McCarthy is fun in ‘Life of the Party,’ but comedy too infrequently LOL-funny
The latest comedy vehicle for Melissa McCarthy offers an appealing-enough premise: McCarthy plays a suddenly single woman who goes back to college to complete her degree at the same time her daughter is there for her senior year. It also can be quite charming, thanks also to McCarthy. Too often it’s is plagued by weak writing from McCarthy and husband Ben Falcone, who also directs. Full of emotions, Deanna states that it’s great to be back at Dan’s and her alma mater. After a binge at the bookstore for school-spirit gear, Deanna wakes in her dorm room before classes start.
While her roommate, Leonor, is an odd, live-life-in-the-dark type, Deanna immediately hits it off with her daughter’s sorority sisters Amanda, Debbie and Helen. Deanna also finds a rival in the pretty-and-bratty Jennifer, another weak plot element, this one to generate occasional conflict – and a dance-off at a 1980s-themed party. Speaking of parties, at an earlier bash at a fraternity house, Deanna is given a quick makeover by Maddie in the bathroom, indulges in some binge drinking and spends the night with a young man, Jack. Of course, it makes little sense that the handsome, kind-hearted Jack becomes obsessed with Deanna based on their night of passion. McCarthy and Falcone aren’t really in the business of making sensible plot choices.
As penned by them and performed by McCarthy, Deanna is a very likeable heroine, and her relationship with her daughter is very sweet. Rated: PG-13 for sexual material, drug content and partying.
The 50 Best Movies To Watch High
As a tribute to that activity, the experts at Honest Marijuana have put together a list of the 50 best movies to watch high. Inception is one of those movies that will blow your mind when you’re completely lucid. The Matrix trilogy is great to watch high, not for the quality of the movies, necessarily, but for the sheer wow-factor of the special effects. This movie is so absurd that the only way to truly enjoy it is to watch it high. We don’t have a lot of the stereotypical stoner movies on our list, but Up In Smoke is a must-see for all of you who want to know about weed culture before cannabis was legal. 2001: A Space Odyssey is one of those movies that can really only be understood while you’re high as a kite.
The Fountain is one of those movies that you can only understand when you’re high. This movie is an experience in itself, but it’s even better shared with friends who are all high. Trippy costumes by Jean-Paul Gaultier, crazy space action, and some great lines by Bruce Willis and Chris Tucker make this one of our go-to movies to watch high. Don’t let the trauma of high school dodgeball color your view of this hilarious movie. There’s very little humor in the movie Brazil, but the visuals alone are enough to blow your mind whether you’re sober or high.
We like watching this movie while we’re high because of all the crazy action.
Denver Post: Mutiny Seeks Marijuana Consumption Permit
By JON MURRAY of DENVER POST. For Mutiny Information Cafe on Denver’s South Broadway strip, the city’s recently passed social marijuana use voter initiative could allow for once-a-month Saturday night gatherings that mix vaping, edibles and dancing. Other businesses are considering the possibilities opened up by the successful ballot measure, ranging from one-off events to allowing pot consumption areas on-site daily. The owner of a yoga and spinning studio on East Colfax is mulling the idea of occasional special events that might couple marijuana with meditation or Thai massage. Before The Rhythm Revolution’s Jasmine Anderson decides whether to even seek a new marijuana consumption permit, she – like others whose interest is piqued – wants to see more details about how it will work.
That is the biggest question surrounding Initiative 300, which 53.6 percent of Denver voters approved Nov. 8. The city’s Department of Excise and Licenses has only begun sorting through a multitude of issues – from legal to regulatory to pragmatic – that will determine what the first-of-its-kind marijuana social use permit program looks like.
Why Hollywood And Marijuana Maintain A Stunted Flirtation
We’re four months into legal recreational marijuana in California and we’ve already seen a large ripple effect through the state, including expunging people’s marijuana convictions, exploring marijuana banks and lounges, and celebrities touting its benefits. As a collective, Hollywood hasn’t totally embraced marijuana. Stars remain at a distance from promoting any marijuana product and brand, as stigmas still surround cannabis. Aside from high heavyweights like Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson and Whoopi Goldberg, who have been in the business of bud for a while, Hollywood has largely stayed away. MedMen is still struggling to sign an A-lister to front its growing national chain of dispensaries, while digital platform 420TV – founded by ex-WME agent Alex Nahai with an MTV DJ Quddus-hosted show and a comedy by former Simpsons animator David Silverman – continues searching for advertisers to sponsor it.
Some believe the movements of cannabis as a luxe product and wellness brand will change opinions in Hollywood. Until that normalization takes hold, it looks like the stars and the leaf won’t be uniting anytime soon.