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Heady Entertainment: Burn It Down to the Dankness of "Dark Phoenix"
This weekend, prepare to fire it up with "X-Men: Dark Phoenix," get ripped to "The New York Ripper," and puff to Plaid's newest, "Polymer."
Published on June 6, 2019

Welcome back to Heady Entertainment, MERRY JANE's weekly guide to just-released movies, books, and music — all fresh, dank, and THC-friendly. In specific, we choose our picks based on how they can enhance your combined consumption of cannabis and entertainment.

Movie screens explode this week as dope visuals overwhelm in the form of the X-Men epic Dark Phoenix and the frantic antics of the animated animals in The Secret Life of Pets 2.

Smoke-worthy streaming options veer from the music biz documentary The Black Godfather to the heaviness of The Handmaid’s Tale to the fright show freak-outs of Nos4A2.

Our deluxe editions of vintage stoner cinema favorites this go-round include the all-time camp classic Can’t Stop the Music with the Village People and the wildly unhinged, blood-blasted giallo thriller, The New York Ripper.

Music gets all kinds of mind-bending this week with reefer-ready releases from Plaid; multifaceted funnyman Tim Heidecker; and Boots Electric, the glam persona of Eagles of Death Metal singer Jess Hughes.

So let’s get straight — but not “straight” — to this week’s fresh-rolled recommendations.

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Mike McPadden is the author of "Heavy Metal Movies" and the upcoming "Last American Virgins." He writes about movies, music, and crime in Chicago. Twitter @mcbeardo
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