touch adds a timeline of interactive elements to the movie-viewing experience.
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You know how most movies appear letterboxed on your iPad? Those black bars are kind of a waste of space.
So what if you slid the movie upward and filled the empty bottom area with, you know, stuff? Things like actors' filmographies, still images and art from the movie, little bits of trivia, sharing and social-media options, and so on?
That's the idea behind Men in Black 3: Movie Touch, a free iPad app designed to enhance the experience of watching -- wait for it -- "Men in Black 3."
Although the app is free, it limits you to just 10 minutes of the actual movie. If you want the full thing, you'll need to sign into your UltraViolet account -- and own a copy of the film in that account. In other words, you can't use Movie Touch to actually buy the movie, nor will it work with the version you bought or rented from, say, iTunes.