Stormtroopers, anime characters and zombies are among the weird and wonderful characters celebrating Christchurch’s Armageddon Expo this weekend. The annual two-day event attracted 7,000 science fiction and fantasy fans, many dressed up as their favourite characters from cartoons, television and movies.
TIDEN Roedelius Schneider (Yellow Eye) As someone who was obsessive about the electronic explorations of Amon Duull, Cluster, Faust, Tangerine Dream and Can, the Hamburg based German label The Bureau is paradise regained. It’s been re-issuing old classics as well as potentially new ones
It was another tough night at the X Factor judging table.
The Seekers frontwoman Judith Durham is in hospital after suffering a brain haemorrhage soon after performing as part of the band’s 50th anniversary tour.
SPRING BREAKERS (94 minutes) (R18) Directed by Harmony Korine Starring Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, James Franco I’m not sure what it was based on, but I had high hopes for Spring Breakers. I think I thought, James Franco knows what he’s doing, those Disney girls finally have a chance to prove their acting chops, it looks a bit experimental and indie, I’ll give it a go
HOW RED IT THE BLOOD Tattletale Saints (Aeroplane/Rhythmethod) There is something utterly beguiling about a musician armed with a guitar and a suitcase full of memories, which need little or no adornment. There’s nowhere to hide, the voice has to engage you and the songs have to have substance
Eguchi Aimi is your typical Japanese pop star: perfect skin, high-pitched girlish voice, lithe figure, and a team of computer designers, photographers, and other pop stars artificially constructing her every movement. You read that correctly.
Two girls, watching a slasher movie about a psycho in an Edvard Munch “Scream” mask who calls girls at home and them stabs them to death, get a call from a psycho who shows up in a “Scream” mask and stabs them to death. But that was a scene from a movie, Stab 6, which two other girls are watching when their phone rings, a gravelly voice threatens them and surprise! one girl kills the other.
Kevin Clash is an Emmy-award-winning performer and producer with dozens of TV and film credits to his name, but he’s far better known as a furry red monster.