Friday, August 09, 2019

Richard Stanley's Color Out of Space Starring Nic Cage Will Premiere at TIFF 2019

“From the mind of H.P. Lovecraft, Color Out of Space is a cosmic nightmare about Nathan Gardner (Nicolas Cage) and his family, whose recent retreat to rural life is quickly disrupted by a meteorite that crashes in their front yard. The Gardners’ peaceful escape quickly becomes a hallucinatory prison, as an extraterrestrial organism contaminates the farmstead, infecting everything and everyone it can.”

Color Out of Space also stars Joely Richardson, Madeleine Arthur, Brendan Meyer, Julian Hilliard, Elliot Knight, Q’orianka Kilcher and … Tommy Chong? Good lord, we need to see this as soon as possible. The date of the film’s wide release hasn’t yet been confirmed, but we can’t wait for that TIFF buzz, come Sept. 5-15.

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Daytime Game Time with Cheech Marin

Cheech Marin was on Daytime with Kimberly and Esteban, a talk show based out of Texas.  They have a game whereby they quiz actors about their films.  He got most of them correct.

Their website is http so we couldn't embed the video.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Daytime Beauty Awards To Honor Tommy Chong With The Zen Award

The 2nd annual Daytime Beauty Awards, founded by LATF USA's publisher, Michele Elyzabeth, will take place on Friday, September 20th, 2019  at the Taglyan Complex in Los Angeles.

The Daytime Beauty Awards, which recognizes Science behind Beauty, will honor the ‘Godfather’ of cannabis, Tommy Chong with The Zen Award for his advocacy, contributions to the industry and Chong’s Choice product line.

The Daytime Beauty Awards places the spotlight on health & wellness professionals in: Dentistry, Medicine, Health & Fitness, Aesthetics, Skincare, Color & Styling, Cannabis, Beauty Innovation and more. The luncheon will benefit Helen Woodward Animal Center.

Other honorees to follow shortly.

#DaytimeBeautyAwards - @HollywoodBeautyAwards

Tommy Chong in Jay and Silent Bob Reboot

Jay and Silent Bob are getting rebooted, this time for a sequel to a spinoff in Kevin Smith’s “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot” of which Smith shared the trailer for his new film at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday.

The self-referential movie and finds the two lovable slackers and stoners trying to stop another remake of one of their own comics from happening…again.

This time though, the duo are fathers. As they set off on the road to Hollywood again, Mewes’s character meets his old fling and his love child named Millennium Falcon (Harley Quinn Smith). She’s even got her own silent best friend.

Also Read: 'Supergirl' Star Melissa Benoist Joins Kevin Smith's 'Jay and Silent Bob Reboot'

“Can you take us to Hollywood with you,” Falcon asks. “Either you take us to Hollywood, or I stab you both to death on my own f—ing front lawn.”

There’s a bunch of celebrity cameos, including Ben Affleck, Chris Hemsworth, Matt Damon, Jason Biggs, James Van Der Beek, Tommy Chong, Fred Armisen, Craig Robinson and many more. Smith announced on Instagram Thursday that Melissa Benoist, who he directed in “Supergirl,” was joining the project as the superhero of the rebooted take on Jay and Silent Bob’s comic “Bluntman and Chronic,” with Benoist playing a female version of Chronic.

“Jay and Silent Bob Reboot” opens in theaters from Saban Films and Fathom Events on Oct. 15. The film will play in 600 theaters nationwide starting at 7 p.m. local time and will be accompanied by a video message from Smith and Mewes. Fathom Events will also host a double feature of both Miramax’s “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back” and the new film on Oct. 17.

Also Read: Kevin Smith to Perform Live Reading of Unmade 'Clerks III' Script

After its initial release, Smith and Mewes will kick off the “Reboot Roadshow,” hosting screenings of the film followed by an in-person Q&A with the stars. The tour kicks off in Chicago on Oct. 20, and you can find more information about the tour here.

