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 5, 2004
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Wolverine Spin Off Movie Still Inching Forward

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Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the Wolverine character from the X-Men flicks… but I love the bigger scope of the X-Men more. So while I’m excited to hear of…

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October 5, 2004
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Believe it or Not – The Movie

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Paramount looks like they’ve got designs on making a film about the true life (and not so true life) adventures of Robert Ripley. Film Force gives us this: As Alphaville’s…

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October 5, 2004
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War of the Worlds Adding an Oscar Winner

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As if having Tom Cruise and Steven Spielberg wasn’t enough, now War of the Worlds looks like it’s added Oscar winner (and all round killer actor) Tim Robbins (who I…

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October 4, 2004
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John Woo is Bringing Us He-Man!

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He-man was one of those cartoons that I loved as a kid. Oh yeah… looking back on it now it was pretty lame… and the new cartoon version sucks pretty…

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October 4, 2004
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I will never under estimate William Shatner again

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Ok, I know this is a little off topic because it revolves around a TV show, but William Shatner is a Movie Star too so it counts. I caught an…

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October 4, 2004
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Ocean’s 12 – First Glimpse at the Egg

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I actually loved Ocean’s 11 (the re-make). Unlike a lot of people (I say that a lot) I thought Brad Pitt and George Clooney worked really well together. I’m also…

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October 3, 2004
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Gay Sex Scene Axed From Alexander

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There’s been a bunch of discussion on The Movie Blog about the sexual orientation of Alexander the Great, none of which I will go into now. But it looks like…

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October 3, 2004
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Anyone Want An Oscar? Angelina Jolie is Selling Hers

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I don’t know what it is. Maybe it’s a grab for some attention. Maybe it’s her way of trying to get Billy Bob Thornton back. Perhaps it’s all legit. Digital…

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October 3, 2004
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“There and Back Again” – Life on the Set of Lord Of The Rings by Sean Austin

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So put this on my Christmas list. Sean Astin (Aka Samwise in the Lord of the Rings films), has writen a book, entitled There and Back Again : An Actor’s…

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October 3, 2004
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Miami Vice The Movie

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Nuts. Just after I throw out my white cotton pants, pink t-shirt and white jacket, word hits the street that there is going to be a Miami Vice movie. I’m…

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October 3, 2004
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Roberto Benigni to Direct War In Iraq Comedy

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On my list of top 5 movies of all time is an Italian subtitled film by director Roberto Benigni called Life Is Beautiful, a film set against the background of…

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October 2, 2004
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Star Wars TV Series a Go

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So it looks like there is indeed going to be a Star Wars TV series. I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand it feels like it’ll further…

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October 2, 2004
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New Elektra Poster

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Jennifer Garner and I dated for a little while she was filming Elektra. We didn’t tell many people about it because we wanted to keep it out of the tabloids….

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October 1, 2004
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Hannibal Vs Predator

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In the comments section of the last Hannibal Post I put up the other day, “Dave” gave us the next logical evolution for Hannibal… to join in on the movie…

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October 1, 2004
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Justin Timberlake Lands a Title Role: How Fricken Stupid

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GRRR!!!! I can’t believe how stupid some studios can be!!! I won’t go into my whole “Stop handing out acting leads to famous music artists just because they’re famous” rant…

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October 1, 2004
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X3 Lands a Writer

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Nothing scares me more than having someone on board for a comic film with no experience (take a look at what happened to Catwoman for heavens sake). Counting Down is…

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October 1, 2004
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Lauren Shuler-Donner Talks A Little X3

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There’s more good news for X-Men fans, because, Shuler-Donner said that she is looking forward to continuing with the X-Men franchise and that X-3 will continue with the Dark Phoenix…

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October 1, 2004
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Robin Williams Returns to Voice Acting in Robots

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If for no other reason (and there are more reasons), Robots has me pumped just because Robin Williams is back in the land of animation. I still remember as a…

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