Heady Entertainment: “Black Jesus” Returns & Nic Cage Is “Running with the Devil”

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.

Igniting the big screen this week, Brad Pitt conquers the cosmos in Ad Astra, Sylvester Stallone righteously slays a cabal of kidnappers in Rambo: Last Blood, and Nic Cage and Laurence Fishburne team up as outrageous outlaws in Running with the Devil.

Streaming for your viewing and smoking pleasure, American Horror Story: 1984 pits the returning fright series in the midst of a classic slasher flick set-up; Between Two Ferns: The Movie pumps up Zach Galifianakis’s absurdist web series to feature-length form; and Black Jesus rises... again!

Our vintage cult curiosities go from the bloodsucking mayhem of John Carpenter’s Vampires to the too-bizarre-to-not-be-true documentary, Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s ‘Island of Dr. Moreau.’

Innovative new music to pair with nugs this week includes DSVII by M83, Fireworks by Charlie Heat, and, believe it or keep hitting the bong (which you should do anyway), Nine by Blink-182.

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