Smith wrote and directed “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.” Liz Destro and Smodco’s Jordan Monsanto produced.

 

Saturday, July 13, 2019

San Antonio Film Festival Honors Cybill Shepherd, Cheech Marin & Jackie Earle Haley at 25th Anniversary

SAN ANTONO, TX (July 9, 2019) SAFILM-San Antonio Film Festival announced the official selections for the 25th Anniversary celebration at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, July 30 – August 4, honoring SILVER Screen Legends: Cybill Shepherd, Cheech Marin & Jackie Earle Haley. In addition to over 100 short, documentary and feature length films from around the world, the 2019 Festival will also feature FREE Hollywood Insider panels, celebrity meet & greets, filmmaker socials, exclusive after parties, awards ceremony & more!

To kick-off six-days of SILVER Anniversary festivities, SAFILM partners with the city of San Antonio, a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy for Little Bites: SAFILM Food Film Festival on Tuesday, July 30 at the Culinary Institute of America.

The red carpet rolls out Opening Night, Wednesday, July 31 for actor Alex Wolff’s (Hereditary, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) directorial debut and the U.S. Premiere of THE CAT AND THE MOON, starring Wolff, Skyler Gisondo, Mike Epps and Stefania LaVie Owen. Alex Wolff is confirmed to attend. Cheech Marin (Cheech & Chong) will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Gary Gibbs, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Texas Commission on the Arts, followed by THE CHEECH, short documentary exploring Marin’s lifelong advocacy of the Chicano Art Movement. THE MARGARITA MAN, directed by Daniel Ramos, will also screen, starring Pepe Serna, Danny Trejo and Jesse Borrego.

2019 Festival Spotlight Films  include:

I AM PATRICK SWAYZE, World Premiere, directed by Adrian Buitenhuis and produced by Network Entertainment’s award-winning filmmaker Derik Murray, starring Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Sam Elliott, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Grey, Don Swayze and Lisa Niemi. Director Adrian Buitenhuis, Swayze’s wife, Lisa Niemi & member of the cast are scheduled to attend for Q&A post-screening

  • BEING ROSE starring Cybill Shepherd, recipient of the 2019 Marcia Nasatir Award, confirmed to attend
  • THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON, San Antonio Premiere, starring Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, Bruce Dern, John Hawkes and Thomas Haden Church
  • LITTLE CHILDREN, retrospective screening with Legacy Award recipient, Jackie Earle Haley
  • STUNTWOMEN: THE HOLLYWOOD UNTOLD STORY, World Premiere, directed by April Wright producer Marion Rosenberg (The Deer Hunter, Revolutionary Road) both confirmed to attend, starring Michelle Rodriguez, Zoe Bell, Michelle Jubilee Gonzalez, Jesse Graff, Amy Johnston
  • TEENAGE GIRL: VALERIE’S HOLIDAY, World Premiere, starring local San Antonio break-out stars: Valeria Jauregui(Deputy TV series) and Paulina Chavez (Netflix series: The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia)
  • ERNIE & JOE documentary by Jennifer McShane, following two San Antonio Texas Police officers fighting mental health, one 911 call at a time.


“We’ve been watching movies now for 25 years!” exclaims Adam Rocha, Founder and Executive Director of SAFILM. “What an incredible feeling to head into this milestone year and reflect on how far we’ve come,“ reminisces Rocha, who spends his festival off-season educating high school students in film & media production. “We started out as this underground, indie-movie night that has grown into a weeklong red carpet event. Now we have Hollywood A-listers sharing their expertise with the next generation of filmmakers, right here in San Antonio.”

