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This Is the Beginning for Director Jonah Hill

Gritty. Real. And ironically timeless.

The film ‘Mid90s’–written and directed by actor Jonah Hill–looks like a raw wound has been opened up through the lens of Mr. Hill that eventually heals into something that will make us all stronger. Clearly, the skating scene back in the–you guessed it–mid-90s had a powerful impact on the new director’s life; evident by powerful footage that seamlessly translates scripted movie scenes into reality with little to no disruption to the viewer.

The film’s latest trailer showcases just that.

Exhibit ‘Mid90s’ in late 2018:

(FYI – There are a few choice words in the trailer below)

‘Mid90s’ seems different yet familiar.

Much like the actual mid-90s.

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Netflix Will See You Soon

‘Maniac’ is a forthcoming series at Netflix that will star Jonah Hill, Emma Stone, and Justin Theroux. It’s about the treatment–and manipulation?–of the mind. Its star power coupled with its intriguing premise promises to deliver a fresh storytelling experience.

And with each passing day, it becomes clearer that television and cinema are engaging in some version of experiential marketing. Treating a show or film as a brand isn’t new yet modern technology creates creative elasticity that attempts to bring the viewer into the show or film like never before.

Engagement is key.

If only there were cognitive professionals to sign off on this evolving breakthrough…

I may need to see some college degrees.

In the meantime, I’ll have to settle for just watching ‘Maniac’ on Netflix starting September 21.

‘Maniac’ Looks Superbad

A brand new Netflix series titled ‘Maniac’ looks superbad in a good way.

With a cast led by ‘Superbad’ co-stars Emma Stone and Jonah Hill, along with Sally Field and Justin Theroux, ‘Maniac’ looks like an entertaining mind trip. Escaping into this show appears oddly comforting as a creative yet twisted cognitive wonderland.

Haven’t we all said sang, “I’m a maniac, maniac I sure know” to ourselves?

‘Maniac’ premieres September 21 on Netflix.

Happy Monday!

Jonah Hill hosted Saturday Night Live for the third time this past weekend. While “JH” was talking about the inception of the casting for “The Wolf of Wall Street,” a surprise guest appeared with something to say.

All in all, it was an SNL monologue of epic proportions. Actually, epic may not be the exact right word. What’s a good synonym for epic?

Happy Monday and Fly into the Week like, You Know!