JILLIAN ALLISON-AITKEN (WITH HELP FROM SEYMOUR AND NORMAN)
BOOK REVIEW: Creature Comforts: New Zealanders and their Pets
By Nancy Swarbrick (Otago University Press, RRP $55)
Behind the scenes: Mamma Mia!
The technical crew move into the Civic Theatre on the Thursday, July 24. Their nemesis is time.
REVIEWED BY MARK HOTTON
Set against a backdrop of six o'clock closings, a Chicago-style underworld, bent cops, prostitution and the lure of a quick buck or two, the book helpfully provides a brief history of the sly-grog dens in Auckland, which helps create an interesting backdrop to the environment in which the murders took place.
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The Emmy chief is forced to answer questions over the confusing categories for the awards coming up in August.
MOVIE REVIEW: In 1998 The Wedding Singer graced our cinema screens with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. In 2004, Sandler and Barrymore fell in love again in 50 First Dates. Now, 10 years on, the romantic comedy couple are back.
MOVIE REVIEW: There's no real storyline to hang the action on here, which makes sense given the nature of the film. It's also very, very, very funny.
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