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The Weekly Strain Breakdown: Blue Magoo

Blue Magoo is an indica dominant hybrid.

The indica/blue portion of Blue Magoo is provided by the legendary Blueberry cannabis lineage. The racy sativa elements were supplied by a choice F2 phenotype. Portland based breeders, Dynasty Seeds also bred other legendary strains like Caramel Cough and Huckleberry Diesel.
Blue Magoo represents some of the best an indica has to offer. The strain mix generally runs about 85% heavy indica and 15% racy sativa. This results in a potent narcotic-like high with lab results typically coming in between 16-12% THC and little or no CBD.
A popular strain on the West Coast, it has begun popping up around the country. Growers love it for the decent commercial production while consumers love it for the color and potent effects. Users normally report relief of many symptoms and feeling great all day.

Blue Magoo grows as a medium to large flower.

Growing this poses some challenges as Dynasty Seeds has only licensed clones so far. That means people need to find a genetic source with a mother plant. But its hearty nature has made Blue Magoo a viable option for growers in temperate climates.
If the plants are exposed to low temperatures during the growing season, the flowers can develop a deep blue or purple color. But growers often need to trim fan leaves to allow light to reach lower tiers of the canopy. Regardless, the buds are generally loose and fluffy. This is one reason Blue Magoo concentrates are more common than flower in many locations.
The flowers generally feel oily from the large and bulbous trichomes. And after about 7-8 weeks, the flowers will be mature enough to harvest. Trimming, drying and curing are all pretty average. Growers can choose the method that works best for them.

Blue Magoo provides a relaxing high.Blue Magoo Concentrates

Users often report feeling instant relaxation pass over them as they smoke this strain. Breathing slows and tense muscles loosen in a slightly narcotic fashion. The heavy high offers powerful sedation but leaves the mind able to perform creative tasks. The uplifted mood and calmer demeanor is only the tip of the iceberg.
One of the hallmarks of Blue Magoo is the euphoric and even giggly nature to the high. It is not uncommon for people to become especially chatty after only a few hits. Or for smiles to gorw so large it makes the user squint. But the relief it provides the body is enough to keep users coming back for more.
Insomniacs find the effects of this strain help ease them into blissful oblivion. While people suffering from depression find some benefit from consuming it as well. Some additional uses people have reported for Blue Magoo include relieving stress, pain and nausea. Although some use it all day, most recommend this as a nighttime strain.

Expect few appetite problems and other side effects.

Users report that eating enough is never an issue with this strain. The appetite stimulation is on the higher end but doesn’t leave the user mindlessly consuming anything in their path. But the heavy sedation may mean that delicious meal you crave sounds like too much effort. But that isn’t the only thing to watch out for.
Blue Magoo comes with the usual case of dry mouth and dry eyes. But they are much more noticeable than with some other strains. Eyes appear droopy and deep red to even casual observers. The redness is easy enough to treat with eye drops but the droopy look will remain. But the real side effect to watch out for isn’t red eyes.
Smoking too much of this strain can quickly lead to feelings of anxiety, dizziness and paranoia. The initial high is sedating but after enough hits, the racy sativa undertones really start to kick in. Slow visual responsiveness leads to feelings of dizziness from quick motion. And they all compound with the creative element to allow feelings of paranoia to creep in.

Blue Magoo smells like ripe blueberries.

The sweet and fruity smell of this strain is quite pleasing. Breaking open a nug releases a powerful blast of euphoria-inducing aromas. From the start of the hit to the aftertaste, Blue Magoo is sweet and flavorful. The Blueberry lineage really shines through on this one.
But the hint of floral elements adds a new dimension to the flavor. It really is a treat to smoke and a joy to dab. Under some circumstances, earthy undertones can come to the front and provide a satisfying base to the flavor. Just don’t let the taste make you consume too much.

Have you tried Blue Magoo? Have you seen it outside of California and where? What did you think of the smell and flavor? Let us know in the comments down below.


Investors Hope to Enter Colorado Marijuana Market

Colorado has come a long way in recent years.

