Heady Entertainment: Cough to "El Camino" and Get Lit to Lightning Bolt's New LP
This week, Jesse Pinkman breaks bad once again in "El Camino," Uncle Snoop co-stars in the new “Addams Family” flick, and Lightning Bolt returns with an electric new album.
Published on October 11, 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.

At the marijuana-ready movies this week, ghoulishness rules and there’s a voice cameo by reefer royalty in the animated Addams Family; Will Smith literally splits his personality in Gemini Man; and Tim Heidecker brings high humor (in the most smoking sense) to Mister America.

On the streaming front, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie updates the classic mega-meth series; Little Monsters pits Lupita Nyong’o, Josh Gad, and a class of kindergartners against zombies; and Primal, the new animated series from the creator of Samurai Jack, is a caveman cartoon for Generation Cannabis.

The hallucinatory horror of An American Werewolf in London tops our vintage cult flick picks, backed by the hyper-’80s teen romp Private School — a pair of basement bong-party video viewing classics.  

New music releases conjure cocaine bliss by way of Starcrawler; acid overwhelm from Lightning Bolt; and the blazed bliss that occurs when Curren$y, Trademark Da Skydiver, and Young Roddy converge.

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

Mike McPadden
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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