What started as a simple Disney and Final Fantasy crossover 17 years ago is now a labyrinthine juggernaut. Sam Brooks reviews the one – the only – Kingdom Hearts 3.
In Following Twain, which premiered on TVNZ One last night, Oscar Kightley follows the journey Mark Twain made around the country during his visit here in 1895. Sam Brooks reviews.
It's Auckland Anniversary Weekend, and you know that what means? St Jerome's Laneway Festival, aka Laneway! Sam Brooks shares his guide to how to do your 2019 Laneway Festival right.
Rudimental are one of the UK's biggest bands with a list of collaborators as long as your arm. Sam Brooks takes a look at some of their best moments ahead of their new album, Toast to Our Differences.
The Project and Seven Sharp screened their first episodes of the year last night – so how did they fare upon their return? 7pm newcomer Sam Brooks watched them both.
Four seasons in, with a fifth along the way, it's time to look back, and then look even further back. Sam Brooks looks at who's who on Westside, and who originally played them on Outrageous Fortune.
Acclaimed experimental pop musician Julia Holter's latest album Aviary appeared on multiple year-end lists - including Pitchfork and the Guardian, and she's touring New Zealand next week. Her NZ opening act, Ryan McPhun, interviews her ahead of her show.
Last year, Marvel's Venom came out and was a huge hit, and you can watch it on Lightbox right now. But the real killer? Eminem's rap over the credits.
The Passage comes from a best-selling novel pedigree - but will the show last long enough to make good on that? Sam Brooks reviews the new show, which premiered on TVNZ last night.
It's sold over 25 million copies across the world – but damned if anybody can make sense of it. Sam Brooks brings you the exhaustive, definitive guide to the world of Kingdom Hearts.
Another year, another twelve months full of video games that seem to exist only to drain your bank account - but which of these should you be hanging out for? Sam Brooks rounds up the most anticipated games of 2019.
The business of news is as dirty as the ink its printed in – or at least that's what Press thinks. Sam Brooks reviews the news drama from the BBC, which drops on Lightbox today.
Creative Assembly released another spinoff to the Total War series, this time based around the Three Kingdoms War in China. Sam Brooks investigates why this period is a bizarrely popular one for video games.
Before the release of one of this year's best album, Personal Best, Sam Brooks asked Chelsea Jade everything about her (and other people's) music.
They said he couldn't do it, but what else are you going to do in seven days? Sam Brooks watched 42 episodes of Outlander in a single week to catch up before the fourth season premiere tonight on Lightbox.
We have a winner - and it's a gamechanger. Sam Brooks power-ranks the last episode of House of Drag, and assesses the season in general.
It can be hard making small-talk with your loved ones over the holidays – which is exactly why television was invented. Sam Brooks shares the best shows to binge on Lightbox over the silly season, no matter your demographic.
Every day in the lead-up to Christmas, open the door to reveal a Spinoff writer’s short, sizzling commentary on a weighty subject. Our arbitrary and strictly enforced word limit: 365. Today: Sam Brooks on why cocktail snobbery is for losers.
The latest entry in the Smash Bros. series doesn't just cash in on nostalgia, it builds on it. Sam Brooks reviews Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
It was the *other* double murder that defined the nineties – the one that wasn't OJ-related. Coming to Lightbox today is its TV dramatisation: Law and Order True Crime: The Menéndez Murders. But who are all these people?
It's taken five episodes - but we've finally gotten to a choreography challenge. Sam Brooks power ranks the fifth episode of House of Drag.