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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May 15, 2004
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Most Pointless Lawsuit Ever.

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It is to laugh … Sylvester Stallone is suing MGM films. And why? For blocking his attempts to make Rocky 6 and – get this – a Rocky Broadway musical….

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May 15, 2004
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Eddie Izzard Documentary in the Works!

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Oooh … surprised this is the first I’ve heard of this, but Variety is reporting that British comedian Eddie Izzard is shopping a documentary of his life and career at…

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May 15, 2004
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Lion’s Gate Bringing More J-Horror to Our Shores

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Bubba’s a happy boy. I first read about Japanese producer Taka Ichise’s plans to make a six short film horror collection a while ago but figured it’d never make it…

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May 14, 2004
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Don Coscarelli Talks Bubba Ho Tep Sequel Action!

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Man, I hope Coscarelli’s not just messing with us with this one, but Fangoria is reporting that Coscarelli and Bruce Campbell are talking about a possible sequel to Bubba Ho-Tep…

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May 14, 2004
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Constantine Teaser Online

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Found this one thanks to the good folks over at CHUD … Of all the comic book flicks in the works these days one of the most surprising to me…

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May 14, 2004
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Whee! Full Incredibles Trailer Online Now!

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Okay, the early teaser for The Incredibles – the new flick from Pixar, directed by the man behind The Iron Giant – had me giggling like a little girl and…

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May 13, 2004
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Duck and Cover! It’s a Sign of The Coming Apocaplypse!

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Wow. Has Terry Gilliam finally shaken his curse? After years of having film projects fall apart on him at the last minute The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that not only…

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May 13, 2004
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Michael Eisner: Not So Bright

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Pardon me if I sound a little smug about this, it’s just that I am … Last week I threw a little comment onto the Michael Moore / Disney thread…

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May 10, 2004
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Super Size Me: The Most fun you’ll have watching a guy nearly kill himself.

— Posted by John Campea

Well, it’s easily the hottest documentary in current circulation .. until Fahrenheit 9/11 takes over the world at least. It’s the story of a man. A simple Man. He’s curious…

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May 9, 2004
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But Will it Star a Culkin?

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Another one to make you scratch your head and make you say “huh?” Variety is reporting that Warner Brothers has acquired rights to adapt a film version of Jonathan Larson’s…

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May 9, 2004
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Some Details, With a Healthy Dose of Confusion, on X Men 3

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SciFi.com is reporting that the third X Men film has received the official green light and is currently slated to begin filming in June 2005, aiming for a May 2006…

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May 9, 2004
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More Asian Creepiness …

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Holy crap do Asians ever tell good ghost stories. I’m not generally a horror movie fan but I make a HUGE exception for Asian ghost films because there have been…

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May 9, 2004
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Curse You Kevin Costner!

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Okay, I now officially have a new definition of hell. Imagine, if you will, getting up at five am on a Sunday morning in a house which currently has no…

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May 7, 2004
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Snow White Gone Kung Fu?

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Here’s another one for the so strnage it must be true file, courtesy the good folks at KFC Cinema … Yuen Woo Ping – the man behind the kung fu…

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May 5, 2004
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Freedom of Speech? What’s That?

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Okay people, whether you like Michael Moore or not if you’re an American and you care even the slightest little bit about the rights and freedoms laid out in your…

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May 3, 2004
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The Movie Blog Conquers Radio

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Hey there everyone! John here. I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted, but its been exam time and I’ve had to bunker down. I’m back. Just so you…

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May 3, 2004
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Call Him Linda

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File this under ‘So Strange It Must Be True’ … remember those rumblings a while back that Larry Wachowski’s wife was divorcing him because he liked to cross dress? If…

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May 2, 2004
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Hey Look! The Trailer for Hero!

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Well, if you haven’t seen it in the theatre yet – The trailer for Hero is now online and in Quicktime format even. Click This to See It. Having seen…

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