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NZ Entertainment Podcast Episode 15: Lorde, The Miltones, Westside Story, Annabelle, Pride, Get On Up

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It’s back bigger and badder than ever. Pod-bros Wal & Jarred go where no other podcast has gone, we have Milly & Liam from The Miltones talking up a storm about life, Kaipara college and Stevie Ray Vaughn, they even play their old school hit “Agenda” unplugged with Jarred on the eggs (half thumbs up). We talk things movies & films with Sam from SpicyPulp & Clayton (without Annabelle mask) from Big Screen NZ, Clayton also reveals his hot dating tips for the movies

Guests: The Miltones, Samuel Hames, Clayton Barnett

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This episode hosted by Wal Reid, engineered by Simon Peterson and Paul Spain is the executive producer. The NZ Entertainment Podcast is published by Global Voice Media – the home of NZ’s favourite podcasts.

NZ Tech Podcast 201: Semble mobile wallet, hands on Sony Xperia Z3 and Samsung’s Gear VR, Note 4, Gear S

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This week we go hands on with Sony’s Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact plus Samsung’s Gear VR, Note 4, Gear S. And we discuss Dropbox password leak, Bigpipe’s new Ultra-Fast Broadband plans, MyRepublic arrives in NZ and Semble’s mobile wallet with ASB, BNZ, 2degress, Spark and Vodafone.

This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Mark Derricutt (@talios) and Oliver Smith (@OliverHMSmith). Supported by Vector Communications and published by NZ’s Podcast specialists – Global Voice Media.

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NZ Entertainment Podcast 14: Maya Payne, Seasons, GPOGP, Victoria Schmidt

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This episode Wal & Jarred chat to 17 year old musician Maya Payne, things go metal with Brad Stansell drummer with metal band Seasons, we catch up with Muzai recording group GPOGP, Samoan playwright Victoria Schmidt (director/actor) talks about her show based on the streets of Manurewa, the show’s called Music and Me plus Wal & Jarred are way out of their depths talking about technology & old school spacies plus the return of Jarred’s Hammond organ

Guests: Maya Payne, Brad Stansell, Girls Pissing On Girls Pissing, Victoria Schmidt

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This episode hosted by Wal Reid, engineered by Simon Peterson and Paul Spain is the executive producer. The NZ Entertainment Podcast is published by Global Voice Media – the home of NZ’s favourite podcasts.

NZ Tech Podcast 200: Windows 10, HP to split up, Google Glass for the police, MyRepublic launching

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In this episode – Windows 10 lands in the spotlight, Dubai police to get Google Glass, Singaporean internet provider MyRepublic launching in NZ, Hewlett-Packard chooses to break up, Marriott Hotels fined for Wi-Fi block and new NZ domain names launch.

This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Nathan Mercer and supported by Vector Communications. Published by NZ’s Podcast specialists – Global Voice Media.

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The Judge Review – directed by David Dobkin

To simply dismiss David Dobkin’s The Judge as just another court room drama, would be like saying all New Zealand movies begin and end with Peter Jackson. Of course it’s easy to draw comparisons to Matlock or take an easy dig at Downey Jnr’s Ironman franchise films but I think Dobkin who is more known for his comedic films (Shanghai Knights, Wedding crashers) equally excels at the dramatic and The Judge delivers a highly entertaining watch that’s definitely better than your standard Hollywood fare.

The secret of the film’s success is the talented cast and engaging script. Robert Duvall plays The Judge Joseph Palmer, a stoic pillar of the community who is now under suspicion of murder while Downey plays the son, a big city lawyer Hank Palmer returning to his childhood home who sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family. The tension between the two as father & son is touching, the rapport electric, as the movie weaves around these two central figures you discover more secrets that are latent in this quasi-dysfunctional family that probably aren’t as far removed from our own lives. Downey’s quick witted lines are delivered with gusto, while Robert Duvall is equally as solid.

It’s a cast of many and varied, but stand out performances for me are ex-flame Vera Farmiga, Law & Orders Vincent D’Onofrio (not so much crazy in this role) and Jeremy Strong (the simple brother with the 8mm camera) both play Downey’s two brothers in the film. Also keep an eye out for Billy Bob Thornton, he’s a bit redundant in his brief scenes as the opposing counsel but worth the mention.

