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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December 13, 2004
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Brian Cox Is The Voice Of Aslan

— Posted by John Campea

One film in production that I’m am very curious to see how will turn out is the upcoming adaptation of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the…

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December 13, 2004
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Triple H to be the next Conan?

— Posted by John Campea

This is one of those pieces of news that one half of my brain is thrilled to hear… and the other half is numb with terror. Word is that the…

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December 13, 2004
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Wiseman To Direct Wolverine?

— Posted by John Campea

Wow, Len Wiseman may be a pretty busy guy. The director for Underworld and the upcoming Underworld 2 has apparently been approached to direct the X-Men spin-off Wolverine. I swear…

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December 12, 2004
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New Fantastic Four Picture

— Posted by John Campea

There’s a lot of ill feelings floating around the net these days about the upcoming Fantastic Four flick. Many people are worried this whole project is going to turn out…

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December 11, 2004
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Censorship and rewriting affect both His Dark Materials and Exorcist: The Beginning

— Posted by Rodney

I’ve talked about censorship before and it’s managed to take me off on a rant or two, especially when it’s where a third party censors someone else’s creativity believing that…

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December 11, 2004
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Blade Trinity: AKA “Suck Fest 2004”

— Posted by Rodney

I’ve enjoyed the first 2 Blade films. Each one had it’s glaring weaknesses, but overall each delivered a decently entertaining film. My expectations for Blade Trinity where no more and…

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December 10, 2004
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Rumours of Peter Jackson to make The Hobbit

— Posted by John Campea

Is this story from Ananova too much to hope for? The stars of Lord Of The Rings have given director Peter Jackson a promise they’ll return for The Hobbit if…

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December 10, 2004
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International poster for Batman Begins

— Posted by John Campea

Thanks to Hector we have just looked at the very cool International poster for Batman Begins. Looks very dark and moody, and makes you think of the bat cave of…

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December 10, 2004
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War of the Worlds trailer is upon us

— Posted by John Campea

Another big surprise today, well not really I knew it was coming, but the surprise was really in the lack of content and the shattering of an illusion. The Spielberg…

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December 10, 2004
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Man from U.N.C.L.E. coming to the big screen

— Posted by John Campea

Great news! Remember that fantastic TV show The man from U.N.C.L.E. and the related shows? Well I was leaving the house yesterday for the first work Xmas party, and I…

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December 10, 2004
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Snoop Dogg and Alec Baldwin play coach

— Posted by John Campea

As studio’s do, there will be two sport coaching movies in development at the same time. One is starring the great Alec Baldwin by… …playing the coach of a basketball…

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December 10, 2004
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Nicole Kidman leaves The Producers

— Posted by John Campea

Nicole Kidman has turned away from the remake of The Producers citing the time that would be required to learn all the song and dance routines in her hectic schedule….

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December 9, 2004
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Mark Wahlberg planning documentary

— Posted by John Campea

Mark Whalberg is branching into the realms of Michael Moore with his next venture. According to the Guardian, he will be venturing into the land of documentary making, touching on…

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December 9, 2004
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Disney decides on Sonys Blu-ray DVD

— Posted by John Campea

The new format DVD battle continues with news that Disney have just aligned themselves with Sony’s Blu-Ray format. The Guardian states that Disney have claimed the following reasons: …because Blu-ray…

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December 9, 2004
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Name these Movies

— Posted by Rodney

Hey folks, John here. I love getting these kinds of emails. Darko from Belgium wrote me with a bit of a quiz. He needs to know what 3 movies these…

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December 9, 2004
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Shrek 3 set for May 2007

— Posted by Rodney

Up until this point, Shrek 3 was set for a November 2006 release date, however, the big decision makers over at Dreamworks have just concluded that a May 2007 date…

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December 8, 2004
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The Movie Blog: Audio Edition Vol. 5

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December 8, 2004
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Hideo Nakata to direct The Entity and more remake news

— Posted by John Campea

Hideo Nakata has a fantastic resume, with the original Ringu and Dark Water alongside their US remakes, as well as Chaos and the US rewrite and remake Ring Two. So…

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