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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June 28, 2015
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Lost For Words Loses Your Attention

— Posted by Jim Alexander

  Synopsis: A former marine finds his potential soulmate in Hong Kong.      The things one will do for love. In Stanley J. Orzel’s Lost For Words, a young…

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June 27, 2015
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Everything Can Change In 7 Minutes

— Posted by Jim Alexander

  Synopsis: Three high school friends commit a robbery in order to change their lives.     Writer and director Jay Martin was onto something when he came up with…

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June 26, 2015
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The Duff: A Refreshing Teen Comedy With Sass And Charm

— Posted by Jim Alexander

  Synopsis: A high school girl attempts to change her ways and prove she’s more than what others see her as.      Finally a teen comedy that packs charm…

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June 26, 2015
Genre: Comedy

Director: Seth MacFarlane

Writers: Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin

Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Amanda Seyfried

Ted 2 has laughs but they’re short lived

— Posted by Ryan

  Synopsis: Newlywed couple Ted and Tami-Lynn want to have a baby, but in order to qualify to be a parent, Ted will have to prove he’s a person in…

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June 25, 2015
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Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension Official Trailer

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

Wow! They want people to pay money for this delusion called a movie. The cojones of Blumhouse are massive. To be fair, the first thirty seconds were great, and then…

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June 25, 2015
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Hotel Transylvania 2 TRAILER

— Posted by Jules Neuman

  The trailer for Hotel Transylvania 2 leaves me optimistic about this kiddie flick’s ability to teach some actual lessons to parents and children alike. Am I going to say…

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June 25, 2015
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Daddy’s Home Official Trailer

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

I still have the taste of “Get Hard” in my mouth (pause … no pun intended). So, when I saw Will Ferrell had another movie coming out, I became upset….

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June 22, 2015
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Alex Ross Perry’s “Queen of Earth” at BAMcinemaFEST June 22-28

— Posted by Jules Neuman

Synopsis: Catherine (Elisabeth Moss) has entered a particularly dark period in her life: her father, a famous artist whose affairs she managed, has recently died, and on the heels of…

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June 21, 2015
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A Female Hero Saves The World In Survivor

— Posted by Jim Alexander

  Synopsis:A Foreign Service Officer in London tries to prevent a terrorist attack set to hit New York, but is forced to go on the run when she is framed…

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June 21, 2015
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Director James McTeigue Talks Survivor And Working With The Wachowski’s

— Posted by Jim Alexander

    With the DVD and Blu-ray release of Survivor out June 23, I had a chance to talk to director James McTeigue. James talks about what it was like to…

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June 19, 2015
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The Secret Lives of Pets Teaser Trailer

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

This was by far the longest teaser trailer of my life. It easily was a minute too long #facts. However, that did not take away my enjoyment for the trailer….

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June 19, 2015
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Time Out of Mind Official Trailer

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

Richard Gere, playing a homeless man, is not much of a movie for me. I live in New York City, and we treat our homeless as inconvenient trash. If they…

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June 19, 2015
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Directors: Pete Docter, Ronaldo Del Carmen

Writers: Pete Docter (story), Ronaldo Del Carmen (story) (as Ronnie del Carmen) 

Stars: Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black

Inside Out: Pixar’s Creative and Emotional Masterpiece is a Disney Classic.

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San…

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June 18, 2015
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Interview: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’s Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is the Sundance award winning drama based on the young adult novel of the same name about old friends who re-connect after one…

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June 18, 2015
Genre: Documentary, Biography, Drama 

Director: Crystal Moselle

Stars: Bhagavan Angulo, Govinda Angulo, Jagadisa Angulo

Fascinating Wolfpack Showcases Eccentric Movie Loving Family

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Angulo brothers learn about the outside world through the films that they watch. Nicknamed…

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June 18, 2015
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Hotel Transylvania 2 Official Trailer

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

What is more cooler than a grandpa who is a vampire … ? Nothing really. That is pretty much as cool as it gets. This trailer shows his daughter who…

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June 18, 2015
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The Peanuts Movie Official Trailer

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

I was not a big fan of Charlie Brown while growing up. Born in the late ’80s, by the time I started watching this “classic”, it was well past its…

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June 18, 2015
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Captive Official Trailer

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

I am the last person who should talk about religious movies. As the great Randy Jackson would say,”It just doesn’t do it for me, dog.” There are some good ones,…

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