Category: Episodes

Crave! episode 54: Foo Fighters; The Stranglers; Laneway 2018; Darkest Hour; I, Tonya

Steve and Simon both find themselves slight disappointed with largely impressive musical events this week, for very different reasons. Steve just couldn’t quite engage with Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters at Mount Smart Stadium, while Simon hugely enjoyed The Stranglers…

Crave! episode 53: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri; The Post; The Shape Of Water; The Greatest Showman

Simon and Steve are back for another year of entertainment reviews and comment, starting off 2018 with a few words about the utterly superb Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, the excellent The Post, the very good The Shape Of Water,…

Crave! episode 52: Paul McCartney, Cat Stevens, Sia, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Paddington 2

Steve has had the great good fortune to be at Paul McCartney’s recent Auckland concert, while Simon enjoyed Cat Stevens’ show at Spark Arena a couple of nights earlier. Both were outstanding shows, but Steve’s a little less convinced about…

Crave! episode 51: Harry Styles, Stevie Nicks and The Pretenders, Ocean Colour Scene, Miller, Wonder

Music is to the fore again in the latest episode of Crave!, with a review of Harry Styles’ first solo concert in Auckland from our guest reviewer Debbie, and Simon and Steve’s thoughts on the recent double-bill of The Pretenders…

Crave! episode 50: Lorde, Justice League, Murder On The Orient Express, Bad Moms 2, Mindhunter, Marlon Williams

Simon and Steve celebrate the 50th episode of Crave! by giving Justice League the kicking they both believe it deserves. Debbie The Guest Reviewer gives a very favourable review to Lorde’s first concert at Auckland’s Powerstation, Steve has a few…

Crave! episode 49: Thor Ragnarok, Alice Cooper, Robert Plant

Simon and Steve have been enjoyed Thor: Ragnarok enormously. Simon has a lot of very positive things to say about Alice Cooper’s most recent visit to New Zealand, although his support act Ace Frehley was less impressive. And Robert Plant’s…

Crave! episode 48: Star Trek Discovery, Westworld, Blade Runner 2049, Adam Ant, The Girl Who Takes An Eye For An Eye, Skyscraper Stan

Simon and Steve are back from a couple of weeks away, but they’ve been busy catching up on TV, books and music. Star Trek: Discovery, the latest chapter in the astonishingly long-running Star Trek universe, is proving to be popular,…

Crave! episode 047: Midnight Oil, IT, Victoria & Abdul

The highlight of Steve and Simon’s week has definitely been the return, after more than ten years, of Midnight Oil to New Zealand; it certainly wasn’t the rather disappointing return to the screen, after a quarter-century, of Pennywise the Clown…

Crave! episode 46: American Made, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Ariana Grande, The Defenders (again)

Tom Cruise’s latest vehicle is an aeroplane in American Made, a film that’s entertained both Steve and Simon this week, but while they’ve been entertained by The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Samuel L Jackson and Ryan Reynolds’ new buddy-movie, road-movie, bang-smash-shoot-splat-fest, it’s…

Crave! episode 45: Logan Lucky, An Inconvenient Truth, Terminator 2 3D, The Dark Tower, The Defenders

In the 45th episode of Crave!, Steve and Simon have both enjoyed Steven Soderbergh’s latest crime caper, Logan Lucky, even Daniel Craig’s occasionally questionable Deep South accent managing to pass muster. Terminator 2 has received a third dimension that it…