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Despite the lottery-esque sounding odds, the U.S Dramatic Competition section which produces the finest American indie specimens such as Frozen River, Winter’s Bone, Blue Valentine, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station and Whiplash is fairly consistent in terms of quality. Last year’s crop of sixteen have almost all had their theatrical releases with Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter being the last one out of the gates (pegged with an early 2015 release). Last week we individually looked at our top 80 Sundance Film Fest Predictions (you’ll find 30 other titles worth considering in our intro) and below, we’ve split the list into narrative and non-fiction film items and have both identified and color-coded our picks in an AtoZ cheat sheet. You’ll find 2015′s answer to Whiplash located somewhere in the stack below. Click on the individual titles below, for the film’s profile. »
- Eric Lavallee
Andrew Bujalski’s Computer Chess turned out to be the feel good film of Sundance and that’s not because the early gamers are particularly charming, but rather, better things come in small packages. Following Funny Ha Ha (2002), Mutual Appreciation (2005) and Beeswax (2009), this 30-something filmmaker, who in some circles is known as the godfather of the Mumblecore movement didn’t waste much time between the ’13 Sundance Film Fest Alfred Sloan Feature Film Prize winning micro-feature and his fifth, more macro-type budgeted ensemble project. Guy Pearce toplines alongside Cobie Smulders, Kevin Corrigan, Giovanni Ribisi, Brooklyn Decker, Anthony Michael Hall, SXSW Special Jury Prize Best Actor winner Tishuan Scott (The Retrieval) and Boyhood‘s Zoe Graham. Filming began in mid-summer on Results, and we’re assuming correctly by the first glimpse (see pic above) we got in September that this will bow in Park City with the director’s habitual stopover at SXSW. »
- Eric Lavallee
Exclusive: Zombie-horror Plan Z, TV series also among slate.
The romantic drama, currently in pre-production, follows an ambitious young dancer whose world is turned upside down when she discovers a note suggesting her lover may be cheating.
Director Toby Tobias’ thriller Blood Orange, starring Ben Lamb and musician Iggy Pop and executive produced by former Miramax executive Colin Vaines (Gangs of New York), is currently shooting in Spain.
Carnaby will also be introducing writer-drirector Stuart Brennan’s zombie »
- email@example.com (Andreas Wiseman)
Joe Carnahan's Stretch reminds me a lot of Michael Mann's Collateral. The operating word there being "reminds" as in this is the B-movie, bat-sh*t crazy, balls-to-the-wall red-headed step child of Collateral. And I mean that in the nicest way possible. For anyone the least bit familiar with Carnahan's work, Stretch will come as no surprise. Carnahan could easily be described as a director interested in masculinity. He's a "tough guy" cinema director, making the movie equivalent to beef jerky. I like beef jerky and I like Carnahan's films. I like the outlandish nature of his movies, the "anything can happen" narratives, and he consistently brings actors along for the ride that are just as willing and excited about starring in something crazy. While his films such as Narc and The Grey show he can also delve competently into serious cinema, his movies such as Smokin' Aces and »
- Brad Brevet
To Live and Drive in La: Carnahan’s Trip into Hollyweird
In an unprecedented and surprisingly brusque move, Universal chose to dump Joe Carnahan’s latest film, Stretch into a sole VOD platform release, bypassing a theatrical run completely. While this signifies the studio’s lack of confidence in the title, it’s most likely a herald of things to come for filmmakers working within the system. The rule of thumb in the film industry used to be that you’re only as good as your last picture, but Carnahan received some of the best notices of his directorial career with 2012’s The Grey—it no longer seems to matter just how well your last picture performed. In defense of the eclectic director’s tastes, his latest is a bizarre romp through Tinseltown that never adheres to a particular mold, making it a rather tough sell but pleasantly offbeat feature, »
- Nicholas Bell
An insane red-band trailer has been released for director Joe Carnahan's awesome-looking new movie Stretch. Patrick Wilson stars in the film and plays "a down-on-his-luck chauffeur looking to relieve his debt by driving around a mysterious billionaire who drags him to hell and back."
This dark and wacky comedic adventure will not be getting a theatrical release. It was just way too over-the-top and crazy for the studio, but the movie is currently available to watch on digital outlets and VOD. So if you want to watch it right now you can!
