Category: Comedy

Crave! episode 22: Ghostbusters, Star Trek Beyond, Jason Bourne, Billy Crystal

Billy Crystal

Back in the saddle after a winter break that took Simon to Canada and Steve to Japan, our reviewers are back at their microphones to talk about the controversial Ghostbusters remake, the latest uninspiring Star Trek instalment, the surprisingly-named new Bourne…

Crave! episode 21: Independence Day: Resurgence, Warcraft: The Beginning, Me Before You, Central Intelligence

Central Intelligence

In a film-heavy episode of Crave!, Steve and Simon have both seen Me Before You, the alleged weepie starring Emilia “no dragons in this film” Clarke, Independence Day: Resurgence and Warcraft: The Beginning, and they’re both struggling to find an…

Crave! episode 19: The Nice Guys, X-Men Apocalypse, Bad Neighbours 2

Steve’s been highly entertained by The Nice Guys, Shane Black’s new film-noir pastiche with Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe, while Simon’s been a little less impressed by the somewhat formulaic X-Men Apocalypse. In music news, Simon has a clutch of…

Crave! episode 17: The Boss, The Huntsman, Bowie: Waiting In The Sky, Promise & Promiscuity

Neither Steve nor Simon could find much good to say about The Boss, Melissa McCarthy’s new vehicle. Steve’s struggled to be positive about The Huntsman: Winter’s War, but Simon’s been very impressed by the Holocaust drama Son Of Saul. Penny…

Crave! episode 14: Prince, Deadpool, Dad’s Army, Pop-Up Globe

This week’s episode of Crave! features a special guest review of one of Prince’s two shows at the ASB Theatre in Auckland’s Aotea Centre. Simon and Steve have been very impressed with Deadpool, but less so with Dad’s Army. Steve’s…

Crave! episode 10: Star Wars, Ed Sheeran, AC/DC

Angus Young of AC/DC at Western Springs Stadium, Auckland, December 15th, 2015

The final episode of the year finds Steve and Simon disagreeing about the new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens. But they both enjoyed AC/DC at Western Springs Stadium, while Steve was surprised by how impressed he was by Ed…

Crave! episode 9: Youth, Jesus Christ Part 2, In The Heart Of The Sea

Jesus Christ Part 2 (Photo: Andi Crown Photography)

Episode 9 of Crave! sees Steve struggling with a cold, Steve and Simon discussing Youth, the new two-hander featuring Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel. Steve’s seen Jesus Christ Part 2 at Auckland’s Basement Theatre, and Simon’s seen Gin Wigmore at…

Crave! episode 007: Spectre, Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse, Hozier

Spectre‘s finally here, and Simon and Steve have been to see it. Were they impressed? Find out in this week’s episode of Crave!, along with reviews of Scouts [sic] Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse and Hozier’s rather excellent show at…

Crave! episode 6: The Dressmaker, Keith Richards and a look forward to Spectre

The Dressmaker

Steve and Simon unstitch The Dressmaker, Kate Winslet’s latest dark — very, very dark — comedy. Simon’s seen Bridge Of Spies, and both of us are inappropriately excited to see Spectre next week. We’ve also been listening to Keith Richards’…