On drugs in movies

New York Post runs an interesting article on which props are used in movies for scenes showing drug use.  Parts of it are interesting, parts of it are funny.

“I’ve worked on shows where actors have wanted to smoke the real thing, and I was constantly fighting to take away their real bags,” Albinski says. “Oregano smells so much like the real thing, you have to check carefully to make sure they haven’t switched it out.”

 

In the loop

In the loop

 

It’s been a really long time since I saw a comedy which was funny in a smart way.  Yesterday however I had excellent time watching “In the loop“.  It’s political, satirical and smart.  No toilet humor, no teenage sex humor.  It’s modern, yet it stays away from references that won’t be understood ten years down the road.  There are a few familiar faces in the cast, but not too much.  And, there is plenty of awesome English swearing, which, though, can be understood.

Overall, 5 out of 5.  Highly recommended, unless swearing upsets you.