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 […]
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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 […]
I saw an article yesterday that came from early December about the current intelligence community and its panic over Donald Trump. The article, from Reuters, says that Canada is concerned about Trump’s comments around using torture and other ethical atrocities as well as his ties to Russia
By Adam Simpson (@misfitmovies) [Most of this was written in the days following the death of David Bowie in January 2016]
So who saw that one coming? No-one. Big news.
Since *that* election I have read myriad reasons why it played out the way it did
The Rev is a band I have wanted to see for, I dunno, 10 years now?
Outside of the Comedy Festival there is a tonne of comedy shows around Wellington city that you should check out. But it’s rare that we get a show of this calibre coming to town.
RadioNZ (sorry RNZ) has a remarkable story up about New Zealand’s high level of immigration, and how this high level of immigration is actually bringing in a lot of low-skilled workers
So 2016 hasn’t been great huh? That’s the meme. That it’s been a shit year. Smacking us all right in the gooch. Terrorism, celebrity deaths, poverty, Trump, we’ve had a lot. So I thought in honour of it being such a shitter let’s take a look at some good things.
The annual subscription fee has come up again and as I (Dave) have started my own business, money is a bit tight, so if you want to donate to help keep the site live then awesome!
We love comedy at the Ruminator. We review the shit out of it every festival and we’re a big supporter of local comedy which we think is going from strength to strength.
Over the weekend, on TV3’s ‘The Nation‘, the Wellington Mayoral candidates got together and had a shitfest.
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.
It was a fascinating day yesterday, watching the Brexit results come in and seeing how divided United Kingdom had become.
If there’s one euphemism I’m sick of hearing it’s “property investment”.