Investors are excited by Colorado’s proposed changes to their recreational marijuana laws. As the state that started the green revolution, Colorado understands the challenges and risks of a recreational market. At first, the state wanted to ensure that the established medical marijuana community was protected from the financial machinations of outside interests. Specific protections were included in the legislation that ensured mom-and-pop marijuana producers had a chance to compete.
These protections mainly took the form of restrictions on who could become a licensed producer in the state. Only people, not corporations or other business entities could apply for a license, and there were additional limits on who those people could be. Prospective canna-investors had to have 2 years of residency established in addition to all other restrictions.
But over the last few years, many of those restrictions have eased. Most notably when the residency requirements were reduced to only one year. But new states joining the revolution have put enough pressure on the state they are looking to keep growth high.

California changes the landscape.

Continuing cannabis reform is a positive for the entire industry. But that reform can have localized consequences that make states like Colorado reevaluate their policies. With California throwing its economic weight into the recreational mix, other states can’t compete. Potential talent, businesses and investors understand that the sheer size of California’s economy eclipses every other state combined.
So Colorado is looking to make itself more attractive. Colorado Representative Dan Pabon feels that the best move is to open the state to outside investors. So he and three other members of the House sponsored HB1011. He explained the impetus for introducing the legislation by saying, “With the advent of California and Oregon and other states coming online, there’s much more competition for capital investment and financial resources. … We didn’t want Colorado to be left behind in any way.”
The biggest change from the new legislation is the removal of investor limits. If the bill passes, an unlimited number of investors can enter the Colorado cannabis industry. Investors may also be non-humans like corporations or other organizations. Something the current law strictly prohibits. But legislators believe the potential benefits of the changes could outweigh the costs it incurs.

Advocates aren’t sold on the idea yet.investors

Legislators aren’t the only ones saying the move is a good idea. Colorado-based Marijuana Industry Group executive director Kristi Kelly said “This legislation will ensure that Colorado maintains its position as a leader in the cannabis industry by leveling the playing field with the other states that do not prohibit publicly traded company participation in the industry,” He drove home his point by finishing with “It’s crucial to open up this option to businesses of all sizes, with the appropriate guardrails to maintain the integrity of our regulated businesses. New access to capital benefits small and large businesses alike. Colorado is the only place where this prohibition exists.”
But the executive director of the Colorado branch of NORML, Ashley Weber, says her organization has mixed feelings on HB1011. She told reporters “It’s a little to early to say what our organization feels,” And she finished up by saying, “As of now, I think we’re neutral on this issue.” Weber believes that the important part is how the transition is handled. She feels that opening up investing could be the “rise or ruin” of the state’s legal weed industry.
Weber explained further that the move isn’t explicitly bad for consumers and small businesses. She believes “this could improve cannabis in Colorado, and therefore, our cannabis consumers could benefit from lower prices and better quality-controlled cannabis.” She also noted a lack of research on the possible consequences of the legislation and urged further investigation.

Opening the state could cost more than expected.

One of the agencies most affected by the changes is the Marijuana Enforcement Division of the Colorado Department of Revenue. The agency would need to get more funding for things like background checks and travel expenses. Since investigators have to check out anyone holding 5% or more of the shares in a cannabis company, allowing an unlimited number of moneyed interests to jump in could be overwhelming.
But the cost of investigating shadowy investors across the globe is inconsequential compared to the potential wealth HB1011 entices to Colorado. Mainly because the bill would make it a lot easier for a cannabis company to break into the major exchanges like the NASDAQ. But Wall Street is notorious for extracting wealth from industries, not for building roads or funding schools like current cannabis businesses do.
In the end, there will be winners and losers with most of the losers likely being the small businesses and public services. But there is potential benefits for consumers and businesses able to attract investors. Only time will tell if the Colorado legislature can see past the mountains of money to protect their constituents from foreign and domestic investors looking to make a profit above all else.

What do you think allowing foreign investors would to enter the marijuana market will do? Do you think Colorado should have made the switch years ago? Who do you think will be the winners and losers in this situation? Let us know in the comment section!


