First  |  Previous  |  Permalink  |  Next  |  Latest

#345: You Wouldn’t Steal a Car…

April 6, 2009

Notes from the Manager

Yes, in case you don't pay attention to these things, X-Men Origins: Wolverine got leaked to the internet in a near-DVD quality transfer on April 1st. It's an early cut, about fifteen minutes shorter than the final cut bound for theaters — possibly done before the movie's copious reshoots had been done.

Don't watch it. It's unfinished, for one thing. For another, watching big-budget action movies on tiny little video files (even blown up to your big-ass TV) is… it's just not the same. If you don't understand why, get your eyes and ears examined; I'm not going to waste bandwidth explaining it to you.

Even terrible action movies can be fun on the big screen — and if you don't think Wolverine is going to be worth that much entertainment… why do you want to waste two hours of your life watching it?

Oh, by the way: this week's Triple Feature (wherein we will discuss Adventureland and Fast and Furious) will be on Wednesday night at 9PM Central, rather than tonight/Monday, because Tom Brazelton was tied up at a comic book convention this weekend and will still be travelling. Tune in Wednesday (or just wait for the podcast).

The Multiplex/Night Projectionist Give-away is now closed for entries. Go read in the forum and post about who you think should win. My opinion is easily swayed. I will announce the winners on Thursday.


Share This Strip:   Twitter Facebook Google+ StumbleUpon

Become a Multiplex patron

Multiplex is supported by Andrew Hathaway at Can’t Stop the Movies, A Fan of Coherence, and readers like you via PATREON. Help keep the Multiplex 10 open for business by becoming a patron today!

Patron rewards include:

  • Free eBooks!
  • Multiplex Movie Reviews and other bonus comics
  • Character doodles!
  • Invites to Google Hangouts!
  • Sneak peeks at early and in-progress strips and artwork!
  • and MORE!

Visit my Patreon page to learn more!

Deleted Scenes Blog

Bonus comics, drawings,
movie trailers and more

Leonard Nimoy (1931–2015)

Sunday, March 1, 2015

I was never a huge Star Trek fan, exactly. I love some of the early episodes, and I think Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is one of the greatest science fiction movies of all time. I enjoyed Star Trek III and IV, too, for what they were. I read a bunch of the DC Comics Star Trek stuff at that time, because my brother bought them. And I watched a bit of the Next Generation and then fell off the wagon. Kirk and Spock were my Star Trek, and the Star Trek 2–4 “era” was its peak for me, warts and all, because that’s the “era” that really hooked me. And really, for me, it was all about Wrath of Khan.

In addition to playing Mr. Spock, of course, Leonard Nimoy did a lot of other things. He was on Mission: Impossible. He directed a few movies (Three Men and a Baby!). He was a photographer. He was the voice of Civilization IV. But one thing I really loved of his was Standby: Lights, Camera, Action, on Nickelodeon from 1982–1987, which provided a behind the scenes look at movies like Star Trek III, Return of the Jedi, 2010, and more. Nimoy hosted and occasionally interviewed guests like George Lucas. As a budding film nerd in the pre-Internet Dark Ages, behind the scenes specials like Standby: Lights, Camera, Action were hard to come by. I ate that show up.

Anyway, as you’re undoubtedly aware by now, Leonard Nimoy passed away on the 27th. As cartoonists do when they’re sad about these kinds of things, I drew a picture:

Leonard_Nimoy

Other Recent Posts

RETURN TO TOP OF PAGE