Heat of the week: Sandler, Savage and soul food

Need some pop culture inspiration for your week? Keep your finger on the pulse of all things A&E with this week’s heat.

Alex Strangman, Arts and Entertainment Editor

With Halloween rapidly approaching, here are a few pop culture recommendations including a fun Halloween flick, a few scary, savage tunes and some A-1 soul food sure to warm up the most brisk of fall days.

Something to watch:

“Hubie Halloween”: While Adam Sandler isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, who doesn’t love a Halloween comedy set in one of America’s most haunted cities? Sandler stars in this Netflix original as Hubie Dubois, a loveable halfwit and volunteer “Halloween Monitor,” who gets bullied by everyone in his hometown of Salem, Massachusetts — an eerily similar role to Sandler’s character Bobby Boucher from the 1998 flick “The Waterboy.”

With a small cameo from Ben Stiller reviving his role as Hal L, the orderly from “Happy Gilmore,” “Hubie Halloween” features an all-star cast commonplace to many of Sandler’s past films, including Kevin James, Maya Rudolph and Steve Busscemi. The new movie also boasts appearances from other high ranking celebrities like Ray Liotta and Shaquille O’Neal. So, if you like Halloween but want a little break from gore and jump-scares, then this is the movie for you.

Something to tap your foot to:

“Savage Mode II” by 21 Savage and Metro Boomin: In case you’ve been living like Patrick Star these past couple weeks — under a rock, that is — 21 Savage and Metro Boomin recently teamed up to release “Savage Mode II,” the highly anticipated follow-up project to their 2016 smash-hit album “Savage Mode.” The Atlanta-based duo even got hall-of-fame actor — and for some the voice of God himself — Morgan Freeman, to do a promotional video and voice-over for eight of the album’s 15 tracks.

Since it’s release on Oct. 2, “Savage Mode II” has debuted at no. 1 on the latest Billboard chart and moved over 170,000 equivalent units in the United States alone. It’s no wonder the album is doing the numbers it is, with features from hip-hop heavyweights like Drake and Atlanta rap-staples Young Thug and Young Nudy. While “Savage Mode” had the whole world saying “issa knife,” the sentiment around “Savage Mode II” could very well be “issa Grammy.”

Something to try:

Soul Bowl: Located on the second floor of the Graze Provisions and Libations Food Hall in North Loop, Soul Bowl — a proudly Black owned business — is soul food reimagined. Their menu features signature bowls like the Rude Boi Jerk Chicken and Waffles, as well as a few sandwiches like the Big K.R.I.T. complete with mixed greens, tomatoes, fried chicken, turkey bacon and honey hot sauce.

Their menu will undergo a few slight changes on Oct. 19, losing the coconut rice and peas, but adding some holiday and Thanksgiving-themed items. If you’re looking for something to do on Sundays, Soul Bowl also features a weekly hip-hop brunch every Sunday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. featuring live music, regular menu items and a few amazing brunch dishes like their Cajun scramble. Open Sunday-Wednesday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and Thursday-Friday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.