Doctor took selfie with Rivers

Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers' personal doctor reportedly took a selfie with the unconscious comedian.

TV no movie killer: Study

sky tv

Video killed the radio star, but TV may have been wrongly blamed for movie-going's decline.

A little bit rock'n'roll

courtney barnett

Courtney Barnett took to the stage, adopted a Joan Jett-esque hunch and threw out surprisingly heavy riffs.

A truly gripping drive


REVIEW: The most original, interesting, and inventive film of 2014 so far? It's Locke. Hands down.

Flights, camera, action

 charter flight

A-list actor and X-Men star Michael Fassbender has touched down in Wellington.

Top in literary stakes


The BNZ Literary Awards winners have been announced with a Hawke's Bay winemaker taking the top prize.

Plaza cast as Grumpy Cat


Pawnee's most apathetic resident is going to be the voice of the moodiest cat on the Internet.

Review: The Skeleton Twins

the skeleton twins

REVIEW: At The Skeleton Twins best it is terrifically likeable, but at its worst the urge to yell "why should I care?" was overwhelming.

Walken baddest of bad

A View To A Kill had it all. Including the baddest Bond villian of all - Max Zorin, Geraint Jones writes.

Review: The Lunchbox

the lunchbox

REVIEW: Although reminiscent of Tom Hanks-Meg Ryan films, this poignant, tender tale certainly possesses its own unique flavour.

Turtles go back to the future

teenage mutant ninja turtles

REVIEW: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles does everything you could hope for and delivers exactly what the trailer promises.

Review: Step Up All In

step up all in

REVIEW: Now on its fifth outing, the Step Up series has started to lose some of its originality, creativity and pure spectacle.

Green is the colour

sin city

REVIEW: All the window dressing in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For can't quite conceal the cracks in the storytelling.

Lose yourself in the music

simon sweetman


The whole Eminem sues National story brings up plenty of disturbing issues.

Review: D-Day Lost Films

A must-see documentary for anyone with an interest in WW II history and for those keen for an insight into what our parents and grandparents' generation had to endure.

Christchurch homelessness shocks

Gerard Smyth

Homeless numbers shock presenter of a documentary offering a new view of the city.

U2's free album = epic fail


U2's now-infamous auto-uploaded album wasn't bad musically, but as a marketing move it was a disaster.

Kylie Jenner's calling

Kylie Jenner

The youngest of the Jenner-Kardashian clan reportedly wants a career as a pop singer.

Mariah's NZ date

Mariah Carey

Touring her new album Me. I am Mariah...The Elusive Chanteuse, Mariah Carey is coming to New Zealand.

Our best songs

Louis Baker

Finalists for this year's Silver Scrolls award for New Zealand song of the year have been announced.