LandWare has teamed with Leonard Maltin, the leading authority on American film, to produce the ultimate mobile companion for anyone looking to buy, watch, rent—or merely brush up on—movies whenever, wherever.

The Leonard Maltin Movie & Video Guide places essential facts at your fingertips including availability, screen formats, running time, director and cast, nationality, MPAA rating, genre and date of release for over 19,000 movies. In addition, each movie is rated from four stars to bomb and comes with a capsule review summarizing plot, quality and often great tidbits of information.

This handheld software guide also provides “top-lists” which tap you into the collective opinion of over 100,000 movie buffs with a single stroke of the stylus. Instantly find the best-loved films of their decade or genre by selecting from 27 ranked lists that represent the most popular in their class.

Whether you have an extensive DVD collection or simply suffer from late return fees the Leonard Maltin Movie & Video Guide offers powerful tools for tracking the films you watch, rent and own. The collection section maintains cost and purchase details, loan and rental records, technical information, notes and much more.

The Leonard Maltin Movie & Video Guide also provides up-to-date, anytime, anywhere access to film premieres in theatres, DVD release dates, film festivals and more. Your handheld is updated during HotSync or wirelessly with the tap of a button to ensure you never miss an important event.

Available now, the software can be downloaded at The suggested retail price is $19.95. The software requires Palm OS 3.1 or later. A CD-ROM version will be available in December.

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