Stretch (Patrick Wilson, Ed Helms)

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  1. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=105326

    Joe Carnahan directing the flick about a limo driver who gets sucked into an unwanted adventure following the orders of his new billionaire client. Could be played straight, could be an action-comedy, but probably the latter.
     
  2. Rocketman Registered

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    Sure, I'm in. I love this director a hell of a lot.
     
  3. dude stannis Registered

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    Nice. Sounds like Collateral through Carnahan's Smokin' Aces/A-Team filter.
     
  4. Hunter Rider Ronin

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    Universal Pictures Sets Joe Carnahan's Stretch for March 2014

    Sounds like fun. :D
     
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    Universal has decided not to release Stretch, saying that it would "be unwise to spend $20M-$40M to release it nationwide". Jason Blum had an option to shop it to other distributors, couldn't find one, and so the film reverted back to Universal.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/universal-drops-patrick-wilson-movie-673093

    Universal and the filmmakers will explore "creative" options for releasing it, but they're mum on whether it'll have a theatrical release.
     
  6. Quasimod0 Bell-Ringer

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    Oh man. It didn't sound too bad
     
  7. mclay18 Registered

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    The thing is, why didn't Universal do it earlier? I mean the film was in the can months ago...
     
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  9. Octoberist point blank

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    WB pick it up!
     
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    This will finally be getting released in October. Granted it'll be VOD but I've been looking forward to it since I'm a fan of Carnahan's work. I watch The A-Team all the time and NARC and THE GREY are great. I even enjoy Smokin' Aces. His only slip up was his first low budget film which was a Tarantino knock off. STRETCH stars Chris Pine (looking crazy with long hair) as a billionaire who has a chauffeur (Patrick Wilson) drive him around town as he apparently "makes his life hell". Anyone else read anything about this film? Hopefully there will be a trailer soon even though it's VOD.
     
  11. MadVillainy C'mon Son

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    Looking forward to it too
     
  12. addison81 Registered

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    This screened last night and a reaction compared it to Boondock Saints. My interest is gone if thats spot on.
     
  13. MadVillainy C'mon Son

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    After seeing the clips and this recently released trailer:

    http://collider.com/stretch-trailer-patrick-wilson/#disqus_thread
    I see why it wasnt theatrically it looks so cheap and beyond that it doesnt look that good. Which is unfortunate because I like Carnahan, Wilson, Pine, Helms, and a lot of others invovled. I'll still check this out and if it's good I'll actually buy the Amazon VOD
     
  14. Octoberist point blank

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    I don't think it looks THAT cheap though the trailer isn't convincing me that it's any better than Smokin' Aces, which was wacky but kinda indulgent.
     
  15. Deserana 2005/2008/2012

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    Yeah there's nothing that looks cheap about it.
     
  16. Lencho01 Shazoogle! Shazoogle!

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    The studio probably would've spent more money releasing it theatrically than the cost of the film itself. Plus, it looks kinda "out there".
     
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    It definitely looks cheap compared to his other movies, but it looks like something I would enjoy, so f*** it, I'm in!
     
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    Getting this on iTunes Tuesday. Hope it's at least entertaining.
     
  19. MadVillainy C'mon Son

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    I follow Carnahan on twitter. Pretty interesting points of view.
    He's been going off about Stretch sparadically for months now. Here is his latest:


    I dont think this wouldve done gang busters but I think it wouldve turned a profit. Only made for $3 mill and then maybe 5-10 mill for marketing? Yeah I think it wouldve worked
     
  20. addison81 Registered

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    Interesting. Granted I haven't seen it yet but with the cast they have you would think they could have marketed this for a theater release. Especially with Carnahan coming off THE GREY.
     
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    Downloading on itunes now. I wonder if any sites will run reviews?
     
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    Patrick Wilson was great and Pine was even better(even though he's not in it much). That's about the only positives. There's just not much here in terms of story or character. When it ended I felt a sense of "that's it?". I guess coming off THE GREY Carnahan maybe wanted to try something different but it just didn't work for me.
     
  23. MadVillainy C'mon Son

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    i wanna watch it but dont want to spend the 14 bucks for it. Wish it was available for rent, not purchase, today.
     
    #23 MadVillainy, Oct 7, 2014
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    Well I watched this again and enjoyed it the second time. Still not sure Id recommend it fully but it's worth watching for Chris Pine.
     

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