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The Triple Feature 2.0: Philip Seymour Hoffman and The LEGO Movie recording tonight at 9pm Central

Tom, Joe, and I had a great time with the last Patreon videocast that we decided to do it again for the next one! (They won’t be joining me every time necessarily; but it’s fun to have them.)

While we had a different slate set up (which we’ll get to next time) we all agreed that more timely topics had presented themselves in the last couple of weeks: the tragic loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman and the release of the universally adored The LEGO Movie, from the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs writer-directors, Chris Miller and Phil Lord.

Join us in the Google Hangout on Air at 9pm Central (or thereabouts)! Or if you can’t make it, I’ll post the video (and an audio-only download) to this post as soon as possible. Patreon backers at the $10+ level will get an invite from inside the hangout shortly before we start.

The Return of the Triple Feature!


The Triple Feature, the late, lamented podcast I co-hosted with Theater Hopper’s Tom Brazelton and Joe Loves Crappy Movies’s Joe Dunn is coming back for a one-time special video episode. That’s right — this time, you will get to see our pretty faces, too!

On January 26th at 9pm Central, Tom, Joe, and myself will be Google+ Hanging Out to discuss a triple threat of topics: Jack Reacher (the Christopher McQuarrie Tom Cruise flick), the first few episodes of Helix (the new sci-fi series from Battlestar Galactica’s Ronald D. Moore), and Slayground (the fourth and latest in Darwyn Cooke’s series of comics adaptations of the Parker novels)! It should be a lot of fun.

In order to be able to “call in” (ask questions during the show either in the group chat or possibly even join us on screen), you must be one of my Patreon backers at the $10 level or higher. Those of you who are eligible will receive invites before the show starts. But I will be making the video available to watch on YouTube after the fact.

“Plays of Light” by Gordon McAlpin

This video is the third and final project for my GDES8114 Graphic Design Studio class at University of Minnesota —Twin Cities. It’s more than a little depressing, and a bit slow-paced (like how I like my movies). And (mild spoilers) it’s probably a little bit like how Jason’s next film will be. My camera doesn’t handle low light video as well as I’d hoped, unfortunately, and I wished I’d had more footage to incorporate into the second half of the film, but I’m generally happy with the results.

Thanks to Miles Mercer for access to the Hollywood Theater and Earl Luckes for access to the Parkway Theater (and turning on the projector). Historic photographs of the Hollywood Theater courtesy the Northwest Architectural Archives, University of Minnesota Libraries.

Music: “Virtutes Instrumenti” by Kevin MacLoed (
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Learn More. (non-fiction PSA)

As most of you know, I’m in grad school now, getting an MFA in Graphic Design. So I figured I could share some of my class projects with you, if Multiplex is gonna start being late all the time or whatever (which hasn’t happened yet, but who knows?)…

The following video is a PSA promoting non-fiction books, movies, and TV created for DES 8114 Graphic Design Studio (University of Minnesota; Steven McCarthy, instructor). The URL at the end is fake, although I do own it (it points to the Multiplex site), since I would like to eventually do something with it along these lines.

Music: “Eveningland” by Hem

Footage: Craig Smith, Life, Blue Planet, Chimpanzee, Planet Earth, Romano Archives, The People Speak (trailer), Baraka, For All Mankind, Wonders of the Universe.

Designed and edited by Gordon McAlpin using Final Cut Pro X and After Effects CS6 (for the titles).