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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February 14, 2005
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Sean Connery not retiring nor wanting out of Indy 4

— Posted by John Campea

In contradiction to a couple of stories many of us have run about Sean Connery, both on his retirement and on not appearing in Indiana Jones 4, his publicist has…

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February 14, 2005
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Silent Hill storyline is revealed

— Posted by John Campea

The storyline is out for Silent Hill, via Coming Soon from the official website of the Producer Don Carmody. A woman desperate to save her dying child finds herself trapped…

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February 14, 2005
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BAFTA winners.

— Posted by John Campea

In case you didn’t know, because it wasn’t hailed as a big event anywhere much but the UK this year, but the BAFTA’s were held over the weekend. That’s the…

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February 11, 2005
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Tom-Yung-Goong Trailer

— Posted by Rodney

Well, I know most of you are getting ready to go the see the spectacle that is Ong Bak, so I thought I’d throw this your way. The trailer for…

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February 11, 2005
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Russell Crow Slams Robert De Niro And Others

— Posted by Rodney

This is just disgusting. Don’t get me wrong, Russell Crowe (love him or hate him) is EASILY one of the best actors alive today. This man has acting chops that…

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February 11, 2005
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Tom Sizemore In Jail

— Posted by Rodney

Sadly, this isn’t the first time I’ve posted about the troubles Tom Sizemore is having. Now, the guy is in jail… and maybe he should stay there for a while……

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February 10, 2005
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Pang Brothers to make a third eye

— Posted by John Campea

This story from the very cool Twitch surprised me, I had no idea there was a second Eye…ahem…yes there is cause for an excellent joke, however let me move on!…

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February 10, 2005
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Ghost Rider casting updates

— Posted by John Campea

There was so much talk of Ghost Rider for so long and nothing happened. Cage was in, out, not sure, movie not being made…now we’re hearing about casting news right,…

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February 10, 2005
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Aviator team to move to Kurosawa’s Drunken Angel

— Posted by John Campea

From The Aviator to Kurosawa. Writer, Actor and Director are looking forward to develop a remake of Akira Kurosawa‘s Drunken Angel. Coming Soon: DiCaprio is attached to star in the…

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February 10, 2005
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Dirty Love Getting A Lot Of Priase

— Posted by Rodney

A while back I posted that this movie (Dirty Love) was doomed to fail. I even bet Doug on The Audio Edition that it would be horrible. Looks like I…

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February 10, 2005
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Josh Groban Duets With Beyonce At Oscars

— Posted by Rodney

If for no other reason, I would watch the Oscars this year just for this. For those of you who may not know who Josh Groban is, he is simply…

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February 10, 2005
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A Lot Like Love Trailer

— Posted by Rodney

Could someone please check the weather report for hell… because I think a cold spell is heading it’s way. Mark this day down on your calendar folks, because it appears…

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February 9, 2005
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Rumours of casting on Tarintino’s war movie

— Posted by John Campea

Twitch has news that The Hollywood Stock Exchange are listing both Bruce Willis and Sylvester Stallone in roles for Inglorious Bastards which is Quentin Tarintino‘s next movie. Apparently it’s a…

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February 9, 2005
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Dracula’s travels on Demter movie

— Posted by John Campea

There’s a couple of items popped up about this movie Demeter, which chronicles the voyage of the ship by that very name that carried Dracula across to England in Bram…

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February 9, 2005
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Elizabeth Hurley to star in next Harry Potter?

— Posted by John Campea

What do you think of Elizabeth Hurley, to call her by her Sunday name? Me, not that much. I’ve seen her in a few movies and she stuck out like…

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February 9, 2005
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Rumour of Wonder Woman casting

— Posted by John Campea

There’s loads of speculation and rumour stories out there just now, and this one is just as speculative and just as interesting. The casting for the new Wonder Woman. According…

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February 9, 2005
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Rumour of possible Predator “remake”

— Posted by John Campea

No, no, no. I really don’t believe this and I don’t want it to happen. Not listening la, la, la, la, can’t hear you. Sorry, but from all the postings…

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February 9, 2005
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Deep Throat to be re-released – The power of the documentary

— Posted by John Campea

It looks like Deep throat is going to be re-released following the recent documentary Inside Deep Throat. The BBC carry the news from Variety: It is being released to coincide…

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