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Heady Entertainment: Soar Sky High with "Astronomy Club" and Burn One to Burial
This week, get astronomically lit to the comedy sketch troupe "The Astronomy Club," the re-release of "Big Trouble in Little China," and a new compilation of tunes from the one and only Burial.
Published on December 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.

In terms of new big-screen movie releases, it’s all seeds and stems right now as the studios get ready to roll out that primo blockbuster kush going into the holiday season over the next few weeks. No worries, though. With the temperatures dropping, that’s all the more reason to stay in, light the best kind of fires, and enjoy new streaming, music, and cult classic treats at home. 

Lit laughs dominate premieres this week in the form of Astronomy Club on Netflix, Toast of London on IFC, and Work in Progress on Showtime. Even Fox is getting in on edgy humor with the premiere of its angry holiday sitcom, The Moodys.

Our vintage cult flick picks are a riot of mad, hyper-’80s greatness just made to be enjoyed while passing a bong: the John Carpenter-Kurt Russell masterpiece Big Trouble in Little China; the deliciously sleazy Angel film series; the horror satire The Stuff; and even the legendary schlock-in-the-sewer shocker CHUD.

And new music aimed at your weed-elevated ears arrives this week from Blueface, Burial, Max B, and Q Money. 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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