The Illusionists The Civic, Auckland until June 2 Wow. I knew a magic show would likely blow my mind in some small respect but I had no idea The Illusionists would leave me as astounded as it did
The first trailers for the Superman reboot Man of Steel have been sombre affairs: a lot of soulful staring and angst from our hero as he wanders the world searching for answers. The voiceovers and mournful wailing of the soundtrack are all very beautiful but if Warner Bros is to get bums on seats – and the latest tracking figures show that Man of Steel isn’t a must-see picture for audiences – then it needs to showcase a hero who can still punch throw walls and whizz about the heavens faster than speeding bullet
What: Robert Plant and the Spectacular Space Shifters Where: Vector Arena, Auckland When: Thursday, April 11 When reviewing an act like Robert Plant, you kind of hope that it’s terrible just so you have something else to write other than that it was incredible. But alas, other than a (smoothly recovered) fumble of the mic, the man lived up to the legend
Height: 6 ft. 2 inches.
Old spacecraft never die. Well, actually, they do die, and sometimes in spectacular fashion burning up as they plunge through a planet’s atmosphere or into the fires of the sun.
We are all Keynesians now.
With all the pomp and money befitting its status as the world’s richest city, Abu Dhabi will soon unveil its new Formula One track on Yas Island, a spectacular entertainment destination emerging from the turquoise waters off the coast of the Emirati capital. In true Gulf style, the new Yas Marina Circuit is iconic — its roof is huge, ringed with thousands of lights, and modeled on the classic double curve of a Ferrari racing chassis.
If your plans to enjoy North America’s famous powder snow and tree-skiing have been derailed by the current economic downturn, why not try a quicker, cheaper and altogether more unusual winter holiday in the tiny but spectacular country of Montenegro? While many European resorts suffer from overcrowding, limited fresh snow and unskiable pine forests, Montenegro’s mountains offer deep, light powder, virtually no people and acres of perfectly spaced beech trees.
Veteran Kenny Perry charged to the top of the Tour Championship leader board with a six-under 64 at East Lake to overtake world number one Tiger Woods. The 49-year-old American will take a two-shot lead into the final round as Woods struggled to a one-under 69 in the final event of the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup series.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored two free-kicks on his European debut for Real Madrid, who opened their Champions League Group C campaign with a 5-2 victory away to FC Zurich on Tuesday night. Ronaldo, who became the world’s most expensive player when he joined the Spanish club for $130 million from Manchester United in July, put the visitors ahead in the 27th minute and then sealed victory on 89 as the Swiss side sought to level at 3-3