The doleful cabaret-style songs lack even a hint of black humour, but what save the show is astounding video.
Three Arab countries have banned the Hollywood film Noah on religious grounds.
I wondered after the show why we ever let such a talent as Rhys Morgan slip through our fingers?
Beyond is an incredibly engaging, funny, family-friendly show that had the audience on their feet and cheering.
It is a brave soul who can get up on stage and reveal personal and intimate details about themselves.
Stormtroopers, zombies among the weird and wonderful characters celebrating Christchurch's Armageddon Expo this weekend.
REVIEW: Bad luck has dogged those around Ahlo (Sitthiphon Disamoe) throughout his young life.
REVIEW: Cinephiles who fell in love with Iranian director Asghar Farhadi for his Oscar-winning festival hit A Separation will be delighted to know that the follow-up proves his undoubted talent for producing hard-hitting realism from gripping performances.
Proving true love runs eternal, a New Plymouth man is petitioning for The Cure to return to our shores.
Kiwis wanting to keep up with the global streaming TV revolution are forced to be sneaky.
Does Uri Geller just bend spoons or is it the truth as well? Meet the world's most famous psychic.
Singer-songwriter du jour Sky Ferreira talks about rejection, perception and finding her feet.
REVIEW: Sarah Watt finds George Clooney's latest movie a massive disappointment.
Working for DC Comics was the low point in Dylan Horrocks' life.
The late Dave McArtney has the final word on a life in rock'n'roll in a memoir to be published in May.
Kim Kardashian will reportedly receive $1 million for every year she is married to Kanye West.
It's never a good sign when you find yourself missing Gerard Butler.
A star-studded Hollywood cast has started filming the movie of the 1996 Mt Everest tragedy.
The story of how Radio Hauraki came to be is a truly great one.
Every year there's a couple of films that make me want to blockade the multiplex.
PHILIP MATTHEWS - © Fairfax NZ NewsPeople turn up in their hundreds to hear Eleanor Catton speak. It takes some getting used to.
Bestselling author Natalie King has turned her pen from lovers' clinches to a mystery for young adults.
Six things we learned about the Oscars from Jennifer Lawrence's other date.
REVIEW: The Past, a French drama by an Iranian director, is slow-burning, but ultimately searing film concerned with actions and apologies.
REVIEW: This horror-comedy about a bloodsucking finishing school is no Heathers nor Mean Girls.
The Kremlin seems to have a rebellion on its hands - if only from within its own TV network.
OPINION: Usually we have to wait for Mel Gibson to get drunk before we hear such nonsense from an actor. Cue Matthew McConaughey
If you thought the Oscars were funny and tweet-worthy, just wait until you see what happened backstage.
Did Jesus really look like Brad Pitt, only slightly better?
A young woman has been found sleeping in a bedroom of an Atlanta-area home rented by pop star Justin Bieber.
SIMON SWEETMANIt's pretty strange being a crucial part of the biggest day in someone's life - someone you don't know and won't ever see again.
Miley Cyrus has slammed Katy Perry after the I Kissed a Girl singer called her tongue infamous.
In a first trailer to Lindsay Lohan's reality TV show Oprah Winfrey issues some tough love.
There's a huge, scary gap between piano lessons as a kid and playing "the most gifted concert pianist of his era".
Singer Akon has a goal of bringing solar-powered electricity to 1 million homes in Africa.
Now that she's an international name, best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert is regularly asked by those keen to break into writing or other creative careers how to get to the top.
Katy Perry says she "pulled away" from Miley Cyrus' kiss initially.
Jared Leto has already managed to "nick" his Oscar trophy.
Lamar Odom's alleged drug use reportedly spurred on the recent Kardashian robberies.
An Italian publisher has launched a fan magazine devoted exclusively to Pope Francis - including a centrefold.
The sun has yet to set on Palmy boy Jacob Neave's ecstasy after being invited on stage by Bruce Springsteen.
Radio hit-churning Londoners Rudimental delivered Wellington fans a high-energy dance party.
Storyteller Duncan Sarkies reckons his novel The Demolition of the Century is the best thing he's written so far.
When you think of potboilers and grand romances, TV One's vintage Country Calendar isn't what ordinarily comes to mind.
Irish Antarctic explorer Tom Crean is finally getting the wide recognition he deserves thanks to Aidan Dooley's one man show.
SIMON SWEETMAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsPharrell Williams' new album is really nothing special at all.
New York artist Ward Shelley wasn't prepared for life in a huge human hamster wheel.
An anchorwoman on a Kremlin-funded TV network stands by her criticism of Russia's military incursion in Ukraine.
John Mayer reportedly wanted his relationship with Katy Perry to be "all about him".
The Bach Collegium Japan under Masaaki Suzuki occupies a unique and privileged position.