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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January 20, 2005
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David Duchovny over hyping X-Files 2 project?

— Posted by John Campea

This story has been kicking around in some form or another for a week or so, but in the British fish and chip wrapper (otherwise known as a Tabloid and…

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January 20, 2005
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Shaun Of The Dead Comic

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It’s no secret around here how much I loved Shaun of the Dead. I’m still amazed that more of you didn’t get out to the theater when it was playing…

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January 20, 2005
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Million Dollar Baby Reviews

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What a stupid name for a movie. Oh well… be that as it may, the critics are LOVING Million Dollar Baby. I’ve gotta admit I’m a fan of Eastwood’s films…

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January 20, 2005
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Assault On Precinct 13 Reviews

— Posted by Rodney

This is a film I’ve been looking forward to seeing… if for no other reason than I like cheesy action flicks. Not to mention I also like Gabriel Byrne, Laurence…

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January 20, 2005
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Are We There Yet Reviews

— Posted by Rodney

Ice Cube is one of those guys who I always seem to enjoy when he’s in a smaller supporting role in a film… but when he’s one of the leads…

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January 19, 2005
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Behold Darth Tater

— Posted by Rodney

I just had to post this. USA Today gives us the newest Mr. Potato Head… DARTH TATER!!!!

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January 19, 2005
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Speed Couple Together Again

— Posted by Rodney

It looks like the couple from Speed, Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves, are hooking up again for a new flick Il Mare. According to the good folks over at Monsters…

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January 19, 2005
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The Movie Blog” Audio Edition Vol. 10

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January 19, 2005
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Globe for Clive Owen increases his odds for Bond role

— Posted by John Campea

I am starting to get bored of this, but I’m still letting you know, how sad is that? Anyway it looks like after Clive Owen won his Golden Globe and…

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January 19, 2005
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UK Film Production drops rapidly

— Posted by John Campea

Bad news for the UK film industry with production reported to have fallen by 40% in 2004. The Guardian reported today: According to figures assembled by the journal Screen International,…

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January 18, 2005
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Fantastic Four Trailer Online

— Posted by Rodney

You know, as much as I’ve been fearing the suckiness of The Fantastic Four… after seeing the trailer I’ve gotta admit that I’ve got a little optimism for the project…

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January 18, 2005
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Charlotte’s Web Has Been Cast

— Posted by Rodney

I used to LOVE the old cartoon version of Charlotte’s Web. There is something so simple and beautiful about the story of a pig and a spider hell bent on…

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January 18, 2005
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WWE Films

— Posted by Rodney

We all knew this was coming. Wrestling Czar Vince McMahon has set up his own movie company called WWE Films (appropriate name). Apparently the company will make movies with budgets…

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January 18, 2005
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Vantage Point gains director Pete Travis

— Posted by John Campea

A little while ago I highlighted the film Vantage Point which held a really interesting one line blurb regarding a presidential assassination shown from five different angles. Something which is…

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January 18, 2005
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Peter Jackson using own money to develop new film “Lovely Bones”

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Once King Kong is complete it’s all go again for Peter Jackson. He’s confirmed as adapting the book Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold with his own money, and the project…

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January 18, 2005
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Batman+Ninjas = JOY

— Posted by Rodney

Why is this coolest fricken picture in the fricken whole wide fricken world??? 2 Reasons. 1) Bat-fricken-man. 2) Fricken NINJAS!!! That’s what more movies need today! More fricken NINJAS!!!! Yeah!!!!…

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January 18, 2005
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Die Hard 4 Talk

— Posted by Rodney

Yeeehaaawww. Looks like one of my favorite film franchises is still plugging along. After a lot of talk about a Die Hard 4 about a year ago, things have been…

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January 18, 2005
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Jon Voight Nominated + Not Invited = DUMB

— Posted by Rodney

Yes there are rules and regulations to everything, and yes you have to follow those rules and regulations. But sometimes situations arise that obviously call for exceptions to these rules…

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