Could Sir Edmund Hillary be due some Oscar love A movie that recreates his ascent of Everest with Tenzing Norgay will premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). New Zealand-based writer and director Leanne Pooley’s
Jazz dancer Annie Theewis has nailed it on the international stage. The Geraldine High School head girl returned from Hollywood on Tuesday with an armful of trophies.
An auction featuring some of this country’s most significant artists includes works owned by Eric and Kathy Hertz, who died when their plane crashed into the sea near Kawhia in March. Among the paintings being auctioned are a 1910 oil of
The Catcher in the Rye, Doctor Zhivago, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Brave New World, Of Mice and Men, Slaughterhouse-Five, The Handmaid’s Tale and Lolita. It’s a not just a list of entries in the modern literary canon – they’re also books that have been banned.
Elijah Wood’s portrayal of serial killer Frank Zito in slasher remake Maniac will be able to play only to limited audiences in this country. The Office of Film and Literature Classification has restricted viewing to film festivals, or tertiary level media and film studies courses, and only to people aged at least 18
Blue Man Group is one of the most popular and oddest left-field theatre experiences to come out of the United States. Every so often the call goes out for new Blue Men.
US police are investigating a scuffle between rapper Kanye West and a cameraman at Los Angeles International Airport, where paparazzi are known to lurk in hopes of snapping shots of celebrities. LAX Police Sergeant Steve Savala said numerous witnesses were being interviewed about the incident.
Hugh Jackman is ready to sink his claws into Comic-Con again.
Kiwis in the music business are not about to follow international music star Thom Yorke and yank their music from streaming site Spotify, but there is support for the Radiohead singer. Yorke, who also has solo side projects, this week pulled his solo music from the site, posting on Twitter that he was “standing up for our fellow musicians”
A film-maker’s 10-year-old daughter proved the star of the show in his award-winning short film.