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 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…

Cherie Currie at the King’s Arms, Auckland

Cherie Currie at the King's Arms, Auckland, 20/05/2016

Cherie Currie, the voice of 1970s punk-glam-rockers The Runaways, came to Auckland for the first time last night, and Crave! was there to cover the show. The full review will be in the next edition of the podcast; in the…

Crave! episode 18: The Jungle Book, Captain America: Civil War, Twenty One Pilots

The Jungle Book

Steve and Simon talk with great enthusiasm about the near-live-action remake of The Jungle Book, but with slightly less unanimous enthusiasm about Captain America: Civil War. Simon saw Twenty One Pilots, but Steve didn’t see Iron Maiden. Podcast: Play in…

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…

Bowie: Waiting In The Sky

Friday night saw the first performance, in Auckland, of Bowie: Waiting In The Sky, a tribute to David Bowie and featuring performers like Zaine Griff and Alastair Riddell. Steve was there to cover the show for Crave! — we’ll have…

Crave! at Beach Hop in Whangamata

I enjoyed my first Beach Hop at the east Coromandel town of Whangamata last week. I say “enjoyed” deliberately, because there is so much enthusiasm and passion involved in this annual coming together of classic car aficionados that it is…