The Dowdle Brothers Discuss The Making of 'No Escape'

 

I had the pleasure of sitting down and chatting with John Erick and Drew Dowdle, the men behind the movie No Escape. Below is the audio interview in it’s entirety. I spoke to the guys about the fear factor of the movie, the casting of Owen Wilson, and keeping up the tension in the movie, and a lot more!

 

 

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No Escape Is The Most Terrifying Movie Of The Year

 
Synopsis: In their new overseas home, an American family soon finds themselves caught in the middle of a coup, and they frantically look for a safe escape in an environment where foreigners are being immediately executed. (Imdb)
 

 

It took till the end of August for the scariest movie of the year to arrive. No Esca…

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Swanberg's Sweet and Satisfying "Digging for Fire" + a Q&A with the Director

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Tim, a high school teacher who is feeling his age, and and his wife, Lee, a yoga teacher and young mother, decide to hide away in a house in the woods and take a vacation from life. Their duplex, their lack of money, and some building resentments towards each other (like doing the taxes and choosing a pre-K for their son), weigh…

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Rupert Friend Plays an Elite Assassin in 'Hitman: Agent 47' Co-Starring Zachary Quinto

“Hitman: Agent 47,” based on the popular video game, centers on an elite assassin, played by Rupert Friend (“Homeland), engineered to be the perfect killing machine. He’s emotionless, consistent, deadly. He’s known by the two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck, which means he’s a prototype and numbers higher than this presumably…

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Review: "Mistress America" is Not Quite The Mistress of America

 
Synopsis: In MISTRESS AMERICA, Tracy (Lola Kirke) is a lonely college freshman in New York, having neither the exciting university experience nor the glamorous metropolitan lifestyle she envisioned. But when she is taken in by her soon-to-be stepsister, Brooke (Greta Gerwig) – a resident of Times Square and adventurous gal about town – …

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Review: "Fort Tilden" Could've been "Great" but settles for "Good Enough"

 

 
Synopsis: A comedy about Allie and Harper and their needlessly difficult journey to the beach.

 
Bridey Elliott and Clare McNulty are relatively new to the scene, but their work as a comedy duo feels well practiced. They have a Joan Rivers quality with Broad City chemistry. Elliott and McNulty don’t give off a whi…

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"Tom at the Farm" Adds to the Mystique of the Prolific Xavier Dolan

 

 
Synopsis: A grieving man meets his lover’s family, who were not aware of their son’s sexual orientation.
 

Xavier Dolan adapted a play for his sixth feature film. I’m guessing the reason why is to lighten his load of work. Though Dolan’s Tom at the Farm is successful as a film, it’s lousy as an adaptation. I haven…

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Straight Outta Oscars: Why the Academy Won't, But Should Consider Compton

 

Catching the Hollywood ‘powers that be’ off-guard, “Straight Outta Compton” became the not-so-surprise sleeper summer hit, grossing $60 million over the weekend. I wasn’t expecting that high of an opening weekend, but the initial projections seemed too low. Universal Studios’ hip-hop “Compton” out-performed its predicted gross and sur…

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Review: 'Straight Outta Compton' is the best Hip Hop film since '8 Mile'

 

 
The group NWA emerges from the streets of Compton, California in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood.
 

Straight Outta Compton is a love letter to all west coast hip hop fans of the later 80’s and early 90’s, (Everyone), and is actually a pretty fine f…

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Director Rustam Branaman Talks His Latest Film Any Day

Recently I had a chance to speak to film director Rustam Branaman about his film Any Day starring Sean Bean, Eva Longoria, Kate Walsh, and Tom Arnold. In the audio below, Rustam talks about working with Sean’s dedication, working with a talented cast, the meaning behind the film, and a lot more.

 

 

Any Day is available on DV…

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March 11, 2005
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New Fantastic Four pictures released

— Posted by Rodney

Loads of sites are carrying pictures of the new Fab Four, but I’ve selected Rope of Silicon for their gallery selecting some of the better pictures that have been released,…

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Sir Ian McKellen’s greatest ambition?…Coronation Street!

