Trailer: Point Break remake video

Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze in 1991's Point Break.

2:45 PM  Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze classic remade as a 21st anti-capitalist extreme sport base jumping adventure.

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Pantera in concert at the Events Centre.
Bogans from ??? greet the band on their arrival on stage.
Reporter:Simon Beattie.
Craig Simcox pix  Evening Post--May 10, 2001

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BBC axes Buzzcocks

Never Mind the Buzzcocks team captains Phill Jupitus and Noel Fielding.

The BBC has cancelled pop music quiz show Never Mind the Buzzcocks after 18 years on the air.

TV journalism will be poorer

John Campbell's last day at TV3 will be on Friday.

Peter Dunne laments loss of Campbell Live as "all about ratings and entertainment, ahead of quality..."

Clooney cool about ageing

George Clooney admits growing old can be tough on actors, but there's no point trying to fight it.

The secret to graceful ageing? Don't try to fight it, says George Clooney.

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Clooney cool about ageing

George Clooney admits growing old can be tough on actors, but there's no point trying to fight it.

The secret to graceful ageing? Don't try to fight it, says George Clooney.

Shepard arrested for drink-driving

The Notebook actor Sam Shepard has been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving outside a Santa Fe restaurant.

Taylor makes the list

Hollywood's new power couples gallery

film

Trailer: Point Break remake video

Point Break Remake Trailer

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DVD review: Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead

Few sights excite the senses quite like a rushing zombie.

The Age of Love focuses on a speed-dating event for seniors in Rochester, New York.

Search for love knows no age limit

Documentary The Age of Love looks at the never-ending quest for companionship.

music

Band hope to get to the ball on time

Western Springs College rockers Host Club. From left: guitarist Frankie Busfield, bassist Jeremy MacDonnell, guitar/vocalist Finn Dalbeth and drummer Seb Rice-Walsh.

For these budding musicians, RockQuest takes precedence over the school ball.

Towers sing Dominion Road video

To mark NZ Music Month, Wellington-based indie-pop band Towers will cover well-known Kiwi songs.

Carmen Bradford romped through five numbers, the best being a note perfect imitation of Ella Fitzgerald’s scat singing.

Count Basie Orchestra in full swing

REVIEW: Count Basie Orchestra review

tv & radio

BBC axes Buzzcocks

Never Mind the Buzzcocks team captains Phill Jupitus and Noel Fielding.

The BBC has cancelled pop music quiz show Never Mind the Buzzcocks after 18 years on the air.

Gay 'nightmare' turns into 'opportunity'

Shorty star Reuben Milner first thought playing a gay character would be 'a nightmare' but it has turned into his best opportunity.

Super Rugby failed to excite viewer demand for Sky TV's Fan Pass service.

Sky shores up sports options

Non-subscribers can buy a day pass to Sky Sports for about $15 to watch over the internet.

books

Literary awards judges visit Taranaki

Ronald Hugh Morrieson Award judges Mandy Hager, left, and Sue Wootton, right,  ran several workshops at South and Central Taranaki libraries to encourage and support this year's entrants.

Authentically-voiced writing that moves its reader will draw the eyes of this year's Ronald Hugh Morrieson Literary Awards judges.

A.C Grayling on everything from Socrates to social justice

REVIEW: From Socrates to social justice, A.C. Grayling's new book covers almost it all.

Author Krissy Kneen

A sex romp with style

REVIEW: Krissy Kneen's new "sex romp" isn’t easy to classify, but is the more compelling for it.

arts

The art of old

Azure Ellis is holding her first exhibition at Palmerston North's White Room Gallery, showing off her fascination with textiles.

Palmerston North artist Azure Ellis will be exhibiting for the first time at the White Room Gallery.

Ballet struggles to draw crowd

REVIEW: Principal ballerinas shine in La Classique's Sleeping Beauty, despite a poor audience turnout.

Haere Mai Taiko drummers Helen Au and Fumiko Goodhue play an impromptu show at a Pop percussion stand in Ponsonby.

Art invites anyone to jam

The sound of drums is something to wake people up on their way to work.

stage & theatre

Songs of a life well lived

Pauline Grogan is launching her album with a special concert on her 70th birthday.

She's an ex-nun, teacher, author, celebrant, motivational speaker, actress in a one woman play, and now Pauline Grogan is grabbing a microphone.

Victoria Seymour gives an arresting performance as Quinn in Wings at Bats Theatre.

Road trip play a tightly wrought drama

REVIEW: Despite a pedigree of familiar plot devices, Wings is still an engrossing play.

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Trailer: Point Break remake

Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze classic remade as a 21st anti-capitalist extreme sport base jumping adventure.

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