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…

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…

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.

Dominic Corry: Arnie drops another stinker
Dominic Corry: Arnie drops another stinker

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

Entertainment Blogs

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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NZ on Screen: Norman Kirk moments 40 years on

NZ on Screen: Norman Kirk moments 40 years on

Prime Minister Norman Kirk died on Saturday August 31 1974, and his funeral was held on September 4. In 1972, Kirk had broken National's 12-year grip on power and became Labour's first New Zealand-born PM. Only 20 months…

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Paul Casserly: TV's best quotes - 'I don't know what we use whale oil for'

Paul Casserly: TV's best quotes - 'I don't know what we use whale oil for'

Paul Casserly wraps up the best comments from the month of August on television.

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Michele Hewitson: No holds barred in the cells

Michele Hewitson: No holds barred in the cells

Crikey, the new season of Wentworth got off to a raunchy start on Monday (TV2, 8.35pm). I'm not sure how you get around it not being raunchy, being set in an Australian women's prison, although I'm not sure raunchy is…

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NZ on Screen: Vintage TV fashion

NZ on Screen: Vintage TV fashion

This year's NZ Fashion Week is being covered extensively on the web, as is the way of modern media. But fashion coverage on screen wasn't always so comprehensive. From the mid 60s to the early 90s, the Benson and Hedges…

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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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