Heady Entertainment: “Beach Bum” Blazes Bright; “What We Do in Shadows” Is a Bloody Blast


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.

Harmony Korine’s The Beach Bum detonates theaters this week as an instant canna-cinema classic. Small screen intoxicants include a bloody hilarious series adaptation of What We Do in Shadows, along with returning funny favorites Barry and Veep, and the needs-no-further explanation Trailer Park Boys: The Animated Series

Two vintage grindhouse greats get the special edition treatment to blow minds anew: the searingly scuzzy Fleshpot on 42nd Street and the martial-arts-vs.-Dracula blast, Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires

New music worthy of your marijuana this week varies from the smoking hip-hop of Fredo Bang to the aural adventurousness of White Denim to a hybrid strain of sonic knockouts by way of DJ Muggs and Mach-Hommy.

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