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[Editor's Note: This post is presented in partnership with Time Warner Cable Movies On Demand in support of Indie Film Month. Today's pick, "Doomsdays," is available now On Demand. Need help finding a movie to watch? Let TWC find the best fit for your mood here.] Read More: Fantasia Fest Review: 'Doomsdays' Is Defiantly Original Ever have the urge to make use of an unoccupied vacation home? Fortunately, you're not alone. In Eddie Mullins' comedy-drama "Doomsdays," Justin Rice and Leo Fitzpatrick star as Fred and Bruho, two freewheeling squatters with a love for vacant vacation homes up in the Catskills. While the two vandals are doing just fine as they move from one richly appointed home to another, their peculiar lifestyle gets complicated when an aimless young woman joins their ranks. In the exclusive clip above, the characters give a little crash course on how to successfully break and enter into a vacant home. »
- Zack Sharf
Director Eddie Mullins won a lot of love on the festival circuit for his indie pre-apocalyptic comedy Doomsdays and with the film and with the film having launched its limited theatrical run and now available on VOD we've got an exclusive clip to share!Dirty Fred (Justin Rice) and Bruho (Leo Fitzpatrick) aren't sanguine about the future. Convinced that dwindling petroleum resources will soon bring the modern world to a halt, they've dropped out of productive (and vehicular) society, choosing instead a life of free-wheeling vagabondage. As they trek across the Catskills, they break into a series of vacation homes, holing up until they either run out of food or are chased off. The pattern is interrupted, however, when they run across a teenage boy (Brian...
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A new gallery of images has been revealed for the horror comedy Doomsdays. Also showcased in this round-up: Blu-ray release details for IFC Midnight's Backcountry and The Harvest, as well as a look at the Catalyst series pilot.
"A pre-apocalyptic comedy, Doomsdays follows the misadventures of Dirty Fred (Justin Rice) and Bruho (Leo Fitzpatrick), a pair of free-wheeling squatters with a taste for unoccupied vacation homes in the Catskills. Their commitment to the lifestyle is challenged, however, when a runaway teen and an aimless young woman join their peculiar tribe."
Backcountry and The Harvest: From Scream Factory: "We are proud to announce that we have new IFC Midnight titles planned for release on Blu-ray & DVD this Fall!
Backcountry – Based on true events, this terrifying account of a couple stranded in »
- Tamika Jones
A pair of vagabonds get a head start on postapocalyptic living in “Doomsdays,” a funny, precisely calibrated first feature from former critic Eddie Mullins. The film trails two itinerant friends as they break into house after house in the Catskills, looking for places to live and chill; they’re convinced that such criminal sojourns will become commonplace after the world runs out of oil. Mullins’ dry anarchic humor has a definite cult appeal, assuming that this accomplished indie finds the audience it deserves in its limited/VOD release.
Divided into calendar dates, the pic opens with a car pulling up to a house; the passengers soon discover that their home has been robbed. In a single take, the culprits, still there, escape, and one, Bruho (Leo Fitzpatrick), manages to puncture a tire during the getaway. It turns out that this is a routine, of sorts. Bruho and his comrade, Dirty »
- Ben Kenigsberg
Doomsdays is not another big budget, effects laden, apocalyptic blockbuster about the end of days. This is the exact opposite. Writer and director Eddie Mullins tells the story of two aimless squatters who wander from one lavish vacation home to another in the Catskills, breaking in and making themselves at home. Justin Rice plays Dirty Fred, the more cultured and outwardly intellectual of the two men. Leo Fitzpatrick plays Bruho, the less stable, paranoid loose cannon. Both men live life by their own rules, which for the most part, means there are no rules.
Dirty Fred and Bruho’s daily life goes on swimmingly, unencumbered by law or societal expectations for some time. They take what they need, do what they want, and generally cause havoc and mischief as necessary for their own amusement. One day, they meet Jaidon, played by Brian Charles Johnson. Jaidon is a husky runaway teenager with limited social skills, »
- Travis Keune
In the superbly static opening shot of Eddie Mullins' Doomsdays, we find two young men making a quick escape from a low window of a handsome Upstate New York home as the real owners walk in the front door, unaware that their abode has been used as a way-stop on their journey to nowhere. One of the pair comes forward in the unbroken shot to slash the homeowners' car tire before they trot off into the deep focus of the frame. It is an early taste of the many witty, deadpan comic vignettes that gradually combine to form a character (and social) study -- and what just might be the best American slacker film of the 21st century. The bushy-bearded Dirty Fred (Justin Rice), in...
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"An 18th century explorer sets out on an epic journey to map the forbidden uncharted lands of Transylvania only to discover its dark secrets and dangerous creatures hidden in a cursed, fantastical forest."
"A pre-apocalyptic comedy, Doomsdays follows the misadventures of Dirty Fred (Justin Rice) and Bruho (Leo Fitzpatrick), a pair of free-wheeling squatters with a taste for unoccupied vacation homes in the Catskills. Their commitment to the lifestyle is challenged, however, when a runaway teen and an aimless young woman join their peculiar tribe. »
- Derek Anderson
7 items from 2015
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