/// Merry Happy Novelty Apps: Explosions, Alarms and Fortunes Told

December 24, 2011  |  All Things Digital

Ho ho ho. The latest and greatest in silly phone apps have arrived just in time for the holidays. This one is probably the most fun: Take short videos and overlay explosions and other disastrous effects with the new Action Movie FX app for iOS from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Interactive. Action Movie FX is missing a few features I’d like, such as sharing on Twitter and YouTube, and also the ability to add effects on videos taken outside the app. But it’s free (extra effects like a tornado and an airstrike cost $0.99 for a pack of two) and destructive, and only slightly likely to bring out the sociopathic tendencies in your little ones. Next, Jimmy Fallon will wake you up with a variety of silly alarms, each featuring a wacky ringtone and the voice of the late night host cracking jokes told directly to you. Keep in mind, it’s Jimmy Fallon, so the jokes are more goofy and cute than funny — but they’re better than the awful default iPhone alarm clock sounds.  Jimmy Fallon’s Wake Up Call is only for iOS and costs $0.99.

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