Day: 3 May 2016

Make way for some Space Jam 2

May 3, 2016

Another sequel we’re actually okay about – Space Jam is returning! Justin Lin (Fast and the Furious 6, Star Trek Beyond) is co-writing with Andrew Dodge (Bad Words) and Alfredo Botello (Hollywood Adventures, Crickets) to bring some ’90s hoops back. Replacing Michael Jordon is the Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, who recently made an appearance in Amy Schumer’s […]

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Live Review: Philadelphia Grand Jury – The Producers Bar, Adelaide (30.04.16)

May 3, 2016

The Producers Bar, situated down the east end of Adelaide’s city district, is not a venue I would’ve associated with a bustling live music and entertainment environment. It’s a venue that has seen shut down to then be rebranded, to then be shut down again, a few times; a venue that has always shown potential, but […]

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Our first thoughts on the new Radiohead track “Burn The Witch”

May 3, 2016

The song told us not to react. But we just couldn’t help ourself. “Burn The Witch” is… incredible. Remember that production for that rejected Bond track with all the strings? It seemed they didn’t let those strings to go to waste. Or at the very least were inspired to keep working with the higher string production […]

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Desert Trip Festival confirmed: The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan & more to appear

May 3, 2016

Recently, when there were reports of a ‘mega festival’ featuring some of rock and roll’s most beloved names (think: The Stones, Paul McCartney, The Who…) swirling, it seemed to good to be true. Well, doubters, think again: the Desert Trip Festival has been officially announced and it’s coming out of the gates blazing with some MASSIVE names. […]

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Music Video of the Day: Horror My Friend “PB Remains” (2016)

May 3, 2016

Adelaide trio Horror My Friend today announced that they’re UK bound – heading out to Brighton, England in a few weeks for The Great Escape, where they’ll be performing some showcase sets including a spot on the always-popular Aussie BBQ line up in London. Before they leave however, the boys have dropped their latest music video, this […]

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Aussies at CMW: Spotlight on 2016 Showcase Artist, DARTS!

May 3, 2016

Melbourne five piece DARTS are set to make their Canadian Music Week debut tomorrow and before they hit Toronto’s music scene, we get to know a bit more about the group and their approach to the 2016 event! Lead vocalist and guitarist Ally Campbell takes the reins for this ‘Getting to Know You’ rundown… Have you played CMW […]

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Single of the Day: The Tambourine Girls “Police” (2016)

May 3, 2016

Sydney’s The Tambourine Girls have been making some decent impact through impressive live shows with the likes of Holy Holy and The Preatures recently, and in their new single “Police”, the group have continued the momentum. The single is the band’s first from their forthcoming debut album and its release comes with the news of The […]

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MS MR talk us through the “Wrong Victory” music video & their plans for 2016

May 3, 2016

While in Sydney for an unforgettable headline Groovin’ the Moo sideshow, MS MR caught up with Larry for a chat. While the first part of the interview saw Max and Lizzy reflect on their last year or so on the road, here, the band looks ahead to the rest of 2016. Following their Australian tour, MS MR head back to the United States, […]

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Karnivool hitting the east coast with ‘The Pre-Animation Tour’ this June & July

May 3, 2016

Karnivool are bringing the noise back to fans on the Australian east coast this winter, the only tour dates the band will be doing before they finish up recording album number four. April saw Karnivool road test some new material over some shows in Western Australia and in June and July, the WA natives are […]

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Summer Flake’s ‘Hello Friends’ tour kicks off in Hobart this Friday

May 3, 2016

Summer Flake are soon to be on the road with their new album, Hello Friends, with the tour starting in Hobart this Friday night! The album has already been reaping in much praise and acclaim from press since its recent release, showcasing songwriter Stephanie Crase‘s continuously developing talent as a lyricist and musician. Vibrant, broody in places […]

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Enter Shikari touring Australia this September

May 3, 2016

Enter Shikari are coming back to Australia later on the year, bringing fellow Brits Hacktivist on the road with them! Joined by Sydney’s Stories, Enter Shikari will be embarking on their five-date run around the country in September, bringing 2015’s The Mindsweep (as well as a swag of other crowd faves) to Aussie fans. Fans will be able to […]

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Dan Trachtenberg to direct an episode of Black Mirror

May 3, 2016

In September, Netflix announced that they were going to continue UK Sci-Fi series Black Mirror and film a third season and Dan Trachtenberg, who directed 10 Cloverfield Lane, has been attached to direct an episode. Black Mirror has received a heap of praise in its role as spiritual successor to Twilight Zone. Each episode involves […]

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Sylvester Stallone headed to TV with Omerta

May 3, 2016

Sylvester Stallone is set to hit TV as the 69 year old looks to star in Omertà, a series based on the Mario Puzo novel. He’s going to play Raymonde Aprile, the “last American Don”, in a show not unlike The Godfather, which Puzo also wrote. No other roles have been cast yet as this […]

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The Flash loses its director

May 3, 2016

The upcoming Flash film is now sans a director, with Seth Grahame-Smith leaving the project citing “creative differences”. Starring Ezra Miller as The Scarlet Speedster, The Flash will enter the DC cinematic universe, and will no doubt wind up as a member of The Justice League. The Flash is scheduled for a March 2018 release […]

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The Punisher officially getting his own series

May 3, 2016

It’s no surprise that Frank Castle stole the show on Netflix’s second season of Daredevil. Indeed, The Punisher is now set to receive his own spin off series on Netflix, with Jon Berenthal to reprise his role. Writer and executive producer Steve Lightfoot who worked on the excellent Hannibal, will serve as showrunner. While Marvel […]

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Star Trek 4 already in the works?

