The Washington Post isn’t buying movie downloading in its current form.
Here, Rob Pegoraro takes a shot at MovieLink and CinemaNow:
If you must obtain a movie in the next few hours but can’t leave your house or have anybody else pick up the flick, these two Windows-only stores might work. Otherwise, it’s unclear who would bother with them: They stock far too few movies, charge too much for them, offer them at a quality inferior to any DVD and grossly restrict your use of these purchases.
But, he allows:
Movielink is less annoying than CinemaNow, but not by much.
And the kicker:
Collectively, these sites amount to the most hostile movie-procurement option since the video store in Kevin Smith’s comedy “Clerks” (which, by the way, you can’t rent or buy at either site).
The movie downloading business has some serious PR campaigns to wage — most of the coverage I read is either clueless or hostile.