I have to admit to hankering a good drama now and then, maybe it was because I was in the mood that The Judge got the better of me. It’s the kind of film that would translate just as well on the small screen, if the film didn’t have the high-caliber cast or Dobkin’s intelligent script I would seriously consider it flawed. I enjoyed the ebbs and flows of the film, the ability to be made to laugh, to feel awkward or the tug at the emotional heart strings speaks volumes of The Judge. Maybe “Ironside meets Ironman” would suffice as a one liner, but as Downey’s character nicely puts it “Innocent people can’t afford me” and by the end of the film his words are whittled sentiment. It’s not an easy watch clocking in at nearly three hours but time is relative and the Judge prevails. 7/10

Sepultura – The Studio Auckland

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Sepultura – concert review The Studio Auckland

One last spray of CK one to ward off any unwelcome evil stenches as I approach at the Sepultura gig at Auckland’s Studio on Karangahape Rd. It’s an all too familiar sight, Bogan heaven. It’s where the tribally tattooed meet in default black clothing, by the show of tee shirts it was obvious that everyone had come to see Brazil’s favourite sons of metal.

It was the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil in 1984 that launched the ascent of their native sons in Sepultura (Portuguese for “grave”) by teen brothers Max and Igor Cavalera, the Death/Thrash Metal band have become the country’s biggest heavy metal act and the burgeoning Auckland crowd was testament that you can’t keep a good band down.

Local acts Bulletbelt and Tainted fittingly warmed the crowd, it was ensuring knowing Kiwi metal is in safe hands, however after much flittering onstage by the group’s techies, the band finally took centre stage led by Ohio native vocalist Derrick Green, the crowd awoke as they whipped the stage into a frenzy. It was obvious that the crowd were all too accommodating exerting their pent up energy only to be encouraged by Green who was totally in control giving his signature “bounce” hand signals, which only incited the crowd further.

Sepultura were on fire last night, ripping through their more than generous set spanning their thirteen albums or so, they were a force to be reckoned akin to trading body blows from boxer Joseph Parker, brutal in song and relentless in execution they showed they still have the goods. Songs like Territory, Propaganda and Orgasmatron were eagerly devoured, with guitarist Andreas Kisser pausing after one of the songs to let loose with a “Kiaora” as he introduced the next song off their latest album “The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart” “Manipulation of Tragedy” the drumming by Eloy Casagrande on that tune was worth the price of admission alone.

Refuse/Resist, Arise and Roots Bloody Roots displayed the sheer talent of these guys, that old school thrash metal guitar and punk sensibility ignited something inside this old rocker, it was a freight train unleashed that had me smiling and moving to the bands every whim. Of course it wouldn’t be fitting if there was nothing said about our city, clichés aside Green had also had Te Reo lessons and commented how much they had enjoyed their stay and the country

30 years of existence have seen Sepultura change their personnel line up but their music relatively remains unscathed – Even without the Cavalera brothers I’m sure most purists would’ve been satisfied, let’s hope it’s not another 20 years before they return to our fair shores

NZ Tech Podcast 199: iPhone 6/6 Plus hands on, Spaced360, Shellshock, HP’s low cost Windows devices

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This episode we go hands on with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, discuss Digital Nationz tech museum and Paul’s Rex Bionics and Segway experiences. We also try the Spaced360 bluetooth speaker, get an update on Quickflix, hear about new low cost Windows devices from HP and highlight two interesting printers from HP (HP OfficeJet Color Flow X585) and Brother (MFC-J5720DW).

This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guests Paddy Buckley (@PaddyBuckley) and Mark Webster and supported by Vector Communications. Published by NZ’s Podcast specialists – Global Voice Media.

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The Slightly Correct Political Show 27: Picking over the bones of the election, what Labour needs to do, raise a glass to the Conservatives

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Pat Brittenden joins comedians Jeremy Elwood and Chris Brain to look over the demolition of the NZ Labour Party by National in the 2014 Election. They mull over where next for Labour and pick over the bones of the dead carcass that is the 2014 election.

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This episode features Pat Brittenden (@patbrittenden), Chris Brain (@Chris_Brain), Jeremy Elwood (@jeremyelwood). The Slightly Correct Political Show is published by Global Voice Media – the home of NZ’s favourite podcasts.

NZ Tech Podcast 198: BMW Connected Drive, Tech down on the farm, iOS 8, iPhone 6 sales

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Topics this week include the arrival on BMW Connected Drive in NZ, tech on the farm, Kindle Voyage, Huawei Ascend P7, Oculus Crescent Bay Virtual Reality prototype, Asus G750, DisplayPort via USB connection along with iOS 8 and iPhone 6 and 6 plus.

This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Karen Monks (@RDiva) and supported by Vector Communications. Published by NZ’s Podcast specialists – Global Voice Media.

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