14 items from 2014
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
After being suddenly delayed earlier this year, Universal Pictures is releasing Joe Carnahan's comedic action thriller Stretch on VOD this coming weekend. Kicking things off with a red band that was approved by "your mama" and an upbeat tune from the Ferris Bueller's Day Off soundtrack, this is one wacky trailer for what promises to be an equally crazy movie from director Joe Carnahan, who has apparently promised to refund your money himself if you don't like the movie. It's a very weirdly cut trailer, with some annoying sound editing, and just a list of all the craziness that you'll see. But is it enough to get people to watch? Here's the weird red band trailer for Joe Carnahan's Stretch from the film's YouTube page: Watch the first trailer for Joe Carnahan's wacky thriller Stretch right here. Stretch is written and directed by Joe Carnahan (of Narc, »
- Ethan Anderton
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
I get the impression Joe Carnahan's Stretch is going to be closer to Smokin' Aces than to Narc, which is alright with me, though I would love to see him deliver another gritty little feature like Narc. Today, following a flurry of clips, pictures, a gag reel and more clips, the first trailer for the upcoming release has arrived for your judgment. Universal is going an interesting route with this one after pulling it from the release schedule earlier this year. Now the plan is to premiere it on iTunes and Amazon.com on October 7 followed by an On Demand release on October 14. Based on this it sounds like it won't be hitting theaters at all. Too bad. Stretch is described as an action comedy/thriller centering on a down-on-his-luck chauffeur (Patrick Wilson) looking to relieve himself of some debt when he starts working for a billionaire (Chris Pine) who makes his life hell. »
- Brad Brevet
"All this weirdness that I got sucked into tonight woke me up."
This month we've been treated to several photos and film clips from director Joe Carnahan's crazy cool-looking movie, Stretch. If you enjoyed Smokin' Aces, then you're going to love what this film has to offer because it looks like it might just be even more insane.
Patrick Wilson stars in the film as "a down-on-his-luck chauffeur looking to relieve his debt by driving around a mysterious billionaire who drags him to hell and back."
I love the over-the-top absurdity that I'm seeing in this movie. This thing is going to be a fast-paced roller coaster ride of greatness. The movie also co-stars Norman Reedus, Jessica Alba, Chris Pine, Brooklyn Decker, Ed Helms, Ray Liotta, Mindy Robinson, Randy Couture, and David Hasselhoff.
Stretch hits theaters and VOD on October 7th. Thanks to EW for the trailer.
- Joey Paur
"All this weirdness that I got sucked into tonight woke me up." Where have you been hiding? Universal has finally debuted the first trailer for Joe Carnahan's Stretch, not to be confused with the Stretch Armstrong movie, this is about a depressed chauffeur (played by Patrick Wilson) who ends up driving an eccentric billionaire around in a stretch limo to make some extra money. As expected with a Carnahan movie, this is packed with as much absurdity as one can imagine, going all over the place over the course of one night. Looks like fun. And it looks much better than Cronenberg's Cosmopolis. The door is open, so take the ride. Here's the first official trailer for Joe Carnahan's Stretch, debuted originally from EW.com: Stretch logline: A chauffeur takes a job for a billionaire who makes his life hell. Wilson gets to drive James Badge Dale around all night. »
- Alex Billington
Director Joe Carnahan (A-Team, Smokin' Aces) has released a few more clips from his next wild and crazy looking film Stretch. The movie was recently acquired by Universal Pictures, but there is no release date for it yet.
In the amusing clip directly below, Wilson has an encounter with David Hasselhoff, and in the hilarious exchange of dialogue the Hoff calls him a "punk ass motherfucker," and he then proceeds to hassle him for being late.