Jeff Sessions Helps Canada Become a Marijuana Powerhouse

On Jan. 4, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave the American cannabis industry a heart attack by rescinding the Cole Memo. The Obama-era provision was an important piece of legislation which allowed states to establish their own marijuana rules without federal intervention.
The move to clawback these rules on behalf of Sessions caused significant paranoia throughout the industry, as it signalled the Trump administration might finally move to shutdown the United States cannabis sector.
Not surprisingly, the news sent marijuana stocks everywhere into a tailspin, but after a deep breath and perhaps a handful of infused gummy bears, most of the Canadian stocks made enough gains to rebound by the end of the trading day.
The catalyst for this overwhelming confidence in Canada’s licensed producers, is that every time a dark cloud hangs over marijuana in the U.S., more and more American investors consider putting their money in the Canadian market. The simple reason is that Canada has an ever-growing, federally supported medical marijuana sector, and as of this July the country is expected to have a federally regulated recreational system.
It doesn’t take a stock market genius to realize that the cannabis industry in Canada is a much safer alternative for investors, but it goes far beyond stability.
With a healthy and expanding cannabis industry, Canada is able to spread its wings and export pot to a growing list of legal countries around the world. Some of these nations include Germany, Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, Poland, New Zealand and a whole host of others.
Furthermore, the Canadian federal government is granting new permits for licensed producers all the time. This allows for healthy competition and the stronger producers eventually thrive and expand with the industry.
One such producer is INDIVA Limited (CVE: NDVA), an Ontario-based cultivator that just raised over $23 million and is now increasing its production to a sizeable 40,000 square feet. The company began trading on the TSXV Dec. 19 and is receiving significant attention from domestic and international investors.
The Canadian market is based around federally licensed producers, meaning that both LPs and patients have been given the right to produce and consume medical marijuana at the federal level,” said Niel Marotta CEO of Indiva. “This is quite different than in the US where each state sets its rules regarding medical (or rec) production and consumption, and the federal government still classifies cannabis as a schedule 1 drug. This regulatory distinction creates risk (and other issues such as difficulty banking) which we do not face in Canada.”
Geographical strength aside, Marotta is quick to point out why cannabis is a good investment in general. “This is a high-growth and high-margin business with terrific return on capital. The product has a short life but a long product life-cycle. Also, cannabis does really help people and so this is a virtuous circle which spells long term success,” he said.
R&D is also a major factor for investment into producers like Indiva (CVE: NDVA). With no federal roadblocks and full government approval, cultivators can safely develop products, manufacture derivatives of cannabis, and prepare for the insatiable demand of the recreational market.
Obviously, the Canadian cannabis sector is not reveling in the fact that the current United States leadership has chosen a more authoritarian path for cannabis, as most producers will admit that the prohibition of cannabis needs to end on a global scale.
Having said that, investment is about finding the right opportunity and knowing when to take advantage of that circumstance. When the most economically powerful country in the world is having growing pains, it allows other countries to thrive without the intense competition from the dominant U.S. markets.
INDIVA stands to benefit from the access to capital our very functional federal system has enabled. We also intend to act as a platform for U.S. brands who see Canada as a launching pad for international sales,” said Marotta.
The conclusion, if you want to make money in marijuana, invest in Canada.

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Tips On Processing Payments For Marijuana Companies

