Multiplex 10 Review Comic: Ready Player One (2018)

The Sorry to Bother You animated review is moving forward a little slowly. I’ll have more to share on that review soon, but we’re hoping to have that ready within a week.

And we’re plugging away at the script for the first new web series episode, but it needs a little more time/work before it’s ready to get into production. Still no ETA on that at this time, but we’ll have behind the scenes updates for our Patreon and Kickstarter backers soon!

Multiplex 10 Review Comic: The Death of Stalin (2017)


The Death of Stalin review (2017)

This movie review comic is a slightly different format than the ones I’ve done in the past featuring Jason Classic (from the comic strip). Since I’m planning to collect the reviews of the Middle-Earth, Star Wars, and Harry Potter movies in a digital comic, I wanted to draw the pages in a more traditional comic book size, in hopes of submitting it to Comixology or otherwise offering it up for sale elsewhere. So I did this one to help figure out the format and build templates and such.

If you dig this review, there are more coming! And you can read them a little bit earlier than the unwashed masses by being one of our Patreon patrons…

The Incredibles 2 review – Multiplex 10 Movie Minutes

Jason and Kurt have an animated (and spoiler-free!) conversation about writer-director Brad Bird’s latest, the big-budget, family-friendly, animated superhero flick… The Incredibles 2!

ALL-NEW episodes of Multiplex 10: The Web Series are coming soon, thanks to over 300 fabulous backers on Kickstarter! If you missed the funding period, it’s not too late to help support the web series AND get access to the exclusive behind-the-scene content in the process! Just head over to our Patreon! ▶

Directed, executive produced, animated, and edited by Gordon McAlpin
Written by Gordon McAlpin and Joe Dunn
Producers: Tom Brazelton and Joe Dunn
Tom Brazelton – Kurt
Gordon McAlpin – Jason
Music by Tangelene Bolton
Associate Producer: Amy Guth

Multiplex 10 is an official selection at the 2018 FilmQuest Festival!

We got into FilmQuest biatch!

I’m absolutely thrilled to announce that Multiplex 10: The Web Series is an official selection at the 2018 FilmQuest Festival! This is one of the bigger festivals that I’ve submitted to, and easily the biggest one that we’ve been accepted at, so I’m really excited that we were selected. The other web series selections that I’m familiar with are terrific, too, so we’re in fantastic company.

They will be screening the “Self-Help” episode at the actual festival in Provo, Utah, this September. Check out the FilmQuest website for more details.

Multiplex 10 Movie Minutes review of The Incredibles 2 is coming NEXT WEEK! This review has been a little slow to produce because the Kickstarter project and freelance work were eating up my time… so it’s not quite as timely as I like these reviews to be. But—like all of the Movie Minutes reviews—it’s not just a pair of movie reviews; it’s also a fun, character-driven scene with Kurt and Jason talking about movies.

The Multiplex 10 Writers’ Room reconvened last night — and we started mapping out what we’re doing through August. These things have a tendency to change, so I don’t want to announce anything too far in advance, but after one more Movie Minutes review (of Sorry to Bother You), we’ll finally be working on the first new web series episode since “Self-Help” was released in May!

Multiplex 10: The Web Series is FUNDED! (Officially!)

Thanks to 322 backers, after a rollercoaster few days with far bigger pledge adjustments than I’ve ever had in a crowdfunding campaign, we’ve ended the campaign with $20,261thankfully above the goal.

The final tally of new Multiplex 10 content funded by this project, then, stands at:

  • FIVE (or more) episodes of Multiplex 10: The Web Series
  • FIVE (or more) movie reviews (similar to, but not necessarily, Multiplex 10 Movie Minutes reviews)
  • FOUR one-minute animated movie reviews with Jason (rewards for Co-Producer level backers and up)
  • a digital comic incorporating reviews of the Middle-Earth movies, the Harry Potter movies, and ten Star Wars movies (the $16,000 milestone goal)
  • plus SIX “regular” movie review comics (rewards for Cinephile level backers and up)
  • and the production of Multiplex 10: The Web Series USB cards

At just barely over the goal, quite honestly, we’re most likely only going to be able to produce that minimum of ten web series episodes and movie reviews… but we’ll see. It depends, of course, on the length and complexity of the scripts we come up with, whether I can fit in a freelance project here and there to help cover my non-Multiplex 10-related expenses, etc.

The digital comic of movie reviews will be the lowest priority of all this, but I’ll try to start on them soon and release one every week or two until they’re complete. These comics will almost certainly stretch on after the last of the funded videos is released.

I will try to have something new—a comic, a review, a web series episode—every single week (after this week). And, of course, you will get updates on the project the whole way.

Next steps!

The writers’ room will be re-convening TOMORROW, to figure out the first couple of web series episodes and reviews, and to brainstorm some ideas for any more complex and/or less timely episodes that we want to do, such as the Melissa/Becky spotlight episode or a Halloween episode, so that we can get ahead on those—designing any new characters or backgrounds we might need, casting new characters, etc.

As the project page describes, we’re hoping to get the funded videos completed by October, but if the episodes require more time, that may stretch on a month or two longer. (That will delay the USB cards, of course, as well, since the funded videos need to be complete before that can be distributed.)

I’ll distribute some of your digital rewards (like the digital download of the animated short) as soon as all of the payments have been processed, which might take about a week.

My heads a little spinny right now, as you might be able to imagine! If I haven’t explained something, please ask in the comments and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Talk to you soon!

If you missed the funding period but still want to help, you can still get access to the behind-the-scenes updates, get early access, and some similar rewards by supporting Multiplex 10 through Patreon!

Multiplex 10: The Web Series is FUNDED on Kickstarter!

Thanks to 272 backers (and counting), Multiplex 10: The Web Series is FULLY FUNDED. At this point, the Kickstarter is funding:

  • FIVE (or more) episodes of Multiplex 10: The Web Series
  • FIVE (or more) movie reviews (similar in format to, but not necessarily, Multiplex 10 Movie Minutes reviews)
  • FOUR one-minute animated movie reviews with Jason (rewards for Co-Producer level backers and up)
  • a digital comic incorporating reviews (from a certain point of view) of TWENTY-FOUR nerdy movies: the first ten theatrically released Star Wars movies, all the Middle-Earth movies (Extended Editions), and the Harry Potter movies (the $16,000 milestone goal)
  • plus EIGHT more movie review comics (rewards for Cinephile level backers and up)
  • and the production of Multiplex 10: The Web Series USB cards

And we still have two and a half days to add more work onto that pile! The funding period ends at 10pm on Tuesday (July 17th), meaning we get into our final 48 hours TONIGHT, and Kickstarter will send out the “Remind Me” notifications, hopefully pushing us up even higher.

We have exactly one stretch goal: more Multiplex 10. For every $4,000 we raise beyond the minimum goal, we’ll be able to produce one more episode of the web series AND improve the budgets on all of other episodes — allowing us to bring in more voice actors, license more (and more expensive) music, making longer and more complicated episodes, pay the writers-who-aren’t-Gordon better, etc., and maybe even upgrade the five year old laptop that Multiplex 10 is currently made on. (Video work is much more demanding than comics and illustration!)

Thanks so much for your support so far!