Robin Williams ‘resented having to do Doubtfire 2’


Robin Williams resented having to work on films such as the second Mrs Doubtfire but felt compelled in order to keep money coming in, a

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Ballet with a mature rating

It’s sexy, half-naked, mattress-using ballet and it’s coming to Wellington this weekend. Mattress Suite is part of the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s Allegro showcase. Continue reading

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Did North West say mama or dada first?

Recently Kim Kardashian West sent her stepfather, Bruce Jenner, a text because of something she read online. Continue reading

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Review: The Hundred Foot Journey

THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY (PG) Directed by Lasse Hallstrom A couple of years ago, stuck for something to read on a flight, I picked up a book called How I Became a Famous Novelist. Continue reading

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Cancel your appointments, it’s film festival time

The New Zealand International Film Festival is heading to Hamilton next week, bringing with it an intensive three-week schedule of award-winning local and international films. Hamilton’s Lido Cinema is being praised for making the country’s leading film festival a success Continue reading

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Greens want every TV show captioned

The Green Party has released its disability policy, calling for 100 per cent captioning on all television programmes. It would also increase job support funding for people with disabilities by $6.8 million, and boost the Total Mobility scheme by $3.5m. Continue reading

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Review: The Expendables 3

THE EXPENDABLES 3 (M) Directed by Patrick Hughes Back in 2010, Sly Stallone, always an underestimated creative force, had the idea of bringing a bunch of underemployed 1980s action icons back to form an ensemble cast that would have given the 80s studios a collective wet dream: Stallone, Schwarzenegger, Willis, Rourke, Lundgren. Men who don’t need much in the way of dialogue, or even first names. Continue reading

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Original Seekers promise chart-topping show

About 50 years after they began performing together, The Seekers will find themselves in Hamilton’s Claudelands Arena on November 28. The near-original lineup of Australian folk pop supergroup – Judith Durham (vocals, piano and tambourine), Athol Guy (double bass and vocals), Keith Potger (12-string guitar, banjo and vocals) and Bruce Woodley (guitar, mandolin, banjo and vocals) – have reunited for the aptly-named Golden Jubilee Tour. Continue reading

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Vector’s Tuning Fork hosts Americana Fest in October

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INXS: Still haunted by Michael Hutchence’s death

Australia is being gripped by a wave of INXS nostalgia, more than three decades after the band exploded on to the music scene. Michelle Duff speaks to Kirk Pengilly and Tim Farriss about the miniseries that has propelled them back into the charts. Continue reading

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