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 1, 2004
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Kung Fu Hustle Release Date and Possibly A Sequel

— Posted by Rodney

If you haven’t seen the original non-Miamaxed butchered version of Stephen Chow’s Shaolin Soccer, you simply MUST run out to your local asian video store OR hop on Ebay and…

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September 30, 2004
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Could Jamie Foxx Actually Be A Legitimate Oscar Contender?

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What on earth happened that suddenly made Jamie Foxx decide he was going to be a top notch actor?!?! I have HATED Foxx for a long time. Uggg.. I still…

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September 30, 2004
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Shark Tale Reviews

— Posted by Rodney

I love just about everything Dreamworks has done… but let’s all admit it… we all had a sinking (get it? SINKING!!! Oh forget it) feeling about this movie from the…

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September 30, 2004
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Ladder 49 Reviews

— Posted by Rodney

Have you ever seen previews for a movie that deep down you really WANT to like… but already know this is gonna be a stinker? Well Ladder 49 (aka Backdraft…

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September 30, 2004
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I Heart Huckabees Reviews

— Posted by Rodney

There’s a difference between having a great cast in a film and a star studded cast. A star studded cast just means huge names without necessarily meaning quality (take the…

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September 29, 2004
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Should there be another Hannibal Lecter Movie?

— Posted by Rodney

I still remember the first time I watched Silence of the Lambs. Its one of those movies that freaks the life out of you… but you really can’t explain why,…

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September 29, 2004
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Mel Gibson given Producer of the Year Honors

— Posted by Rodney

Hmmm… well it looks like all those people who said Mel Gibson would be destroyed for making a religious film are eating huge doses of crow these days. Not only…

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September 29, 2004
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Oh Nuts! Sean Connery Pulls out of Josiah’s Canon

— Posted by Rodney

The good folks over at Coming Soon are reporting that Sean Connery has up and left the Josiah’s Canon project. This is a real shame. Connery is universally thought to…

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September 29, 2004
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Flight of the Phoenix Trailer Online

— Posted by Rodney

I don’t know why, but I’ve become a fan of Dennis Quaid ever since Meg Ryan left him. Maybe I just like cheering for the underdog. At any rate, the…

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September 29, 2004
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Spaceballs 2 – May the Schwartz Be With You!

— Posted by Rodney

Hands down, the funniest line ever in a film is still “Now you will see that evil will always triumph… Because good… is dumb!” Oh yeah baby, Mel Brooks has…

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September 28, 2004
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The Movie Blog Passes 1000 Posts – No One Cares But Me

— Posted by Rodney

Hey everyone, John here. I don’t know how I let this one slip under my nose (especially since I was keeping an eye on it earlier this month), but early…

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September 28, 2004
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X-Men 3 – Dark Pheonix?

— Posted by Rodney

I just loved X-Men 2. For my money (which isn’t a lot) it’s the best superhero genre flick of all time. Yeah I know most of you disagree, but I…

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September 28, 2004
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The Re-Introduction of Michael Keaton in White Noise

— Posted by Rodney

Ever walk through the video store and accidentally comes across an old movie that you haven’t seen in YEARS and suddenly have flash backs of certain scenes that just absolutely…

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September 27, 2004
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Italian Job 2

— Posted by Rodney

Well, the word buzzing around the net this morning is that Mark Wahlberg et al have signed up for a sequel to The Italian Job. Most are rolling their eyes…

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September 27, 2004
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New Blade Trinity Poster

— Posted by Rodney

Meh… I don’t know if I like. I think the first one was better. Your thought?

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September 27, 2004
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The Look of Comic Characters on the Big Screen

— Posted by Rodney

Turning a comic book into a movie has many challenges, and one of the biggest ones is coming up with the “look” of the characters. Many comic fans want the…

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September 27, 2004
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Natalie Portman “Closer” Pics

— Posted by Rodney

I’ve liked Natalie Portman ever since her young role in The Professional (thank you Tran and Rod for being the first people to introduce me to that flick). Then she…

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September 27, 2004
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Bryan Singer Talks More Superman at NYU

— Posted by Rodney

Despite the fact that my movie fan heart was broken at the news Bryan Singer was removing himself from the X-Men 3 project, I’ve been extremely excited at the idea…

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