Category: Episodes

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…

Crave! episode 44: Dunkirk, The Big Sick, Atomic Blonde, Spiderman: Homecoming, Little Mix, Neil deGrasse Tyson

Simon and Steve are finally back from their winter break, and there’s a little catching up to do. Both of our presenters have been wowed by Dunkirk, the Christopher Nolan Second World War epic, and delighted by The Big Sick,…

Crave! episode 43: Despicable Me 3, My Cousin Rachel, The Journey, The Handmaid’s Tale

In episode 43 of Crave!, Simon is a little disappointed by the lack of depicability in Despicable Me 3. Steve and Simon are both more taken with The Journey, the fictionalised account of how a central hatred in Northern Ireland’s…

Crave! episode 42: The Ultimate Eagles, Lorde’s new album, The Hippopotamus, The Mummy

Since The Actual Eagles aren’t touring any longer, the only way to hear their classics performed is to catch a show by The Ultimate Eagles, which is exactly what Simon and Steve did on Saturday night, and they were both…

Crave! episode 41: Wonder Woman, Baywatch, King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword

Simon and Steve have three blockbuster movies to review this week. Simon is considerably more impressed than Steve is with Wonder Woman, the first film in either Marvel’s or DC’s comic universes to be led by a female superhero. Steve is only…

Crave! episode 40: Alien: Covenant, Their Finest, Graham Brazier, Harry Styles, New Zealand Music Month

The latest episode of Crave! sees Simon and Steve trying, with limited success, to unravel the tangled mess that is Alien: Covenant, the latest, but almost certainly not the last, instalment in the ongoing, the ever ongoing, Alien saga. They’re…

Crave! episode 39: Get Out, Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 2, Blondie & Cyndi Lauper, Broadchurch

Episode 39 of Crave! sees the return of Debbie, our favourite guest reporter, talking to Simon and Steve about the recent Cyndi Lauper and Blondie concert at Auckland’s Vector Arena. Steve and Simon both had a great time with Marvel’s latest cash…