Day: 21 November 2014

Eating with the AU: La Svolta Italian Restaurant – Prahran and Hampton (Melbourne)

November 21, 2014

As I enter La Svolta I am warmly welcomed by owners Valerio Calabro and Giuseppe ‚ÄėPino‚Äô Russo and I immediately feel like I’ve come to an Italian home as my hand is shook, names are vocalised and I am ushered outside to their new, ready for summer, dining space to eat and drink their exclusive […]

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the AU review celebrates live music by announcing nominees for the 1st annual "AU Awards" including public voted category!

November 21, 2014

Picture: Amy Hetherington captures Violent Soho in Darwin… Today the AU review – and parent company Heath Media – are excited to announce the nominees for the first annual AU Awards, a celebration of the best in live music in Australia. From the finest tours, to the best bands and our favourite venues, the AU […]

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Jurassic World is so big that its trailer needs a trailer

November 21, 2014

The very long-awaited fourth installment in the iconic Jurassic Park film series is not longer just a rumour, with the blockbuster to be released on June 12, 2015. Just in case you still refuse to believe the news, a teaser has dropped before the first full-length trailer, which is expected to be unveiled on November […]

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TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 6 “Consumed” (2014, USA)

November 21, 2014

Fans of The Walking Dead have been waiting for Daryl and Carol to have their own episode for awhile, with the chemistry between these two both interesting and unique. Any sexual tension is mostly attributed to fan speculation, but what these two have here is an endearing platonic magnetism that always deserved to be explored […]

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Podcast: Listen to our full, exclusive interview with Angus Sampson and Leigh Whannell on The Mule (Australia, 2014)

November 21, 2014

If you were reading The Iris back in March of this year, you may remember we posted parts of an interview we conducted with Angus Sampson and Leigh Whannell to talk about their new film The Mule, which premiered at SXSW 2014. Some eight months later and the film has finally had an Australian release, […]

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TV Review: Chicago P.D Season 1 Episode 1 & 2 (USA, 2014)

November 21, 2014

Chicago P.D premiered to Australian audiences with a double episode last night. The series is the newest in but a long line of crime dramas by Law & Order mastermind Dick Wolf, and so it makes sense that all the experience will pour into making the show something special, right? Law & Order has been […]

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The Iris Interview: Ryan Kwanten on life after True Blood.

November 21, 2014

  Back in¬†2008, TV audiences around the world were introduced to the fictional world of¬†True Blood,¬†the television adaptation of¬†Charlaine Harris’¬†Southern Vampire novels and the first major HBO produced series¬†Alan Ball¬†created since the wrap of the hugely successful¬†Six Feet Under¬†series back in 2005. It was a time where vampire mythology was growing for itself a stronger […]

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DVD Review: Imaginaerum by Nightwish (Finland & Canada, 2012)

November 21, 2014

The film¬†Imaginaerum is like opening the doors of perception and entering a music video by Finnish metal band, Nightwish. The movie is based on their seventh studio album and concept record. Imaginaerum seems to have the same trappings as most rock operas once they are adapted for the screen. That is that while the visuals […]

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Film Review: The Mule (MA15+) (Australia, 2014)

November 21, 2014

The Mule marks the Directoral debut of Angus Sampson and Tony Mahony,¬†starring Sampson as Ray Jenkins alongside Leigh Wannell (Gavin) as ‚Äúbrothers in life‚ÄĚ, with Gavin roping Ray¬†into becoming a heroin mule following a trip to Bali. After getting nervous at Sydney Airport, he gets taken away by the police for suspicious behaviour and in […]

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