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The slow starvation of Radio NZ - the final nail in the coffin of the Fourth Estate?

The chilling of the mainstream media

Whether by machiavellian, subtle and covert political pressuring from on-high; bad management decision-making,  or an inevitable process of  dumbing-down brought on by the never-ending need for advertising revenue and rapacious returns to share-holders, news media in this country continues to suffer at the on-going impacts of “market forces”. 5,829 more words

The Body Politic

Small Town Satire: A DROP DEAD GORGEOUS review

DROP DEAD GORGEOUS (1999) is the most under-appreciated comedy movie of the 1990s. It is a note perfect mockumentary of a ridiculous small town beauty pageant, featuring great performances from actresses we don’t usually think of that way (Denise Richards and Kirstie Alley,) and from actresses that went on to excel (Allison Janney, Amy Adams). 731 more words

Film Club

Big Eyes (2014) Review

There is no doubt that the story of Margaret and Walter Keane deserves telling and that it is very interesting but is it worth a whole movie?  590 more words


Even Amy Adams Understands the Importance of a Timeless Bag

While trend chasers wait with bated breath for the next incarnation of the “it” bag, there is a crowd of classic-yet-stylish dressers who turn the other way. 182 more words


Amy Lou Adams (born August 20, 1974) is an American actress and singer. Adams began her career on stage performing in dinner theatre and later made her feature film debut in Drop Dead Gorgeous. 693 more words


"The Fighter" on cable tv (2010, Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams)

Mark Wahlberg plays Micky Ward, a real life prizefighter back in the 1980s who had dreams of becoming a champion.  The life of a professional boxer is grueling; and for Wahlberg, it is made worse by a washed-out, boxer brother (played by Christian Bale) who is addicted to crack, and a mother/manager who sometimes doesn’t have Wahlberg’s best interests in mind.  332 more words