Pixies at the Vector Arena, Auckland: guest review

Pixies came to Auckland last night. Steve and Simon couldn’t make it to the show, but guest reviewer Teylor Moss filed this review for Crave!: Like moths to a flame, I watched as the growing crowd swarmed into the Arena.…

Kong: Skull Island — a monstrosity of a monster movie

Imagine the out-takes from Apocalypse Now, badly edited into the out-takes from Jurassic Park. Now mix in half a dozen top-end actors, but tell each of them they’re acting in a different film. Tell your CGI people just to do…

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 35: Logan, Fist Fight, Stampede Music Fest

In this week’s episode of Crave!, Simon is significantly more impressed by the rawness of Logan than Steve is by the inanity of Fist Fight. Simon still has a few more words to say about the Bruce Springsteen show he…

Jody Direen and The Warratahs at the Stampede Music Fest, Pukekohe — photo galleries

Before Scotty McCreery and LeAnn Rimes headlined Pukekohe’s first Stampede Music Fest, Jody Direen and kiwi icons The Warratahs entertained a sold-out crowd. The Warratahs (photos by Deb McCabe) Jody Direen (photos by Amina McCabe)

LeAnn Rimes at the Stampede Music Fest, Pukekohe — Photo gallery

LeAnn Rimes performed last night at Pukekohe’s first Stampede Music Fest, and Crave! was, of course, there to cover the show — here’s Steve’s photo gallery from the concert. And don’t miss photos of Scotty McCreery too!

Logan – serious stuff, seriously

Logan introduces yet another sub genre of superhero movies – the serious, adult drama. It’s full of graphic violence and expletive-laden language. Its tone is light years away from the Avengers, and even though Deadpool also contained the language and…

Crave! episode 34B: A Springsteen Special

In this Very Special Episode of Crave!, Simon talks to two even more dedicated Bruce Springsteen fans than himself, and Steve shares his initial impressions of his first time at Springsteen concert. And don’t miss photography from the show by…

Bruce Springsteen – a long time fan’s view

One lot of fans want some songs, and another lot want something different. So what do you do? You give both what they want. On Saturday night in Auckland, the last night of this current tour, Bruce and band delivered…