Wayne’s 4 X 2: Monkey Man, Vampire Weekend and MORE!

Do you want something to watch but aren’t sure where to start?  2SER’s entertainment wizard, Wayne Massingham is back and he’s got you covered with his reviews of the latest and greatest in film and music and television. 

It’s Wayne’s 4 by 2! 4 Reviews, 2 minutes each. Here’s what he had for us on Thursday 11th April:


Film: Monkey Man

The fists and kicks fly fast in this action film from debut director and actor Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire). Patel plays Kid, a young man who makes a living by surviving illegal underground fighting tournaments, wearing a monkey mask to hide his identity. A long gestating plan to get revenge on the tournament organisers who also destroyed Kid’s village and family years before, eventually erupts into a stellar display of action, violence and justice.

Monkey Man is in cinemas now. Watch the trailer here.


Television: Telemarketers

In 2001 Sam Lipman-Stern and Patrick Pespa are working as telemarketers in New Jersey raising money for what they believe to be firefighters and police charities. They discover that the money is actually being funnelled to the employers at telemarketing firm Civic Development Group. After blowing the whistle and exposing their crimes, Sam and Patrick discover the scope of the telemarketing fraud is much bigger and more powerful than the could have possibly known.

Telemarketers is out now on Binge. Watch the trailer here.


Television: This Fool

Julio Lopez is 30 years old and still living with his mother while working at “Hugs Not Thugs”, a rehabilitation centre for prisoners being released from jail. Julio is surprised to find his cousin has been released from prison after 18 years, and now wants to work in the same organisation as him. A commentary on crime, culture, family and living in Los Angeles, This Fool is good fun and worth a watch if your looking for a laugh.

This Fool is out now on Disney+. Watch the trailer here.


Album: Only God Was Above Us, Vampire Weekend

The 5th album from America indie-rock group is their first in five years and reflects on 20th century New York as vocalist-guitarist Ezra Koenig turns 40. A crunchier sound than usual over its 10 tracks, the melodies and harmonies continue to haunt your brain long after they’ve finished playing. A heaping does of piano and organ compliments the sharp guitar work and does some heavy lifting as keyboardist Rostam Batmanglij is again absent from the band after leaving in 2019. Ezra Koenig, bassist Chris Baio and drummer Chris Tomson prove their mettle in a Vampire Weekend record that demands a full play through, no skips here at all.

Only God Was Above Us is out now. Listen on Spotify here.


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