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Just as his Wedding Crashers co-star Vince Vaughn is segueing to more serious fare with the second season of HBO’s True Detective, Owen Wilson is making another go in the action realm with the Weinstein Company’s Labor Day opener No Escape, his first serious bullets-and-chase feature, sans comedy, since 2001’s Behind Enemy Lines ($91.8M worldwide box office). In No Escape, Wilson plays an American who moves his family to Southeast Asia, only to find themselves in the… »
Owen Wilson is back in the action game.
The first trailer for the film, released by the Weinstein Company, finds Wilson toting shotguns as comfortably as a former 007, co-star Pierce Brosnan. Wilson plays an American businessman who moves his family to Southeast Asia just as a violent political uprising erupts. Lake Bell plays his wife, while Brosnan is a government agent who tries to help the family run for their lives.
- Maane Khatchatourian
The Weinstein Company has dropped a trailer for action thriller, No Escape, formerly known as The Coup. Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan and Lake Bell topline the flick which focuses on an All-American family who relocate to Southeast Asia. Unfortunately, their arrival coincides with a violent political uprising.
At first glance, the casting choices aren’t what one would expect from this type of fare. Granted, Brosnan has committed a fair chunk of his resume to actioners, so his inclusion isn’t that surprising. It’s Wilson and Bell that surprise us, as they appear to be broaching unfamiliar territory. For the most part, the pair have participated in broad comedies and indie gems, with the exception of Wilson’s 2001 sidestep, Behind Enemy Lines.
All three are front and center in this first trailer, which establishes its central premise quickly before descending into typified Hollywood xenophobia. Wilson and Bell play the married couple, »
- Gem Seddon
Though many know Owen Wilson for his more comedic roles in films like Wedding Crashers, earlier in his career he took on a variety of films from Behind Enemy Lines to The Haunting, and two of his earliest films were Armageddon and Anaconda. Now Wilson is getting back into action thriller territory with No Escape (formerly known as The Coup), the story of a man who finds himself and his family threatened in the middle of a political uprising just after moving to Southeast Asia. Pierce Brosnan and Lake Bell also star in the film which looks pretty intense, and might open some new doors for Wilson in other genres again. Watch! Here's the first trailer for John Erick Dowdle's No Escape from The Weinstein Company: No Escape is directed by John Erick Dowdle, who co-wrote the film with brother Drew Dowdle (both of As Above So Below, Devil »
- Ethan Anderton
This week Neil Calloway looks why American Sniper is breaking box office records…
I’ve read a lot about American Sniper since it was released; about the fake plastic babies it uses instead of real children, about how Michael Moore said snipers were cowards (and then backtracked and said he liked the film), about how it might actually influence a real life murder trial, and lots about how much money it has made. I haven’t read anything suggesting why it has made so much money.
First, the facts – American Sniper had the biggest January opening of a film ever in the Us, the biggest for a drama, the biggest Thursday night R rated opening (more than double that of the previous record holder, last year’s Lone Survivor, which we’ll get back to), the biggest for a Clint Eastwood film; the list goes on. In short, it made »
- Neil Calloway
5 items from 2015
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