Category: Television

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…

Broadchurch finale: serious, compelling, and the whodunnit wasn’t bad either

This third series of Broadchurch provided seriously good crime drama, with a confronting subject, dealt with honestly and compellingly – sexual assault. In fact the series did much more than detail a specific crime of rape, but rather used its…

Broadchurch Series 3 – Good, but don’t fall into the old storytelling habits

This was very popular here, and in the UK, for both its first two series, so expectations are high for the return of detectives Hardy (David Tennant) and Miller (Olivia Colman) in the southern English coastal town of the title.…

Crave! episode 20: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Miller, Paul Simon, Big Country

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Steve has been to see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows, but Simon wisely saved his money. Steve has seen Big Country at the King’s Arms in Auckland, while Simon has been talking to newcomer Miller about his…

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 13: Spotlight, Steve Jobs, Zoolander No. 2

Simon and Steve have seen Spotlight, the Oscar-tipped true-story film about clergy sex abuse in Boston. In need of a little palate-cleansing after Spotlight, they’re also talking this week about Zoolander No. 2. And, having seen Steve Jobs, Steve talks…

Crave! episode 12 — The Hateful Eight, The Lady In The Van, UB40

The Lady In The Van

Steve and Simon have both seen Quentin Tarantino’s latest, The Hateful Eight, but they’re not both entirely impressed. They’re in much closer agreement when it comes to Maggie Smith as The Lady In The Van. Steve’s been to see UB40,…

Crave! episode 11 — David Bowie, The Revenant

Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant

Episode 11 of Crave! sees Simon and Steve take very different positions on The Revenant, Leonardo DiCaprio’s two and a half hours of Oscar-bait, but agree that David Bowie’s death leaves a huge hole in the world of music. Steve’s…

Crave! episode 4: The Martian, Everest

The fourth episode of Crave! finds Simon back in Auckland, where he’s talking with Steve about The Martian, Ridley Scott’s new film set, unsurprisingly, on Mars — even though the best bits happen back on Earth. Simon’s seen Everest, Steve’s…

Crave! episode 2: Trainwreck, Fantastic Four, Swamp Thing

Simon and Steve share their thoughts on Trainwreck, the good, but not brilliant, Amy Schumer vehicle, and Fantastic Four, Marvel’s latest superhero origins story.  Steve’s seen Swamp Thing — twice; they’re really good — in Auckland this week, while Simon…