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.

 

 

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August 3, 2015
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Deadpool Official Teaser Part 1

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

  Tomorrow’s teaser trailer, better  be everything. I was not at San Diego Comic Con, so I did not get to see the Deadpool trailer. I have been waiting far…

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August 3, 2015
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Director James Ponsoldt on ‘The End of the Tour’ and Jason Segel’s Breakthrough Role as David Foster Wallace

— Posted by Paula Schwartz

  Director James Ponsoldt’s new film “The End of the Tour” chronicles five days in 1996 when David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) interviewed famed “Infinite Jest” novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason…

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August 3, 2015
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Spotlight Official Trailer

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

Guys, guys, guys … did you see this? Let me tell you what I saw. I saw a lot of priests, bishops, and cardinals taking an early vacation. I almost…

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July 31, 2015
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Mission Impossible Franchise Goes To New Extremes

— Posted by Jim Alexander

  Synopsis: Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate – an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the…

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July 30, 2015
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The 33 Official Trailer

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

This movie looks powerful and almost gave me goosebumps. I remember hearing this story on the news, but was not too interested because it was not happening in America. I…

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July 29, 2015
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The Night Before Official Red Band Trailer

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

I am going to inform you upfront. This was my face throughout the whole trailer.  I do not know why, but the jokes just fell short for me. Then, I…

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July 29, 2015
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13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Official Trailer

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

I woke up this morning feeling like crap. So I proceeded to do what I normally do to feel better. I pants my son, then checked to see if any…

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July 29, 2015
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New Batman V Superman Pictures

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

Some new Batman V Superman pictures have dropped, and I wanted to share my two-cents about them.   The first one is already the one we have seen, but it…

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July 24, 2015
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Gyllenhaal Delivers A Knockout Oscar Punch

— Posted by Jim Alexander

  Synopsis: After champion boxer Billy Hope’s life falls apart he enlists a trainer to get him back to the top and retain custody of his daughter.      If…

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July 24, 2015
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Pixels Proves Adam Sandler’s Career is “Game Over”

— Posted by Ryan

  Synopsis: When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth in the form of the video games.     Adam…

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July 23, 2015
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Director: Sean Baker
 
Writers: Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch
 
Stars: Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, Karren Karagulian

Tangerine: iPhone Shot Narrative About Transgender Prostitutes Is the Future of Filmmaking

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Synopsis: A working girl tears through Tinseltown on Christmas Eve searching for the pimp who broke her heart. (C) Magnolia     The synopsis of Tangerine needs more explaining…

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July 22, 2015
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Spectre Official Trailer

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

I love you guys, so I am not going to lie to you. I have never been a James Bones fan. There you go, the truth. Do not get me…

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July 22, 2015
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The Good Dinosaur Official Trailer

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

Pixar is determined to make every other animated kid’s movie look like shit. I was worried, when they pushed the film back. I thought the Good Dinosaur was going to…

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July 19, 2015
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Umberto Celisano Talks About Playing Al Capone

— Posted by Jim Alexander

  I had a chance to speak to up-and-coming actor Umberto Celisano about his current role on the AMC series The Making of the Mob, where he plays legendary gangster…

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July 18, 2015
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Mr. Holmes Review (Spoilers)

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

This review is going to be filled with SPOILERS! If you want to see my rating on the film, go straight to the bottom. Consider yourself warned.   Synopsis: An…

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July 17, 2015
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Joy Official Teaser Trailer

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

WTF! Is this another Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper movie? This is the fourth collaboration in two years. Even  I’m becoming sick and tired of seeing them together, but I…

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July 17, 2015
Genre: Comedy

Director: Judd Apatow

Writer: Amy Schumer

Stars: Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson

Trainwreck Paves the Way for Amy Schumer to be a Star

— Posted by Ryan

  Synopsis: Having thought that monogamy was never possible, a commitment-phobic career woman may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy.     There have been…

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July 16, 2015
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Do I Sound Gay? Explores, Confronts Male Vocal Stereotypes

— Posted by Kenny Miles

After a breakup with his boyfriend, journalist David Thorpe went on a journey of self-discovery and curiosity regarding his voice and why some men, mostly gay, have effeminate voices. In…

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