Marijuana is generating billions of dollars every year.
In 2016 alone, legal sales of medical and recreational marijuana reached $6.7 billion. Up from $5.4 billion in legal sales during 2015. In 2017 we saw even more growth as the market reached $10 billion and employed hundreds of thousands of people across the country. And the trend is projected to continue as more states move to pass marijuana reform.
But that doesn’t mean there aren’t any challenges. Medical and recreational dispensaries, producers, refiners and manufacturers all face significant financial hurdles. The biggest challenge is finding a financial institution that will accept and process their payments. The majority of institutions will close or refuse to open accounts for clients in the marijuana field.
But there is hope for cannabusinesses. While the largest banks won’t work with cannabis there are banks that do. Small banks and credit unions make up a vast network of options that can offer a dizzying array of features. But sometimes finding the relevant information is harder than expected. So below are a few tips to help you find the right institution.
Ensure The Payment Processor Understands Your Business
There is a lot of red tape around marijuana because of its schedule 1 status. It means that any mistake in financial records might lead to catastrophe. Any financial institution you rely on needs to understand the right and wrong ways to submit paperwork or process transactions. If the bank or processing company you are looking at doesn’t, you might be setting yourself up for failure.
But don’t forget that they need to work with your prospective clients as well. It doesn’t help to accept credit cards if none of your clients own the cards you accept. Your financial institution should be able to process MasterCard, Visa, Discover and other options.
Work With A Company That Offers You Options
Modern banking and payment processing institutions have a vast arsenal of tools available to them. And you don’t have to choose a bank that services the cannabis industry exclusively. Payment processors that work with high risk businesses like dating, gambling, and traveling websites often prove themselves a solid option for savvy business owners.
Some of the perks of working with payment processors like this include fraud protection tools, transaction monitoring and chargeback/error protection. They aren’t for everyone but the benefits can outweigh the risks for certain businesses. Just make sure they offer the services you need before signing up with them.
And don’t forget to look for a company that offers solutions to problems such as technical support and website assistance. Most even offer these services 24/7 at no additional cost so you can deal with issues whenever they arise. And beware contracts that don’t have an exit clause or other way for you to leave if things don’t work out.
Avoid Gateway, Set-Up And Monthly Fees
Fees are a part of banking but some are more harmful than others. Gateway, set-up and monthly fees all work to eat away at any potential profit. Because of the volatility of the cannabis market, many institutions charge additional fees to help ensure themselves against loss. These additional and hidden fees build up quickly and can lead to unexpected ruin.
Before signing up with any financial institution, make sure to read and understand the terms and conditions. Because there are a variety of possible local options in addition to internet-based alternatives, there is no reason to agree to these fees. After reviewing the paperwork and checking any applicable CBD merchant accounts, compare the services carefully before finally choosing one for your marijuana business.
Ensure Everything Is Transparent
Ask your payment processing company what strategies they have in place to deal with increased sales and profits. Small companies may be fine processing a couple thousand dollars a month, but put a few thousand dollars a day on them, and they simply can’t keep up. This can lead to them to abandon your business right when you need them most.
But don’t be afraid to start small. Sometimes all you need is a foot in the door to open up real possibilities. A small payment processor or other financial institution isn’t s problem if you don’t have massive or growing income. Unless you sign a long-term contract with no exit clause, you can transfer to a better fitting company when it suites you.
However, financial institutions work best when they are permanent part of a long term solution. And everyone needs to be up front and direct about what their goals are. If the institution isn’t transparent about how their logistics or fees, they will always be a liability to your business. But if they are transparent, payment processors can be a vital part of your financial foundation.
Do you have a tip for cannabusiness owners browsing payment processors? Did a hidden or transactional fee send you into a wild panic? What tips did I miss? Let us know in the comments below!

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5 Affiliate Programs to Try Out in 2018

It takes more than dollars to win at affiliate marketing.

Affiliate marketing requires understanding and skill to do well. Many entrepreneurs struggle to earn the kind of paychecks that dreams are made of. To complicate things, the internet is full of predators posing as opportunity.
But finding a good affiliate marketing network doesn’t have to be a roll of the die. By doing plenty of research and looking into the specifics, business owners can find a wealth of good options. Merchants offer different commission rates and script options so you can find one with the perfect setup one or use several.
But the money you can make is always dependent on the traffic you can drive. That means a professional website and some experience running scripts and code are helpful but basic computer skills are a must. Free programs like GIMP and Kompozer go a long way in reducing the cost of producing compelling images and audio for those of us on a budget. Just don’t mislead anyone while providing tons of back-links and relevant information.

Hemp Bombs

Hemp Bombs offers affiliates a CBD affiliate program network with tiered commissions and weekly payouts. Once you get signed up, creating and adding links is simple and easy. You can generate links connecting to any page but the best is the home page. With high overall conversion rates and quick payout, using the network is a great option for anyone in the cannabis industry.

A quick overview:

-20% commissions

– tiered commissions

– varied creatives/links

– some affiliates converting at 50%

– weekly payouts


Got Vape

The Got Vape affiliate program, offers 50% (net) commissions to its affiliates. Instead of tracking the percentage of total sales, Got Vape tracks the profit of each item. They also have a $100 minimum balance payout so it might be a while before the checks start rolling in if you don’t have much traffic. But once things start rolling they the wheels tend to stay in motion.

A quick overview:

-50% commissions

– Tracks profit instead of sale amount.

