Smoke This, Watch That: Movie and TV Picks for December 2017

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This is the December 2017 edition of Smoke This, Watch That, where we talk about what to get to high and watch. But before we get to the watchin’, let’s talk about the strains we’re smokin’.

Strains to Enjoy

Golden Goat

Leafly Golden Goat hybrid cannabis strain

Golden Goat’s a high-THC strain that’ll have you feeling nice and comfortable during a little movie sesh. A few hits of this and you’ll feel a burst of energy that will keep you awake and ready for anything you cue up.

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Sour Kush

Leafly Sour Kush hybrid cannabis strain

Sour Kush is a sativa-dominant hybrid, but don’t let the smooth taste fool you: the indica vibe will still hit your soul after a few bong snaps of it. It’ll have you feeling happy and goofy, which is nice for at least one movie on this list.

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Blackberry Bubble

Leafly Blackberry Bubble indica cannabis strain

Blackberry Bubble is an indica-dominant strain that won’t take you out of commission too early, but will still hit you with the body high that’ll leave you feeling nice and comfortable on the couch. But just know that a few hits too many of this and you will pass right on out.

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What to Watch in December 2017

Mudbound (2017)

Genre: Drama (movie)

Platform: Netflix

Mudbound is a movie about two families in racist-ass Mississippi that both live below the poverty line. Their stories become entangled after each family has a son return from war. Those sons become friends, and boy oh boy, that’s where the problems REALLY start. This one’s tough on the soul, so make sure you’re prepared for the heavy feeling of sadness that comes with watching it.

Ripped (2017)

Genre: Comedy (movie)

Platform: Netflix

Ripped is a movie about two friends who get stoned on G13 and fall into a cannabis-induced coma for 30 years, ultimately waking up and having absolutely no clue what’s going on in the world. They find out cannabis is now legal and plot on how to start a cannabis-themed restaurant with their famous infused chili. It’s downright hilarious.

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Bushwick (2017)

Genre: Action/Adventure (movie)

Platform: Netflix

Bushwick stars Dave Bautista and Brittany Snow as an unlikely pair of citizens who team up for survival after martial law is declared in New York. It’s a fun watch because there’s non-stop action and bullets galore, which will keep your attention all the way until the end when the movie gets a bit lazy. Still, it’s a short watch and very much worth your time if you’re looking for some stoned entertainment.

21 (2008)

Genre: Crime (movie)

Platform: Netflix

21 is a movie about a college kid who needs a quick come-up on a lot of money to be able to pay his Harvard tuition. He teams up with a group of other students who have mastered the art of counting cards in blackjack, and together they use their powers to run game on Las Vegas casinos. Everything’s all good until they get caught, and that’s when this movie goes BONKERS. If you’ve never seen this, make sure to watch. It’s a fun one.

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Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (2017)

Genre: Documentary (movie)

Platform: Netflix

If you’ve been keeping up with Jim Carrey’s transformation into a ball of deep quotes and black matter over the past year, you’ll definitely want to watch this. It gives us a behind-the-scenes look at how deep his method acting goes, and how bizarre the filming of Man on the Moon was. Jim got so deep into character that he legit became Andy Kaufman for a while, and man…it’s all a bit creepy, while also being extremely brilliant.

420: The Documentary (2013)

Genre: Documentary (movie)

Platform: Hulu

This documentary is about everything cannabis: the war on drugs; the origins of 420, legalization, dispensary raids that still happen after legalization, and today’s politics and overall view of the industry. It’s very enlightening, and also kind of funny, because it’s told through the eyes, ears, and mouths of some millennials. Get stoned and watch if you don’t know anything about cannabis other than that in some states you can now walk into stores and buy it like a bag of Ruffles.

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Deep Web (2015)

Genre: Documentary (movie)

Platform: Amazon Prime Instant Video

This is the most interesting watch of anything on this list. Deep Web is a documentary about the invention of Silk Road, an online black market for drugs and all sorts of stuff that existed in the deepest parts of the web. It’s also about the life and trial of Ross William Ulbricht, the founder of the website who was convicted of not only many drug-related crimes, but also a few murder-related charges that landed him behind bars for the rest of his life at the tender age of 30. The only issue with all of that is that he may or may have been framed. Give it a watch. It’ll have you sitting in silence for about 12 minutes afterwards.

The Punisher (2017-present)

Genre: Action/Adventure (TV)

Platform: Netflix

The Punisher is a Marvel superhero show starring Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle, a marine-turned-vigilante who’s willing to turn NYC upside down in order to find answers about the deaths of his wife and kid. He’s completely unsure about how his family died, and by unsure, I mean he thinks it may have been him that pulled the trigger, but he can’t remember. All he knows is that someone out there does know and he’ll stop at nothing until he finds out who. The show is really, really, really good, especially when you get into the second half of the episodes. Treat yourself to this one. You will not regret it.