Heady Entertainment: Light Up for Larry David and “Curb Your Enthusiasm”

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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
movies,

Bad
Boys
For
Life

reunites
Will
Smith
and
Martin
Lawrence
for
merry
mayhem,

Dolittle

depicts
Robert
Downey
Jr.
talking
to
animals,
and

The
Wave

is
the
first
killer
drug
flick
of
2020.

On
the
stream
scene,
HBO
ignites
the
tenth
season
of
Larry
David’s

Curb
Your
Enthusiasm

and
debuts

Avenue
5
,
a
new
space-set
comedy
from

Veep

creator
Armando
Iannucci;
Leslie
Jones
does
stand-up,
and

Sex
Education

returns
on
Netflix;
and
Apple+
premieres

Little
America
,
a
new
series
from
Kumail
Nanjiani
and
Emily
V.
Gordon.

This
week’s
vintage
cult
flick
picks
include
Rian
Johnson’s
high-minded
high-school
thriller

Brick
,
the
Kevin
Costner
curiosity

Waterworld
,
the
Hammer
horror
fave

To
the
Devil
a
Daughter
;
and
the
freaky
Soviet
fright
film,

Viy
.

New
marijuana-ready
music
comes
our
way
this
week
from
070
Shake,
Stunna
4
Vegas,
and
Holy
Fuck.

So
let’s
get
straight

but
not
“straight”

to
this
week’s
fresh-rolled
recommendations.



Movies



Bad
Boys
For
Life
(2020)



Directors:
Bilall
Fallah,
Adil
El
Arbi



Cast:
Will
Smith,
Martin
Lawrence,
Vanessa
Hudgens

The
number
of
bongs
that
have
been
passed
around
while
watching
the
first
two

Bad
Boys

movies
easily
dwarfs
the
number
of
bullets,
explosions,
car
chases,
and
overall
all-points
mayhem
that
happens
on
screen.
Finally,
Will
Smith
and
Martin
Lawrence
return
as
wisecracking
supercops
Mike
Lowery
and
Marcus
Burnett
to
kick
ass
and
crack
up
a
new
generation
of
stoned
action
fans. 



Doolittle
(2020)



Director:
Stephen
Gagan



Cast:
Robert
Downey
Jr.,
Selena
Gomez,
Tilda
Swinton

If
you
haven’t
smoked
enough
at
some
point
to
wonder
if
your
pets
are
talking
to
you,
get
on
that
right
away

and
then
go
see
Robert
Downey
Jr.
in

Doolittle

as
the
famous
doctor
who
can
converse
with
animals.
Foregoing
the
straight-up
comedy
of
the
Eddie
Murphy

Dr.
Doolittle

movies,
this
19th-century-set
version
goes
for
action-adventure.
Still,
it’s
goofy
fun
to
witness
celebrity
voices
come
out
of
the
mouths
of
all
creatures
great
and
small,
including
Antonio
Banderas
as
a
dragon
who

for
real

has
bagpipes
stuck
up
his
butt. 



The
Wave
(2020)



Director:
Gille
Klabin



Cast:
Justin
Long,
Katia
Winter,
Donald
Faison

Justin
Long
stars
in

The
Wave

as
Frank,
an
insurance
lawyer
who
goes
to
an
after-work
party
and
gets
dosed
with
some
kind
of
hallucinogen.
Hellbent
from
there
on
finding
a
missing
girl

and
his
wallet

Frank
embarks
on
a
psychedelic
journey
from
office
meetings
to
dance
parties
to
gun
battles
to
alternate
time-streams
and
higher
planes
of
the
multiverse.
All
that’s
to
say
that

The
Wave

is
a
trip,
both
in
the
literal
sense
regarding
its
plot
and
in
how
filmmaker
Gille
Klabin
conveys
the
sometimes
woozy,
sometimes
scary,
sometimes
hugely
inspiring
anything-is-possible
of
a
powerful
drug
experience.



