Wayne’s 4 X 2: The Last of Us, Colin From Accounts 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, music and television.
It’s Wayne’s 4 by 2! 4 Reviews, 2 minutes each. Here’s what he had for us this morning:
Television: The Last of Us
Based on the best selling video game by Naught Dog Studios, this series is set in a post apocalyptic earth ravaged by a mutated form of the cordyceps virus, which has jumped from infecting insects to humans and mutated their brains into hideous fungus creatures. It stars Pedro Pascal as Joel, a grizzled survivor who is tasked with protecting and escorting Ellie, played by Bella Ramsay, to a safe haven as she is the only human who seems to be immune from the virus. Featuring powerful performances and shocking horror as well as beauty, The Last of Us is an addictive watch and has a confirmed second season on the way.
In a hotel room Hal (Christopher Abbott) is meeting dominatrix Rebecca (Margaret Qualley ), for the last time. He ahs recently been promoted to his father’s position of CEO of a major company and he wants one last session with Rebecca before breaking off their relationship as his new job and lifestyle can’t accommodate her anymore. This hurts and offends Rebecca, who flips the script and demands compensation as she her scenes and sessions are what gave Hal the confidence he needed to get this new positions. What follows is an escalating game of leverages, blackmail and eroticism as the two fight out their relationship and future.
Sanctuary is in cinemas now. Watch the trailer here.
Television: Colin From Accounts
Its the age old story; boy sees girl, girl flashes boy, boy hits a dog with his car. Gordon (Patrick Brammall) and Ashley (Harriet Dyer) are two single, funny and slightly selfish people who are brought together to take care of the dog they ran over, who they name Colin. While Colin heals up, Gordon and Ashley find themselves draw and repulsed by each other. This Aussie rom-com swept the 2023 Logies and is one of Australian television’s finest comedy work in years.
Album: Haunted Mountain, Buck Meek
The third solo album from Buck Meek is a laidback folk and country affair, full of gentle and soothing guitar work and vocals. Meek is a notable guitarist for the band Big Thief, but here he turns down the noise and energy for a more relaxed and intimate record about memory, love songs about his wife and sings with a higher pitched voice to echo the tone of the album. Partly recorded with Jolie Holland, who co wrote the title track Haunted Mountain, both enjoyed the name so much that they are each realeasing an album with the same title. Amazing stuff.