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Archive for June 2nd, 2011


Trailer Watch: Horrible Bosses

Seth Gordon first got Hollywood’s attention with the incredibly true, hilarious documentary, King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters. His next film, the Vince Vaughn/Reese Witherspoon stinker Four Christmases, did alright at the box office, but Gordon spent a few years of directing episodes for some of the best sitcoms on TV (Community, The Office, Parks & Recreation, and Modern Family) and a contribution to the documentary anthology Freakonomics before he could make another feature. (I guess he also co-created and directed a few episodes of Breaking In, the Christian Slater Leverage knock-off somewhere in there, too.)

Anyway, Horrible Bosses benefits from a great comedic cast (Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell, Jennifer Aniston, and Jamie Foxx) and a goofy premise (three dumbasses conspire to kill their three horrible bosses), to be sure, but the trailer packs enough laughs in that it might be worth checking out on July 8. Or maybe on DVD, at least.

Is it just me, or does Jennifer Aniston look like she’s trying to channel Sandra Bullock in this? Or maybe it’s her hair-and-make-up crew.

Multiplex #115 2/3: The Apartment All to Myself

This is the second of two bonus comics that follow Multiplex #115 in the Chapter 6 eBook — and the Book 2 print collection, eventually — this time, jumping forward a little from the New Year’s 2007 arc. (The New Year’s arc started here, if you want to refresh your memory of the whole arc.) In case you missed Multiplex #115 1/3: Wish You Weren’t Here earlier this week, you’ll want to read that first.

I’ve got five more bonus comics for Chapter 6 left before I can release the eBook, and I’d like to crank them out as quickly as possible, but bills come first, of course. If you’d like to speed up the process for Chapter 6 and/or Book 2, please feel free make a donation or buy something from the Multiplex Store or whatevz.