Welcome back to Heady Entertainment, MERRY JANE’s weekly guide to just-released motion pictures, books, and music — all fresh, dank, and THC-friendly. In certain, we decide on our picks primarily based on how they can boost your combined consumption of cannabis and entertainment.
Two important extremes of stoner cinema explode in theaters this week. On the 1 (puffing) hand, Avengers: Endgame could possibly be the ultimate CGI extravaganza to get higher to. But we can not neglect about Below the Silver Lake, an art-bent spelunk into higher weirdness.
Streaming solutions include things like classic drug music titans partying it up on HBO’s 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Lonely Island’s blissfully bizarre new sketch comedy series, I Consider You Must Leave with Tim Robinson and one more round of the entertaining grown-up Karate Kid spinoff, Cobra Kai.
Unique-edition cult flicks include things like Christian Slater in the hipster detective comedy Kuffs the paranoia-powered haunted property thriller Scared Stiff and the as well-fucked-to-be-believed mutant fetus monster film, The Suckling.
This week’s marijuana music motherlode contains new albums from Shy Glizzy and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, along with a multi-artist sonic salute to Game of Thrones.
So let’s get straight — but not “straight” — to this week’s fresh-rolled suggestions.
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Danai Gurira
Avengers: Endgame is the twentieth Marvel Cinematic Universe considering that Iron Man, which was released in 2008. Just assume about how a great deal weed you have smoked to all these flicks!
With Endgame arriving as the hero blockbuster blowout to finish them all (and to get started the subsequent ones), the tradition of mixing cannabis and comic book motion pictures has just reached a new higher.
The action picks up from the bum trip that ended Avengers: Infinity War, with half the world’s population vaporized by cosmic mega-beast Thanos (Josh Brolin). In a cast of characters that contains Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), Rocket Racoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper), and the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth), it is a strong bet that the superior guys will upend the prior apocalypse. What far more could you ask for than acquiring higher and experiencing an IMAX 3D sensory overwhelm?
Below the Silver Lake (2019)
Director: David Robert Mitchell
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Riley Keough, Dakota Johnson
Any film that has split audiences and critics the way Below the Silver Lake does is definitely worth checking out — and sparking up a doobie beforehand. Silver Lake is described as getting a neo-noir fever dream set in hipster-ville LA that unravels mysteries inside mysteries in the hauntingly hallucinatory vein of David Lynch.
Andrew Garfield stars as Sam, a 33-year-old gadfly who stumbles upon Riley Keough as Sarah, a classic femme fatale, cavorting in his apartment complicated pool. Following Sarah all of a sudden disappears, Sam sets out to uncover her, plunging deep into surrealistic encounters and Southern California conspiracies that might unlock secrets beyond what any of us could consider. And what much better way to contemplate mindbending ideas than although you are higher?
2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Watch It: HBO
Generally, the prospect of watching elderly musicians congratulate every other, make speeches, and then mount the stage for an awkward all-hands jam session wouldn’t get our seal of weed-worthy approval. This year, although, the musicians — and the music they’ve created — is diverse. That is why we assume the 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is going to be music’s dankest evening.
It is all about the inductees, of course. So lay out an array of proper intoxicants and imbibe along with tributes to the usually triptastic Radiohead our preferred Gold Dust Lady, Stevie Nicks beautifully bummed-out bong-rippers, The Remedy the Quaalude class of art-glam knockouts, Roxy Music and original acid-pop pioneers The Zombies.
Chambers: Season A single
Cast: Sivan Alrya Rose, Uma Thurman, Tony Goldwyn
Watch It: Netflix
Whilst stoners have extended been acquiring enjoyably spooked by haunted property stories, the new supernatural Netflix series Chambers ups the worry aspect by focusing on a haunted heart.
Sivan Alrya Rose stars as teenage cardiac arrest victim Sasha, who receives a donated heart throughout an emergency transplant. Uma Thurman and Tony Goldwyn play Sasha’s parents who learn, by way of a series of frightening discoveries, that the earlier owner of the organ beating inside their daughter’s chest might not have been as dead as previously believed.
Cobra Kai: Season two
Cast: William Zabka, Ralph Macchio, Courtney Henggeler
Watch It: YouTube
We initially met Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) and Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) back when they had been teenagers in the all-time coming-of-age martial arts classic, The Karate Kid (1984). Try to remember the initially time you got higher and cracked up although repeating more than and more than once more, “Wax on, wax off?”
Initially, Johnny was a massive bruiser of a bully, although Daniel was the massive-hearted underdog hero. The tables turned for the characters final year when YouTube premiered Cobra Kai, a clever, funny series that revealed Johnny to be a sympathetic loser who peaked in higher college and Daniel to be a haughty, hot-shot automobile dealer.
Naturally, the old rivalry reignited, and the now middle-aged combatants continue to compete in a second season of Cobra Kai. Torch 1 up in memory of Mr. Miyagi!
