Iron Man 3 hits American screens this Friday, officially kicking off the 2013 summer movie season. While the blockbusters are always a great ride, sometimes you just want to curl up on the couch and enjoy a movie from the comfort of your couch, and thankfully there are some excellent streaming independent features available today...
Here's a few indies you can stream from home the same time they hit theaters:
This official Sundance selection is one of those rare movies that's available before it's in theaters. I don't think it will be long before we see more of that.
If you want to go out for the night, here's three indies you may want to check out in theaters after the blockbuster blitz:
Fruitvale: July 26, 2013
Fruitvale swept Sundance and created a bidding war that was eventually won by Weinstein Co. Now, the critics who have seen it are already talking Oscars. No doubt this film will be a "must see" this summer.
2. Much Ado About Nothing: June 7, 2013
Joss Whedon owned the box office last summer with The Avengers. This summer, he won't have Marvel numbers, but he will have this Shakespearean ensemble pieceto hang his hat on. If you're a Whedon-fan, this likely won't disappoint.
3. The Bling Ring: June 14, 2013
Based on real events, The Bling Ring guarantees two things: an excellent soundtrack and beautiful cinematography for a topic that might otherwise seem really "eh". Written and Directed by Sofia Coppola, I have high hopes for this Emma Watson fronted film.
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