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Review: A Breezy, But Meandering 'A Bag Of Hammers' Is Only Half A Movie

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • May 11, 2012 11:05 AM
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There are ample pleasures of the half-movie. Features of the half-film include a lack of b-plot, a meandering tone, haphazard scenes, and a barely feature-length runtime. The reasons why productions result in half-movies usually come from vastly re-written scripts, overrunning schedules and/or eclipsing an allotted budget, but they tend to fade away into obscurity. “A Bag Of Hammers,” which opens in theaters showing actual whole movies this Friday, features a few likable actors and a strong score from Johnny Flynn, and so it qualifies as a breezy diversion of sorts. But is it a movie?

Garrett Hedlund's 'On The Road' Poster Lands; A Double Dose Of 'Piranha 3DD,' 'The Dictator' & 'A Bag Of Hammers'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2012 6:22 PM
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In case you didn't get enough posters this morning, here's a whole new batch for you so buckle up your eyeballs.

IFC Picks Up Olivier Assayas' 'Something In The Air,' Filming Begins In June

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 26, 2011 3:55 AM
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'Le Conquest,' 'Sex and Zen 3D: Extreme Ecstasy' & 'A Bag Of Hammers' Also Find Distribution With Indie OutletsDirector Olivier Assayas may be riding the biggest peak of his career right now. Coming off two critically acclaimed films -- the family drama "Summer Hours" and the epic terrorist thriller "Carlos" -- his next effort marks another gear change for the director who refuses to be pinned down to any one genre or style. The social change and political drama "Something In The Air" has been in the works for a while now and IFC -- who experienced success with the aforementioned films -- picked up the rights to his next effort at Cannes reports Cineurope, and filming is set to begin next month.

Watch: Trailer For SXSW Hit 'A Bag Of Hammers,' With Rebecca Hall & Jason Ritter

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 16, 2011 1:22 AM
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Film Features Score From UK Folk Artist Johnny FlynnThe SXSW festival is continuing on, and those of us who weren't able to attend are getting more and more envious by the day -- unfortunately, someone has to stay behind at Playlist HQ to sign for packages and feed the menagerie of exotic office pets. From everything we've heard, it seems to have been something of a banner year for the festival with films like "Source Code," "Attack the Block," "Bridesmaids," "The Future," "The FP," "Kill List," "Beginners" and "Super" all looking likely to convert their success in Austin to larger audiences later in the year.

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