SAFILM brings back the FREE Hollywood Insider Series featuring top professionals and experts in the film business. Scheduled to attend are San Antonio native, Studio Executive & Hollywood Producer, Marcia Nasatir (The Big Chill, Rocky, Apocalypse Now); Davy Liu, Animator for Disney’s The Lion King, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast; Director and Editor Anne Goursaud(known as Editor: The Outsiders, Bram Stoker’s Dracula); and A.P. Gonzalez, UCLA Film Professor and Writer/Director (The Wetback, Clay Farmers).

All-Access VIP badges are now available for purchase at www.TobinCenter.org. Individual movie tickets will go on sale July 17. For the full schedule of events: www.safilm.com.

Richard "Cheech Marin" Turns 72

Comedian/actor/art aficionado, Richard 'Cheech' Marin, turns 72 today.  He was born July 13th, 1946 in Los Angeles California.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Cheech and Chong Album Masters Possibly Lost in Fire

The New York Times reported that a number of album masters were destroyed in the 2008 Universal Music Group fire.  They provided a short list of artists.

This new, more comprehensive list comes from multiple documents as part of "Project Phoenix," which was an effort by UMG to obtain replacement or duplicate copies of master recordings that were lost in the fire. This new list adds over seven-hundred new artists to the ones previously reported.

As far as we know, Universal never told the artists.

They haven't revealed which masters were actually destroyed, nor if they were really masters.

One of those artists is Cheech and Chong.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Tommy Chong Hosts New AXS TV Series

AXS TV explores the legendary sounds that defined the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s in the all-new original series A Year In Music — premiering Sunday, July 7th at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT, before the Season Two premiere of TrunkFest at 9:30 pm ET/6:30 pm PT. A Year In Music is the newest addition to the network’s music-themed Sunday Night Rocks lineup, which also includes the popular talk-and-jam program Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT; the hilarious and heartfelt reality series Real Money, starring Eddie Money, at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT; and the immersive music festival series TrunkFest, hosted by Eddie Trunk, at 9:30 pm ET.

Beloved former MTV VJs Downtown Julie Brown and Matt Pinfield, rock superstar Don Felder and film, television and stand up comedy legend Tommy Chong are the pop culture icons and experts who host the series. A Year In Music puts the spotlight on a different year each week, exploring the impact and influence that bands, songs, pop culture, and politics had on the era. The season begins with a look back at 1977, as Brown compares and contrasts the sunny hit singles coming out of Los Angeles’ blossoming music scene with the melancholy moodiness emanating from New York City, and explains how pop music evolved into what we have today in the July 7th episode.

The ten episode season also features Pinfield’s examination of 1966, documenting the changing sound of pop music and the last glory days of classic crooners such as Frank Sinatra (July 14th); Felder’s trip to the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live, where he breaks down the music of 1969’s Peace & Love Movement (July 21st); Brown’s in-depth look at 1983 covering the birth of MTV, the early days of music videos, and the rise of heavy metal (August 4th); and Pinfield’s dissection of 1975, fueled by trailblazing bands such as Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, and political unrest spurred by the economic crisis (August 11th). Other highlights include Felder’s discussion of the headlines that dominated 1973 — ranging from Disco to Watergate, and everything in between (August 18th); a trip back to 1985, where Brown reflects on the growing influence of cable TV, the massive impact of music videos as a cultural cornerstone, and the unparalleled music scene that saw half of the ‘80s top albums on the charts in the same year (September 1st); and more.

“AXS TV is proud to welcome A Year In Music to our Sunday Night Rocks programming lineup,” states Evan Haiman, Vice President of Music Programming and Production, AXS TV. “The series is the perfect complement to a night that is, essentially, a celebration of all things classic rock—giving viewers a unique look at the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s by exploring the unforgettable songs, bands, pop culture, and even politics that impacted and influenced some of the most important years in music.”

Friday, May 24, 2019

Tommy Chong: Dancing with the Stars Gave Me Cancer

During his latest appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Tommy Chong blames ABC's Dancing with the Stars for giving him cancer.  He said the cancer was caused by the stress.  Chong goes on to say, he had to stop smoking pot while on Dancing with the Stars.  This also caused his cancer.

