HANNAH ARENDT (M) 113 mins “Israel seizes Nazi chief “, screams The New York Times of May 24, 1960.
Candice McQueen: Nasty! St James Cabaret, March 8 Candice (pronounced Can-dice) McQueen is the alter ego of Spanky, aka New Zealand’s own Rhys Morgan, and I wondered after the show why we ever let such a talent slip through our fingers The brooding good looks of guitarist Robert Trippolino would have set some hearts aflutter as he started with a remake of Don McLean’s American Pie as Candice trips down a floodlit stairway oozing talent, glam and an outrageous sense of the Id, think Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard. This entrance serves to introduce a potted history of gayness that had no bearing on the usual drag acts who like to mime to Liza (with a Z) or Babs
Everyone’s excited about the arrival of his Royal Highness, the Prince of Cambridge, even Kermit and Miss Piggy have a message for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Delivered in true Muppet style, the message is funny, timely and the duo even manages to reference their upcoming movie.
Oscar-winner Sam Mendes has confirmed he will direct the next James Bond film, following the critical and commercial success of his first 007 instalment Skyfall. Daniel Craig is contracted to make two more movies as the British spy, with producer Barbara Broccoli telling Fairfax she hopes it is more
Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield would like to see his character fall in love with a guy. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, he recalls a conversation he had with a producer about Spider-Man’s long-time love, Mary Jane Watson.
Did anyone really want or need a big screen all bells and whistles adaptation of that hoary old load of rubbish The Lone Ranger Was there really a groundswell of desire in the multiplexes of the world for the paunchy man in the white hat to saddle up and ride again I doubt it.
FLIGHT FROM THE INSIDE Into The East (Rhythmethod) A lot of New Zealand artists could learn a thing or two from Into The East. The Southland duo of Graeme Woller and Liv McBride have been refining their craft for the past nine years and have finally released their debut album which McBride says “had a mind of its own and we knew it had to be realised”.
Selena Gomez has confirmed her split from Justin Bieber again, saying she is “completely available”.
Chris Brown has seemingly confirmed he has split from Rihanna.
Bootcamp part two. Of the 120, initially happy, campers, 60 got the boot on Sunday and without much time to rest they’re again back on the chop-, chop-, chopping block.