Stoner comedy “Super Troopers 2,” opening on 4/20, has an unexpected Denver connection
The event also provided valuable, on-brand PR for Khalatbari, who is challenging Mayor Michael Hancock in the May 2019 election and has raised more funds than the embattled Hancock this year. Khalatbari, who made his money with the Sexy Pizza chain before co-founding the Denver Relief dispensary, was quick to strike the sort of unprompted, wonky tone befitting an elected official. Also potentially catching fire: Actual marijuana in the WeedStream trailer in the Sie’s parking lot that night – a modified Airstream trailer where the cast did interviews, and the public could hang out and legally get high before the screening. While Fox Searchlight Pictures brought the trailer to the Sie, Khalatbari has been using his own connections to market the film. The original was made for just over $1 million and did middling business at the box office, but has gone on to become a dorm-room classic thanks to home video and streaming.
That means the sequel has a lot to live up to – including an incredibly high reputation among stoners. The crowd at the Sie FilmCenter on Sunday was not quite so breezy. Some of the fans had whole swaths of the original film memorized, judging by the quotes overheard in conversation. Most hustled into the theater long before the start time. We need more than 54,000 people to show up this weekend.
That explains Broken Lizard’s relentless road trip to promote the movie, which continued on to Chicago after the Denver premiere Sunday. You can also stack the deck by getting really, really high before watching.
The Late Miloš Forman Was A Stoner Comedy Pioneer
Cheech and Chong often get credited for inventing the stoner comedy, but the cannabis sub-genre actually began long before they crashed the scene. Two-time Academy Award winner director Miloš Forman – who passed away last night at the age of 86 – directed the marijuana-themed comedy ‘Taking Off’ seven years before ‘Up in Smoke’ debuted. Forman’s film features a group of wealthy suburban New Yorkers who join a support group to cope with the stress caused by their rebellious kids. To understand their troubled teens, the group takes a crash course on marijuana offered by a guest speaker played by Vincent Schiavelli. After a lecture on cannabis etiquette, the guest speaker – – encourages the uptight crowd to light up a dozen spliffs while portraits of affluent ancestors look on pensively.
The film won the coveted Grand Prix award at the 1971 Cannes Film Festival- making it one of the most critically acclaimed stoner comedies of all time. Check out the hilariously awkward scene below, which probably introduced terms like ‘joint,’ ‘bogart’ and ‘roach’ to moviegoers who identified with the squares on screen.
Kevin Smith opens up about his massive heart attack in comedy special
Before the massive heart attack and subsequent weight loss, Kevin Smith was just trying to get a few laughs onstage at Glendale’s Alex Theatre in his jorts. The comedian’s special, Kevin Smith: Silent But Deadly airing Friday, shows the actor performing stand-up just before he experienced a massive heart attack in February. More: Kevin Smith was stoned for first interview post-heart attack, reveals 32-pound weight loss. Filmmaker Kevin Smith at the Alex Theater in Glendale, Calif.Eerily enough, Smith references mortality on more than one occasion in his routine, once while encouraging his audience to go for their dreams. Smith mentions dying once again before exiting the stage.
Make sure you go out and before you leave this world. Backstage, in footage filmed after his heart attack, Smith talks about the symptoms he experienced. More: Kevin Smith: ‘I was never really in pain’ during ‘Widowmaker’ heart attack. More: Happy 4/20! Get a contact high from these TV shows and movies.
More: Watch: Timothée Chalamet’s next film role is an awkward teenager-turned-weed dealer.
David Oyelowo Is Kidnapped Over Weed Pill in Dark Comedy ‘Gringo’
The first red-band trailer for Nash Edgerton’s dark comedy Gringo, has released, as it stars his brother Joel Edgerton, alongside David Oyelowo, Amanda Seyfried and Charlize Theron. The film revolves around David Oyelowo, portraying as an American businessman facing crushing debt who ventures to Mexico to hand-deliver a formula for a revolutionary new weed pill to a lab. He encounters a few obstacles with his business partners along the way with Mexican drug lords, mercenaries and the DEA, while trying to keep calm throughout the adventure. Gringo is slated to hit theaters on Friday, March 9, 2018.
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Because you’ve got yoga to melt away all your troubles. A good class can make you feel like a completely new person. All that breathing and stretching can only do so much. For those times when yoga doesn’t quite cut it, there’s always marijuana …..
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Now, the film written and directed by DJ Pooh and staring DeRay Davis, Lil Duval and His Highness is about to drop. In a preview of the folly that will follow their operation, the duo has no idea how to negotiate with The Doggfather.
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