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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October 10, 2004
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The Grudge: It’s Make or Break Time For Sarah Michelle Gellar

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In re-making the unbelievably horrifying Japanese terror flick The Grudge, Sam Rami made a surprising casting choice for his lead female role: Sarah Michelle Gellar. I was really surprised when…

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October 10, 2004
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Bubba Ho-Tep Sequel!!!!

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This is probably some of the best movie news I’ve heard all week. Bubba Ho-Tep director Don Coscarelli was recently interviewed and mentioned that it looks like a sequel will…

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October 10, 2004
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Spider-Man 3 could be the Last

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Apparently Sam Raimi recently told reporters that Columbia Pictures may direct Raimi to make Spider-Man 3 the final chapter in the series. This absolutely SHOCKS me for a couple of…

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October 10, 2004
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Eminem to Develop a Spy Movie, Hell is reporting cooler temperatures

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Someone shoot me. This is so stupid it almost defies imagination. The good folks over at Digital Spy report the following: Eminem is planning to play a suave spy in…

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October 10, 2004
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Shark Tale Raking it in

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In the absence of any other family films to compete against, even a bad movie can rake in huge money… and that’s just what Shark Tale is doing… to the…

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October 10, 2004
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Arsenio Hall to Direct Black Comedy Documentary

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It seems like everyone these days wants to do a documentary film since Bowling for Columbine. The latest celebrity to join the ranks? Arsenio Hall. The movie will look at…

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October 10, 2004
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Fat Albert Trailer

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You ever hear about a movie that’s coming out and you REALLY REALLY REALLY want it to be good but you’ve got a sinking feeling in your stomach that it’s…

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October 9, 2004
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Quentin Tarantino: refusing to go deeper because he loves the surface so much

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It’s a rare thing that you come across an article that you utterly disagree with, and yet must admit is excellent at the same time. Katrina Onstad over at The…

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October 8, 2004
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We Are Stupid: Abortion And Homosexuality In Movies

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In a recent post about Warner Bros. executives cutting a gay sex scene from the upcoming film “Alexander”, I mentioned that I thought it was the right decision ONLY based…

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October 8, 2004
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A New Look at Anakin

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AICN posted a new picture of Anakin Skywalker. Even they admit they’re not exactly sure where the picture came from, or the degree of it’s authenticity, but I think it…

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October 8, 2004
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Is This The Face Of The Scarecrow?

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The picture you see here has been circulating around the web for a little bit now that many have been saying (and could very well be) the first look at…

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October 8, 2004
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Johnny Depp Doing Something Cool… Imagine That

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You just gotta respect Johnny Depp. The guy is a huge talent, carries a style unmatched by most, and honestly carries a swagger that almost resembles humility more than arrogance….

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October 7, 2004
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Should Actors Be Paid More If A Movie Does Well?

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In a recent post about Sean Astin, it was pointed out that he only made $250,000 (U.S. Dollars) for all three Lord of the Rings movies combined… which obviously works…

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October 7, 2004
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Blasphemy!!! New Toy Story Projects to be done Without Pixar

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It was like the tolling of the bell. When word came down the pipe that Pixar was ditching Disney, everyone knew that the Empire of the Mouse was going to…

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October 7, 2004
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Freddy Vs. Jason Vs. Ash may still be alive

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Rumours have been flying for MONTHS now about the possibility of a Freddy Vs. Jason Vs. Ash movie. Love the idea or hate it… you KNOW you’d go see it…

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October 7, 2004
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Five Fingers

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So what do you do when the biggest success of your career, The Matrix, is now over? Produce your own movie I guess. That’s exactly what Laurence Fishburne has decided…

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October 5, 2004
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DVD Review: The Alamo

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I love it when I come across a DVD in the Video Store that I wanted to see in the theaters… then forgot all about it… and now here it…

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October 5, 2004
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Lucky Number Sleven Snags Ben Kingsley

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Even I’m starting to wonder. There has been a bunch of discussion on The Movie Blog about Ben Kingsley lately and if he’s gone totally off his rocker with the…

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