With the recent proliferation of broadband delivery options, in addition
to online success stories about short film sites like AtomFilms
and iFilm, more
people are getting excited about and interested in online movies. Sure,
in the past, we've had to contend with poor data compression, low bit
rates and abysmal selection, but the picture looks better-as evidenced
by the increasing number of sites offering full-length streaming content.
So nuke a bowl of Jiffy Pop and join us on a little tour of what's playing
on the Net-there's no need to show an ID and admission is free!
you'll find classic TV episodes, current weather, and exclusive musical
performances, as well as more than a hundred full-length films. The
categories range from comedy to horror to documentary, and my all-time
favorite genre, cult classics! ("Wild Women of Wongo" is a must-see).
music videos, extreme sports, TV previews, and even cooler than all
of that?150 full-length independent and public domain films, all for
free-everything from "Godzilla" to "Bruce Lee" and more recent instant
cult classics like "Miami Beach Cops" and "Wild Passion."
As the name would imply, Westerns
offers 107 Western flicks. The bit rates aren't that hot, but something
tells me that to a hardcore fan, the chance to see classics like "Border
Feud" and "Honor of the Range" will be hard to pass up at any resolution.
Next time you feel like kicking back to watch a movie and complain
that "nothing's on," remember that online something is always on.