TV review: Michele Hewitson on Bluestone 42
TV review: Michele Hewitson on Bluestone 42

A specialist army unit, a barking boss, a female soldier out to prove she's tougher than the blokes, a kindly padre, a war…

Dominic Corry: 10 films you might have missed
Dominic Corry: 10 films you might have missed

The highly ephemeral nature of contemporary film releases means many movies are often out of theatres before word-of-mouth…

Paul Casserly: Games of Thrones
Paul Casserly: Games of Thrones

So Monday arvo is now a no go for Twitter because, despite the fast turn around, Game of Thrones screens a few hours earlier…

Greg Dixon: Top Gear - A bridge too far?
Greg Dixon: Top Gear - A bridge too far?

It's said the only two constants in life are death and taxes. Well that was before Top Gear (7.30pm, Sundays, Prime). The…

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Dominic Corry: A Marvel-ous future

Dominic Corry: A Marvel-ous future

The future is looking very bright for Marvel Studios, writes Dominic Corry. By believing in the inherent power of the characters, Marvel has able to make movie icons out of "second tier" characters.

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Paul Casserly: The Smalley scandal

Paul Casserly: The Smalley scandal

Ok, so I think this is how it went down. Rachel Smalley was on the radio and said the other New Zealand girls were fatties, sorry, "lardos" and "heifers" and then people on Twitter and Facebook got upset - probably obeasts…

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Siobhan Keogh: When first impressions count

Siobhan Keogh: When first impressions count

How much do your first impressions of a game count? Let's say you've done your research. You've read up on the development of a game, read the early reviews online, and you're certain you're going to make a day one purchase…

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Russell Baillie: Of Thrones and a Duke

Russell Baillie: Of Thrones and a Duke

Unlike plenty of other escapist fantasies I've been happy to waste brain cells on over the years, Game of Thrones just doesn't grab, writes Russell Baillie. Patchy acting doesn't help.

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Paul Casserly: TV's Best Quotes - The Ides of March

Paul Casserly: TV's Best Quotes - The Ides of March

What to say about March? Historically it was a bad month for Roman leaders. I think the Caesar salad was invented this month when Julius was julienned and sprinkled with anchovies. Ok, so my ancient history is a little…

Rebecca Barry Hill: Earth-bound eye candy

Rebecca Barry Hill: Earth-bound eye candy

If you've spent the first few years of your life in space, and the last few in a jail cell, before being bolted into a turbulent, Earth-bound rocket, only to be dumped on terra firma, 97 years after a nuclear holocaust…

Dominic Corry: Hardcore cinema and The Raid 2

Dominic Corry: Hardcore cinema and The Raid 2

Inspired by The Raid 2: Berandal, Dominic Corry gets down and dirty with some bad-ass classics.

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Chris Philpott: Time to say goodbye

Chris Philpott: Time to say goodbye

The feel-good ending is not an easy feat to pull off, yet two different shows - The Goldbergs and Raising Hope , both of which air Monday nights on Four - seem to do it every week without seeming forced or fake. You…

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Chris Philpott: Big names, big ratings?

Chris Philpott: Big names, big ratings?

American network NBC did something crazy before the latest television season began: they offered The Michael J Fox Show a full season order, shunning the traditional pilot process and buying 22 episodes of the show before…

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Paul Casserly: Poos, wees and symphonies

Paul Casserly: Poos, wees and symphonies

A "controversial" film that I helped make goes to air this Wednesday on Heartland (Sky17). The Grand Tour paired our national orchestra, the NZSO, with Jeremy Wells, on a whistle-stop trek to some of the grandest concert…

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Forward Thinking

Chris Schulz: Keeping kids away from musical F-bombs
Chris Schulz: Keeping kids away from musical F-bombs

Explicit music and children are a bad mix, writes Chris Schulz, but your options for helping them avoid it are thin on the…

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