On the news that Netflix has made an exclusive deal with Disney why not brag about how one of the best pot movies ever made is now on the service!
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Dave Chappelle has left his impact on recent culture for having his own spin and brand of humor thanks mostly to his Chappelle's Show. But before stardom Chappelle struggled mightily to find his niche as a controversial comic in a stiff and staunch Hollywood. One of those attempts is the smoke filled Half Baked. About three friends trying to rescue the fourth from prison by coming up with the bail by selling weed. The story takes a back seat to the jokes Dave wants to tell within the weed universe he builds and while they can be strange at times (flying dogs on green screens), there isn't a point where they aren't funny. Whether you toke up or not this is a pot film for you.
With the remake fresh out in theaters why not sit down and relive the magic of the original. No North Koreans in this one, it's straight up the Soviets invading the Pacific Northwest. Why? Who cares! It's a movie built to pull on your American patriotic heartstrings imagining a time when your most bitter enemy could invade and control your hometown. I imagine this is what kids planned and imagined about before zombie invasions became the thing.
Michael Bay's sequel to his seminal action film. Some people hate this sequel, thinking Bay went too far, and others like his doubling down on everything ridiculous and dumb. More explosions, more crazy situations, more gun fire, bigger explosions, and more Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. This movie will never win any awards but it is an enjoyable popcorn flick you can just put on and either enjoy or make fun of. And if you look closely enough you can spot some early footage of other Michael Bay films.
How do you convince someone to watch a modern John Cusack film without begging? On paper this movie sounds like a simple thriller and the kind of movie you would find playing on a Sunday evening when nothing on TV is worth changing the channel for. But Identity plays with story and perspective in interesting ways that makes the experience worth the watch. When a group of strangers are trapped at a motel in the middle of nowhere and one by one are killed it's up to them to trust one another enough to find out which of them is killing the others. Make sure you see this movie if you like a good thinking piece.
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations: Dec. 8th
With a chef in training living with me often times I find myself watching the Food network for more than a few hours. Some of the shows are just find, I even learn a thing or two, expanding my knowledge and potential in the kitchen beyond boiling some water. However those shows get stale rather quickly without some pizzazz, some personality. If Anthony Bourdain can't add personality, no one can. A New York chef who was made famous when he wrote all about the things no one talks about inside your typical restaurant kitchen. Well they eventually gave him this show where he travels around the world eating along the way. But Bourdain does everything his own way with his own style. The show is only barely about food mainly due to Bourdain's efforts and influence, but more so it's about culture, about the impact of simple things on our very lives. And about a good drink at the end of the day. Pick out your favorite locations and watch a few