It’s been a few months since I checked out NBCU and News Corp.’s new online video destination, Hulu. So I decided to surf the movies portion of the site. All I can say is, “wow.” I just finished watching the first 15 minutes of Billy Wilder’s Some Like It Hot, though the entire feature is on there. You can also watch 28 Days Later, The Big Lebowski, Dave Chappelle’s Block Party, Hollywood Shuffle, The Jerk, Monty Python’s Meaning of Life, Requiem for a Dream, and TONS more. Plus, there’s plenty of film clips also available instead of the feature-length versions.
The interface is surprisingly easy to use, easy to navigate, and easy on the eyes. The picture and sound quality are top-notch. The advertising is minimal: if you wanna skip ahead to a certain point in the film, you may have to wait for a 20-second ad to play while you wait for it to load. Hulu, I love you.