– $100 minimum balance


Marijuana Vaporizer sells everything you could want for a vaporizer and offer affiliate web masters 20-25% commissions on all sales less postage. There is also an additional 10% referred webmasters commission. High traffic conversion means more profit in your pocket for sending traffic to

A quick overview:

– 20-25% commissions on vape sales

– 10% referred webmasters commission

– High traffic conversion


Farmers Lab SeedsAffiliate Marketing offers a $50 signup bonus to their 25% commission rate. They provide affiliates with special tools to share your link on most social media sites. They have a wide range of static and animated banners so you are sure to find the right fit. And this site has no minimum payout so you will be getting checks every month.

A quick overview:

– 25% commissions

– $50 signup Bonus

-Many ad options

-No minimum payout

– Social Media Tools


Green Cultured offers 60% commissions per enrollment and 365 day cookies. That means you will get credit for the sale even if it takes them a  while to get around to buying it. But the real-time analytics are a real boon that other companies don’t always do. And they also offer special landing pages and custom marketing materials.

A quick overview:

– 60% commissions on gross

– 365 day cookies

-Real-time analytics

-Custom marketing materials


There are a lot of options when it comes to affiliates. Have you tried any of the ones on this list? What were your experiences? Is there a company you think should have been on this list? Let us know in the comment section below and help spread the word.

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20 More Movies To Watch While Stoned

Our previous post, 20 Great Movies to Watch While High, was a such huge hit with readers… I think it’s high time for a new installment.
I’ve tried to cover both new movies and old, big name blockbusters and indie art house flicks. There’s something here for everyone, whether you like comedy, drama, horror, action, suspense, or sci-fi. (Lots of sci-fi. I love me some sci-fi.) I even snuck in a musical and a Disney cartoon.
So sit back, light up, and prepare to be entertained…

  1. Interstellar

This hard sci-fi with a splash of Hollywood is a visual masterpiece. And it happens to be one of the best representations of the outside of a black hole ever created. The story is about an astronaut that is sent to scout for a habitable planet for humanity to colonize.
The creators went out of their way to make it realistic (for certain parts). Astrophysicist Kip Thorne advised on the project and helped get the look and feel of the science right. The perfect pairing for this movie is a hybrid like Space Queen or a more sativa-dominant Galactic Jack.

  1. Requiem for a Dream

Requiem for a Dream follows four individuals and their parallel existences. Their menacing addiction to heroin, cocaine, and diet pills (speed) take over their lives and lead them to make wild decisions. Set in Brooklyn and focusing on Coney Island, the drug fueled film doesn’t flinch from the hard truths of life.

  1. Doctor Strange

This Disney mega production spares no expense when it comes to cast or special effects. The mind-bending visuals are some of the best in the industry and are like tripping with a kaleidoscope. Benedict Cumberbatch’s performance and the deep well of Doctor Strange villains means this comic book hero is certain to make another appearance as Sorcerer Supreme. Until then, we can all enjoy the high production value and nerdy quips of this insanely accurate recreation of an iconic comic book character.

  1. Predestination

Time is a tricky thing and it is easy to slip and get trapped in a paradox. This sci-fi takes a long hard look at the fickle nature of time travel. The interesting plot twists and looping consistencies are awesome while the acting is top notch. It will make you glad you don’t have a time machine.

  1. Looper

What would you do if you found out your boss was trying to kill you? What if your boss was a time travelling mafia boss? This time-bender follows Joe in 2074 as he learns that his boss is trying to ‘close the loop’ on his timeline. Try to keep up as Joe tries to escape something that may have already happened.

  1. Ex Machina

How would you be able to tell if an AI had surpassed human levels of intelligence? This movie will have you questioning the motives and validity of your own experiences in a deeply profound way. There are some disturbing ramifications to the ideas and technologies presented in this sci-fi flick.

  1. American Ultra

The cold war sparked a lot of interest into brainwashing and a special tech referred to as ‘sleeper cell’ technology. The idea is that a person is programmed to perform a task like assassinate someone or become a super soldier. This lighthearted take on the idea is full of big explosions, slick gun-fu, and some cheesy one-liners.

  1. Cloud Atlas

Adapted from the novel of the same name by David Mitchell. This complex storyline weaves through the ages and six distinct moments in time. The all-star cast play different parts in each timeline which really highlights their acting abilities.

