Robert Downey Sr. admitted in the past that he got his son stoned on pot as young as six years old. In his compelling documentary "Sr." on Netflix, Robert Downey Jr. digs deeper, connecting his father's habit to his own, which led to arrests, jail and now a sober life.
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Elizabeth Banks' "Cocaine Bear," a movie about an incident in 1985 that left a 175-pound black bear dead from an overdose (true story), is scheduled for a February release. A drug smuggler dropped a load over Georgia and the bear, um, sniffed it out. Watch the trailer.
Mainstream television is ripe for propaganda, especially hospital shows. Case in point: "New Amsterdam" on NBC, Season 5, Episode 8, which delves into the negative effects of a high-THC cannabis dose on a teenager.
Was jazz trumpeter and movie star Louis Armstrong an "Uncle Tom"? It's a key point of discussion in Sacha Jenkins' "Louis Armstrong's Black & Blues" documentary on Apple TV+.
Three women head West from Maryland in 1985 and end up at a Grateful Dead show in Colorado at legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Some four decades later they stage a reunion for "Box of Rain," directed by one of the trio, Lonnie Frazier.