By George Fox
Scanning my non-CBS email inbox I see a message from my favorite Web video service provider, Vimeo announcing their first film exclusive “Some Girl(s)” releasing on demand through their website. For $5 you can watch the film on your computer. In the world of Internet, TV convergence the idea isn’t exactly new, but it’s new ground for this company.
The film is based on a play of the same name written by Detroit born Neil LaBute. In a 2008 interview with the Detroit Free Press, LaBute said he was born in Wayne, but spent most of his youth in the Upper Peninsula.
One of the film’s headliners is, Kristen Bell, was born and raised in Michigan. I loved her in “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” Bell doesn’t seem to shy away from creative film productions. She signed on to a Kickstarter-funded feature film adaptation of “Veronica Mars.” Bell starred as the titular character.
Personally, I don’t get excited for romantic comedies, but this is a shoe-in for a Saturday movie night with my wife.
Would you be willing to pay $5 to watch a movie on your computer? How do you watch movies with all the options available?
George Fox is a Spartan, a Michigander, and Web Producer for CBS 62/CW50 in Detroit. When I’m not working on content for the CBS Local websites, I’m probably hanging out on the boat, at deer camp or spending quality time with the fam. Follow George on Twitter @GeorgeJFox.