Best of the web: April 16, 2016

by Fiona Rae / 15 April, 2016
Including David Farrier's <i>Tickled</i>, John Oliver and Kimberley Crossman's new role on E! Channel.
Tickled.
Tickled.


TICKLED PINK: May we recommend the new local movie Tickled, which has had the bad luck to be premiering in New Zealand around the same time as Taika Waititi’s new blockbuster Hunt for the Wilderpeople, but is an equally engaging feat of Kiwi ­ingenuity. What starts out as an offbeat story for TV3 turns into a bizarre down-the-rabbit-hole experience for directors David Farrier and Dylan Reeve. The website at tickledmovie.com includes background and the trailer.

THE BEST WORDS: John Oliver has broken the internet again with his Donald Trump segment that pulled apart Trump’s loose interpretation of the truth and revealed that the family name was originally Drumpf. This of course meant the sale of “Make Donald Drumpf Again” red caps and a website donaldjdrumpf.com. The segment has been viewed more than 85 million times ­combined on YouTube and Facebook.



SVOD HIGHLIGHT: What’s good in subscription video on demand. Bouncy Kiwi actress Kimberley Crossman has a new role on E! channel’s first scripted series, Hashtaggers, available online at eonline.com/shows/hashtaggers. She has also done a series of behind-the-scenes interviews for TVNZ Ondemand (tvnz.co.nz/ondemand). Here she is chatting with Grey’s Anatomy star Martin Henderson.

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