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A Noisy Cricket Told Me About a New MIB Trailer

‘Tis the season for…’90s nostalgia?

Yesterday, it was Google’s fantastic modern recreation of Kevin McCallister’s ‘Home Alone’ plan that brought us all back to that 1990 Chris Columbus classic. Today, it’s Sony Pictures Entertainment that released–a matter of minutes ago–the first trailer for this summer’s latest throwback adventure.

Admittedly, there is no Will Smith or Tommy Lee Jones in sight, which is hard not to see in this film series. Regardless, franchise newcomers Chris Hemsworth (comedic role in ‘Ghostbuster’s remake) and Tessa Thompson (‘Westworld’) are teaming up again like in 2017s ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ just with a more sophisticated style.

Oh, and add in Liam Neeson and Emma Thompson for good measure.

We’ll be able to see what ‘Men in Black: International’ is made of this summer.

P.S. The Thor hammer bit at the end of the trailer was a fantastic ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ tie-in. 

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Fast-Changing Times Not at Ridgemont High

A Jimmy’s Daily Planet Blog Tease:

Wednesday = H2Zero

Thursday = The Orb(I Tell)

Friday = An Eagle’s Perch

Normally, I write my blog posts on the day and in the moment. True story. However, feeling inspired by today’s blog, I decided to randomly type headlines I thought sounded cool without knowing what they will be about.

We’ll see how this works.


Now, if you’re wondering:

Advertising and marketing continue to evolve by the day with short video content, by the way.

Or “BTW,” as the text-savvy kids say.

And the folks at Netflix, partnering with the ‘Stranger Things’ team–a smash hit original series based in the 1980s with impressive storytelling and era-capturing precision–recently dropped a clever teaser trailer for its pending teaser trailer for the highly-anticipated third season.

It’s being called a “Title Tease.” Ok…Well, now I’m curious to see what’s coming next in television and commercial marketing.

Anyways, unlike conventional sitcoms, this binge-worthy show purposely releases all ten episodes that make up each season at once. Admittedly, this causes a Tostitos mild salsa-caliber spoiler. Or perhaps like the salsa, it merely introduces a satisfying taste (or tease) of the full meal?

You be the judge.

Wait…they had Tostitos in the ’80s, right? Regardless, here’s the aforementioned teaser trailer for the pending teaser trailer for the third season of ‘Stranger Things.’

While 2019 is a little vague for a drop date, 1980-something works perfectly for ‘The Goldbergs.’ So it’s time to put up–and keep up–Christmas lights for all of 2019. 

P.S. Yes, Tostitos chips were around in the ’80s! 

In How Many Years Will ‘Replicas’ Be Certifiability Science-Fiction?

Keanu Reeves is starring in a mind-bending replicating a science-fiction movie.

Enough said.

Promising big ideas like our role in scientific innovation, the future of AI that is on the equal intellectual ground as humans and control versus independence, ‘Replicas’ starring Keanu Reeves and Thomas Middleditch seems to have the ingredients for a memorable–and perhaps prescient–show that merely begins in the form of cinematic entertainment. The inspiration for some of society’s great inventors can be cited in films just like ‘Replicas.’

The question may not be what someone will attempt to do within this field after seeing this film. The key question to wonder about is what people are doing right now in this field of study?

Or will do…?

At least for us moviegoers, we’ll discover what ‘Replicas’ is all about soon.

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.