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 4, 2005
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Nicholson to join The Departed cast

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The next big name to sign up to Martin Scorsese’s latest movie The Departed could well be Jack Nicholson. BBC carries the news from Variety. Nicholson told Variety’s newshound, “[I’ve…

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February 4, 2005
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Ever Wonder What A Producer Is?

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I’ve always thought that actors get far too much credit for the films they’re in. Don’t get me wrong, they are an important piece of the movie puzzle, but the…

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February 4, 2005
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Goldeneye Director back for next Bond

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The news is all over the place that Martin Campbell who directed Goldeneye will be directing Bond 21, and what is Bond 21 to be? Casino Royale no less. Now,…

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February 4, 2005
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28 Days Later writer takes on Halo

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Well it looks like more than rumour now, and I know it’s attracted a lot of discussion and debate, so let’s hope the news that Halo is a go brings…

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February 3, 2005
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The Rock looking for a Superhero role?

— Posted by John Campea

The Rock has been credited in Playboy through IMDB today as saying he doesn’t think Toby Maguire is too convincing a Superhero, in fact IMDB suggests that he said he…

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February 2, 2005
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Spider-Man 3 with Venom?

— Posted by Rodney

Ok, I’m all buzzing right now. Apparently the villain for Spier-Man 3 has been selected by the powers that be. However, they’re not officially letting anyone know who that villain…

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February 2, 2005
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Columbia in talks to make difficult 9/11 movie

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The first thing I felt when I read this was dread. Reading dispassionately and with that cynical movie makers hat on, the first thing I thought about was an incredibly…

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February 2, 2005
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Terminator 4 will have no T3 cast

— Posted by John Campea

Shock horror news from Coming Soon that Terminator 4 will be held in the future and that none of the cast of T3 is coming back, give me a second…

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February 2, 2005
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Bruce Campbell won’t be Ash says Rob Tapert

— Posted by John Campea

…Tapert has confirmed with Now Playing that Campbell will not be appearing as Ash, the idiot-hero of the original films. “Yes,” Tapert says when asked if the nouveau Dead will…

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February 2, 2005
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Saun of the Dead’s Edgar Wright’s next chair

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The Hollywood Reporter has reported through Coming Soon that Edgar Wright Director of the most hallowed and amazingly worshipful Shaun of the Dead, is in talks to Direct a movie…

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February 1, 2005
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Rowan Atkinson Is Back In “Keeping Mum”

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I totally love Rowan Atkinson… however… even I couldn’t forgive the bomb that was Johnny English. But now the man is back, and I have to say I like what…

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February 1, 2005
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David Schwimmer Growing in Duane Hopwood

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In a post published about a year ago I talked about the fact that no “Friends” stars seems to be able to make any sort of impact in Hollywood. All…

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January 31, 2005
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The Helix…Loaded parody – Trailers online

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This just came from nowhere and plonked itself in my browser. Total surprise, I had no idea about a farcical version of the Matrix series of films apart from it’s…

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January 31, 2005
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Eighties teen slasher “Terror Train” to be remade

— Posted by John Campea

This tickled me, and tickled me a lot. Remember those silly plot stories from the eighties teen slasher movies? Well this one has to take the biscuit. IMDB cover the…

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January 31, 2005
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David Beckham is pulled from Goal!

— Posted by John Campea

Saved! News is that David Beckham can no longer commit to starring in the forthcoming football (or soccer if you’re that side of the world) movie Goal!. The Guardian have…

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January 31, 2005
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Several casting announcements for Pirates of the Caribbean sequels

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

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January 31, 2005
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Lara Flynn Boyle Goes Sexy-Crazy On Flight

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This was so crazy I just had to post it. Apparently on a first class flight to London, Lara Flynn Boyle popped a bunch of pills, got naked, hopped into…

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January 31, 2005
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The Sea Inside takes 14 Goya awards

— Posted by John Campea

The Sea Inside has swept 14 awards at the top Spanish film awards ceremony, the Goya awards, the BBC are reporting: The Goya Awards won by The Sea Inside (Mar…

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