1. Top Indies in iTunes: J.C. Chandor’s “All is Lost” hit the iTunes store and is now the #1 top independent film. See the rest of the list here.
2. Troma: Fans of “Toxic Avenger,” “Tromeo and Juliet” and other Troma Entertainment classics, rejoice! Screen Media Ventures, LLC have added 40 Troma Entertainment films to its free streaming library so you can watch them on its ad-supported platforms such as Popcornflix, FrightPIX and Popcornflix Comedy — via the web, Roku, Xbox or iOS and Android apps.
3. Upstream Color: We’ve been reporting about every distribution deal out of Sundance 2014, but one thing we haven’t heard much about (yet) are filmmakers following the path of Shane Carruth, who chose to self-distribute “Upstream Color” out of Sundance 2013. Over at Filmmaker Magazine, editor Scott Macaulay asks, “Why didn’t Shane Carruth change the distribution paradigm for this year’s Sundance filmmakers?”
4. Download “American Hustle:” The folks at NoFilmSchool.com have been updating us on which Oscar-nominated screenplays are available to download legally for free. Now they report that the screenplay for “American Hustle” is now available to download for free, thanks to Sony Pictures.
5. Troubleshooting “Her:” Were you emotionally destroyed by the ending of “Her?” You’re not alone. In yet another viral video inspired by Spike Jonze’s film, this video from CineFix imagines what would happen if Joaquin Phoenix’s character had to turn to tech support to get help for his existential crisis. Check it out below: