Tom Augustine

Tom is an Auckland-based filmmaker, writer and professional Lord of the Rings nerd. He owns a pair of cowboy boots. Follow him on Instagram @thaugustine.

Books
Jun 12, 2019

Black exodus and white supremacy: a rediscovered 1962 novel, reviewed

Tom Augustine on the mythic satire of William Melvin Kelley’s A Different Drummer, written nearly 60 years ago and still too relevant.

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Media
Apr 29, 2019

Does Avengers: Endgame have heaps of your favourite superhero, or not much?

There are more characters in Avengers: Endgame than there are minutes in an hour, but how much is your favourite actually in it? Tom Augustine has the answers.

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Television
Feb 27, 2019

Remembering Freaky, New Zealand’s most traumatic kid’s show

Goosebumps had nothing on this one. Tom Augustine looks back at the Kiwi kid's horror series that scarred a generation: Freaky.

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Music
May 17, 2018

Rejoice, for ‘Lydia’ by Fur Patrol is finally on Spotify!

In 2000, Fur Patrol dominated the New Zealand singles chart with 'Lydia'. 18 years later, 'Lydia' is finally streaming on Spotify. We pay tribute to this New Zealand classic.

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Media
Dec 1, 2017

Live every moment: A fanboy farewells The Worst Idea Of All Time

Tonight, in Los Angeles, the New Zealand podcast phenomenon The Worst Idea Of All Time comes to a close. Tom Augustine pays tribute to the show that took a terrible idea and transformed it into art.

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