Alien: Covenant – good enough, but let’s talk about Prometheus

My interest in Alien:Covenant was not so much about how it looked, or how well it was acted and directed. Having followed the Alien saga through the first four films, and then the first prequel, Prometheus, my concern going into…

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…

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Fun, then more fun. After that? A little more fun.

People laughed. They laughed out loud. A lot. So did I. A lot. And at one point, as Sam Cooke’s “Bring It On Home to Me” filled the cinema, a group of young Pacific Island guys to my left burst…

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…

Crave! episode 38: Denial, The Fate Of The Furious, and a few words about John Clarke

Denial

Steve’s finally got his computer fixed, and so episode 38 of Crave! is sounding a lot better. All the more reason, then, to tune in for Simon and Steve’s discussion of Denial, the brilliantly powerful telling of the story of…

The Fate of the Furious -silly fast fun with a Kiwi twist

Let’s start with a totally surprising scene in the first part of the film that blew everyone in the audience away. It caught everyone off guard, it was delightful, it brought a smile to everyone’s face, and it was a…

Crave! episode 37: The Lego Batman Movie, Beauty And The Beast, CHiPs, Ghost In The Shell

The Lego Batman Movie has been entertaining Steve and Simon enormously this week. Simon has been enjoying being transported back to his younger days by Beauty And The Beast, the new Disney live-action remake of its 1991 animation classic, while…