Streaming



Avenue
5:
Season
One



Cast:
Hugh
Laurie,
Suzy
Nakamura,
Josh
Gad





Watch
It:
HBO

Show
runner
Armando
Iannucci
uproariously
took
on
Washington
DC’s
delirium
with

Veep

and
now,
in

Avenue
5
,
he’s
aiming
at
all
of
humanity
by
blasting
off
to
the
cosmos.
Hugh
Laurie
stars
in
this
sci-fi
satire
as
the
sardonic,
sarcastic
captain
of
a
massive
spaceship
used
by
the
rich
and
privileged
as
a
luxury
liner.
Zach
Woods
(Silicon
Valley
)
shines
as
the
furiously
frustrated
head
of
customer
relations,
as
does
Josh
Gad
in
the
role
of
the
unkempt,
obnoxious
billionaire
who
owns
the
intergalactic
cruise
line.
Funny
people
stuck
with
each
other
millions
of
miles
above
earth

what’s
not
to
smoke
to?



Curb
Your
Enthusiasm:
Season
10



Cast:
Larry
David,
Jeff
Garlin,
Susie
Essman





Watch
It:
HBO

If
you
thought
Larry
David
was
mean,
petty,
vindictive,
and,
above
all,
hilarious
during
the
first
nine
seasons
of
the
brilliant,
drop-the-bong-from-laughing

Curb
Your
Enthusiasm
,
just
get
ready
for
him
in
our
present
era
of
Trump,
cancel
culture,
and
a
million
other
annoyances
neither
he
nor
anybody
else
saw
coming.
The
entire

Curb

cast
is
back,
and
the
show
absolutely
slays
again

just
when
we
so
desperately
need
it!



Leslie
Jones:
Time
Machine
(2020)





Watch
It:
Netflix

Before
she
left
her
amazing
permanent
mark
on
Saturday
Night
Live,
Leslie
Jones
ruled
as
a
stand-up
comic.

Time
Machine
,
Jones’s
new
Netflix
special,
showcases
her
in
that
gut-busting
capacity.
She
waxes
ferociously
funny
about
attempting
to
seduce
Prince
at
the
Grammys,
aging
without
giving
a
fuck,
and,
as
she
declares
upon
taking
the
stage,
being
“white-people
famous!” 



Little
America:
Season
One



Cast:
Harvey
Guillen,
Conphidance,
Suraj
Sharma





Watch
It:
Apple+

Since
it’s
a
serious-minded,
mostly-dramatic
anthology
about
immigration,

Little
America

may
not
seem
like
a
show
worth
your
weed,
but
consider
its
creators:
Kumail
Nanjiani
and
Emily
V.
Gordon,
the
husband-and-wife
team
behind

The
Big
Sick
;

Master
of
None

co-creator
Alan
Yang;
and
Lee
Eisenberg
of

The
Office
.
Inspired
by
real-life
tales
of
those
who
come
to
America
to
find
a
new
home,
the
show
is
meaningful,
moving,
and
even
mirthful.
Light
up,
and
get
ready
to
feel
the
feels.



Sex
Education:
Season
2



Cast:
Asa
Butterfield,
Emma
Mackey,
Gillian
Anderson





Watch
It:
Netflix

The
second
season
of
the
awesomely
funny
and
uncomfortable
UK
sitcom

Sex
Education

picks
up
with
teenage
hero
Otis
(Asa
Butterfield)
still
dealing
out
hormonal
advice
to
classmates,
much
of
which
he
cribs
from
his
sex
therapist
mom,
Jean
(Gillian
Anderson).
Teamed
with
high-school
hellcat
Maeve
(Emma
Mackey),
Otis’s
flesh-pressing
adolescent
adventures
get
even
more
horribly
hilarious
this
time,
amusingly
reminding
us
of
experiences
that
all
got
us
smoking
dope
in
the
first
place.