May 3, 2016

Just went you thought you could turn your back, Justin Lin (the director of Star Trek Beyond) could already be preparing for Star Trek 4. Reports come after the studio registered the name Star Trek 4 with the suggesting Paramount believe Beyond will be a big enough hit to merit a follow up. The first trailer for Beyond had plenty of […]

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Australian film Backtrack gets a strictly limited release

May 3, 2016

Backtrack, a new Australian thriller starring Adrian Brody and Sam Neill, will screen exclusively for one-week across select Palace Cinemas from 16-22 June. The strictly limited one-week cinema release will be followed by digital and disc releases on August 3, a non-traditional pattern designed to make the film available to a broader audience across all channels […]

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Ty Burrell is coming to Australia to promote Finding Dory

May 3, 2016

Modern Family actor and comedian Ty Burrell will be attending the Australian premiere of Finding Dory on  Wednesday 15th June as part of a two-day press tour. Burrell is set to play a Beluga Whale called Bailey who fears his echolocation skills are broken. Finding Dory sees the blue tangy dory (voiced by Ellen De Generes) Nemo and […]

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New Warcraft video showcases Travis Fimmel as “The Warrior”

May 3, 2016

Aussie actor Travis Fimmel (Vikings) who stars as Anduin Lothar in the upcoming Warcraft movie has been featured in a new character video entitled “The Warrior” released by Legendary Pictures. The video follows a new image recently released of Fimmel as The Lion of Azeroth, holding his sword and looking mighty fierce. Recently, the film’s […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Marvel’s new Captain is on board!

May 3, 2016

Hello folks, We have some new friends that have entered and knocked off Disney’s top position, The Jungle Book now at #2. Make way for, Marvel’s Captain America: Cilvil War – and, I reckon, for awhile. Stat-wise, it did a remarkable $13 Million and about $8 thousand more than Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Let it also be known there […]

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Interview: Mia Wasikowska chats Alice Through the Looking Glass, Sacha Baron Cohen, and more

May 3, 2016

In 2010, Australian actor Mia Wasikowska found herself propelled into the spotlight when she landed the coveted role of Alice in the reboot of Alice in Wonderland, playing opposite Johnny Depp and Anne Hathaway. Six years later and she has jumped back into the iconic role once more for a sequel many thought would never […]

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The Iris’ Weekly Australian TV Picks: 3rd – 9th May

May 3, 2016

April’s over and that means new shows are coming. Here are this week’s must-see shows/movies on the small screen. Tuesday – 3 May Once Upon a Time, 7Flix, 7:30pm AEST Ursula and Cruella come to Storybrooke, but to David and Mary’s suspicions, they’re not visiting to do some sightseeing… Wednesday – 4 May The Story […]

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9 things you never knew about The Coen Brothers’ cult classic The Big Lebowski

May 3, 2016

Now considered a cult classic, The Coen Brothers’ The Big Lebowski is going to be returning to the big screen this Friday in Sydney as part of Event Cinema’s In The House series on George Street. In anticipation for the screening, we’re looking back some little known facts about the film. Here, in no particular […]

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DVD Review: Spotlight (M, USA, 2015)

May 3, 2016

Sometimes a film comes along that challenges your thinking and opinions and leaves you with an emotional suckerpunch. Spotlight is one of those films where the sum of all of its parts results in a perfect film, a balance between emotional drama, gripping suspense, challenging subject matter and all based on a true story. There […]

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Travel Diary: Aussie Electronic Duo Hermitude take us to Chicago for Lollapalooza

May 3, 2016

Originally from the Blue Mountains, the boys from Hermitude headed off to perform at Lollapalooza last year. Along the way, Luke Dubber took some happy snaps for the band, who share their experiences here: Still sleep deprived and somewhat delirious, we arrived in Chicago. Driving to the festival downtown we drove past Daley Plaza, which […]

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Spotlight on Adelaide, South Australia: McLaren Vale, Central Markets, Ibis Adelaide, Dining Scene and more…

May 3, 2016

Adelaide has been described as one of the fastest rising and ‘smartest’ cities in the world, with an emerging presence on the global radar to further Australia as a great and diverse country to visit. There’s something about the wide open spaces being only a stone’s throw from the city, or the fact that you’re […]

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A photographic journey through Cambodia, the Kingdom of Wonder

May 3, 2016

Siem Reap is the gateway city to Angkor Wat and is where I begin my trip. Entering Angkor Wat from the East Gate and it immediately dominates your line of sight, it’s the largest religious monument in the world. Walking around the ancient complex, it’s hard to grasp how such monumental structures were built. The […]

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We enter “The Edge” of the Eureka Tower in Melbourne, Australia

May 3, 2016

Every major city has its premiere viewing platform. New York has the Empire State Building. Sydney has the Centrepoint Tower. Auckland has the Sky Tower. And never a city to be outdone, Melbourne has the Eureka Tower, which has its viewing point – the “SkyDeck” – on the 88th floor of the building. At 285 […]

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Hotel Review: Traditional Queen Room at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee

May 3, 2016

In an age of modern accommodation, hotels that cater to tradition are a rare breed. Even those which have been standing for a hundred years or more are constantly moving to cater to the trends of modern travel and the needs of the busy traveller. Though flat screen TVs in every room and plenty of […]

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Darwin Festival announces first major acts for 2016 season

May 3, 2016

The Darwin Festival is set to return to the Northern Territory from the 4th to the 21st August, offering audiences nearly three weeks of theatre, music, comedy, dance, and more. Ahead of the full programme launch, festival organisers have announced some of the major productions festival-goers can look forward to this winter. From the Santos Opening Night […]

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