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Heady Entertainment: Get Blazed for "Hot Ones" and Puff to "Impractical Jokers"
This week, "Hot Ones'" spicy wing challenge goes from a celebrity-interview format to a game show, "Impractical Jokers" pranks the big screen, and Grimes gets extra-grimey on her newest LP.
Published on February 21, 2020

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.

In theaters, Impractical Jokers: The Movie reinvents the stoner-beloved TV show for the big screen; The Call of the Wild pairs Harrison Ford with a CGI dog; and Brahms: The Boy II is a creep-fest supreme, just like the first one.

On the stream scene, Hot Ones: The Game Show deliciously adapts the web series as a proper competition, Al Pacino leads a pack of Nazi-trackers in Hunters, America Ferrara and Wilmer Valderrama bust out the new serious comedy Gentefied, and Matt Berry from What We Do in the Shadows does Victorian London in Year of the Rabbit.

Our vintage cult flick picks to blaze a bong to include the scare sequel Pet Sematary Two, the body horror Brain Damage, the awesome oddity The Freakmaker, and the monster comedy Transylvania 6-5000.

New music to go along with your marijuana arrives from Grimes, King Krule, and YoungBoy Never Broke Again.

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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