Keep in mind that Tommy Chong also said his cancer was cured by hemp and not by the radiation.

We're dumbfounded by his nutty commentary.

Happy Birthday! Tommy Chong is 81 Years Old

The dopemaster, Tommy Chong, turned 81 today. Tommy was born May 24th, 1938 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Watch Before the Link is Taken Down. Cheech and Chong on Sammy Hagar's Rock & Roll Road Trip

On May 12th, AXS-TV will premier Sammy Hagar's Rock and Roll Road Trip featuring Cheech and Chong.  It's a really great show and I'm sure this will be one of the top episodes.  They discuss comedy, marijuana, perform Save the Whales and give Sammy a hard time about his relationship with Eddie Van Halen.

Watch a special 'for review only' post of this episode here.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Cheech and Chong Announce O Cannabis Tour

Cheech and Chong announced their O Cannabis Tour.  It hits Canada this September and will be an all-new show featuring 49 years of beloved stories, skits and songs. Tickets go on sale next Friday, April 26th.

Iconic comedy duo Cheech & Chong defined an era with their hilariously irreverent, satirical, counter-culture comedy routines. Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong have been entertaining fans for more than four decades and are ready to celebrate recent updates to Canadian legislation with their new O Cannabis Tour which will hit 14 markets across the country this fall.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Cheech and Chong to Present Grammy to Lou Adler

The Recording Academy will honor its 2019 Special Merit Awards recipients with "Grammy Salute To Music Legends", an awards ceremony and live tribute concert on Saturday, May 11 at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. This year's Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are BLACK SABBATH, GEORGE CLINTON & PARLIAMENT-FUNKADELIC, Billy Eckstine, Donny Hathaway, Julio Iglesias, Sam & Dave, and Dionne Warwick. Lou Adler, Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson, and Johnny Mandel are Trustees Award honorees; and Saul Walker is the Technical Grammy Award recipient. Also being honored is Jeffery Redding, this year's recipient of the Music Educator Award presented by The Recording Academy and Grammy Museum. Led by Grammy-nominated industry icon Greg Phillinganes as musical director, the tribute concert will feature rare performances by honorees and never-seen renditions by those they've inspired. Currently scheduled to appear are Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Clinton; Grammy winner Bootsy Collins, who will salute Clinton and PARLIAMENT-FUNKADELIC; five-time Grammy winner Lalah Hathaway and Kenya Hathaway, who will pay tribute to their father Donny; past Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Johnny Mathis, who will honor Warwick; Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Sam Moore; two-time Grammy winner Gregory Porter, who will pay tribute to Eckstine; Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Simpson; past Grammy nominee Snoop Dogg, who will salute Clinton and PARLIAMENT-FUNKADELIC; and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Warwick. Presenters for the evening will include Grammy winners Cheech & Chong. Additional performers and presenters will be announced shortly. Tickets for the event will be on sale via a Ticketmaster pre-sale, beginning today at 10 a.m. PT. The password to access the pre-sale is LEGENDS.

The Recording Academy will produce "Grammy Salute To Music Legends" in partnership with Thirteen as part of the "Great Performances" series on PBS, set to air later this year. Previously held during Grammy Week, this is the fourth year The Recording Academy has celebrated the Special Merit Awards with a stand-alone TV event and musical tribute. In addition to the tribute concert, special celebrity guests will present recipients their award statues and guests will enjoy never-before-seen video packages celebrating each of the honorees' contributions to the music industry and our cultural heritage.

A production of Thirteen LLC for WNET, "Grammy Salute To Music Legends" on "Great Performances" will be written by David Wild and directed for television by David Horn, with Mitch Owgang as producer and David Horn and Neil Portnow as executive producers.

