When your blog is called Jimmy’s Daily Planet, a random tribute to Christopher Reeve is perfectly normal.
And necessary on a Tuesday.
Here’s to hoping we can return to some degree of inspiring simplicity.
Movies don’t always deliver movie magic. It’s just a reality.
Some are easy to predict such a fate from the basic premise and/or cast and director. Some promise an extraordinary cinematic experience in a trailer teaser followed by a series of full-length trailers spread out across a couple of months and then disappoint.
However, some deliver with unforgettable grandeur because of the writing, the director, and the cast.
Ladies and gentlemen, it appears that by some wizarding magic within the broader movie-magic construct is occurring with the forthcoming film ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.’
Prediction: ‘The Crimes of Grindelwald’ will surpass ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.’
‘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.