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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August 27, 2004
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A Cheap Plug for Hockey Fans

— Posted by John Campea

Ok, this is not at all movie related… I tried to think of ways to spin this so it would LOOK like it was movie related, but I now realize…

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August 27, 2004
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Blade Runner is Voted ‘Best Science Fiction Movie of All Time’ By People Who Know a Lot More Than You.

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Who says tax dollars and great minds go to waste? – Cuz hey! Mix the two together in a strange bastard coupling, and you’ve got yourself a movie list! That’s…

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August 27, 2004
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Today is The Day. Show your Worth. Go See Hero.

— Posted by John Campea

It Is Now Friday It has been far too long in coming – jostled by schedules of the ignorant – to simply let this red-letter weekend pass by without doing…

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August 27, 2004
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Just because you asked – John’s Favorite Films of All time

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As wierd as sounds I often have people ask me (by email or on the radio) what my favorite movies are. So without giving any reasons why, and for no…

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August 27, 2004
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John Cleese Brings Tsunamic, Unbridled Silliness to Your Face This Fall.

— Posted by John Campea

This information is about 49 seconds old for me. I just saw the Master himself, John Cleese appear on the last ever guest appearance on Craig Kilborn’s Late, Late Show….

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August 26, 2004
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The Girl Next Door – I guess there’s no place else to see naked women

— Posted by John Campea

Someone help me understand this. The Girl Next Door barely does $15 million at the box office when it was in theaters, a horrible failure by almost any Hollywood standard,…

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August 25, 2004
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Star Wars Special Edition VS Star Wars 2004: Still Shot Comparisons Of Lucas’ Alterations

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We gotta keep that Logboy guy around here. The links he sends in are better than bad, they’re good! What’s he got for us today? Comparison shots of images from…

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August 24, 2004
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Clark Kent in Batman Begins?

— Posted by John Campea

This is big, big news if it turns out to be true … Someone has sent SuperHeroHype a supposed call sheet from the set of Batman Begins which lists a…

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August 24, 2004
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Quentin Tarantino To Appear in Next Muppet Film.

— Posted by John Campea

Okay, this is just too weird to pass up … Empire Online is reporting that Quentin Tarantino will be appearing as himself in The Muppet Wizard of Oz. That’s right….

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August 24, 2004
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Add Another One Onto My Must See List. The Machinist Trailer Online.

— Posted by John Campea

Someone buy Christian Bale a sandwich. I remember hearing some concerns about whether Bale would be able to put on enough bulk to be convincing as Batman when he was…

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August 24, 2004
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Aint It Cool Interviews Cinematographer Christopher Doyle.

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This man is a genius. And evidently a very funny genius. Check out the interview here.

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August 24, 2004
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Japanese Appleseed DVD to Release in November, But No English Subtitles. Same Deal for Hideaki Anno’s Live Action Cutie Honey Adaptation.

— Posted by John Campea

Sigh. I was really hoping that this would be subtitled but the fact that there is an American rights holder pretty much guaranteed that it wouldn’t. Of the big three…

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August 24, 2004
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Marc Evans’ Diary Online

— Posted by John Campea

Thanks to an observant reader for sending this one in … Welsh director Marc Evans, who will be bringing his latest film Trauma to the Toronto Film Festival, has published…

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August 24, 2004
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Arrgh!

— Posted by John Campea

Curses! The last beer in my fridge wasn’t sealed properly and it went flat!

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August 24, 2004
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Hey Look! More Miike Films Coming To DVD!

— Posted by John Campea

Has he reached the point of market saturation yet? I don’t know, but Takashi Miike has got to be coming close. Thanks to Logboy for pointing out the upcoming R1…

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August 24, 2004
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Complete Film Lineup For Toronto Film Festival Announced!

— Posted by John Campea

The complete line up for the Toronto Film Festival – including the Midnight Madness films which weren’t supposed to be announced till this Friday – is now available here and…

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August 24, 2004
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Big Momma’s House 2 is in the works… WHY!?!?

— Posted by John Campea

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that a sequel to the 2000 film Big Momma’s House is all set to roll. There are so many things wrong with this notion that…

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August 23, 2004
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Still Shots From Steven Chow’s Kung Fu Hustle Online

— Posted by John Campea

KungFuCinema.com has posted a series of still shots from Kung Fu Hustle – Steven Chow’s long awaited follow up to Shaolin Soccer. Reasons to get excited about this film: 1….

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