The Lifetime Achievement Award honors performers who have made contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording, while the Trustees Award recognizes such contributions in areas other than performance. Both awards are determined by a vote of The Recording Academy's National Board of Trustees. Technical Grammy Award recipients are determined by vote of the Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing Advisory Council and Chapter Committees and ratified by the Trustees. The award is presented to individuals and companies who have made contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording field. The Music Educator Award is selected by a Blue Ribbon Committee and is approved by the National Board of Trustees.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Cheech Marin Stars in Disney's The Little Mermaid

Lea Michele will be diving deep into the ocean this Summer when she helps bring Disney's The Little Mermaid to a live audience. The 32-year-old singer and former Glee star is set to play Ariel alongside Harvey Fierstein, Cheech Marin, and Peter Gallagher at the Hollywood Bowl in LA. According to Broadway World, Michele will swim to the stage for two performances on May 17 and 18 in celebration of the film's 30th anniversary.

The venue will also be transformed into a fish bowl-like environment to emulate the underwater feel and create an immersive experience for audience members. Attendees can also look forward to singing along to classic hits such as "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl," and "Poor Unfortunate Souls." Oh, and of course, Michele is going to grace everyone with her rendition of "Part of Your World," so bring tissues!

It's been an exciting time for Michele, who recently got married to AYR clothing president Zandy Reich. After their wedding, the two went on a romantic tropical honeymoon before making their first public outing as a married couple at the GLAAD Media Awards earlier this week. Considering how in love the newlyweds seem to be, we're guessing Reich will find a way to support his wife come opening night!

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Cheech Marin Heading to Denver to Celebrate with Cannabis One

Denver, CO – Cheech Marin prepares to visit Denver Colorado this week to mark the kick-off celebration of a new partnership with Cannabis One. Cannabis One, a Colorado company, recently joined forces with Cheech in agreement for exclusive rights to produce, market, and distribute a variety of specific cannabis products under the Cheech’s Stash brand. The partnership will allow Cannabis One to continue the expansion of Cheech’s Stash to consumers across U.S.-State legal markets.

Besides visiting multiple dispensaries (schedule below) throughout Denver, Cheech will be attending Roosters Magazine’s 2nd annual ‘Kickoff To April party’ to celebrate the best companies, brands, and products in the Colorado cannabis community and will include live music by Afroman and several special appearances.

“I’m excited to head out to the forefront of legal weed,” said Cheech.  “I am very happy to be joining with the Cannabis One team and am looking forward to a great partnership.  I’m thrilled to get our product into the hands of the people of Colorado and soon Oregon and Washington and fulfill our promise that, “IT WILL ALWAYS BE GOOD”.

“We’re very excited to host Cheech in Denver to celebrate our agreement to expand the Cheech’s Stash brand,” said Jeffery Mascio, CEO of Cannabis One. “This is the first of many announcements for Cannabis One and our house of brands but we couldn’t be happier with the magnitude of the agreement.”

For those wanting to meet Cheech, he will be making appearances at the following locations:

Wednesday, March 27th

The Joint at 4735 W 38th Ave, Denver from 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Thursday, March 28th

The Dab by Next Harvest at 2748 West Alameda Ave, Denver from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Peak Dispensary at 260 Broadway, Denver from 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
The Roosters Magazine’s THC Classic presented by Cannabis One
Temple Nightclub, 136 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
VIP entrance at 5:30 PM / general public at 7:30 PM
Please email by Wednesday March 27th to be added to the VIP list (gina@stungunzap.com)

** Limited Media Interviews Available Upon Request **

About Cheech’s Stash

With his daughter Jasmine and son Joey-Dee, Cheech Marin has personally selected strains and worked with master growers to sustainably produce an all natural selection of quality cannabis products, representative of over four decades of legendary experience. Each line offers diverse genetics with a range of Indicas, Sativas, and Hybrids accommodating mid to high THC varieties. These selected strains reflect what Cheech himself considers to be “good weed” and brings to life his unwavering promise that Cheech’s Stash WILL ALWAYS BE GOOD!