This latest trailer embraces the red-band label and includes violence, cussing, nudity, and other weird stuff. The wildly fast-paced film co-stars Norman Reedus, Jessica Alba, Chris Pine, Brooklyn Decker, Ed Helms, Ray Liotta, Mindy Robinson, Randy Couture, and David Hasselhoff. »
- Joey Paur
Make sure no one is watching your computer, and tune in for the red-band trailer for Stretch. It's a bizarre adventure movie starring Patrick Wilson as a limo driver, Ed Helms as the thin-mustached ghost haunting him, and Chris Pine as . . . I don't even know what. This trailer is like a short tour of the debauchery that (apparently) happens late at night in Hollywood, and there's a lot of cursing, boobs, and just generally eyebrow-raising activities. In case you saw that awkward clip of Wilson and Brooklyn Decker filming a sex scene, this is the flick it's from. Of all the movie trailers you could watch today, this one is worth checking out, if only because this movie might live on in cult fan clubs for years to come. Stretch is out on VOD now. »
I don't know who is behind the marketing for Joe Carnahan's Stretch, which is now available on iTunes and Amazon, but they are definitely going all out and it doesn't appear to be Universal is going anywhere near it. That said, they have definitely captured the attention of the Internet, or, well, at least me as I'm something of a Carnahan fan and this new red band trailer would seem to either convince you to see the movie or keep you very far away from it. amz asin="B00O8O3W4U" size="small"Clearly the intent with Stretch is to see just how crazy and debaucherous things can get on the big screen as Patrick Wilson plays a down-on-his-luck chauffeur looking to relieve himself of some debt when he starts working for a billionaire (Chris Pine) who makes his life hell. That, however, only seems to be »
- Brad Brevet
Directed by Joe Carnahan
Written by Joe Carnahan
The opening scene of Joe Carnahan’s latest shows a man getting jettisoned from the driver’s side window of his car in a crash, hitting the ground rolling and ending up sitting on the street with barely a scratch. That’s how this film begins, and it only gets zanier from there. The plot follows a down on his luck limo driver who goes by Stretch (Patrick Wilson) who finds out he has to pay $6,000 of gambling debts by midnight. Roger Karos (Chris Pine), a deranged billionaire offers to cover his debt if he drives him around for the evening, which gets more hellish with each passing minute.
Patrick Wilson plays the title character like a punching bag with a forced smile. He’s the type of guy who has always had bad luck, and is simply used to »
- Dylan Griffin
Even though it's going to straight to VOD, Joe Carnahan's "Stretch" seems to be getting a promotional campaign worthy of a theatrical release. Clips for the R-rated gonzo movie have been dumped online left and right, like this here red band trailer. Led by Patrick Wilson and featuring an ensemble including Chris Pine, Jessica Alba, Ed Helms, David Hasselhoff, Brooklyn Decker and Ray Liotta, the story follows a harried limo driver who spends one wild night driving around a crazy client in the hopes the high priced gig will help him pay off some gambling debts. But of course, he'll cross paths with no shortage of weirdos including midgets, nymphomaniacs, strippers and....well, you get the idea. "Stretch" hit VOD this week. Watch below. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
One of the things I like about Joe Carnahan's films is that they filter drama and action through a working-class lens. Narc is on the down-and-dirty streets; The Grey is about a group of oil drillers trying to survive in the wild; and even his blockbuster feature The A-Team sides with guys just trying to make a living. The outlier is Smokin' Aces, an ensemble piece that ranges from cartoonish to somber as assassins compete to take out an informant. Carnahan's latest feature, Stretch, attempts to blend the slapdash attitude of Smokin' Aces with a grounded, working-class character. The result is a movie that still manages to be endearing despite how often it tries to remind you of its weirdness. Stretch (Patrick Wilson) is a limo driver struggling to turn his life around. A failed actor and former addict, Stretch owes $6,000 to the Mexican mob, and he needs the »
- Matt Goldberg
Joe Carnahan has carved out an eclectic career for himself as a director. Three years ago he made his best film to date with the emotional and tense dram, The Grey. That film followed The A-Team and Smokin’ Aces, movies that are best described as fun. One was an unabashedly over-the-top popcorn the movie, the other a wacky R-rated shoot’m up, and the voice that gave us those two films has now returned with Stretch. Happily though, this is a more consistent and successful blend of sorrow and anarchy. Kevin Stretch (Patrick Wilson) moved to Los Angeles with the dreams of becoming an actor, but instead found himself behind the wheel of a stretch limousine. After overcoming his substance abuse and gambling problem, Stretch is at his lowest point — he has zero money to his name, a job he’s unhappy with, an ex-girlfriend (Brooklyn Decker) he can’t get over and the ghost of his »
- Jack Giroux
Hitting On Demand today over at Amazon and iTunes is Joe Carnahan's Stretch starring Patrick Wilson as a down-on-his-luck chauffeur looking to relieve himself of some debt when he starts working for a billionaire (Chris Pine) who makes his life hell. Universal was going to release the film in theaters earlier this year, but now they've basically washed their hands of any kind of marketing effort (I haven't received a single email about the new movie) and left it to Carnahan to do most of his own promotion... and he's doing a pretty good job. amz asin="B00O8O3W4U" size="small"While the official YouTube channel for the film has been releasing trailers, clips and gag reels, this latest behind the scenes look at the making of a sex scene featuring Wilson and Brooklyn Decker is just great... it's also not safe for work. Ever wonder »
