Heady Entertainment: The Dankest Pop Culture Worth Puffing to This Weekend
This week, Kirsten Dunst goes full Florida in a new Showtime series, and Sheer Mag releases a fresh, head-banging LP.
Published on August 22, 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.

The big screen swings between bud-puffing extremes this week. Angel Has Fallen is a brazen blockbuster action bash, while Hot Air is a sticky, satirical takedown of out-dated prejudices that commingles laughter with serious (but never sober) ideas.

When it comes to streaming, the third season of 13 Reasons Why on Netflix is a deliriously enjoyable downer. Showtime’s On Becoming a God in Central Florida, on the other side of the doob-passing circle, is a killer comic showcase for Kirsten Dunst, while Hulu’s This Way Up provides a similarly uproarious platform for Aisling Bea. Both new comedies are best laughed at while lit.

Our old-school cult flick picks include Hammer Films’ Horror of Frankenstein (1970), in which the monster is played by David Prowse, the guy who was actually inside Darth Vader’s suit; and the “crocsploitation” epic, Killer Crocodile (1989), during which you’ll think you’ve overdosed on mushrooms whether you actually have or not.

Among this week’s new marijuana-ready music are releases by punk provocateurs of the personal, Sheer Mag; acid rock on sugar-high overdrive from the mighty Redd Kross; and the gloriously near-metal new-wave power pomp of CRX.

So let’s get straight — but not “straight” — to this week’s fresh-rolled 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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