NZ on Screen: NZ's most famous pups
NZ on Screen: NZ's most famous pups

Animal trainer Mark Vette’s new series Pound Pups to Dog Stars is carrying on a fine tradition of TV dog shows. NZ On Screen…

Dominic Corry: Talking Sin City with Robert Rodriguez
Dominic Corry: Talking Sin City with Robert Rodriguez

Dominic Corry sat down with Robert Rodriguez to talk about his new film, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.

Siobhan Keogh: Virtual insanity
Siobhan Keogh: Virtual insanity

Will the virtual reality headset Oculus Rift live up to the hype? Siobhan Keogh gives it a try.

Paul Casserly: Electile dysfunction
Paul Casserly: Electile dysfunction

Paul Casserly examines the performances of several news networks as the election reaches its climax.

Entertainment Blogs

Siobhan Keogh: Why do local games lack Kiwiness?

Siobhan Keogh: Why do local games lack Kiwiness?

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about whether or not video games should be offered Government funding. One of the reasons the Labour party was in support of Government funding for games was that they can contribute culturally…

NZ on Screen: Five classic nature docos for spring

NZ on Screen: Five classic nature docos for spring

Thanks to the extraordinary work of Dunedin based production company NHNZ (formerly TVNZ's Natural History Unit), New Zealand is internationally recognised for producing excellent documentaries on the natural world. So there…

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Karl Puschmann: Why I'm over the ice bucket challenge

Karl Puschmann: Why I'm over the ice bucket challenge

Despite his best efforts Karl Puschmann found himself sucked into the latest social media craze.

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Dominic Corry: Arnie drops another stinker

Dominic Corry: Arnie drops another stinker

Dominic Corry examines Arnie's fall from grace in his latest film.

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Siobhan Keogh: Is watching games as fun as playing?

Siobhan Keogh: Is watching games as fun as playing?

Why would Amazon - or any company - buy a company like Twitch for a billion dollars? It's not Twitter, or Snapchat, or any of those incredibly well-known technology startups that anyone who reads the news knows about.

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Paul Casserly: Lightbox 101

Paul Casserly: Lightbox 101

Paul Casserly signs up to Lightbox and examines its offerings.

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Karl Puschmann: The hard answers

Karl Puschmann: The hard answers

How long should you wait before bailing on a TV show? Karl Puschmann knows the answer, but first, some questions ...

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Greg Dixon: Poverty porn that tugs at the heartstrings

Greg Dixon: Poverty porn that tugs at the heartstrings

There is a sense of invasion of privacy, and that you shouldn't be watching it. But Benefits Street is weirdly uplifting television, too. Poverty is politics. But should it be entertainment? Actually make that, should it…

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Dominic Corry: How to make a disaster of a disaster movie

Dominic Corry: How to make a disaster of a disaster movie

I was looking forward to tornado thriller Into The Storm , which opened this week in New Zealand. Call me shallow, but I love the idea of a film that exists pretty much only for spectacle. I've enjoyed all manner…

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Nudes: Where were the men?

Nudes: Where were the men?

Out of the 101 celebrities to have their iCloud photos hacked, there doesn't seem to be a man among them. Angelina Boyd asks, why? And would we want to look?

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Forward Thinking

Lydia Jenkin: Homegrown and top class
Lydia Jenkin: Homegrown and top class

I'm not sure what's got into the water this year, but it's clearly agreeing with local film-makers, because we're currently…

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