So, the new Xbox Live dashboard is now available. If you’re like us, you probably nabbed it as soon as possible, then thought “Oh. Right. Is that it?”
Luckily however, ‘it’ is no longer all that ‘that’ ‘is’. By which we mean the proper video apps are now trickling through, most notable of which is YouTube. And that, our fine friends, is A Very Good Thing Indeed. Here’s why: YouTube seem to have really relaxed their tight-ass controls on what people can put online. No longer is everyone limited to ten minutes or less per video. Sprawling epics can now be shared on there. And, what with The Internet being The Internet, it’s not all videos of pets doing amusing things. Yes, it’s mostly videos of pets doing amusing things, but it’s not ALL videos of pets doing amusing things. There are also full films on there, at least until The Man does something about it.
So, until then, here are a few great ones. Open the links in a new window, add them to playlists on your YouTube account as needed, log into your YouTube account on your Xbox, and watch these films in full, for free, on your proper big tellies. (We’ve just tested the first film on our Xbox, and they DO currently work.)
EASY RIDER (1969)
THE OUTSIDERS (1983)
THE HILLS HAVE EYES (1977)
FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR (1986)
SHORT CIRCUIT (1986)
(Yes, it’s terrible. That’s why it’s worth watching.)
WAR GAMES (1983)
and lastly, possibly the best film noir of them all*…
KISS ME DEADLY (1955)
(*No, it is, shut up.)
Even more, here.