Saturday, January 25, 2020

Tommy Chong Writing Cheech and Chong Horror Film

Before I start writing, take this with a grain of salt.  Tommy Chong is always supposedly writing a new Cheech and Chong film.

Tommy has been making the rounds promoting his new film Color Out of Space.

Tommy Chong tells Movie Web that he's been trying to write a Cheech and Chong horror film.

"Every comedy team before they broke up, they always had a horror movie. Abbott and Costello Halloween. Abbott and Costello meet the monster. Bing Crosby and Bob Hope, they had one. Everybody has a horror movie. So I always wanted to do a horror movie. In fact, we did a reunion tour movie and I wanted to make that a horror movie but I didn't have the clout that I once had with Cheech, so I couldn't talk him into it. It's a nice genre to play with, you can have a lot of fun with it. Like Get Out, I like that approach to it."

Chong doubts it will ever get made.

Tommy Chong's Not an Actor

Tommy Chong has been promoting his new film, The Color Out of Space.  The Richard Stanley film which stars Nicholas Cage has been getting great reviews.

Tommy Chong portrays a hippie named Ezra.

When he sat down with Forbes, he told them he lives in a small house in the Pacific Palisades, surrounded by $30 and $40 mill homes.

"I’m not an actor. I’m Tommy Chong. And if you’ve got a part that’ll work, I’m there. Cheech [Marin] is more of an actor, he went on to do Nash Bridges and Tin Cup. Me, I’m more like Leo in That ‘70s Show. And I love that. You know, people don’t have to wonder what I want in my dressing room. They know what gifts to buy me, and how to make my day. I love being me, there’s no work involved.

Tommy Chong says Cheech and Chong Should be Hollywood Walk of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

During this media blitz promoting his new film, Color Out of Space.  The Richard Stanley film which stars Nicholas Cage has been getting great reviews.  Tommy Chong portrays a hippie named Ezra.

Tommy Chong told the New York Post...
“I think they should be giving Cheech & Chong a special award on the Hollywood Walk of Fame,” he says. “We should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It’s time for us to get some achievement awards for helping to legalize the medicine.”

We at this site agree.  Their albums were rock comedies.  Their films were rock comedies.

Tommy Chong Says Nicholas Cage is One of the Finest Actors in America

Tommy Chong sat down with the New York Post during this media blitz promoting the film Color Out of Space.

Chong, 81, plays a small but memorable role in Richard Stanley’s gonzo new movie, based on an H.P. Lovecraft story, as a hippie who lives in the woods abutting an alpaca farm. When a meteorite crashes on the property, saturating everything around it with a neon glow, Chong’s character is sucked into its mind-altering effects, along with the family on the farm, headed by Nicolas Cage’s character Nathan.

Chong has known Cage ever since [1983’s] ‘Valley Girl,’ ” says Chong. “He was a big Cheech & Chong fan. We got along really well, and I’ve just followed his career ever since. He’s one of the finest actors in America — he’s the real deal!”

Monday, January 20, 2020

2 GIRLS 1 CHONG!!! Smoking Game!

This weeks episode of 2 Girls features Tommy Chong.

Cheech Marin will be Honorary Chair for LEAD Summit

Comedian Cheech Marin will be the honorary chair/padrino de honor for the 2020 Latino Education and Advocacy Days LEAD Summit XI, which is set for March 26 at Cal State San Bernardino.

Each year the summit, which is open to the public and free to attend, brings together teaching professionals and educators, researchers, academics, scholars, administrators, independent writers and artists, policy and program specialists, students, parents, civic leaders, activists and advocates -- all sharing a common interest and commitment to education issues that impact Latinos to help them define the future.

The theme for the 11th annual summit is “Movimiento y Compromiso: 50 Years of Challenges, Possibilities, and the Quest for Educational Equity.”

The summit programs will revisit and commemorate social movements from the last 50 years, including the birth of Chicano-ethnic studies, the school walkouts/blowouts, bilingual education and the Chicano Moratorium.

Marin is probably best known as half of the comedic “irreverent, satirical, counter-culture no-holds-barred duo of Cheech and Chong,” as his website states. But he also is an actor, director, writer, musician, art collector and humanitarian.

Born in South Central Los Angeles, Marin met Tommy Chong in Vancouver, British Columbia. Once they moved back to Los Angeles, the duo rocketed into fame, with six of their albums going gold and four of them nominated for Grammys, with the album “Los Conchinos” awarded the 1973 Grammy for Best Comedy Recording. They also appeared in eight feature films.

Marin appeared his own work, written and directed by him, “Born in East L.A.” in 1987. He also appeared on TV, including the crime drama “Nash Bridges” with Don Johnson from 1996-2001, as well as the voice of several animated film characters, including Ramone in “Cars” and Banzai in “The Lion King.”

Off screen, Marin is known as a strong advocate for Chicano art, and began developing his collection in the mid-1980s, according to his website bio.

“Much of it formed the core of his inaugural exhibition Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge, which broke attendance records during its groundbreaking 15‐city tour during 2001‐2007 to major art museums across the United States,” the website says. “He states, ‘Chicano art is American art. My goal is to bring the term “Chicano” to the forefront of the art world.’”

Portions of his collection have toured more than 50 major art museums in the United States and Europe.

In the Inland Empire, Marin has entered into “a partnership with the city of Riverside and the Riverside Art Museum to create the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture and Industry (aka ‘The Cheech’),” Marin’s website says. “Slated to open in 2021, The Cheech will become the permanent home for his more than 700 works of Chicano art, including paintings, sculptures, and photography; collectively, the most renowned Chicano art collection in the United States.”

“Our audience/membership will be a perfect fit with all the efforts with the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture and Industry of the Riverside Art Museum, and this opportunity would serve to share the tremendous economic impact the Cheech Marin Center will have on the Inland Empire and how the museum in our region will elevate us in the art world,” said Enrique Murillo Jr., LEAD executive director and CSUSB professor of education. “Cheech Marin will share how the renovation project is progressing, what types of programs we can expect to see at the ‘Cheech’ and how we can be part of the incredible effort.”

Registration for LEAD XI, which is free, may be done online at the LEAD Summit XI website at LEAD Summit XI will take place from 8 a.m. to about 4 p.m. at the university’s Santos Manuel Student Union.