I Consider You Must Leave with Tim Robinson: Season A single
Watch It: Netflix
The significantly less you know particularly about the gut-busting bits contained in the Lonely Island’s new sketch comedy series I Consider You Must Leave With Tim Robinson, the tougher you will crack up. Just trust that the all-star group of comedy titans who turn up right here are at the best of their game when it comes to lit hilarity — it is a rousing roster that contains: Andy Samberg, Will Forte, Vanessa Bayer, Tim Heidecker, Sam Richardson, Steven Yeun, and Cecily Sturdy.
Director: Bruce A. Evans
Cast: Christian Slater, Milla Jovovich
Get It: Shout Factory
Christian Slater stars in this cult action-comedy that, in higher hindsight, plays sort of like a frontline Gen-X spin on Below the Silver Lake.
Slater plays George Kuffs, a common cynical slacker itching to make 1 massive score in life so he can just sit about, smoke dope, and complain about all the things in the comforting business of his sharp, gorgeous girlfriend Maya (Milla Jovovich).
In pursuit of that prized life style, Kuffs falls into a crime internet involving a crooked art dealer, vengeful cops, and wild slapstick abandon. He also sometimes talks correct to the camera, and there’s a cool electronic score by Harold Faltemeyer.
Scared Stiff (1987)
Director: Richard Friedman
Cast: Andrew Stevens, Mary Web page Keller, Joshua Segal
Get It: MVD
Regardless of a title that can not enable but make you assume of Ernest Scared Stupid, the sophisticated haunted-property thriller Scared Stiff is a slow-burn treat that will go down chillingly properly when paired with your preferred paranoia-stoking pot strain.
Mary Web page Keller and Andrew Stevens star as a couple who inherit a cursed mansion, which they learn soon after experiencing ghostly moans and creepy creaks to a complete-blown, eye-popping freak-show of a climax. Director Richard Friedman went on to helm two other best-tier late-’80s cult favorites: Doom Asylum (1988) and Phantom of the Mall (1989).
The Suckling (1990)
Director: Francis Teri
Cast: Frank Rivera, Antoinette Green, Michael Gingold
Get It: Vinegar Syndrome
If you are reading this, odds are powerful that you have observed some messed-up monsters, each in scary motion pictures and in drug-enhanced visions. Add to that list now, if you dare, the title character of the impressively outrageous film The Suckling.
The killer creature right here, people, is an aborted fetus that gets flushed down into a sewer complete of toxic waste underneath the whorehouse exactly where his mom performs. The fetus then mutates into a hulking brute with superhuman strength who’s hellbent on exacting blood-soaked revenge on all who wronged him. As noted earlier, The Suckling is “messed up.”
Whilst loaded with laughs, The Suckling wisely plays its insane action (mainly) straight, in no way straining for apparent gags amidst all the sex, violence, gore and… properly, far more sex, violence, and gore. Inhale your weed deep and retain your eyes open the entire time at your personal threat.
Covered N’ Blood
By Shy Glizzy
Get It: iTunes
At just 26-years-old, DC-primarily based rapper Shy Glizzy has set each hip-hop and trap music ablaze with 12 killer mixtapes, the 2017 EP The Globe Is Yours, and the swing-for-the-fences 2018 album, Completely Loaded. Now Glizzy’s back with one more LP, Covered N’ Blood, which he deems his most individual, to the point of calling it a “diary.”
In contrast to the star-studded Completely Loaded, Covered N’ Blood attributes guest spots only from Youngboy By no means Broke Once more and three Glizzy, which adds to the intimacy. So, as well, does Youngboy “Ridin Down Slauson,” a heartfelt tribute to the late Nipsey Hussle. Light up a blunt, place on this record, and you will be capable to really feel — deep — exactly where Shy Glizzy is coming from in 2019.
Fishing for Fishies
By King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
Get It: King Gizzard official web site
Fishing for Fishies is the 14th thoughts-frying extended-player from King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Australia’s top psychedelic export of the 21st century (and, let’s face it, possibly the 22nd, as well).
Front-freak Stu Mackenzie stated of the new album, “We attempted to make a blues-boogie-shuffle-kinda-point, but the songs kept fighting it — or possibly it was us fighting them.” That tension comes by way of loud, fluidly, and in great sonic types to trip out to on every of Fishing’s nine towering tracks.
For the Throne: Music Inspired by the HBO Series ‘Game of Thrones’
By Several Artists
Get It: iTunes
As HBO’s ultimate sword-and-sorcery stoner fantasy epic rages off on apocalyptic pillars of dragon fire, you can remain higher in the realm of longhaired heroes, wicked queens, ice zombies, giant-killers, and 3-eyed ravens with this expertly eclectic musical collection.
For the Throne boasts hip-hop from SZA, The Weeknd, Travis Scott, A$AP Rocky, Joey Bada$$, LiL PEEP, Ty Dolla $ign rock from Matt Bellamy of Muse, Ambassadors with Jacob Banks, The National, James Arthur, The Lumineers, and Mumford and Sons EDM pop from Ellie Goulding R&B from CHLOE X HALLE and even some nation from Maren Morris and Lennon Stella.
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