Entertainment

UB40 concert an exciting first

Saturday January 05, 2019

Rarotonga is gearing up this month for one of the most exciting musical events ever to take place on the island.

Aquaman a ‘must-sea’ spectacle

Saturday December 22, 2018

Aquaman is a glorious kitchen-sink superhero spectacular.

It is absurd and larger-than-life entertainment that offers just enough character and nuance to be more than empty spectacle.

Slow torture for kids and grownups alike, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms gives a bad name to the very concept of family entertainment.

Pace never flags in action thriller

Saturday October 27, 2018

Connoisseurs of cheesy, gung-ho, boys’ own action films will find plenty to relish in Hunter Killer. This is a curiously old-fashioned affair that feels as if it could have been made in the 1950s, or even earlier, with John Wayne or Gary Cooper instead of Gerard Butler in the lead role.

There was silence when the post credits for the movie A Star is Born started rolling on the screen.

Goosebumps 2 lacks original’s bite

Saturday October 13, 2018

I spend an unconscionable amount of time wondering about the right age at which to introduce my child to horror movies.

In the grand scheme of all movies ever made—including, say, FW Murnau’s exquisite 1927 silent film Sunrise and the totally useless 2015 Entourage movie — the line between a super-awesome Marvel movie and a bad one is cellophane-thin.

Night School fails the grade

Monday October 01, 2018

Only a fool would say that Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish aren’t hilarious. But only a dumbass would argue that their new comedy, Night School, isn’t the worst kind of lazy, laughless, paycheque-begging twaddle. What is it with stars who think that their responsibility to audiences stops at showing up?

Killings galore in ‘nun-pocalypse’

Saturday September 08, 2018

The Nun is the latest installment in the series we apparently have to call “The Conjuring universe”.

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