What's Good on Weed This Weekend: Crimes of Grindelwald, Sunset Overdrive and more
You’ve made it back around to Friday, and after yet another long week, your weekend lies ahead! Here’s our weekly roundup of what’s hip and happening (and especially good with a little cannabis) this weekend.
At the movies, the Fantastic Beasts sequel is in theaters — The Crimes of Grindelwald promises to dive even deeper into the Harry Potter canon, and offers more Johnny Depp than the cameo that the last movie gave us. The reviews aren’t exactly spellbinding, but if you keep your expectations low (and your buzz on), there’s probably enough visual splendor to be entertaining. If you’re in the mood for something a little more serious (and critically acclaimed), Steve McQueen’s Widows is also out this week, and not only does it boast an incredible cast, but it looks great as well.
Here’s a fun surprise in the world of videogames: Insomniac’s precursor to Spider-Man, Sunset Overdrive, is appearing on PC today. The developer’s take on your friendly neighborhood webslinger has been burning up the sales charts on PS4, but a lot of what the team there learned about traversal and movement was created in Sunset Overdrive, a flashy neon open world shooter with style to spare. If you missed this one when it came out on Xbox One exclusively, now’s your chance to try it out on the PC.
Over on Netflix, the Coen Brothers’ latest movie, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, has arrived today as well. It’s a Western anthology, with six different stories (of different tones and casts) all set in the Old West. The trailer looks excellent, and if you’ve been playing Red Dead Redemption 2 lately, this might be a perfect palate cleanser before heading back into the life of Arthur Morgan. Netflix has also posted Narcos: Mexico, the latest season of the epic drug war saga. This time the action moves from Columbia north, to show the rise and terror of the Guadalajara cartel. Narcos is great as a thriller, and also pretty darn good as a historical account of how the cartels rose to prominence in South America.
Finally, Anderson Paak has a new album out called Oxnard, a followup to his great Malibu. Dr. Dre helped him make it, and it’s got guest spots from Kendrick Lamar, Pusha-T, Snoop, Q-Tip, and more, so it’s the perfect spin for whatever you’re up to this weekend. As always, have fun, and be safe, and we’ll see you back here next week!