Heady Entertainment: Roll a Fat Bone for Willie Nelson’s “Ride Me Back Home”


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 all about action figures gone wild in very different, but still fun-to-see-high ways, with Toy Story 4 presenting the happy side of the playroom through cutting-edge animated delights, and Child’s Play reviving killer doll Chucky for the CGI horror age. 

Smoke-time streaming options include Alternatino, the new Comedy Central sketch showcase with Broad’s City’s gut-busting Arturo Castro; the uniquely dope Netflix hip-hop drama Beats; and ABC’s Holey Moley, an “extreme mini-golf” competition created by NBA hoopster Stephen Curry (yes, you read that right).

This week’s vintage mondo-beyondo movie is Lust in the Dust, an epic, bad-taste Western spoof with John Waters superstar Divine, ’50s heartthrob Tab Hunter, and Courtney Gains (aka Malachi from Children of the Corn!).

Our two reefer-ready reading picks are Demonophobiac: Fear of Possession by psychedelic illustration sorceress Corinne Halbert, and Suburban Grindhouse: From Staten Island to Times Square and All the Sleaze in Between by Nick Cato — a gonzo B-movie review guide like no other. 

New music drops to mix with your marijuana this weekend include Ride Me Home, the latest from supreme ganja godfather Willie Nelson; M3, a new EP by iLoveMakonnen; and Jesus Said Run It Back, a blisteringly bonkers debut mixtape by Lilbootycall. 

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