Wayne’s 4 X 2: The Sandman, Plains and MORE!
Do you want something to watch but aren’t sure where to start?
Entertainment junkies rejoice! 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.
It’s Wayne’s 4 by 2!
4 Reviews, 2 minutes each.
Wayne, here’s what he had for us this morning.
Film: Armageddon Time
From director James Gray comes a touching and autobiographical film about growing up 1980s Queens, New York. The film follows Paul, a young Jewish boy who befriends African-American classmate Johnny as they negotiate coming to terms with your identity, class struggles and following your dreams. Beautifully shot with grainy cinematography that recreates the atmosphere of the 1980s, Armageddon Time is not to be missed.
Armageddon Time cinema now. Watch the trailer here.
Television: Better Call Saul
The prequel to Breaking Bad follows Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) before and after he because the notorious and crafty criminal lawyer Saul Goodman. From his humble beginnings as an Albuquerque lawyer to the superstar conman and legal aide of the criminal underworld, Better Call Saul is a story that any fan of good television cant afford to miss.
Better Call Saul is out now on Stan. Watch the trailer here.
Television: The Sandman
Based on the comic book by Neil Gaiman, this series tells the story of the Lord of Dreams, The Sandman, who rules of the realm of humanity’s dreams. When he is suddenly jailed by an occult ritual in 1916, his absence causes the world to be plagued by a mysterious “sleep sickness”. Escaping 100 years later, the Sandman finds the world in ruins and dreams running amok. With great cinematography and special effects that bring the comic book’s art to life, the journey of the Sandman to restore order to his kingdom is a highly entertaining watch.
The Sandman is out now on Netflix. Watch the trailer here.
Album: I Walked With You a Ways, Plains
The debut album of newly formed country super group Plains is old school country pop at its best. Plains is made up of Kaite Crutchfield, known for her music project Waxahatchee, and Jess Williamson. Both artists took songs they had written independently and brought them together to develop a new sound from the sum of the parts. The result is a graceful and warm album, featuring stunning harmonies and lyrics that attest to staying faithful to you true self. This is a powerhouse album not to be missed by country fans or anyone who likes good music.
I Walked With You a Ways is out now on Bandcamp and Spotify.