Archive for March, 2004

Health

Health

by / March 22, 2004 / No Comments

The other day, someone I know, Red, took off his shoes in public. Not that going commando foot style is a bad thing – I love going bare foot and running around on grass, one of the best things in the world. However the bacteria that called Red home were just plain out of control. [...]

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Sports

Sports

by / March 22, 2004 / No Comments

Before I start this week’s article I just want to say good stuff to the Hurricanes for winning last week against the Cats. It was an important win, not only because it keeps them away from the bottom of the table, but they also showed Wellington what they are capable of, and hopefully inspired the [...]

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(Review) Café Istanbul

(Review) Café Istanbul

by / March 22, 2004 / No Comments

As the name suggests, Café Istanbul serves Turkish food. Which is lucky really, or you might be led to believe that kebabs are the only Turkish cuisine out. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation

by / March 22, 2004 / No Comments

It is generally thought that to make a movie out of a wonderful book is to lay literature down and rape it. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Be Nice to Me

Be Nice to Me

by / March 22, 2004 / No Comments

I’ve just returned from giving blood, so forgive me if this is a little light-headed. I’ve been donating blood regularly for a few years now, and I always come away from the experience feeling a wee bit more connected with the rest of humanity. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Dead End Beat: The Story So Far

Dead End Beat: The Story So Far

by / March 22, 2004 / No Comments

March is an important month for Wellington-based band Dead End Beat. Their debut self-titled album is scheduled to drop this month, coinciding with the release of the Joe Lonie-directed video for their next single, ‘All My Riches,’ which features the infamous American porn actress Shayla La Veaux. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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This one time… at band camp

This one time… at band camp

by / March 22, 2004 / No Comments

I realise that I take up quite a lot of this column, and a lot of your reading time, raving on about the School of Music, but you have to understand that I have no life outside of it. In a few months I can actually apply to become a citizen. But today’s column is [...]

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The Human Stain

The Human Stain

by / March 22, 2004 / No Comments

Right from The Human Stain’s outset I was put off. How can you take a film seriously when it opens with long slow panning shots of icy branches and a car travelling along snow-clad roads? Is this not one of the most clichéd images in film? Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Raising Victor Vargas

Raising Victor Vargas

by / March 22, 2004 / No Comments

Movies about teenage love are pretty much a dime a dozen these days, but few are executed as sweetly and as believably as Raising Victor Vargas. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Japanese Story

Japanese Story

by / March 22, 2004 / No Comments

Japanese Story is an odd movie, a slow creeping film – often jarring and awkward, yet at the heart of the movie lies a bittersweet romance that provides the film with a solid emotional punch. Despite its many flaws, Japanese Story is a moving film – affecting the audience with the sheer tragedy of its [...]

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