Cult-Classic
Collectibles



Brick
(2005)



Director:
Rian
Johnson



Cast:
Joseph
Gordon-Levitt,
Nora
Zehetner,
Richard
Roundtree





Get
It:
Kino
Lorber

Before
writer-director
Rian
Johnson
revamped

Star
Wars

with

The
Last
Jedi

and
amazingly
reinvented
old-school
Hollywood
whodunnits
with

Knives
Out
,
he
created
the
world’s
first
(and,
so
far,
only)
film
noir
set
in
a
high
school.
Joseph
Gordon-Levitt
stars
as
a
teenage
loner
who
investigates
the
death
of
a
female
classmate
and
finds
himself
in
a
world
of
twists,
turns,
dead-
nds,
live
wires,
and
nonstop
dark-hearted
surprises.
Get
the
collector’s
edition
Blu-ray
of

Brick

from
Kino
Lorber,
and
pair
it
with
a
brick
of
hash.
Trust
us:
They

do

go
together.



The
Candy
Snatchers
(1973)



Director:
Guerdon
Trueblood



Cast:
Guerdon
Trueblood





Get
It:
Vinegar
Syndrome

One
of
the
sickest
and
most
savage
grindhouse
crime
flicks
of
the
1970s

which,
yes,

is

saying
something


The
Candy
Snatchers

is
a
film
to
approach
with
caution,
which
means
getting
stoned
first
because
the
ride
ahead
is
bumpy
and
dark.
Susan
Sennett
stars
as
Candy,
a
teenager
heiress
who
falls
prey
to
a
trio
of
creeps
that
kidnaps
and
keeps
her
in
a
hole
until
her
rich
dad
ponies
up
the
ransom.
Only
a
boy
who’s
non-verbally
autistic
knows
where
Candy
is
buried,
and
when
he
gets
hold
of
a
gun,
watch
out.
Vinegar
Syndrome
has
done
a
stellar
job
of
restoring
and
reissuing
this
deluxe
version
of

The
Candy
Snatchers
.
Watch
it,
with
plenty
of
weed,
if
you
dare.



To
the
Devil
a
Daughter
(1975)



Director:
Peter
Sykes



Cast:
Nastassja
Kinski,
Richard
Widmark,
Christopher
Lee





Get
It:
Shout
Factory

England’s
legendary
Hammer
Films
created
a
horror
subgenre
unto
itself

gorgeous
gothic
masterworks
typically
starring
Christopher
Lee
(Count
Dooku
in

Star
Wars
,
Sauron
in

The
Lord
of
the
Rings
),
most
often
in
the
role
of
Dracula.
In

To
the
Devil
a
Daughter
,
which
was
Hammer’s
last
release,
Lee
switches
sides
and
plays
Friar
Michael
Rayner,
a
priest
doing
battle
with
Satanists,
one
of
who
has
pledged
his
daughter
Catherine
(Nastassja
Kinski)
to
the
demon
Astaroth
on
her
18th
birthday.
Spooky,
sexy,
and
sort
of
nuts,

To
the
Devil

is
fiendish
fun.
Just
add
your
own
hemp-based
hellfire.



Waterworld
(1995)



Director:
Kevin
Reynolds



Cast:
Kevin
Costner,
Jeanne
Tripplehorne,
Dennis
Hopper





Get
It:
MVD


Waterworld

initially
made
headlines
as
the
most
expensive
movie
ever
made
when
it
first
came
out.
Many
observers
expected
it
to
bomb,
but
this
huge,
wacko
sci-fi
epic
did
okay
at
the
box
office,
then
ruled
for
years
as
a
go-to
home
video
choice
for
ganja-boosted
viewer.

In
a
post-apocalyptic
world
completely
covered
with
water,
Kevin
Costner
stars
as
The
Mariner,
the
lone
sane
man.
Adrift
on
his
ramshackle
boat,
The
Mariner
picks
up
a
pair
of
floaters,
Helen
(Jeanne
Tripplehorne)
and
Enola
(Tina
Majorina).
Dennis
Hopper
kills
it
as
Deacon,
the
crazed,
villainous
honcho
of
a
pirate
fleet
known
as
the
Smokers.
Everybody’s
on
a
quest
to
find
dry
land,
and
you’ve
really
got
to
see
how
Waterworld
plays
out
to
believe
it

stoned
AF,
of
course.



