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 16, 2004
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Disney making Toy Story 3 & 4 simultaneously?

— Posted by John Campea

Ouch. John has expressed his previous concern over the Disney creation of Toy Story 3, and I do share those concerns wholeheartedly. Disney are on a huge loosing streak, and…

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November 16, 2004
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John Landis to direct Real Men

— Posted by John Campea

It√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s been a long, long time since the excellent John Landis came to us with an equally excellent movie, and in fact it√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s a long time since he√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s come to…

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November 16, 2004
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Devils Rejects Trailer

— Posted by John Campea

Wow. (Note previous post, and see that there is no sarcasm here) This is what a trailer does well. It builds suspense and, in this case, a foreboding and unease…

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November 16, 2004
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Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Teaser

— Posted by John Campea

Wow. (For those of you reading in plain text, or from countries that do not have this trait, that√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s sarcasm) I√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢ve never seen a trailer that gives you less. It…

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November 15, 2004
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Denzel Washington takes a wage cut

— Posted by John Campea

…and a huge one at that. It’s always a heartbreaking moment when a world famous movie star loses money, and I think it’s terrible that the media are quick to…

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November 15, 2004
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It’s About to get Harder to Bootleg a Movie

— Posted by Rodney

Found this interesting little story over at Wired News that will make getting those horrible looking and sounding bootleg copies of movies. It seems there are 2 new pieces of…

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November 15, 2004
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Craig Kilborn lands a sopt in The Shaggy Dog

— Posted by Rodney

Craig Kilborn is one of those odd little people the public doesn’t really know what to do with. Some people love him… but the majority (like me) always found him…

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November 15, 2004
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Miss Congeniality 2 Poster

— Posted by Rodney

Alright, I know I’ll take some heat for this, but I actually liked the first Miss Congeniality… a lot. I thought it was funny and kinda charming all at the…

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November 15, 2004
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A Look at the new Dukes of Hazzard

— Posted by Rodney

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November 15, 2004
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First Seven Minutes of Revenge Of the Sith

— Posted by Rodney

I’ve already said about a dozen times that the teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith has me just plain giddy. Say what you want about…

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November 14, 2004
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Tom Hanks to lead Da Vinci Code

— Posted by John Campea

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November 14, 2004
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Silent Hill screenwriters visit hideaway for second draft

— Posted by John Campea

I’ve mentioned Roger Avery’s web journal before, and it does make interesting reading. His latest post talks of the move to the second draft of the script and the hideaway…

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November 13, 2004
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Noel to Self Destruct

— Posted by Rodney

I have never liked the idea of the self destructing DVD’s (also known as disposable DVD’s). Here’s how the thing works. The disc is actually red, covered with a chemical…

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November 13, 2004
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Battlestar Galactica The Movie

— Posted by Rodney

I know what you’re thinking right now. “John, you must mean the new Battlestar Galactica TV show right?” Nope. If any of you haven’t seen the Battlestar Galactica mini series…

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November 12, 2004
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Underworld 2 Lands A Bad Guy

— Posted by John Campea

I always love it when a classically trained actor in the Shakespearian tradition takes on a less traditional role. This is REALLY the case here. Sir Derek Jacobi has signed…

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November 12, 2004
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Rush Hour 3

— Posted by Rodney

It appears there is indeed going to be a Rush Hour 3. As much as I dislike Chris Tucker (oh that man can be annoying), I have to admit I’ve…

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November 12, 2004
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Elektra Trailer

— Posted by Rodney

Oh my. joy flows through my veins like precious life giving blood. As any long time reader of The Movie Blog knows, Jennifer Garner and I have had several short…

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November 12, 2004
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Empire’s movie election results

— Posted by John Campea

I wish I had managed to get this posted before the results so you could all have voted, but I missed it. Empire ran a poll to find out which…

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