Movie blogging is cool and all, but I would argue that cinema's best use of the Internet is making rare fare available to the audience at large. That's slowly but surely starting to happen, and CRM (Cinetic Rights Management) is adding to the pile with a new arthouse deal. Teaming up with a bunch of arthouse film distributors, CRM will slip content online through their FilmBuff label, hitting desinations like iTunes and Hulu.

The plan is to make "award-winning and critically acclaimed films" available, and they've listed four titles thus far. There's Ti West's Trigger Man (Scott called it a "watchable curiosity"), Olivier Assayas' Demonlover (Jeffrey M. Anderson called it a "hopped-up, arty cover for a standard issue Hollywood thriller"), Mike Akel's Chalk (Jette said it was "a great illustration of how a movie can truly blossom with the right crowd"), and Margaret Brown's doc The Order of Myths (which Jette said "gives us a good feel for the fun and exciting parts of Mobile's Mardi Gras as well as the undercurrent of "traditional" racial segregation that still exists today").

Having grown up in a town that had nothing more than a "Video World" stocked with only the crappiest of B fare and mainstream numbers (I remember driving to the closest city to rent Tromeo and Juliet), I'm always jazzed about more rare fare getting out there. But the best piece of pie will come when anyone, anywhere, can read up on a movie and be watching it in one or two clicks -- no matter how rare it is.