The Movies: Superstar Edition 4.5/5

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The Movies: Superstar Edition

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By Feral Interactive Ltd

Behind every box office hit is a Hollywood mogul… in The Movies Superstar Edition, that mogul is you!

Before you buy, expand this description to check the system requirements below.

Starting out at the dawn of cinema, it’s up to you to build your studio from an empty lot into a glittering Hollywood empire by producing must-see blockbusters, creating huge stars and giving the movie-going public exactly what they want to see. It’s not all award-parties though… you’ll need to balance spiralling budgets, fierce competition, and worst of all, actors’ egos if you want to make it to the top.

When it’s time to start the cameras rolling, settle into the director’s chair! The Movies comes packed with tools to help you write and direct your own films. Once you’ve polished your films to perfection, you can upload them to YouTube and show the world your best shots.

Included in the Superstar Edition is the Stunts & Effects expansion pack, which adds more sets, costumes, props, vehicles and backdrops for your virtual productions, along with a new employee type: the stuntman, and a host of new creative options with which to dazzle the audience.

Welcome to the dream factory, baby!

• Call the shots in Tinseltown – Design and run your own studio, from the early days of cinema through to the present day and beyond.

• From pitch to premiere – Take full creative control of your movies. Write the scripts, direct them yourself and then edit your movie to perfection.

• The part your Mac was born to play – Integration with iTunes lets you pick the perfect track for the scene… or write your own with GarageBand!

• BAFTA Award-winning – The Movies for Mac won a BAFTA award in the Best Simulation category.

• Top score – A brilliant soundtrack from composer Daniel Pemberton captures the changing eras of cinema, and gets you in the mood to make movie magic.

• Show the world your talents – Upload your masterpiece to YouTube and share it with family and friends.

Important information regarding The Movies Superstar Edition:

• You can find out more about the game on the The Movies Superstar Edition mini-site at

• If you require assistance, please contact our support team at

• Minimum System Requirements: Processor: 1.4 GHz, RAM: 512MB, Graphics: 64MB, Free Space: 8GB.

• This game is not currently supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive).

The Movies and The Movies: Stunts & Effects © 2002-2011 Lionhead Studios Limited. Lionhead, the Lionhead logo, The Movies, The Movies: Stunts & Effects and The Movies logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Lionhead Studios Ltd. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Mac and the Mac logo are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Feral and the Feral logo are trademarks of Feral Interactive Ltd.

Release Notes

Version : 1.2 | Size : 3.9 GB
• Fixed crash on Macs with 2GB VRAM Graphics cards (27" iMac BTO option).
• Improved shadow effect on Intel HD3000 cards in OS X Lion.

Screenshots Mac OSX :

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Games , Simulation , Strategy

Supported Devices : Mac OS

Comments and Ratings for The Movies: Superstar Edition

Worth buying all over again (0)
30/12/2015 17:25:00 5/5 By ipsilateral
This was one of my favourite PC games back in the day, and it’s been ported across to the Mac beautifully. Despite its age, it still looks amazing, runs smoothly, and the gameplay is addictive as ever. I seen from previous reviews there was an issue with the timeline that events weren’t showing up at the top of the screen - I don’t know if this was patched, but it works for me okay. If you’re on the fence - buy it!

Great game but... (1.2)
29/03/2014 03:39:00 5/5 By JoelCMJ
Does anyone have StarMaker on theirs? Is there a mac version?

Crashes (1.2)
27/12/2013 16:23:00 3/5 By Mozza8262518934
I don’t know if anyone else is having this issue - but the game is perfect apart from the occasional crash - i have the 15 inch retina display, i7 quad processor 16g of ram so its not a performance issue - i think its a small bug with mavericks and this game - other than the crashes the game is PERFECTO! Please fix the crashing issue as once it does it i have to hard restart the mac rather than just close the application as the whole keyboard freezes and all other force quit functions do not work either so it could be damaging to the computer. I love this game and will play it for hours so please fix. Luckly the game does do auto-saves so no data is lost when it does crash im just concerned for my mac - please fix! Wish lionhead studios didnt shut down id love to see this game as The Movies 2 - bet they would make an epic game these days.

I found it to be a waste of money... (1.2)
01/09/2013 13:59:00 2/5 By Gemma Fearns
Looking for a new game, I found this and thought it looked like a good game. I bought and installed in and within about 10minutes of having the game, I had quitted and deleted it. I found it to be boring and not a game I could get 'stuck in too'. Seriously regret buying it.

Good game, but something odd happened. (1.2)
11/08/2013 12:25:00 3/5 By Leeroy Burdon
I bought this last week and have been playing and enjoying it. But today, I turn on my mac and it's no longer installed, and is just sat as a purchase waiting for me to download it… Why?!

