Otago Daily Times: Entertainment

McCarten, Weta up for Oscars

McCarten, Weta up for Oscars

Anthony McCarten will spearhead New Zealand's hopes of Oscar success when Hollywood royalty gather for the Academy Awards.

Actors back 'Birdman' in march towards Oscars

Actors back 'Birdman' in march towards Oscars

"Birdman," a satirical film about acting in the unforgiving world of show business, has won top honors from Hollywood's actors in an important show of support for its march toward the best picture Oscar.

Greek singer Demis Roussos dies

Greek singer Demis Roussos dies

The Egyptian-born Greek singer Demis Roussos, who sold more than 60 million records worldwide with a series of international hits in the 1970s and 1980s, has died in Athens after a long illness, aged 68.

Poems fit for a bard

Poems fit for a bard

For better or verse, the winners have been chosen in this year's Robert Burns Poetry Competition, Shane Gilchrist reports.

'Fargo' series not really remake but does Coen brothers proud

'Fargo' series not really remake but does Coen brothers proud

If the endless parade of remakes and sequels is getting you down and you feel like there is nothing new and exciting to watch this summer, don't go outside, just watch television - which is going through a golden streak - instead. Reporter Vaughan Elder suggests three television series to binge on over summer.

Forensic pathology - from the inside

Forensic pathology - from the inside

Working Stiff is both a work of memoir and an accessible introduction to the basic principles of forensic science.

Assassins Creed Unity: Assassins interest restored

Assassins Creed Unity: Assassins interest restored

One of my favourite games for a while, the Assassin's Creed series, featured brilliant storylines and was fun to play. Then it lost its way and, in turn, my interest. That, however, has been restored by Assassins Creed Unity.

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