Archive | June, 2013

The New Zealand International Film Festival Launch/ You’re Next

25 Jun

film fest

Last night Auckland’s cinephiles gathered together once again to celebrate the launch of the New Zealand International Film Festival. This year marks something of a double anniversary, this being the 45th NZIFF, and as many of you will remember, it was also around this time last year that The Rag opened it’s digital doors with our coverage of the 44th NZIFF. Continue reading

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Announcement: An Evening with Julie Andrews on Wednesday 5th June at The Civic

4 Jun

Julie Andrews

Ahead of her highly anticipated show An Evening with Julie Andrews, the truly iconic star of stage and screen, as well as renowned author and philanthropist, Dame Julie Andrews graced a handful of Auckland’s media with her undeniably charming presence this morning. Continue reading

Eels: Wonderful, Glorious

4 Jun

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Having completed his 2006-2010 album trilogy, Eels core member Mark Oliver Everett seems intent for Wonderful, Glorious to lose the precise, thematic bent of his previous work, instead settling instead on a less focused, poetic approach. Still, the Eels trademarks of solid, bluesy tunefulness and contemplative, material lyricism persist —though not always together on the same songs. Continue reading