The Dowdle Brothers Discuss The Making 'No Escape'

 

I had to pleasure to sit down and chat with The John Erick and Drew Dowdle, the men behind the movie No Escape. Below is the 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. All that 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 7, 2005
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Shrek 4

— Posted by John Campea

Yes, you read that right. Even though Shrek 3 isn’t due to hit theaters until like 2007, Dreamworks has hired a writer to start development of Shrek 4. The good…

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March 6, 2005
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Suggestions for the Oscars

— Posted by John Campea

I was floating around some of my favorite regular news sites and came across this interesting little article over at the Chicago Tribune. In the article, the author talks about…

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March 6, 2005
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Sin City Poster

— Posted by John Campea

I know I’m a little behind on this one, but for you folks who haven’t seen it yet, the final version of the Sin City poster has been released. As…

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March 6, 2005
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First Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Mans Chest Pictures

— Posted by John Campea

TextAd=Also check out Rotten Tomatoes Pirates of the Caribbean 2 or FilmForce Pirates of the Caribbean 2

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March 6, 2005
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Spring New Releases

— Posted by John Campea

Want to know what movies are coming out between now and May? I came across this nicely compiled list from the good fols over at Canoe-Jam that should help you…

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March 5, 2005
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Oscar Rant – Goodie Bags and unfair awards

— Posted by Rodney

There are a few things about the Oscars that annoy me, well two in fact. One is the difficulty and unfairness of the awards, and the other is the whole…

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March 5, 2005
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Sequel news – Rambo IV and Mrs Doubtfire II

— Posted by Rodney

Two very short snippets caught through Coming Soon regarding Rambo IV and a Mrs Doubtfire sequel. …a comment made by Sylvester Stallone to TV Guide. “I hope to start shooting…

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March 5, 2005
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What A Sucky Way To End A Week

— Posted by John Campea

The first part of this week was pretty sweet for me. It was my Birthday, had a great time with my girlfriend, saw a movie that was surprisingly funny (Hitch)…

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March 4, 2005
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The Movie Blog Audio Edition Vol. 13

— Posted by John Campea

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March 4, 2005
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Hollywood and Nicolas Cage set to burn Wicker Man

— Posted by Rodney

I couldn’t believe it then, and I can’t believe it now. Thanks very much to Variety through Coming Soon for breaking me the most upsetting news since…well…since Braveheart I guess!…

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March 4, 2005
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V for Vendetta press conference gives much hope

— Posted by Rodney

This is good news in the comic adaptation genre though, forget the Marvel oversell we’ve just seen, let’s think V for Vendetta and pick through an article from MyMovies through…

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March 4, 2005
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Rock talks Doom…although not that much

— Posted by Rodney

“We’re all doomed!”…perhaps not many of you will get that, prize if you do! Coming Soon has news from a Pro Wrestling Touch interview with Rock about his upcoming movie…

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March 4, 2005
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Conan vs The Highlander

— Posted by John Campea

Ok, as you can hear in the latest installment of The Audio Edition (see above), Doug and I got into a short debate about which film was better: The original…

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March 4, 2005
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Twisted Pictures brings Pink to Catacombs

— Posted by Rodney

Twisted Pictures brought us Saw, and whether you were one of the ones who told us liked it, or those who hate it, it certainly made us feel something. Since…

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March 3, 2005
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Daniel Myrick moves from Blairwitch to the web

— Posted by Rodney

Daniel Myrick, co-creator of the infamous BlairWitch is back. Love it or hate it, it reminded us all that movie making is not about the big, and it appears that…

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March 3, 2005
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Avi Arad talks of coming Marvel projects

— Posted by Rodney

Thanks to CHUD for the direction to the Marvel update on their site, there’s very small snippets of information to be had from an over zealous and very sales sounding…

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March 3, 2005
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Splinter Cell director, Peter Berg, talks

— Posted by Rodney

Just as I’ve set into the demo level for the Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory game, I see this interview on Moviehole with Peter Berg, Director of the screen adaptation of…

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March 3, 2005
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Babylon 5: The Memory of the Shadows is dead

— Posted by Rodney

The casting controversy that arose around the movie Babylon 5: The Memory of Shadows can now be put to bed. Why? Well that’s what they’re doing with the movie, or…

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