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Heady Entertainment: Get Stoned and Catch Stones with "Uncut Gems"
This week, Adam Sandler goes big with bling in "Uncut Gems," Stormzy takes playlists by storm, and The Rock returns for another "Jumanji" reboot.
Published on December 13, 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.

On the big screen, Adam Sandler burns like never before in the knockout crime thriller Uncut Gems; sorority sisters turn the tables on holiday terror in Black Christmas; and Jumanji: The Next Level brings back Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, and Jack Black for more eye-bugging visuals, and big, goofy gags. 

Streaming-wise, Netflix is on fire with 6 Underground, a Michael Bay action epic starring Ryan Reynolds, and The Last Hangover, a smokingly sacrilegious, fiercely funny spoof of The Hangover movies centering on the big birthday boy of the holiday season, Jesus. Over on Hulu, Marvel’s Runaways returns for season three.

Vintage cult flick fans should make room under the tree (and next to all the weed) for righteously restored reissue editions of Stephen King’s Silver Bullet; the stupidly amusing spy romp The Nude Bomb; the one-of-a-kind documentary The Wild Wild World of Jayne Mansfield; and, most blissful of all, a newly discovered, R-rated “gore cut” of the ’90s kid video favorite, Tammy and the T-Rex.

Eagerly awaited, ready-to-ignite new music comes our way this week from Stormzy, Free Nationals, Smokepurpp, and, for the first time in nearly two decades, SoCal slowcore trio Duster.

So, let’s get straight — but not “straight” — to this week’s 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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