Whistler Film Festival Screening: ‘Permission’

Whistler Film Festival Screening: ‘Permission’ By Peter Belsito.A seemingly casual comedy proceeds methodically to personal disaster and maturation for two New Yorkers. In Permission directed by Brian Crano, the question is, “What if?” By that ...

Jason Statham’s Franchise Is Broken Beyond Repair In ‘Mechanic: Resurrection’ [Review]

“Mechanic: Resurrection” is a dumb movie. A bag of hammers might provoke more intellectual discussion than the latest from German director Dennis Gansel (“The Wave”). But it’s not oblivious. There’s a ...

Dan Stevens and Rebecca Hall to star in rom-com Permission

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey, The Guest) and Rebecca Hall (Iron Man 3, The Gift) are set to star in the romantic comedy Permission. The film is written and ...

Tracking Shot: Van Sant, Doremus, Guadagnino & Reed Morano Shooting This August

“Tracking Shot” is a monthly featurette here on Ioncinema.com that looks at a dozen or so projects that are moments away from lensing (or in a couple of titles below have been shooting since July). ...

Syfy Announces Leads Cast in Bryan Fuller’s Pilot High Moon

We told you back in April that Bryan Fuller‘s pilot for Syfy, High Moon, had gone into production. Four months later they’re announcing lead casting, so I’m trying to not be concerned about the time ...

7 Most Underrated Folk Singers Ever

Music seems to come and go in waves. While one specific genre may always be present, it isn’t necessarily in the common mind. For instance, folk music. It has been around in different forms for ...

Plants vs. Zombies Available for Free on iOS

The Plants vs. Zombies sequel isn’t ready for release yet, but PopCap is offering the original game for free on iOS devices. This offer is only available for a limited time, so make sure you have ...

Dark Sky Films to Produce and Distribute Unidentified

Dark Sky Films has announced that they are producing and distributing Jason R. Miller’s directorial debut, Unidentified. We’ve also been provided with the first photos from the movie. Dark Sky Films, ...

Jason R. Miller's Unidentified Lands at Dark Sky; First Stills

Some new horror is on the way from Jason Richard Miller, and we couldn't be happier to see what types of horror this lovable lunatic can dole out from the director's chair. Read on for all the latest ...

DVD Playhouse--July 2012

By Allen Gardner The Samurai Trilogy (Criterion) Director Hiroshi Inagaki’s sprawling epic filmed from 1954-56 is an early Japanese Technicolor masterpiece, rivaling the scope of filmmakers like ...

Watch: Trailer For Brit Horror Flick 'The Awakening' Starring Rebecca Hall & Dominic West

As regular readers already know, we'll pretty much watch anything with the talented Rebecca Hall, and while her choices can sometimes be spotty ("Lay The Favorite," "A Bag Of Hammers") she's always a ...

You'll Find a Lot of Heart in "A Bag of Hammers" But Not A Lot of Brains

Dramas and comedies shouldn’t require the suspension of disbelief that a science fiction or horror film does, but that’s what the dramedy A Bag of Hammers requires in the end. There are many points ...

This Week In DVD: Louie, Sarah, and Jeff Who Lives at Home Seek Justice with a Bag of Hammers

Welcome back to This Week In DVD! It seems the long national nightmare is over, as through no small part of our own, This Week In Blu-ray has been found alive and well after 76 grueling days. It was ...

Blu-ray, DVD Release: A Bag of Hammers

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 19, 2012 Price: DVD $24.98, Blu-ray $29.98 Studio: Mpi Two law-breaking goofballs are forced to turn into responsible grownups in the 2011 independent comedy A Bag ...

Q&A: Nice Guy Jason Ritter Speaks Softly, Carries 'A Bag of Hammers'

We're just gonna say it: Jason Ritter is the nicest guy ever. Sure, he also happens to be crazy talented, but it's pretty clear that much of the heartfelt depth he gives to his roles comes from his ...

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

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 ...

New to Theatres This Weekend: Dark Shadows, Girl in Progress, God Bless America

Tim Burton and Johnny Depp return with their eighth collaboration together this weekend as Dark Shadows hits theatres and attempts to chip away at The Avengers. Early reviews have not been ...

New Releases: 'Dark Shadows,' 'Hick,' 'Girl In Progress'

You don't have to be a movie genius to know who will rule the box office this weekend. With "The Avengers" wiping the floor with every other blockbuster ever, audiences will likely continue to ...

A Bag of Hammers Movie Review

A Bag of Hammers Movie Review Title: A Bag of Hammers Mpi Media Group Director: Brian Crano Screenwriter: Brian Crano, Jake Sandvig Cast: Jason Ritter, Rebecca Hall, Jake Sandvig, Chandler Canterbury, Carrie Preston Screened at: ...

Rock And Roll Ain't Noise Pollution: The Perfect Age Of Rock 'N' Roll Trailer

Somehow this movie has completely slipped past my radar, which is rather bizarre. The Perfect Age Of Rock 'N' Roll has an interesting and promising cast, a killer soundtrack, and an solid, if not ...

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