Day: 15 July 2015

Benjamin Burnley of Breaking Benjamin (USA) talks ‘Dark Before Dawn’, new band lineup, and more!

July 15, 2015

After reaching Number One on the Billboard 200 with their new record Dark Before Dawn, Breaking Benjamin are dominating the rock scene. No road was ever easy with this band as unfortunate legal affairs led to the band’s hiatus back in 2010. Since then, a new lineup of members as well as a record that signifies a solid […]

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Photo Gallery: Ottawa Bluesfest Day Six ft. Edward Sharpe + Lynyrd Skynyrd + John Butler Trio + Mama Kin and more… (14.07.15)

July 15, 2015

We head to the sixth day of Bluesfest in Ottawa, and bring you some photos of Australia’s own Hamish Anderson, John Butler Trio and Mama Kin who played alongside the likes of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Dan Boeckner’s new project Operators, METZ, Black Lips and many more. Enjoy these photos and […]

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Arts Review: Energies: Haines and Hinterding – MCA, Sydney (Free Entry – Until 6 September)

July 15, 2015

Currently taking over the first floor of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney is Energies, a new (and free) exhibition that brings together the works of Australian artists David Haines and Joyce Hinterding, in what is the first comprehensive survey of their combined works from the last twenty plus years, curated by the MCA’s […]

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Scandinavian Film Festival Review: Paris of the North (Iceland, 2014)

July 15, 2015

Paris of the North is director Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson‘s second feature film. His first feature was the Icelandic comedy Either Way, which was remade into the US film Prince Avalanche, directed by David Gordon Green. The film was written by Icelandic script writer and novelist Huldar Breidðfjörð. Long time actor and musician Helgi Björnsson plays the father (an unwanted guest); previously […]

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Insert Coin(s) returns to Sydney August 6, brings Street Fighter V

July 15, 2015

It’s been a few years since the last Insert Coin(s) event, dubbed Back in the Game. The party/gaming event was renowned for their old school gaming tournaments and allowing the public to get hands on with upcoming titles. The event returns to The Oxford Art Factory on August 6 – and they’re bringing playable Street Fighter V […]

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Batman: Arkham Knight getting ’89 Batsuit and Batmobile in August

July 15, 2015

Those who forked out for the Batman: Arkham Knight season pass are getting a pretty awesome drop next month with the release of a new set of skins, including the “1989” pack that will contain the Batsuit and Batmobile designs from Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman. Considering that film is now over 25 years old, these designs have […]

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Film Review: Ant-Man (PG, USA, 2015)

July 15, 2015

Trailing behind the release of the enormous The Avengers: Age of Ultron comes the final film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 2 line up of films, Ant-Man. After much talk surrounding the production prior to its release, and always ongoing questions of ‘what if’ we’re now witness to the final product. It’s surprisingly small […]

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The best games of 2015 … so far

July 15, 2015

2015 has been a great year for gaming so far. Current-gen consoles are finally coming into their own and we’re seeing some truly creative, interesting new IP emerging as well. Here’s our ten favourite games of 2015 so far. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUytj7jaIIo 1. Cities: Skylines (PC) If EA’s much-maligned Sim City reboot failed to impress you then Cities: Skylines may […]

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Dragon Ball Z: Ressurection ‘F’ in Australian and New Zealand Cinemas August 6th

July 15, 2015

Madman Entertainment has announced the latest blockbuster film in the DRAGON BALL Z franchise, DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION ‘F’ will screen across 69 locations and counting in Australia and New Zealand from August 6th, 2015. Hot on the heels of last year’s blockbuster, BATTLE OF GODS, DRAGON BALL Z is back in cinemas. DRAGON BALL […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Inside Out makes a dash for the top in its 4th week

July 15, 2015

Despite the introduction of dinosaurs, time travelling cyborgs and male strippers, one adorable and very resonant animated film has weathered the storm and secured top spot over the weekend. In its 4th week since opening, Inside Out has been rewarded for its consistency and rose (deservedly so) to the the top of the box office […]

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What To Watch: The Iris’ Weekly TV Picks (15th to 21st July 2015)

July 15, 2015

Simon brings us his weekly picks for the best on Australian free-to-air TV and Foxtel! Read on for the best in entertainment over the next seven days…

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The Iris Opinion: Warner Bros’ reaction to trailer leaks is bizarre and fan-hostile

July 15, 2015

Marvel Studios and Warner Bros. have very different opinions on what makes a good superhero movie. To date, Marvel’s formula has worked out a lot better for them than Warner’s, but then again the WB is only now getting the ball rolling on their DC Cinematic Universe. On the topic of how successful Warner’s strategy […]

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Win a double pass to a screening of Ant-Man in Sydney, thanks to HOYTS Australia!

July 15, 2015

This week sees the release of Paul Rudd‘s foray into the Marvel universe as Ant-Man in Australian cinemas. You may have seen a recent interview the star did where he hilariously told a reporter how unimpressed his son was when he revealed his role in the film but let’s not joke, Ant-Man is not to be messed […]

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