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Bizarre news from Reuters in that one of the best authentic stage actors we have today, and a well known and highly successful screen actor of today, from one of…

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Vin Diesel developing Chronicles of Riddick sequel

— Posted by Rodney

I will admit I haven’t seen The Chronicles of Riddick yet, although the game’s good, I’m waiting for the DVD on my rental list, and despite all the bad press…

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Johnny Depp optioning story of Iraq nuclear scientist

— Posted by Rodney

The following statement is fact. Johnny Depp is a God in acting. The rest of the story for this new movie may not be, and Depp may not even be…

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March 11, 2005
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Get The New Revenge Of The Sith Trailer Here

— Posted by John Campea

The response has been overwhelming. So for you my good readers, you can go get the trailer for Revenge of the Sith here. Enjoy.

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March 10, 2005
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The Movie Blog: Audio Edition Vol. 14

— Posted by John Campea

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George Lucas On 60 Minutes This Sunday

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I got an email from the folks over at CBS alreting me to the fact that George Lucas will be 0n 60 minutes this Sunday (March 13th). The stuff they’re…

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March 10, 2005
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Sony Makes Commitment To Blu-ray

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More news in the new format battle for the next generation of DVD (did anyone think I was going Star Trek there?) from WhatPC?. Sony have made a huge announcement…

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March 10, 2005
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BBFC receives complaints for 9 Songs uncut 18 certificate

— Posted by Rodney

9 songs has managed to gain an uncut 18 certificate from the BBFC. Well done them, and according to Reuters: Censors have no regrets about allowing a ground-breaking film showing…

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John Travolta to get Girls Aloud into movies?!

— Posted by Rodney

You know I thought John Travolta was an intelligent guy, I really did. Then I read this news from Ananova, and I instantly went to the kitchen and chopped off…

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March 10, 2005
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Angelina Jolie Digs Women

— Posted by John Campea

Rich sent this link to me. I offer no commentary on this story whatsoever. I simply offer it here for you to read. I make no statement about my personal…

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March 10, 2005
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Tell Me Your Favorite Movie Websites

— Posted by John Campea

Hey there folks, John here. It’s time for me to update the Blogtastic Movie Sites list. Here’s the thing, sometimes the best sites on the net aren’t found via search…

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March 10, 2005
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Keri Russell On Not Being Lois Lane

— Posted by John Campea

I think I was one of the few people who were actually rooting for Keri Russell in her quest in becoming the new Lois Lane in the upcoming Superman Returns….

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March 10, 2005
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Marlon Brando Is In The New Superman

— Posted by John Campea

The folks over at FilmRot pointed me to this story posted at Latino Review: So who is Jor-El in Superman Returns you ask? Apparently, none other than Marlon Brando himself!…

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March 10, 2005
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New Phantasm sequel with original creator?

— Posted by Rodney

It’s funny how the older horror movies still remain the scariest in your mind, maybe as I said before, it’s a nostalgia thing, I’m not really sure. From my childhood…

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March 10, 2005
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Star Trek 11 without anyone from any Star Trek ever

— Posted by Rodney

I’m sure we were all just talking about where the new Star Trek movie could go, and what cast would be taken on board. With the totally insane cancellation of…

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March 9, 2005
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Lucas To Receive Galactic-Achievement Award From ShoWest

— Posted by John Campea

No matter what you think of the last 2 installments of the Star Wars saga (personally, I enjoyed them… even if they sucked), you’ve gotta give it up to George…

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March 9, 2005
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Keanu Reeves as Sinbad in the 8th voyage sequel

— Posted by Rodney

I still love sitting down and watching a good old Sinbad movie on a Sunday afternoon, heaven, sheer heaven. They are excellent tails of adventure and strange creatures, and The…

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