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Reenter Sandman

“Old school SNL” means something different to everybody. It depends on how old we are. And yet it also doesn’t matter to some extent.

Funny is funny.

There was a particular era of SNL cast members where this sentiment rings true. Chris Farley, David Spade, and Chris Rock–to name a few–created timeless, classic sketches, as well as a brand of comedy that was and is hilarious to the masses. And a bunch of this generation of SNL alums is still going strong with their brand of comedy in TV, movies and, thankfully, stand-up.

Oh, almost forgot to mention “the Sandman” himself:

Adam Sandler.

Actually, I didn’t forget. This blog post is about the aforementioned SNL generation that was very much defined by Adam Sandler. His triumphant return to the stage of stand-up comedy via Netflix will hopefully inspire a new generation of aspiring comedians to learn from a golden generation.

That would be fresh.

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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.

The New, Other Side of Movie-Watching

For a “Throwback Thursday” to remember, I–well, Netflix–present to you the trailer for the final film by Orson Welles titled ‘The Other Side of the Wind’ that will finally make its worldwide premiere at the 75th Venice International Film Festival tomorrow after around 40 years of tinkering.

‘The Other Side of the Wind’ will premiere on Netflix on November 2.

‘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.