MAMIL at the Bruce Mason Centre Takapuna, Auckland June 10 2017 Mark Hadlow is back in lycra and the whole jam packed audience of the Bruce Mason Centre loved him for it. He had a successful season with MAMIL in 2014 and judging by his performance tonight, he's in love with the nine characters he … Continue reading MAMIL at the Bruce Mason Centre (2017)
There was a time when one’s parents said to their children, “Young Man, find a girl, settle down, and get out of the house. We want to retire in peace!” People would think that some blokes are the mumma’s boy or the daughter is a daddy’s girl of the family. Old school parents who raised … Continue reading DOING LIFE BY YOURSELF…OR…WITH SOMEONE ELSE?
When one thinks of the Alien franchise, it’s either the Ridley Scott 1979 Alien or James Cameron’s 1986 Aliens. Here in the latest instalment of the franchise Ridley Scott is back at the helm and you maybe wondering why do we need another film? Then again you may say Ridley Scott the director of … Continue reading Alien: Covenant (2017)
Brian Cox as Churchill History tells us Winston Churchill was a man that demands respect and he as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom wanted his voice to be heard. In director Jonathan Tepitzky’s “Churchill”, you can understand why. Set 96 hours before the D-Day Normandy landings, we find Churchill not wanting to make … Continue reading Churchill (2017)
The stage is lit and in front of the speakers, sit tiger soft toys, alongside the keyboards a 1950’s lampshade. Guitars are ready on their stands as Ryan Adams pre-selected 80’s TV themed music plays throughout the theatre. The 2,400 capacity sold out crowd await in anticipation of their blue denimed hero to walk the … Continue reading Ryan Adams at The Civic Theatre (2017)
Henry V is about to start and the Pop Up Globe is filled with the young, the old and the groundlings, with the elite sitting in the upper Earl of Windsor seats. The Chorus played by Michael Mahony in the guise of a commercial cleaner is on stage doing exactly that, cleaning. He reads the … Continue reading Henry V at the Pop Up Globe (2017)
What is Shame? The Oxford dictionary defines it as NOUN 1. A painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behaviour: she was hot with shame , he felt a pang of shame at telling Alice a lie In this TED talk Brene Brown shares her thoughts about shame and vulnerability. Do … Continue reading What is Shame?
Revisiting "The Lion King" is like remembering your favourite childhood memory. You'd like to recall all the good bits but then there's bad stuff that happens during our childhood that we sometimes take into adulthood. You enjoyed childhood knowing it was fun, and you anticipated your future. Supportive people were around you to show what … Continue reading The Lion King (1994)
Bill Murray's film career has taken many turns recently to the point where he's won critical acclaim for his roles. St. Vincent is a comedy that says to the film going public who love Meatballs and Groundhog Day that he can still dominant a screen for easy comedy. Murray plays the titular character, a sarcastic, … Continue reading St. Vincent (2014)
What is disability? How do we define it? The Oxford dictionary defines it as NOUN ( plural disabilities) 1. A physical or mental condition that limits a person's movements, senses, or activities: children with severe physical disabilities. In this TED Talk clip, an Australian woman Stella Young tells us exactly what she thinks about … Continue reading What is disability?