In July, US Ambassador Scott Brown had what he probably thought was an interview scheduled with Kim Hill. What actually ensued was a brilliantly shady media boxing match. Sam Brooks gives his play-by-play.
Sam Brooks picks out what you should watch this Christmas when things get too stressful and you just need to curl up on the couch.
There have been 15 numbered titles, it has sold 130 million copies worldwide, and it's spawned countless spinoffs. On its 30th birthday, Sam Brooks reflects on Final Fantasy and what the series means to him.
Arriving December 19, Lightbox’s new historical epic The Hollow Crown is bringing some serious silver screen stars to your little streaming device. Sam Brooks shares a guide on where you know them from and who the heck they’re playing.
Tyler Henry aka The Hollywood Medium is giving one of the most bizarre and compelling performances on television right now, and he probably doesn’t know it.
This morning Kim Hill generously gave Don Brash 30 minutes in which to explain his problem with te reo on the radio. Kim Hill expert and superfan Sam Brooks brings you her best burns.
We go deep on one of the biggest songwriters of the decade, who's about to become one of the biggest popstars in the world, and even got to talk to her about her craft.
Search Party is back on Lightbox for its second season, with new episodes coming every Monday. Sam Brooks is here to tell you why you really need to catch up.
After a rocking season last year, Briefs Factory returns with their new show Briefs: Close Encounters. Sam Brooks responds to the two very different sides to the show, and how the company marries them.
Want to introduce your small child to the favourite bands of your youth without scaring them with Little Earthquakes or Hounds of Love? Sam Brooks has you covered.
Propel has released their new high-performance drone, and it's a goddamned Star Wars one. Sam Brooks went to the lavish launch event, somehow flew it, and reports back.
Last week five women accused comedian Louis CK of sexual harassment, charges he admits are true. Sam Brooks writes about why Louis CK has always been a problematic comedian – and not just for this.
With season four arriving to Lightbox tomorrow, Sam Brooks previews the return of excellent family dramedy Transparent.
She's perhaps New Zealand's most prominent actress of this moment, but when she gets a big part she's still reluctant to share the news for fears of being cut down. She is a sudden film star, a theatre legend and a chill-as-shit lady. Sam Brooks sits down in a park for a few beers with Rachel House.
Last week, LGBTIQ organisation Rainbow Youth released their first ever TV spot to combat homophobia. Sam Brooks does a close read of the ad, what it means, and where the conversation goes next.
Cuphead is a tremendously hard and beautiful indie run-and-gun game. Sam Brooks, despite being notoriously bad at video games decided to play it.
Next up in Sam's Celebrity Game Reviews, Sam Brooks plays an incredibly strange Kevin Hart game that is unfortunately aimed at families, maybe.