One Of The Classics (1.2)
27/05/2013 20:03:00 4/5 By Cool tonito
The Movies! One of my favourite games and by far the best tycoon game I have ever played. In the movies you get to start your own movie production which for someone with an intereset for movie making is an amazing concept! However this game is far more than just an average tycoon get to the top genre, you have to manage all your actors which they will (usually) start off being wannabes.This is another strenght of the game as its nice when the wannabe extra you saw knocking at your door on day one is now a world famous actor. However actors are not the only people you should worry about… Janitors,Builder,Extras,Crew Members,Directors and Scriptwriters are all needed to make a successful recipe in movie-making. Another element to the stragegy in the game is that all of the people have skill levels (e.g a script writer's will only write 1 star scripts that have no real meaning at start but after every script they learn from the mistakes they make and they become more beneficial to the entire enviroment of the production). Also the edition you buy (Superstar Edition) comes with the DLC Stunts & Effects loaded on which not only adds more costumes it adds a brand new strategic point to your movies Stunts! Will you get Stuntmen or will you make the actors do the stunts themselves and risk severly injuring themselves? It's all up to you! This adds so much variety to your movies aswel (For instance you have got the oppurtunity to make a stunt of someone jumping of a building rather than making cheap looking effect on the green screen). However if all of this sounds to much for you to handle there is an amazingly good tutorial that holds your hand every step of the way.Now onto the main appeal to most people for the game… The advanced movie maker were you can build your movie from the ground of from scenes that have been premade for you! However take onto account that this is just a game so some of the options are limited but this does not mean you change the scene mostly to fit your liking! There is also a nice and complex (yet simple) mood bar which is displayed on all your actors and directors. This mood bar can swing up and down from many different causes such as getting to much papparazi to getting not enough salary. There is many more things that can change this but they are for you to find out if you buy this great game! The game also features a starmaker which allows you to make any actor you want and adjust their qualities! if all of this wasn't enough you have a very nice experience as you start from 1920 at the dawn of movies with only a simple clockwork camera's and even simpler sets.Finally with all of the strategic and fun game elements this game has it is all boiled down in a more consumable and friendly approach with good U.I and great assistance all round. I would recommend this game to anyone who has ever wanted to make a movie and to anyone who enjoys games such as RCT3. Finally if you are worried about the game not having widescreen support think again as you can (with this version) get it up to a very nice 2560 x 1440 which runs natievely on 27inch imac's Sound: 8.9/10 Graphics (for the time): 8/10 Gameplay: 9/10 Controls: 8/10 Addictiveness: 9/10 U.I: 8.5/10 Over All:9/10 One of the greats (in my opinion) definete buy!

Excellent Game (1.2)
05/06/2012 20:20:00 5/5 By CarylB
Loved this game. Runs all the way from the 1920's to current day so there's plenty of game play. Mak your own movies including editing, adding sound effects etc. Can even make your own superstar and set their acting experince in different genre, addictions and more. A bit expensive, but worth the money.

Amazing game, just 1 problem I have found so far... (1.2)
07/02/2012 13:51:00 5/5 By Yummiest Orphan
First of all this game is amazing, I used to have it on Windows XP a few years ago. The Mac brings it into a totally different league. The game runs seamlessly and is utterly flawless. Apart from one feature which seems missing from my game. There is no timeline at the top of the screen? People who have played this game before will know that at the top of the screen in the game there is a timeline, showing you major news events and calendar reminders for award ceremonies etc and when new items will be available. They are on a sort of 'conveyer belt' is the best way I can describe it these items and they get closer and closer to the current moment in time and when they do a radio announcer will start speaking and tell you whats happening and these news events effect things such as movie genre interest etc. So really are a key part of the game. Well my actual timeline/conveyer belt is there, but the items/icons that move closer and closer to your position are not. But the announcer still reads out these announcements, but by then its too late and not enough info compared to reading it yourself. I guess my icons are invisible etc. Help please someone/developers. Really annoying.

Classic! (1.1)
07/09/2011 10:28:00 5/5 By leonlp12
This game works perefectly on a mac its runs smooth with no problems at all! the only downside i think of this game is the limted settings over then that it is a great game and worth the money!

Truley Involving! (1.1)
04/08/2011 16:01:00 5/5 By DavidTodd
Wonderful game, with endless options for creating your own virtual movies! Your role is to build your studio lot from the ground up, with stage schools, PR departments, bars, trailers and of course hospitals for when stunts go dreadfully wrong! You must keep one eye on your stars at all times because, just as in reality, your ego-maniac stars can go off the handle, demanding big salaries and even bigger breast implants! The game starts off at a leisurely pace but it's not long before your stars, directors and crew are helping you churn out movie after movie as you climb the box office and studio charts. ------------ Lots of fun, a credit to Feral for bringing more wonderful PC games to the Mac App Store.

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