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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February 9, 2005
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Saw 2 gets a subtitle

— Posted by John Campea

There’s news on Saw 2 from Bloody Disgusting through Rope of Silicon today. Although not that exciting news and quite worrying when you see the alleged subtitle: Saw 2: Hacksaw…

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February 9, 2005
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Remaking the original Exorcist? Blaspheme!

— Posted by John Campea

The cool Screen Rant has just shocked me out of my cycling shorts with an astonishing rumour from Moviehole on another remake, oh I’m sorry I’m supposed to say re-imaging….

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February 9, 2005
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Rob Schneider Is Acting Like An Idiot

— Posted by Rodney

Somewhere along the line, Rob Schneider deluded himself into thinking he was a movie star, when in reality what he really is, is a half decent comedic supporting role actor….

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February 9, 2005
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The Karate Kid DVD Collection

— Posted by Rodney

There isn’t a person out there over 25 who doesn’t immediately know what movie I’m talking about when I say “Wax on, wax off”. Oh yes Daniel San… I’m talking…

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February 9, 2005
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Bizarre horror pitch for The Burrowers

— Posted by John Campea

This had me looking oddly at the screen in slight disbelief the other day when I read it. The blurb for the story just sounds wild. J.T. Petty is writing…

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February 8, 2005
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John Cusack in another hitman movie

— Posted by John Campea

John Cusack is a god. He is superb fun, he easily tears through his role with ease and he’s got one of those faces that manages to be comic without…

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February 8, 2005
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Dark Pheonix in X-Men 3 says Famke Janssen

— Posted by John Campea

We already posted the possibility of Dark Pheonix fluttering into X-Men 3, but now Famke Janssen has confirmed the news when appearing on an Australian TV show. Coming Soon carries…

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February 8, 2005
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Fantastic Four falls from July 4th release

— Posted by John Campea

20th Century Fox backed down first then, in the who’s going to get July 4th release date battle, they’ve pulled Fantastic Four back to July 8th, pitching it against the…

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February 8, 2005
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Kevin Costner to reprise Robin Hood role?

— Posted by John Campea

To be honest I don’t think I’ve seen Kevin Costner in anything I really enjoyed apart from No Way Out. Actually, probably not true, I did enjoy Field of Dreams,…

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February 8, 2005
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Site updates

— Posted by John Campea

Quick site update everyone. We’re tidying up the site pages and finally getting all the little glitches sorted out in the site. We’ve all been too busy posting and researching…

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February 7, 2005
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The Movie Blog Special Announcement

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Hey there everyone. John here. Well, some of you already know this so I thought I’d make it public knowledge. I’m very excited to announce that my first book will…

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February 7, 2005
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ONG BAK!

— Posted by Rodney

What more can I say really? It’s been over a years since I last saw Ong Bak and I was recently given a DVD screener for review purposes. I forgot…

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February 7, 2005
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Miami Vice Movie News

— Posted by Rodney

Well it looks like it’s all official now. Miami Vice the Movie is moving full steam ahead. As a matter of fact, Universal has already set a release date for…

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February 7, 2005
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New Batman Begins Trailer

— Posted by Rodney

It was a great Superbowl this year (Way to go Patriots!!!!). However, my favorite part of this annual event was at half time when the new trailer for Batman begins…

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February 7, 2005
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Foxx and Swank Take Top SAG Awards

— Posted by Rodney

No surprises here as the Screen Actors Guild handed out their annual awards on Sunday. Jamie Foxx predictably took home the Best Actor awards for his role in “Ray”, and…

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February 5, 2005
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Is this the reason for remaking Evil Dead?

— Posted by John Campea

I’m as upset as you guys so obviously are about the new Evil Dead remake without the original team, and I mean the whole team, not just without Bruce Campbell…

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February 4, 2005
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Feed – A thriller about men who make women fat?!

— Posted by John Campea

I’m having a seriously bizarre day. I’ve just watched St John’s Wort and now this story from Coming Soon: Brett Leonard is directing Feed, a psychological thriller about a world…

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February 4, 2005
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Chris Rock Speaks About His Upcoming Hosting Duties

— Posted by John Campea

As we have been so bitter about Chris Rock’s upcoming stint as the host of the Oscars, I thought it would only be appropriate to post the latest story relating…

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