Simon and Steve were very fortunate to be at the first scheduled Elton John concert in Auckland this weekend, because it turned out to be his last at Mount Smart Stadium, Elton having abandoned the show almost two hours in. But while we’re hoping that maybe we’ll see him again when he comes back to New Zealand to play the two shows he’s now postponed until January of 2021, there’s no denying that the show he did play was quite outstanding.
Despite Steve and Simon’s predictions to the contrary, Parasite won numerous Oscars recently, including Best Picture, and Best Director for Bong Joon-Ho. But while Simon agrees it’s a worthy winner, Steve does have some reservations, as he also has about Queen + Adam Lambert, an impressive show but not quite deserving of the utterly unalloyed praise that, in particular, Lambert’s fans seem to think it’s entitled to.
Back in the cinema, Simon has enjoyed the French rom-com La Belle Epoque rather more than Steve enjoyed the quite pointless, and pointlessly lengthily-titled, Birds Of Prey: And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn (or, quite possible, just Harley Quinn: Birds Of Prey—either way, it’s hard to care).