I've included three other clips as well featuring odd and fun footage from the movie, which also stars Chris Pine, Brooklyn Decker, Ed Helms, and Jessica Alba. I love how insane this movie looks and I'm really excited to see it, especially after watching these clips. »
- Joey Paur
In the last few days, Joe Carnahan has taken to Twitter to promote his film Stretch which was dropped from Sony's release calendar earlier this year. Now, with several clips and images flooding online, we have a look at the gag reel for the film. Featuring a lot of scenes with Patrick Wilson and Chris Pine, Stretch looks like a batshit fun time at the movies. The best way I can explain how this looks like Smokin' Aces meets the BMW short film series The Hire. Wilson looks good and Pine »
- Alex Maidy
Coming from Smokin' Aces, The Grey, and Narc director Joe Carnahan, Stretch looks absolutely insane!! Filled with some big name cameos and general off the wall weirdness, the movie stars Patrick Wilson as a limo driver whose life is turned into living by an eccentric billionaire, and also stras Chris Pine, Ray Liotta, and Jessica Alba. No concrete release date has been given for the movie as of yet, but it's social media campaign is already in full swing, and if the rest of the movie is as weird and wonderful as the below clips (yes, that is a blood soaked Norman Reedus playing himself), you will definitely want to get in on Stretch at the ground floor. »
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The film also stars Chris Pine, Brooklyn Decker, Ed Helms, and Jessica Alba. You get a look at most of these character in the photos provided. That's a crazy-looking Pine in the image above. It looks like it have that same awesome style and tone of Carnhan's Smokin' Aces, so it should be a fun ride.
Carnahan made the film for around $5 million, and I'm very excited about seeing it. You can check out the image and a couple of brief clips below, and I have no idea what »
- Joey Paur
From rock operas to Wes Craven to Dazzler, here's some Marvel movies that never quite made it...
Recently, we looked at the DC movies that never got the greenlight. We saw hordes of Superman movies which didn’t make it to screen, along with Batman film ideas and whole hosts of other DC heroes whose movies plummeted out of production (You can read that piece here).
On the other side of the superhero cinema fence, we have the seemingly all-encompassing, game-changing Marvel Cinematic Universe at the height of its powers, the X-Men franchise in rude health and the still-fresh memory of Spider-Man’s hasty reboot. You could be forgiven for thinking that not as many Marvel movies have struggled to get made as their DC counterparts.
However, having delved once more into the ancient scrolls of cinema history (still better known as extensive Googling), we can confirm there’s plenty »
Sneak Peek footage from Ben Affleck's past films, plus a trailer from his latest film "Gone Girl", to give you an idea of his ability to play 'Batman' in director Zack Snyder's "Man Of Steel" sequel, "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice":
Film clips include "Runner Runner", "Argo", "The Town", "To The Wonder", "The Company Men", "Hollywoodland", "State Of Play", "He's Just Not That Into You", "Smokin' Aces", "Gigli", "The Third Wheel" and "Daredevil".
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Ben Affleck...
- Michael Stevens
Do you remember hearing about Five Against A Bullet? Bruce Willis was attached to star in the action thriller a couple of years ago, and while there's no word on if the actor is still interested in the project, THR has learned it does now have a director. Narc and Smokin' Aces director Joe Carnahan will be behind the camera for Five Against A Bullet. Alex Litvak (The Three Musketeers, Predators) wrote the original script for Five Against A Bullet, however Joe Carnahan has »
- Jesse Giroux
Tomorrow will bring us my top ten most anticipated movies of 2014, but we must first look at the ten films that fell just out of reach, though I must say this is a rather impressive grouping and it's rather obvious how much more excited I am about each one of these lists the closer we get to the top. Today's list includes a couple of comedies, my highest ranking studio franchise feature, a directorial debut we've all been looking forward to, an On Demand release and more than a few directors whose names alone get us into the theater. Check it out and if you missed either of my two previous installments there is a navigation directly below and on the final page of this post. Most Anticipated 2014 Navigation #1-10 | #11-20 | #21-30 | #31-40 #20 Knights of Badassdom January 21 Peter Dinklage and Ryan Kwanten in Knights of BadassdomPhoto: eOne Films Knights of Badassdom »
- Brad Brevet
14 items from 2014
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