TVNZ has snapped the broadcast rights to long-running soap Home and Away from TV3, whose owner MediaWorks NZ Limited is currently in receivership. The company said it was disappointed the distributor of Home and Away had chosen to cancel its contract and grant the show’s license to TVNZ.
When Ray Harryhausen was 13, he was so overwhelmed by King Kong that he vowed he would create otherworldly creatures on film. He fulfilled his desire as an adult, thrilling audiences with skeletons in a sword fight, a gigantic octopus destroying the Golden Gate Bridge, and a six-armed dancing goddess
A little more than a decade ago, Guy Pearce had broken through in Hollywood but was struggling to deal with a relentless workload and his new celebrity. He was known around the world for The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, L.A.
MUSIC BOX OPERA Delerium (Border) Although they are probably best known for the single Silence with fellow countrywoman Sarah McLachlan, Delerium have been at the forefront of Canada’s electro–ambient movement for nearly two decades. Though their beats are still more Enigma-ish than trip hoppy, there’s an ethereal pop cinematic quality to songs such as Consciousness Of Love and Chrysalis Heart, while Monarch, featuring Nadina is reminiscent of the Middle Eastern worldliness of Dead Can Dance
What a juxtaposition on Easter Monday: The programme widely derided as the end of public service broadcasting as we know it stages a sentimental farewell to an emblem of the golden age of old-fashioned quality television.
Her husband is dead, her children are scattered, her cause crumbling.
EPII MMDELAI (Self released) A couple of years ago, Annemarie Duff’s first-up full-lengther For Sleep and Creativity did what it said on the tin…drifting, ambient electronica suited for starry-eyed dreamers or reiki therapists’ waiting rooms. Now with three other conspirators (student friend Jess Hix, Danny Webster and philosophy graduate Josh Black) behind her, the music has filled out: not only are Duff’s breathy vocals underpinned by dark, Bjork-ish tones of dread and wonder, but there’s a sparkling, ethereal quality to the synths and a whip-crack depth to the bass and beats
Bridesmaids hit theaters six weeks ago, igniting a flurry of recognition, however late and daft, that women are indeed funny.
TIME Correspondent Don Sider spent several days at Khe Sanh last week ducking incoming shells and observing the unique quality of life in the besieged Marine base. His report: A chill, grey mist hangs over the jungled hills around Khe Sanh and drifts down onto the base's metal run way
American soldiers often have a tough time with Arabic names, so to guards, he was just “Gus.” To the world outside Abu Ghraib prison, he became an iconic figure, a naked, prostrate Iraqi prisoner crawling on the end of a leash held by Private Lynndie England, the pixyish Army Reserve clerk who posed in several of the infamous photographs that made the name Abu Ghraib synonymous with torture. Now, it emerges, there may be another dimension to Gus’ story and certainly to the horrors of Abu Ghraib.