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 9, 2004
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Hey, Look! More Confusion About Superman!

— Posted by John Campea

Another day, another conflicting Superman rumor … on one hand CHUD is reporting that director Bryan Singer is in hot pursuit of Smallville actor Tom Welling, supposedly offering him a…

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August 9, 2004
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Open Water Does Massive Business

— Posted by John Campea

Just taking a look at Box Office Mojo, probably the best box office tracking site out there, and spotted som interesting numbers. Sure, everybody knew that Collateral would top the…

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August 9, 2004
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Lion’s Gate Buys Tobe Hooper’s The Toolbox Murders

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According to Fangoria Lions Gate Films has just bought rights to horror legend Tobe Hooper’s The Toolbox Murders. Lions Gate is planning a fall 2005 DVD release and is mulling…

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August 9, 2004
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Info on the Hellboy Extended DVD Release

— Posted by John Campea

Okay, I’m feeling pretty smug about holding off on the theatrical release DVD of Hellboy right now. I knew there was an extended version coming out, but specs hadn’t been…

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August 9, 2004
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In Toronto? Want to See Sets From the New Ron Howard Film?

— Posted by John Campea

Okay, if I didn’t suck so bad – actually, if my digital camera didn’t suck so bad – I’d have pictures to put up here but it does, so you’ll…

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August 9, 2004
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Images From Blue Sky’s Robots

— Posted by John Campea

While I’m not convinced their story department or character designers are as good as the ones over at Pixar – the number of abandoned pieces of animation on the Ice…

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August 9, 2004
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Because There Isn’t Already Enough Incredible Anime Releasing This Year …

— Posted by John Campea

Okay, I’ve got to throw a little disclaimer in here and say that, much to my chagrin, I have not yet seen Makoto Shinkai’s Voices of a Distant Star. I…

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August 9, 2004
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Ewan McGregor and Michael Bay do Sci-Fi?

— Posted by John Campea

Well, it’s certainly not a predictable match but it looks to be the case … Ewan McGregor has signed on to star in sci-fi flick The Island, to be directed…

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August 9, 2004
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Shinya Tsukamoto’s Vital Reviewed At Midnight Eye

— Posted by John Campea

I really need to see this film. Japan’s Shinya Tsukamoto is still best known on this side of the ocean for his techno-nightmare freakout Tetsuo The Iron Man but as…

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August 9, 2004
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Don’t Know if National Treasure Will Be Good or Not, But The Trailer Technology is Mighty Sweet …

— Posted by John Campea

Anybody remember when Nicholas Cage was money in the bank? I do, and I miss those days. I want another Raising Arizona, or another Leaving Las Vegas or another Face…

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August 9, 2004
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Trailer and Website for Nightwatch – A Russian Fantasy Blockbuster

— Posted by John Campea

I’ve been reading a bit about a couple of genre films making major box office waves in Europe without being able to turn up much information about them until now….

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August 9, 2004
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Once Again, We Have a Winner!

— Posted by John Campea

Another contest has come to an end … this time it’s our Village giveaway. Thanks to everybody who entered … the posters are going to Matt and Plutonick, the soundtrack…

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August 8, 2004
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Tom Cruise makes Collateral work

— Posted by John Campea

I admit that I am guilty. Whenever I talk about actors, or give a quick list of who I think are amongst the best actors working today, I consistently overlook…

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August 8, 2004
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The Blue Planet. The Animated Movie Time Forgot. (We Found a Trailer)

— Posted by John Campea

A long, long time ago… well, 6 years ago to be specific, in July 1998 – a studio called “Rainbow Studios” (which still exists based in Phoenix, Arizona: here) unveiled…

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August 8, 2004
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The Forgotten Trailer. Jeepers, I love this one.

— Posted by John Campea

Okay, I’m slow on this I realize– This trailer was released a number of days ago, so it’s likely being beamed in theatres at present although I haven’t seen it…

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August 7, 2004
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Last Chance to Enter Our Village Giveaway!

— Posted by John Campea

Today’s the day. At the end of the day somebody will be the proud owner of a lovely 16 x 20 framed, signed, still from M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village….

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August 7, 2004
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Oscar Category I want to see

— Posted by John Campea

So I have been surfing through the comments and noticed that some people have asked, “Why did you go see the sequel if you didnt like the first one?” or…

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August 7, 2004
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New ‘Shaun of the Dead’ North American Trailer!

— Posted by John Campea

Let’s be honest, we’re sick of telling you why you need to be excited about this film. But you really need to be excited to see this film. Seriously. Shut…

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