Culture | 08.05.2022

Movies & Munchies: Everything Everywhere All At Once

A roller coaster of emotions, scenes, and universes that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Grab your favorite weed and buckle up for a wild ride.

This film is a true hit of modern cinema.

The concepts are united and twisted in an almost magical way. It mixes the multiverse concept with something as trivial as a family story, which many can relate to.

Everything Everywhere All At Once is a movie that you don’t have to be high for it to be strange and particular, but if you do it with a little weed in your head, you might find new perspectives that make it even more magical.

There are multiple points where everything could have gone completely wrong and ruined the whole movie if it had been done differently, but that didn’t happen. The filmmakers knew how to handle the rough spots and craft a unique film.

Grab your favorite weed strain and get ready for a roller coaster of scenes, dialogues, reflections, and fights that will change you.

By the way, don’t forget to breathe.

What Is It About?

Simple put and without spoilers. A Chinese-American immigrant who runs a laundromat with her husband finds herself on a one-way road to an existential crisis. Her story is specific but somehow references a universality of feelings of frustration and stagnation. She is caught up in everything, everywhere, all at once, something we can all relate to at some point in life.

She has a business to run, taxes to file, clients to please, a father to be accountable to, a husband to argue with, and, most importantly, a daughter who is becoming increasingly difficult to relate to. As a result, she is locked in, trapped under the weight of her failed hopes and dreams, struggling to perpetuate a life she is not passionate about. To this point, I think we can all agree on the frustration and stagnation felt by the main character.

When science fiction intrudes, it enhances the overall plot’s spectacularity. And if you do it with some cannabis in mind, the experience can reach a heightened state like no other.

In short: The main character embarks on a wild adventure through different universes and scenarios in which she experiences her life in a completely different way than she currently does. The story unfolds by showing the effect the knowledge of that information has.

Final Thoughts

The name of this movie couldn’t be more fitting. Watching it feels like going through everything, everywhere, and at once. You can expect to see drama, comedy, fiction, and everything you can think of in between, sometimes in the same moment, a harmonic and disorderly mix that results in something unique.

The story is a touching family drama, a fantastical exploration of alternate lives, and a philosophical argument between existential despair and Buddhist acceptance, all wrapped up in a comedy, with a charming LGBTQ subplot mixed into its multi-layered message.

An uncanny, gloriously acted, tear-jerking, thought-provoking movie that is so good you’ll find yourself on the edge of your seat, holding your breath.

Do yourself a favor and treat yourself to a night to watch this movie, grab your pipe, your vape, or whatever you feel like, and ask yourself if you’re living your best life.

The Perfect Munchie To Pair With Your Movie

The Stoner Twist On A Breakfast Favorite: Cannabis-Infused Popovers

These airy, buttery, delicious pastries are simple to make and keep around frozen for you to bask in every morning. My grandmother would prepare these delicacies, and we would just finish them all in one sitting. BTW, my grandmother didn’t spike them. You might want to prevent people from overdoing their eating if you replace the butter with cannabutter to elevate these babies. 

The traditional popover is made in a popover tin, but you can also use a cupcake or muffin tin. The main difference is the popover tin will have better results. The popover is known for its shape and hollow inside. The air expands to give them a hollow, gooey center. 

They also have a delicious buttery taste, almost cheesy even. You can stir in herbs, spices, cheese, sugar, and whatever else you may see fit! These snacks are customizable and can be filled with toppings. 

Infused Popover Recipe

We’ll be taking a look at a basic popover batter recipe. You can add whatever you want. Some herbs will give it a great aromatic flavor profile, for example. If you rather add cinnamon and sugar to the outside, you will get a golden-brown delicacy. This recipe yields six popovers. 

  • 4 large egg at room temperature before cracking
  • 1 ½ cups whole milk, lukewarm (about 125 degrees F)
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour,
  • 3 tablespoons melted cannabutter, cooled slightly
  1. In a blender, combine the eggs, milk, and salt; add the flour and blend until smooth; finally, add the melted cannabutter and blend until frothy. Allow the batter to rest for 15 minutes while the oven heats up. You should not let the batter sit for more than an hour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 450°F. You will not be baking at this temperature. You will heat the tin to allow the popovers to rise.
  3. Place a 6-slot popover pan on a baking sheet and place it in the oven for 2 minutes while the oven is preheating.
  4. Spray nonstick cooking spray all over the hot tin (including the wells and the outside rim).
  5. Fill the muffin cups almost to the top with the rested batter.
  6. Bake the popovers without opening the oven door for 20 minutes. Reduce the heat to 350°F (without opening the door again) and bake for 10 minutes more, or until they’re tall, have “popped” over the tops of the pan, and are a deep, golden brown.
  7. Remove from the oven and puncture the top or bottom of each with the point of a pairing knife to allow steam to escape and help prevent sogginess.Remove from the pan, split open, and serve with butter!

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