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Arts

May 18, 2009

Go see The Wackness. I recommend it because it has the best compiled soundtrack in years. I knew practically every song in this movie and they are all good. The first 20 minutes alone treated me to KRS One, A Tribe Called Quest and Raekwon. I could write a whole review based on the tracks […]

May 18, 2009

When I decided to do a Comedy Round Table I imagined knights, dragons, and brutally murdering Saracens. Instead it was Uther Dean and I stinking at each other while Dominique Lecchi and Fiona McNamara, well, they stunk too. It was a hot sticky room. But in a bad way. The Burn, BATS 19–23 of Feb. […]

May 18, 2009

There is a certain stigma attached to Star Trek. Something about the franchise which has pushed it into the extreme levels of nerdiness. A lot of people are not going to see Star Trek based purely on the perceived sci-figeek/internet fanboy image their friends will tease them about if they admit 1) having seen it, […]

May 18, 2009

Putting Homelessness into Focus Directed by Charlie Bleakley New Zealand (2008) This 20-minute documentary film was a part of the Human Rights Film Festival 2009, and does exactly as the title suggests—putting the situation of homeless people in New Zealand under the camera focus. When someone talks about homelessness in Wellington, most would immediately think […]

May 18, 2009

Federico Garcia Lorca’s Blood Wedding has been hailed as one of the masterpieces of twentieth century theatre. Set against the backdrop of the Spanish Civil war, it is a story of passion and desperation, love and violence, beautifully brought to life in Circa Theatre’s production, directed by Willem Wassenaar. Much of the beauty of this […]

May 18, 2009

Matt & Kim, Holiday with Friends & Little Pictures played at Mighty Mighty. Two of our reviewers were there. They both reviewed it. We like both of their reviews. Which can only mean one thing. REVIEW WAR. The Mighty Mighty is like a box of chocolates—do I need to say how? What I got, when […]

May 11, 2009

Hip-hop and rap acts in Wellington are, unfortunately, few and far between. Actually, fuck that. Good rap groups full stop are about as hard to find in NZ as a positive review of Little Pictures. Thus, given the nature of this week’s music section, the task has fallen to yours truly to write up on […]

May 11, 2009

Article 5: No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. A rticle 9: No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile. A rticle 20: Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association. Eleanor Roosevelt is rolling in her grave right now, […]

May 11, 2009

How do you compare to modern-day romance? The forty-minute mark is usually the best. It’s the time when the protagonist and the mentor finally break each others communication barriers, find they’ve got more in common than they think and sparks of friendship appear. It’s an inspirational time. A decent way into the film, the exposition […]