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Heady Entertainment: Toke to 'Terminator' and Get Wise with 'The Irishman'
This week, Sarah Connor returns in "Terminator: Dark Fate," Martin Scorsese reunites his mob squad in "The Irishman," and Jeff Goldblum drops his first album, too.
Published on November 1, 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.

Theaters are ablaze this week with two of the year’s most anticipated big-screen barnstormers: Martin Scorsese’s return to mob movies with The Irishman, and James Cameron’s return to the T-2000 universe with Terminator: Dark Fate. On top of those, director-star Edward Norton’s Motherless Brooklyn offers a sick twist on standard P.I. flicks.

The just-launched Apple TV service dominates streaming this week with debut episodes of two smokingly mind-bending sci-fi series, See and For All Mankind. On IFC, Baroness Von Sketch Show returns and, on Netflix, the Fab Five head east for Queer Eye: We’re in Japan!

The 40th anniversary edition of one of the Ramones’ midnight movie masterpiece Rock-‘n’-Roll High School leads a dank pack of vintage cult flicks that also includes the Euro-howler Werewolf in a Girls’ Dormitory, the psycho-sexual fright-fest Toys Are Not for Children, and the drug-fueled ’80s madness of Covergirl.

New music to get high to veers from the dope hip-hop of Rod Wave, the trip-jams of Vetiver, and a collections of duets from the one and only Jeff Goldblum —yes, that Jeff Goldblum.

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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