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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November 26, 2004
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The Usual Suspects 2 – Searching For Keyser Soze

— Posted by Rodney

Mark this one down under the “Best news I’ve heard today” category. Apparently Chazz Palminteri, who played agent Dave Kujan in The Usual Suspects has said that studio heads are…

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November 25, 2004
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Charlize Theron As Aeon Flux Pictures

— Posted by Rodney

As my old friend Curt used to say, “Giddy Up”. I stand before you as a film pundit who really doesn’t know all that much about Aeon Flux, the background…

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November 25, 2004
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A new movie for Pooh as Disney shows what it’s good at

— Posted by John Campea

Now tell me you can’t watch this trailer without smiling. Pooh’s Heffalump Movie is coming to a cinema early next year. See, this traditional animation looks fantastic, and Disney are…

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November 25, 2004
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Trailer for House of Flying Daggers

— Posted by John Campea

There’s been a trailer posted here before, but after just comparing the two, this one is not only better quality, it way more rocks the llama’s ass. For those of…

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November 25, 2004
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Julie Delpy for role in Da Vinci Code?

— Posted by John Campea

Coming Soon has a story from an interview with Julie Delpy in the Boston Herald. So to do nothing more than fuel the current debates and discussions on the post…

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November 25, 2004
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Carry on films to continue?

— Posted by John Campea

Thank you, thank you, thank you oh lord of the movies. It’s a good day when news comes in from the Guardian that the ideas to revive the Carry on…

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November 25, 2004
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Alexander is getting panned

— Posted by John Campea

You know I was wondering why everywhere I turned I was seeing another interview with another cast member, or another interview or story about Alexander (curious bisexual and axed gay…

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November 25, 2004
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Sean Connery retiring and Josiah’s Cannon news

— Posted by John Campea

John reported on September the 29th that Sir Sean Connery had pulled out of the movie Josiah’s Cannon. Today we have a small and unimportant Film News source called the…

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November 25, 2004
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The Punisher Sequel Moving Along

— Posted by Rodney

Why is it I usually find myself being one of the only people to like a certain film? My only conclusion is that the rest of you are insane. Anyway,…

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November 25, 2004
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Trouble In Hazzard

— Posted by Rodney

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November 24, 2004
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Another Alexander Movie!

— Posted by Rodney

Hold the phone. On the eve of the release of Oliver Stone’s flick “Alexander”, I’ve come across this little tid bit. While writing my last post, I discovered that ANOTHER…

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November 24, 2004
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In Defence Of A Little Leo

— Posted by Rodney

If you’re like me, in the 90’s you got real sick and tired of hearing the name Leonardo DiCaprio jumping forth from every teenage girls lips every 10 seconds. Just…

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November 24, 2004
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Return Of The King Extended Edition Footage

— Posted by Rodney

This morning finds Johnny as a happy boy. Word is that on November 29th a full 6 minute “trailer” for the Return Of The King extended edition DVD will be…

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November 24, 2004
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Knight Rider spoof to come from Scotland

— Posted by John Campea

As a previous resident of Aberdeen, Scotland (UK) for quite a number of years I’m particularly proud of this story, especially as I wish I had the time and money…

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November 24, 2004
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Trailer for Darkness

— Posted by John Campea

I’d just like to go on record as loving horror movies and not being scared by them at all. Mum. Mum?…I just watched the trailer for Darkness. No, not the…

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November 24, 2004
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Robert Downey Jr joins A Shaggy Dog

— Posted by John Campea

I think Mr Downey is one of the foremost acting talents of our time (shall I duck and prepare to take cover?), and the events that have curtailed his career…

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November 24, 2004
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Bruce Willis sues Studio and Special Effects man

— Posted by John Campea

Okay, let’s think about this and enter the land of make believe for a few moments. Let’s pretend I am a famous movie star, let’s say in the higher ranks…

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November 23, 2004
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The Movie Blog: Audio Edition Volume 3

— Posted by Rodney

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