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Heady Entertainment: Smoke for "Sonic the Hedgehog" and Toke to New Tame Impala
This week, Uncle Snoop voices an all-knowing musical AI in "Utopia Falls," Tame Impala drops "The Slow Rush," and "Sonic the Hedgehog" bursts onto the silver screen.
Published on February 14, 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.

Blazing into theaters, Sonic the Hedgehog is the year’s first must-smoke-to movie event, Fantasy Island brings terror to the tropics, and Downhill teams Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus in a blistering dark comedy.

Streaming-wise, Snoop Dogg lights up the scintillating sci-fi hip-hop breakthrough Utopia Falls, Zoë Kravitz spins a winner on High Fidelity, Amy Poehler gets animated on Duncanville, and season two of Narcos: Mexico lights up Netflix.

Our vintage cult flick picks to watch with pot include the Spike Lee joint Crooklyn, the holiday-themed slashterpiece My Bloody Valentine, Harry Nilsson’s cartoon trip The Point, and the ’80s spring-break gut-buster Fraternity Vacation.

Marijuana-ready music this week arrives from the towering Tame Impala, hip-hop dynamo A Boogie wit Da Hoodie, and garage-rock slayers Les Butcherettes.

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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