Land Ho! is a nicely understated film, a slacker comedy for the senior generation, and a more pleasant way to spend 95 minutes than you might at first imagine.
The history in Ava Du Vernay's film is real and immediate, but Selma never loses sight of the human toll of the times.
British duo Royal Blood were out prove that they deserve the hype.
To hear the co-stars tell it, the decision to make Land Ho! was all "Location, location location".
Wellington micro breweries struggle to fill orders as Auckland's penchant for craft beer sends demand skyward.
REVIEW: Project Almanac is a surprisingly fresh take on time-travel and the much-maligned found-footage style of film-making.
REVIEW: Wild is a powerful, provocative film and Reese Witherspoon's performance makes this odyssey worth following.
Hollywood has been in Upper Hutt for initial shooting for of Disney production Pete's Dragon.
Australian Raymond Crowe has adults and children spellbound by his shadow puppet show.
For one week in April 1959, Wellington fell hard for the charms of American preacher Billy Graham.
Tom Cardy talks to the two ambitious organists who will play all 327 Bach organ works this year.
Not all comedy panel shows are created equal, as Duck Quacks Don't Echo and The Guess List show.
Ben Thatcher of high-flying British rock duo Royal Blood had a lot of strange things happen to him and band mate Mike Kerr last year.
The impact of eating disorders is often a taboo subject, but one show is hoping to change that.
Top Kiwi songwriters count some surprising suburbs as home.
Eleanor Catton ponders the limitations of words in capturing the power of the land of the long white cloud.
Open your wallets – with your help What We Do in the Shadows will be off to the United States.
Newly arrived settler Samuel Kenning is washed ashore at Owhiro Bay in The Ragged, the first in a series of four plays.
Laneway is hitting Auckland, but Royal Blood, Little Dragon and Flying Lotus are coming to Wellington.
Check out what's on around the region.
REVIEW: A Thousand Times Goodnight does at least flare very bright, before it fizzles.
REVIEW: Force Majeure is an interesting, at times provocative film.
REVIEW: Still Alice, the adaptation of Lisa Genova's best selling novel, is a surprisingly sensitive and understated drama.
REVIEW: Unbroken is anxious to get to the fight; to what the film-makers presumably think the audience want to see.
REVIEW: The Wedding Ringer is a film that is desperate to be this year's The Hangover or answer to Bridesmaids.
British comedian Eddie Izzard returns to New Zealand next month as part of a grand world tour.
The show must go on for Porirua Little Theatre even though its home is due to be demolished.
An exciting year of historical exhibitions is in the works for Porirua's Pataka museum.
''People think marionettes and puppets are brightly coloured, googly-eyed and just for kids - that's something we've struggled with quite a bit," says Steffen Kreft.
But there is a lot to any human life, and we have to be careful, when we create biographies, not to let mere facts get in the way of actual truth.
American Sniper Directed by Clint Eastwood. ★★★★
His incisive view of the world from the ladder's lowest rungs give Wellington writer Geoff Cochrane a remarkable voice.
Four lovers of Shakespearean soliloquy have modernised one of the Bard's most famous stories into a teenage webseries.
"What to wear, what to wear . . ." was Brianne Kerr's dilemma as she rummaged through tutus, corsets and pirate pants at Costume Cave last week.
Thunderbirds Are Go has released the first picture of International Rescue's new look Tracy brothers.
A mystery watercolour and an aging photograph by a bohemian photographer have been unearthed in the back of a Kapiti garage.
Emily Regtien was onstage at the Bruce Mason Centre when a fuse blew, the lights went out and the threatre was olinto complete darkness.
Fans of Avatar will have to wait another year for the second instalment in the three-part saga.
REVIEW: With more than a hint of surrealism and an eclectic soundtrack, Birdman is clever, compelling cinema.
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