The big entertainment event this weekend in the United States, one supposes, is the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie, but our sources say don't bother - the series has jumped the shark completely, so to speak, landing mere inches away from Santa Claus Versus the Martians.
Even the cameo by Keith Richards, we hear, is a disappointment. One wonders if it might not be better, rather than giving Keith lines (pardon the expression), instead to give Keith the impression, with whatever reinforcement he might require, that he is a real-life pirate, and all this is actually happening, and see what he does. That at least would be worth eight dollars to see.
If you are in the mood for a good movie, there are excellent ones this weekend at each of the downtown theaters: The Wind That Shakes the Barley at Cinemapolis, and Waitress and Away From Her at Fall Creek Cinema.
Musical offerings this weekend include a Bob Dylan birthday tribute, with Jamie Notarthomas et al., at Castaways, Friday at 9 p.m.; and Thousands of One at the Rongo, Saturday 10 p.m.
Personally, we are planning to take advantage of the summer weather to visit a couple of wineries this weekend, for summertime reds and whites, we reckon. It won't matter again until next year, but we will let you know whether graduation weekend is a good time or a dumb time for such a trip.
Have fun -
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