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#90: Idio(cra)cy

September 3, 2006

Notes from the Manager

Another single-panel this time, because I need a Labor Day weekend, just like you guys. I’ll make up for it later this week, promise. I just didn’t have time to finish the longer update I’d started.

Jason’s “poster” and Quint’s “Open Letter to FOX” at Ain’t It Cool News pretty much sum up my opinion of how FOX has handled the release of this film. Even if FOX honestly thought the movie sucked and/or would deeply offend all the morons in the US (62,040,610 of them, last time our country counted), when was the last time that stopped a Hollywood studio from promoting a movie?! Practically everybody I know has seen Office Space five or six times — of course some of them would check out Idiocracy… if they knew it existed!

UPDATE (from the future): A trailer made its way to the internet (long, long after the film hit video), and I thought I’d include it for people who aren’t familiar with the film:


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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Hello! The Multiplex 10 Kickstarter project ends in just over 14 days. As of this writing, we are a little north of $12,000, so just over 80% of our base goal. Judging from my last two Kickstarters, we’re doing very well. The final week should pick up considerably over this past week.

BUT don’t forget that we still have a milestone goal of Jason reviewing every Harry Potter movie if we make that $15,000 baseline goal on/before Wednesday, April 26th, though! (Plus Fantastic Beasts if we make it on/before Monday, April 24th. But that seems kind of unlikely at this point.) I thought that was a fun premise… but it’s up to the Gods of Kickstarter now.

I also officially added our first (and, at this point, only) STRETCH GOAL. At $20,000, we’ll be able to do a few extra things:

  • Smoother, 4K animation
  • 5.1 Surround Sound mix (courtesy sound designer Ian Vargo)
  • AND… a theatrical premiere at the Somerville Theatre here in Somerville, MA. (All backers at the Special Thanks level and up will get free admission… and, of course, transportation is not provided.)

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