  1. Inception

This movie takes the idea of getting into someone’s head and ratchets it up a notch, wraps it in mind-bending visuals and adds just a dash of crazy. You never quite know what is real and what is dream in this movie. The amazing acting only enhances the visuals and action, helping move the story along with personable characters you end up liking.

  1. Memento

How does someone who can’t create new memories try to find justice for the murder of his wife? By leaving himself a series of notes detailing what he learns. The only problem is that he can’t remember what the cryptic and bizarre notes actually mean. Worse yet, he isn’t sure if he can even trust the notes themselves. This mind-bender is sure to keep you guessing.

  1. Across the Universe

This fictional love story is set in the 1960’s smack dab in the middle of the Vietnam War. The world is a tumultuous mixture of anti-war protests, civil rights movements, mental expansion and rock and roll. A mixture of animated and live-action visuals pair with the psychedelic sounds of The Beatles, the film crosses the globe from Ohio to Manhattan and across the pond to Liverpool and beyond so strap in and get ready for some grade A nostalgia.

  1. WALL-E

After humanity destroys the earth and has to evacuate, one little robot is working to clean up the mess. This one is great to watch alone or with younger family members where you can all laugh and tear up together.

  1. Arrival

Aliens have arrived on Earth and are making themselves known by setting down in 12 locations across the planet. But humanity isn’t able to communicate with the Heptapods at all until their strange language gets deciphered. To this end the government recruits a team of experts headed by the brilliant linguistics professor Louise Banks.
Progress is slower than expected and soon the world is on the edge of global war. Madness ensues when the military attempts a preemptive strike against the otherworldly visitors. Louise has to take a chance and try to avert all-out war at any cost.

  1. Wish I Was Here

Aidan Bloom is struggling to be a actor, father and husband at the same time. But the 35 year-old is still trying to find his own identity and purpose in life when he learns he can’t afford his two kids private tuition. Unfortunately, the only public school is on its last legs so Aidan decides to home school them. As he struggles to teach his progeny, Aidan gradually discovers more about himself than he ever thought possible.

  1. Under the Skin

Not all scary things look dangerous at first. This sci-fi take on the succubus has Scarlett Johansson hunting the Scottish countryside. Her victims stand no chance as she draws them into a mysterious alternate dimension before skinning and consuming them. But as the mysterious being continues to feed on humanity, the division between hunter and prey begin to break down.

  1. Coherence

When a strange astronomical event goes down, a small group of friends find themselves experiencing strange events. As evidence builds, the group realizes that something about the way time is working isn’t right. As they discover the nature of the disturbance, they find themselves drifting ever further from being able to fix it.

  1. The Babadook

This horror adds a new monster to the genre pantheon known as the Babadook. The dark atmosphere and gritty visuals add a surreal layer to this imaginative take on the monster that lives within each of us. It uses color to great effect throughout the film which only adds to the disconcerting feeling of the film.
On the edge of severe depression, Amelia and Samuel are a broken family after her husband died. The stressed mother struggles with her sons fear of mosters as she reads to him. When Samual is allowed to pick the story he chooses an odd book called “Mister Babadook”. A monster comes out of a children’s story to terrorize a new widow and her son.

  1. Enter the Void

This movie tackles the idea of life after death with great gusto. The first-person perspective is both personal and alien, as we see the drug fueled city of Tokyo. The unique creativity behind the film helped it make waves when it debuted at the Cannes Film Festival.
Oscar is a drug addict in Tokyo at the end of his luck. After getting shot, Oscar can look down on the world, specifically following his sister. But his out-of-body experience allows him unique perspective. It asks more questions than it answers but it shows the beauty and ugliness of life.

  1. Her

Can you fall in love with a machine? This creative and thought-provoking look at the nature of relationships and artificial intelligence is beautiful crazy. It gets right to the heart of what makes a relationship work.
Theodore is a lonely writer finalizing a divorce. He decides to buy an intelligent operating system that is able to help him in ways nobody else could. But things get weird when Theodore begins falling in love with his operating system.

  1. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

This campy fiction follows famous oceanographer Steve Zissou as he tries to make a documentary after his friend is eaten by a jaguar shark. His goal is to hunt the shark that killed his friend down and make a film about it. To this end he enlists his estranged wife, a journalist and a man who may or may not be his son. Bill Murray brings his legendary comedy style While Wes Anderson directs this thoughtful, strange and funny film.