About Cannabis One

Cannabis One Holdings Inc. (CSE:CBIS) is focused on aggregating and optimizing popular cannabis brands throughout North America. With its unique, franchise ready retail brand, The JointTM, and through targeted acquisition and partnership opportunities, Cannabis One intends to become the premier, globally-recognized, “House of Brands”, holding a client portfolio of award-winning products with an extensive market footprint. For more information, go to www.cannabisone.life.

Cheech and Chong on Sammy Hagar's Rock And Roll Road Trip

From cruising down the streets of Los Angeles to racing around the track in North Carolina, Sammy Hagar has quite the itinerary in store for season FOUR of Rock & Roll Road Trip! This season, we’ll travel across the United States to headline festivals, visit iconic musical landmarks, and of course, jam with some of our favorite rock stars. Watch exclusive performances and listen to one-of-a-kind interviews from George Thorogood, Vince Neil, Maynard Keenan, Charlie Daniels and so much more starting with the season PREMIERE May 5th featuring Willie Nelson!

Check out the entire list of guests coming to season four:

May 5 On The Rock & Roll Road Trip Again featuring Willie Nelson
May 12 Low Ridin’ in LA featuring Cheech & Chong
May 19 Rick & Roll Road Trip featuring Rick Springfield
June 2 Rocker Went Down to Georgia featuring Charlie Daniels
June 9 48 Can’t Drive 55 featuring Jimmie Johnson and Rick Hendrick
June 16 One Bourbon, One Santo, One Beer featuring George Thorogood
June 23 Studio to Stage featuring The Circle
June 30 Rock & Roll Beach Party featuring Vince Neil, Kevin Cronin, Eddie Trunk, Tre Cool, and Eddie Money
July 7 Tool’n Around In Flavortown featuring Guy Fieri and Maynard Keenan
July 14 Guitar Legends 2 featuring Robby Krieger and Joe Bonamassa
June 21 Best Seat In The House featuring Kenny Aronoff, Jason Bonham, Sheila E, and Michael Anthony

 

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Cheech and Chong Up in Smoke Picture Disc Record Store Day

Cheech and Chong have a special 7" Up in Smoke picture disc for this year's Record Store Day.  They didn't say how many they've pressed.  Last year, they had a marijuana scented single.

Record Store Day is April 13th.  Be sure to get there before your local store opens.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Cheech Marin's Born in East L.A. [COLLECTOR’S EDITION] on Blu-ray™ March 19

Los Angeles, CA – On March 19 Shout Select will release Born In East L.A. [Collector’s Edition], on Blu-ray™. Special features include new interviews with Cheech Marin, Kamala Lopez, and Paul Rodriguez, a new audio commentary with Cheech Marin, the extended television cut of the film, the theatrical trailer, photo gallery, and production notes.

Cheech Marin wrote, directed and starred in Born in East L.A., a hip, outrageous comedy that’s more timely than ever. The story follows Rudy (Marin), an American of Hispanic descent, whose south-of-the-border looks show him no mercy during an immigration raid in a migrant worker factory. As his luck goes, he is caught with neither money nor his ID and is deported to Mexico – without speaking a word of Spanish! Unable to contact his vacationing family or his newly immigrated cousin (played by comedian Paul Rodriguez), Rudy is in for a crazy ride as he tries every legal – and illegal – scheme he can think of to get back home. He finds himself in jail, in love, and practically in-sane in this hilarious case of mistaken, or rather, misplaced, identity.

Special Features:
· NEW Audio Commentary By Director/Writer/Star Cheech Marin
· NEW Interview With Cheech Marin
· NEW Interview With Actress Kamala Lopez
· NEW Interview With Actor Paul Rodriguez
· Extended Television Cut Of Born In East L.A. (Standard Definition)
· Theatrical Trailer
· Photo Gallery
· Production Notes