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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June 18, 2015
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The Runner Official Trailer

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

Nicholas Cage … what can I say about you that has not already been said? Your crappy movie choices and over the top acting has made you an absolute joke….

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June 16, 2015
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Spike Lee’s “Da Sweet Blood of Jesus” Out on Blu-Ray… So Buy A Copy!

— Posted by Jules Neuman

    Spike Lee reimagines Bill Gunn’s Ganja & Hess–a Blaxploitation film from 1973. When Dr. Hess Green (Stephen Tyrone Williams) is introduced to a mysteriously cursed artifact by an art curator,…

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June 15, 2015
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Roy Andersson’s “A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence” is Not the Title of a New Fiona Apple Album

— Posted by Jules Neuman

  Swedish director Roy Andersson takes up the theme of “being a human being” with this meticulously crafted, dreamlike black comedy. Sam and Jonathan, a pair of hapless novelty salesman,…

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June 13, 2015
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THE PROGRAM Trailer Lance Armstrong Biopic

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

Wow. I’m calling dibs on this movie, right now. I was confident that a Lance Armstrong movie would be a snooze fest. And, for the first fifteen seconds I was…

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June 13, 2015
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Regression Official Trailer

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

You know what grinds my gears? Good actors in bad movies. Yes, I said bad movies. No, I have not seen the movie, nor have I talked to any of…

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June 12, 2015
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How Jurassic Park and Jurassic World differ and coincide

— Posted by Ryan

  Jurassic World is here and old school Jurassic Park fans are raving about their excitement to see the film. While Jurassic World is the fourth film in the series,…

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June 12, 2015
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Jurassic World Review

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure based on characters created by…

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June 11, 2015
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 Official Teaser Trailer 1

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

I have never been a fan of The Hunger Games series. On the other hand, the books are a slice of heaven, that I could not get enough of. Needless…

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June 11, 2015
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The Martian Official Trailer

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

I just recently saw the trailer for The Martian. Everyone who have seen it before me, warned that it gave away much of the plot. My response to them is…

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June 9, 2015
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Z for Zachariah Official Trailer

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

Margot Robbie is the last woman on Earth. This might sound as a dream come true. Especially, when you are perceived to be the last man on Earth. I would…

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June 9, 2015
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The Walk Official Trailer

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

Who knew a movie about tight rope walking could be so exhilarating! I heard about this movie a year ago. What was my reaction, you may ask. It was initially,…

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June 6, 2015
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Suffragette Official Trailer

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

Women suffrage was a very real thing in history, still remains an issue in certain places of the world. I am ashamed to admit that I know very little about…

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June 6, 2015
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“Love & Mercy” Needs More Beach

— Posted by Jules Neuman

The life of reclusive Beach Boys songwriter and musician Brian Wilson, from his successes with highly-influential orchestral pop albums to his nervous breakdown and subsequent encounter with controversial therapist Dr….

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June 6, 2015
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Andrew Bujalski’s “Results”

— Posted by Jules Neuman

    Two mismatched personal trainers’ lives are upended by the actions of a new, wealthy client.   Andrew Bujalski released Results to a flurry of appreciative critical responses: finally,…

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June 6, 2015
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Everest Official Trailer

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

This trailer broke my heart! Why you may ask? Because for five seconds, I thought it was a Cliffhanger reboot. Okay, my rant is over, and let us proceed onto…

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June 6, 2015
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DVD/Blu-ray: Fifty Shades Leaves Little To The Unknown

— Posted by Jim Alexander

    Fifty Shades of Grey has been a worldwide box office phenomenon. Now the movie is available on DVD and Blu-ray, and it comes with a lot of bonus…

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June 5, 2015
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime

Director: Paul Feig

Writer: Paul Feig

Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Jude Law

SPY: Melissa McCarthy Delivers in this Hilarious and Enjoyable Action Comedy.

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner (Jude Law) falls off the…

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June 4, 2015
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Burn Later Productions Producers Talk About Their Comedies

— Posted by Jim Alexander

  Burn Later Productions has produced recent hit independent comedies, Drinking Buddies, Adult Beginners, and upcoming comedy Results. Leading the charge of this production company are producers Paul Bernon and…

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