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.

'Birdman', 'Budapest' lead Oscar nominations

'Birdman', 'Budapest' lead Oscar nominations

Show business satire "Birdman" and colorful caper "The Grand Budapest Hotel," have captured nine Academy Award nominations each, including best picture, for a year recognized for its original feats in filmmaking.

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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