The sudden loss of loved ones and the consequences of such events are recurring themes in a just-published collection of short stories by Hamilton writer Elizabeth Cunnane. Titled After, the book will be launched tonight at Aesthete Gallery in Hamilton
Sir Peter Jackson’s second instalment of The Hobbit movie has become music to the ears of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.
There’s not much Hobbit in the teaser for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Instead, this first appetite-whetter for Part Two of Peter Jackson’s epic J.R.R.
It didn’t seem like too long ago that conservatives in the United States mocked the activism of liberal-minded Hollywood activists and the futility of their pursuits in far-off countries.
A district court judge who lectures on international art crime has found his work in the most unexpected place – the pages of Dan Brown’s latest blockbuster. Hamilton-based Judge Arthur Tompkins, who each New Zealand winter teaches a course on art crime during war in a small town north of Rome, was stunned to find The Da Vinci Code author had lifted a passage of his writing for use in his latest New York Times bestseller, Inferno.
It is hardly an unexpected journey any more. Actors involved with The Hobbit movie trilogy have returned to Wellington from around the world, with filming for the final two films expected to resume today
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D (Warner Brothers, M) Director: Peter Jackson Starring: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage ‘All good stories deserve embellishment,” Gandalf the Grey tells Bilbo Baggins in the opening scenes of Sir Peter Jackson’s first movie based on The Hobbit. Actor Sir Ian McKellen, who plays the lovable wizard, is almost winking at the audience as he delivers the line, no doubt referring to the amount of embellishment The Hobbit book had to undergo to turn it into a trio of screenplays
David Bowie’s latest music video featuring him as a Christ-like figure surrounded by women in skimpy outfits and priests in a bar has been slapped with an adult-only rating by video sharing website YouTube.
Warner Brothers will launch a new technology in New Zealand when it releases the first part of The Hobbit on DVD and Blu-ray on May 1. The technology, called UltraViolet, will allow buyers to log in on a computer and watch the film from the cloud via an internet portal such as Flixster.com.
American rockers Counting Crows turned out to be lame ducks when they cancelled two concerts in as many nights in Wellington this weekend. They today annouced that their Auckland show, scheduled for today, wouldn’t go ahead either