Well, Youtube has a new fuction now- full length movie player. You can access this at http://www.youtube.com/movies. But know what I noticed as I looked through the available flicks? Not one familiar title.
Now, is there a problem with the fact that Youtube is helping promote indie movies? No, and in fact, it’s a wonderful development. A year from now I expect a film that had its humble beginnings on Youtube to win an Emmy, or whatever award is applicable. Maybe three years.
I doubt, however, that this new function will see wide use. After all, most people go looking for movies they already know the names of, not a random film to kill an hour or three with. Then again, with the amount of time some people spend on Youtube, perhaps this will be a more direct method of wasting time.