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Audio Blog: Hulu Plus Gets The Criterion Collection, Plus Bad Sequel Titles Dissected

It's been while since I've hopped on Skype with my regular podcast pals, and we've missed it as much as you hopefully have. So at the urging of the ever-stalwart Dave Gonzales, I got into a conversation with him and David Ehrlich (Matt Patches, who completes our quartet, was sadly busy) about a few things that were on our minds. Primarily we talked about the deal that the Criterion Collection has struck with Hulu Plus to bring their immense, amazing collection of DVDs to stream exclusively at that site, which previously had been a way for you to pay an unnecessary amount of money for old episodes of The Office. We wondered if it was a great leap forward for the futures of movies online, for paying for content that we're used to being free, or if real Criterion fans would still clutch their Blu-Rays and not shell out the extra $8 a month for the streaming option. Spoiler alert: the answer to all of those is yes.

Once we were done talking about classic films, we veered off into a few tangents about the new (terrible) title for the Sherlock Holmes sequel, the increasingly hilarious names for the Fast and the Furious franchise, and the only movies we're excited to see over the coming month, primary among them Drive Angry 3D. As always, chime in to let us know what liked hearing and what you'd like to hear more of in the future; you can also find Dave (@da7e), David (@davidehrlich or @CriterionCorner) and me (@kateyrich) on Twitter. Keep checking back-- there's more where this came from!

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Katey Rich

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend