Have you started carrying the #TwinPeaksRewatch log? Check the schedule at the bottom of this post!
Have you donned the #TwinPeaksRewatch saddle shoes? Check the schedule at the bottom of this post – episode seven is on the menu this week!
Have you tasted the #TwinPeaksRewatch cherry pie? Check the schedule at the bottom of this post – episodes five and six are on the menu this week!
Have you drunk the #TwinPeaksRewatch coffee yet? Check the schedule at the bottom of this post – episodes three and four are on the menu this week!
Have you jumped on the Twin Peaks rewatch train yet? Check the schedule at the bottom of this post – episodes one and two are on the menu this week! That breathtaking image above is by Grant Buist (@fitz_bunny on Twitter), creator of legendary NZ comic strips Brunswick and the ongoing Jitterati.) Below: a writeup of the first episode of the regular series, which follows on from the pilot episode, so it’s sort of episode two ok?? This is by the marvellous Jenni Sands (@jennitalula on Twitter), who is currently reviewing the entire Empire Top 500 Movies list over on her blog. The format of this post is the same […]
The Ruminator presents: The Official Ruminator Twin Peaks Rewatch Companion! In the coming months, we will follow along with the great Twin Peaks rewatch (see end of post). Join us every Tuesday for some tasty ruminations on Twin Peaks from a bunch of great writers! (Maybe including you?) This week: start your rewatch with the feature-length pilot to Twin Peaks! Here’s Ruminator regular Morgan Davie to set the scene… When Twin Peaks came to New Zealand, we were young. We liked St Elsewhere and Cheers and Dallas. It was Ancient Days, people. Your television was a curving screen the size of a magazine spread, and the picture was grainy and […]
The Rev is a band I have wanted to see for, I dunno, 10 years now?
Forget everything Mel Gibson taught you about What Women Want; this is where wisdom lies. Boners of the Heart is like listening in on a slumber party, but in a non-creepy way.
Whew. This is going to be tricky. And possibly a bit of a wanky review. So for that I apologise.
Angela Barnes has, in her promo material, the sentence “The best mainstream female comedian I’ve seen since Sarah Millican” and the word mainstream makes me pause.
James Acaster is going to be a very expensive comic to see next time he comes back to New Zealand. I fully expect him to be at the Opera House charging like $50 to see him. And he’d be worth it. Because this was one of the best comedy festival shows I’ve had the fortune of seeing.
When we settle ourselves in for Rose’s show there’s an organist playing, it’s the soundtrack of just about every funeral you’ve ever been to and is a nice touch to what is an entertaining, funny, yet somewhat frustrating hour of comedy.
Jeremy Elwood is basically Mr New Zealand comedy at this point in his career. He is so polished, so professional that investing in his show is practically a sure thing, and Three Night Stand doesn’t disappoint.
Laura Daniel is probably the most likable comic I’ve seen on stage in some time. It’s a personality characteristic that is often neglected by comics, but for Laura I’m pretty sure it’s natural and just down to a charismatic, charming and funny persona.
“Don’t let his internet celebrity deceive” says part of Neel’s promo material, and I have to confess I didn’t actually know who Neel was before I went and saw his show.
I cannot emphasise enough how the marketing for Lords of Strut does not capture what you will see.
Marcel Lucont’s was one of the shows I was most looking forward to this festival. He’s won a tonne of awards recently and everyone raved about him at his most recent trip here a couple of years ago.