West Side Story jets into The Civic | Auckland, New Zealand

West Side Story at The Civic in Auckland. Image via westsidestorymusical.co.nz | onetakekate.com

Theatre fans that braved the stormy Auckland winter weather on June 22, were heartily rewarded at The Civic on the Opening Gala Night of the hugely successful international touring company production of West Side Story, directed and choreographed by Joey McKneely. As moving and emotive a story as ever, this incredibly talented company squeezed every fragment of sentiment […]

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WONDER WOMAN movie review

Wonder Woman. Image via Roadshow Films NZ / Undertow Media NZ | onetakekate.com

DC Comics Superhero and 70s TV iconic character Wonder Woman bursts forth in the first ever live action feature film based on Diana, Amazon Princess of Themyscira. But…is it any good? Resoundingly yes, from it’s solid and well plotted action sequences to the ferocity of Gal Gadot‘s fight scenes, director Patty Jenkins has imbued her […]

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JACKIE DVD REVIEW

Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy in Jackie. Image via vulture.com | onetakekate.com

Jackie is one of those #ICYMI treasures that if you didn’t have a chance to see this when it was released in NZ cinemas earlier this year; then you’re in for a gripping evening of cinema at home (…or what ever time of day you watch it, I’m not policing you!) However, I do suggest that […]

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HIDDEN FIGURES DVD REVIEW

Janelle Monae, Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer in Hidden Figures. Image via citypaper.com | onetakekate.com

I really enjoyed Hidden Figures when I saw it in cinema earlier this year and at the time I remember thinking it was definitely a watch more than once movie; so I’ve been keen to see what special features would be coming along with the DVD and Blu-Ray release of this excellent film.   Will […]

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Interview: Devin Townsend

Devin with Devin Townsend Project live at Powerstation in Auckland, New Zealand May 18 2017. Image via Ambient Light | onetakekate.com

Feature Image by Doug Peters via Ambient Light. For an Ambient Light piece, I interviewed Devin Townsend in April 2017 and was delighted to talk to another person who I genuinely felt like I would have a great time with at a BBQ. Admittedly, going into this Skype phone call, I was a little bit apprehensive. […]

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Coming Attractions | May 9

One Take Kate and Mr Leon Taylor meet a Xenomorph at the NZ Premiere of Alien Covenant | onetakekate.com

Mr Leon Taylor and I taking on a Xenomorph at the NZ Premiere of Alien: Covenant.  Doing what I do in my regular One Take Kate’ing day, I get to find out about heaps of cool new things coming our way in the world of movies, music, live entertainment and more so I thought I’d […]

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