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Sony Offering Highbrow Cinema On The PS3

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Posted May 18, 2010 - By Stephen Johnson

Bicycle ThiefI have a confession to make: I like Art movies, with a capital A. Most big-budget sci-fi and/or super-hero movies leave me cold. There are exceptions (The Dark Knight, District 9, Avatar, any cheesy horror movie or made-for-nothing exploitation flick), but your run-of-the-mill Hollywood-hype machine picture is just not my idea of a good time. Luckily, the PlayStation 3 has my back.

Sony Europe today announced a partnership with Mubi, a film-streaming service that specializes in the kind of indie, foreign and artsy flicks that pointed-headed snobs like myself enjoy. So if you get all excited over Antonioni, Von Trier, Kubrick and Godard, you'll be able to watch that kind of thing right on our PS3... if you live in Europe.

The application will be free to download, and specific movies will be offered either for free or for a one-week rental fee. An "all-you-can-watch" monthly subscription fee will also be offered, but pricing hasn't been announced.

Mubi streaming was only announced for Europe and Australia thus far, but on behalf of all pretentious film-lovers in the U.S., I can only hope it's hitting our shores too.

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