- Brad Brevet
Universal may have bailed on releasing Joe Carnahan's "Stretch" in theaters, but don't think for one second the director doesn't believe in his film. With the movie hitting VOD today, you have no reason not to give it a whirl. Why? Because Carnahan says if you don't like the movie, he's got you covered. Anybody who pays for @stretchthemovie and doesn't dig it, I'll refund your money personally. That's how confident I am in the experience. — Joe Carnahan (@carnojoe) October 6, 2014 We like the self-assuredness, though we will say "Stretch" looks like the kind of movie that isn't for everyone. The wild story follows a limo driver who takes on a well-paying gig driving an unruly client around for one night, all so he can pay off a gambling debt. Patrick Wilson leads the movie, but there are all kinds of faces you'll recognize, with Ed Helms, Jessica Alba, Brooklyn Decker, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Sex scenes can feel incredibly hot and intimate for those of us watching in the audience, but for the people actually shooting them it’s a different story. The latest behind-the-scenes clip from Joe Carnahan‘s Stretch really drives that point home, showing us what it’s really like for Patrick Wilson and Brooklyn Decker to pretend to […]
The post Votd: How Hollywood Sex Scenes Are Filmed appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
Every time there's a sex scene in a movie, there are two actors who have to mentally prepare for an incredibly uncomfortable and awkward situation that has to look completely realistic on camera. Today, we have a video from the set of Joe Carnahan's "Stretch," showing the director shooting a sex scene with his actors Patrick Wilson and Brooklyn Decker. You can see how difficult it is to pretend to be intimate and it doesn't make it easier when the director is shouting sex moves at you. Obviously Carnahan is doing his best to capture everything on camera as quickly as possible and understands the level of awkwardness, but this is what needs to be done if you want a sex scene in your movie. Video: »
You have to give professional actors and actresses credit for creating believable sex scenes. Not only are these scenes meant to turn audiences on (and sometimes off), but they also exist to drive the story forward in some way. They're hot and steamy, and contrary to what you may think of them, these sex scenes require a lot of skill and concentration. One thing we as moviegoers never get to see is the filming of a sex scene, partly because these scenes are so intimate and difficult to execute. That changes today, as director Joe Carnahan has given us a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to film a sex scene for his upcoming movie Stretch, starring Patrick Wilson and Brooklyn Decker. Check this out... Warning: This clip is Nsfw It's interesting how...
- Erik Davis
The behind the scenes activities on a movie set are often captured on sweet, cleverly-packaged “making-ofs.” Appearing in the special features section of your DVD or Blu-ray, you can see the actors being filmed while they’re shooting a scene! Bah! It’s crazy.
Unfortunately, we’re rarely given a glimpse into the shooting of one particular instance: the sex scene. That’s all changed now though, as director Joe Carnahan has trounced down another barrier of sexual guilt clung to by many. In the build up to the release of his action comedy, Stretch, he’s published a behind-the-scenes video detailing just what goes into shooting a steamy moment.
The scene in question involves Patrick Wilson, who stars as a downtrodden limo driver up to his eyeballs in debt. When a choice gig comes his way, chauffeuring a rich buffoon around town for a night, he slides behind the wheel. »
- Gem Seddon
Imagine having to pretend to do the no-pants dance in front of a camera while a number of strangers watch your every move. So awkward, right?! Chances are there have been moments when you've watched two actors get it on in a movie and wondered what it's like to portray what is usually an intimate moment in front of a bunch of people they don't know—and now, you don't have to wonder any more. Director Joe Carnahan released a new behind-the-scenes clip of Brooklyn Decker and Patrick Wilson having (fake) sex with each other in their upcoming film Stretch, due out on iTunes and Amazon on Oct. 7, to give movie watchers an idea of what really goes down when two stars get down in front of »
As demonstrated in this behind the scenes video from the set of Joe Carnahan's Stretch, the making of a movie's sex scene can be quite awkward. Be warned that this isn't safe for work! It.s always been assumed that filming a Hollywood sex scene is one of the most unpleasant experiences that two actors can go through. Most of the time they barely know the person who is clambering, sweating and prodding away at their body, and, just to make things that extra bit awkward, there are normally at least a dozen other strangers in the room staring down and judging their bedroom maneuvers. Director Joe Carnahan has now released a behind the scenes clip from his upcoming film, Stretch, that proves just how excruciating it was for Patrick Wilson and Brooklyn Decker when they filmed an intimate moment for the picture. It.s hard to know who »
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