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Harry Dean Stanton Gives His Last Great Performance In New Drama ‘Lucky’

Harry Dean Stanton, the legendary character-actor who’s appeared in countless Hollywood productions, passed away on September 15th at the age of 91. Stanton got his start taking small roles in television productions like Bonanza, Rawhide, The Fugitive, and Gunsmoke in the 1950s and ’60s. He has since appeared in more than 100 films, including Cool Hand Luke, Kelly’s Heros, The Godfather Part II, Alien, Escape From New York, Repo Man, Pretty in Pink, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and The Green Mile. Now fans will have one more chance to see him in his first (and last) leading role since 1984’s Paris, Texas in what should prove to be a touching tribute.

Lucky is a drama from actor-turned-director John Carrol Lynch (Gran Torino, The Founder) that follows Lucky, a chain-smoking atheist and World War II veteran who must come to grips with his own mortality. The script comes from screenwriters Logan Sparks and Drago Sumonja, and reunites Stanton with Twin Peaks creator David Lynch. Also appearing in the film are actors Ron Livingston (Office Space, Band of Brothers), Tom Skerritt (Top Gun, Steel Magnolias), James Darren (Gidget, The Guns of Navarone), and Yvonne Huff. Check your local listings for showings in your area, and if you’re not in the mood for killer clowns or Tom Cruise, make this one your go-to for the weekend. And of course, rest in peace Mr. Stanton!

New Adaptation of ‘The Jungle Book’ Opening In Theaters This Friday

The new live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book is opening in theaters nationwide this Friday, April 15th. The movie had already brought in $30 million in foreign box office sales last weekend, which has already prompted Disney to green-light a sequel with director John Favreau (Iron Man 2, Chef). Screenwriter Justin Marks (Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, Rewind) adapted the script from author Rudyard Kipling’s novel about the man-cub Mowgli, who, after a threat by the tiger Shere Kahn, must embark on an epic journey across the jungle, led by the panther Bagheera and the bear Baloo, on a journey of self-discovery. The film features an all star cast, including Bill Murray (Ghostbusters, Stripes) as Baloo, Ben Kingsley (Shutter Island, Self/Less) as Bagheera, and Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation, Thor: The Dark World) as Shere Kahn, along with Scarlett Johansonn (The Avengers, Captain America: Civil War), Lupita Lyong’o (12 Years A Slave, Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Giancarlo Esposito (The Usual Suspects, Smoke), Christopher Walken (Pulp Fiction, Catch Me If You Can), and up-and-coming youngster Neel Sethi as Mowgli. Those of us who grew up watching the original animated feature from Disney will be really excited to see this one on big screens, so be sure to see it while it’s still in theaters. Enjoy!

The Hideaway: Dinkytown

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Location: 1309 4th Street SE, Minneapolis
Hours: Mon-Thur: 10AM-10PM, Fri-Sat: 10AM-11PM, Sun: 10AM-9PM

Mineapolis has had a long history of head shops that stand right up to the top shops in the country. Glass shops have come and gone (Green Monkey, Piecemakers), but one has stood the test of time at the top spot. The Hideaway Smoke Shop located in Minneapolis’ Dinkytown neighborhood has grown from a tiny shack into what many would call the “Wal-Mart of glass shops” (in a good way). With a wide variety of every type of smoking device at fair prices; one can only feel like a kid in a candy store upon entering. A purveyor of artisan pipes, The Hideaway features pieces from well known artists like Branden & Minnesota Legit; with a firm rotation set in place. The staff ain’t bad either, they provide swift and courteous assistance as if you were picking out jewelry for a special someone. If you can’t find anything you like within The Hideaway’s confines, your best bet is probably to go custom (yes they do that too). Any time you’re thinking of grabbing something new for your collection keep The Hideaway in mind.

Jay Chandrasekhar Working On New Cheech & Chong Script

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Fans of Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong have been waiting patiently the last few years to see if a movie reunion featuring everybody’s favorite stoners would actually happen. Now it seems that some progress is actually happening behind the scenes, at least according to Tommy Chong, who recently reported that Beerfest and Super Troopers director Jay Chandrasekhar is writing the script for the possible reunion flick. There has not been any word yet as to whether or not Chandrasekhar will be directing, but the director has not released any recent news about his possible Weedfest movie, or Super Troopers 2, so I can’t really imagine him not directing, but we’ll see what happens with that. According to Chong, the script for the Cheech and Chong reunion will feature plenty of stoner laughs and a festival called Burning Joint. The film may also be made as a sequel to the toking duo’s stoner classic, Up In Smoke, but there is no official word on that yet. Stay tuned for more news.

Talib Kweli – Gravitas FULL ALBUM

Just as we predicted a few days ago, the independently released, Gravitas, is definitely a signature album by Talib. The man, whom is always considered to be a “conscious rapper,” has created one quality album, with the help of others of course. From the opening song “Demonology,” with the ever talented guitarist, Gary Clark Jr, to the smooth “State of Grace,” Talib shows off his wide array of virsitility as a true emcee. This is definitely the better of the last three albums by the NY spitter, make sure to open up those ear drums and pay attention.