Viy
(1967)



Director:
Konstantin
Yershov,
Georgi
Kropachyov



Cast:
Leonid
Kuravylov,
Natalya
Varley,
Alexei
Glazyrin





Get
It:
Severin
Films

Viy
made
history
as
the
first
horror
movie
ever
produced
in
the
Soviet
Union,
a
fact
that
adds
to
its
oddness
and
makes
this
Blu-ray
a
must
for
stoner
scare-flick
fans.
Adapted
from
the
same
Nikolai
Gogol
story
that
Mario
Bava
made
into

Black
Sunday

(1960),

Viy

stars
Leonid
Kuralov
as
a
19th-century
Russian
seminary
student
forced
to
spend
three
nights
next
to
the
corpse
of
beautiful
witch
Pannochka
(Natalya
Varley).
Of
course,
she
rises
from
the
dead,
works
her
supernatural
wiles
on
him,
and
unleashes
a
hell-storm
of
tripped-out
frights.

For
too
long,

Viy

has
been
a
buried
treasure
just
waiting
to
be
discovered
by
joint-passing
audiences.
Big
ups
to
Severin
Films
for
putting
out
this
perfect
edition
and
making
that
eerie,
intoxicating
fun
newly
possible.



Music



Deleter



By
Holy
Fuck





Get
It:
Drift
Records

Few
bands
in
drug
music
history
have
been
as
appropriately
named
as
Canadian
electronica
daredevils
Holy
Fuck.
Using
both
traditional
instruments
and
whatever
mechanical
gadgets
they
get
their
mitts
on,
the
Fucks
crack
open
every
known
standard
of
EDM
and
its
orbiting
genres
to
concoct
aural
trips
that,
again,
will
just
want
to
make
you
say
the
group’s
name
repeatedly
as
you
listen.

The
Fucks
have
declared
that
their
latest
LP,

Deleter
,
is
a
frontline
assault
against
the
robots
and
algorithms
presently
dictating
too
much
of
what
we
now
experience
as
music.
As
a
result,
what
shines
through
the
sonic
firestorms
is
glorious
humanity

and
a
reminder
that
getting
stoned
with
fellow
humans
and
listening
to
dope
new
sounds
is
among
the
highest
of
highs.



Modus
Vivendi



By
070
Shake





Get
It:
070
Shake
Official

Erupting
out
of
New
Jersey,
the
visionary
known
as
070
Shake
has
been
electrifying
hip-hop
as
the
leader
of
the
070
music
collective
and
as
a
fearless,
multileveled
artist
with
roots
in
slam
poetry.
Modus
Vivendi,
070
Shake’s
solo
debut,
is
a
game-changing
firestorm
of
emo
rap,
dream
pop,
EDM,
and
genres
she
seems
to
be
inventing
with
each
new
groove
and
lyric.
Head-spinning
and
heartfelt,

Modus
Vivendi

is
on
a
high,
high
plane
by
itself.
The
trick,
then,
is
to
get
high,
press
play,
and
get
up
there
with
it.



Rich
Youngin’



By
Stunna
4
Vegas





Get
It:
Apple
Music

North
Carolina
hip-hop
firebrand
Stunna
4
Vegas
unleashes

Rich
Youngin
,
his
second
project
as
part
of
DaBaby’s
Billion
Dollar
Baby
Entertainment
empire,
and,
once
again,
it
slays.
Naturally,
DaBaby
drops
in
on
the
mic,
along
with
Offset,
Lil
Baby,
and
Blac
Youngsta,
and
what
comes
across

in
addition
to
explosive
energy,
crazily
inventive
rhymes,
and
absolute
A-list
production

is
how
much
Stunna
is
enjoying
his
wild
ride
to
the
top.

Rich
Youngin’

feels
like
Stunna
handing
you
a
joint
of
his
most
primo
stash
and
saying,
“Spark
up!
It’s
on!”


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