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Interview: Filmmaker Brothers John Erick & Drew Dowdle of ‘No Escape’

5 September 2015 6:02 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Chicago – Filmmakers brothers are ubiquitous, as siblings grow up with the love of the movies and turn it into a career when adults. Director John Erick Dowdle and his writing partner, brother Drew, has had a successful run with films like “Devil” and last year’s “As Above, So Below.” Their latest film, “No Escape,” explores geopolitics and the increasing potential for government breakdown.

Owen Wilson and Lake Bell are Jack and Annie, Americans traveling with two children who go to an unnamed Asian land for Jack’s work. He represents a corporation whose activities with the government cause an uprising, and the family suddenly finds themselves in the midst of a street war. Coming to their aid is a mysterious British expatriate, portrayed with a maniacal verve by Pierce Brosnan. The family must find a way to escape the country, as foreigners are being rounded up for execution.

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Dowdle Brothers on the Harrowing Making of ‘No Escape’

25 August 2015 2:10 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When John Erick Dowdle and his younger brother Drew Dowdle sat down at the premiere of their movie “No Escape” last week, it was the realization of a dream eight years in the making — one that had been diverted several times.

“There were four times, maybe five, this movie almost got made,” says John, who directed and co-wrote the film with Drew, who produced. He explains the movie lost financing several times over the years. “One time we were literally about to get on a flight to Thailand to start filming and it imploded.”

So you can forgive the brothers for being more nervous than usual about their big premiere. “I had anxiety dreams every night this week about things going terribly wrong,” Drew says with a laugh. “I dreamt it was cancelled, they gave our tickets away. … I couldn’t quite wrap my brain around the fact this was really happening. »

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5 Star Wars Video Game Ideas EA Should Revisit

19 May 2015 10:55 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The dry spell of Star Wars video games is coming to an end this year with the release of Battlefront and Disney Infinity 3.0.  While these games are sure to fill the void and scratch the itch Star Wars gamers have had for years, there are still some games we’d love to see made under the new regime.

Star Wars is about to explode on the scene in ways it hasn’t in over a decade.  With the new series of films kicking off later this year, plus the end to the dry spell on games set in the galaxy far, far away.  For many Star Wars fans, the video games were the ultimate way to immerse themselves in the epic story and live out their dreams of battling the forces of evil (or crushing rebellions).  Sadly, however, it’s been awhile since we’ve been able to do so with any new titles. »

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