Day: 25 October 2016

A Festival Called Panama unveils first line up, featuring Kurt Vile, Margaret Glaspy & more

October 25, 2016

A Festival Called Panama has revealed its first line up for its fourth year, headed up by Kurt Vile and featuring the likes of Margaret Glaspy, D.D Dumbo, Koi Child and more. The festival is set to be held from March 10th – 12th next year out in Tassie and no doubt, will follow suit and sell out as their events […]

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Single of the Day: Yollks “Return To Sender” (2016)

October 25, 2016

Yollks is the moniker of 21 year old Melbourne producer and vocalist Elle Tayla and in “Return to Sender”, we’ve caught a lil glimpse into what this talented lady is all about. A foray into the realm of some intriguing and decidedly off-kilter electronic sounds, it’s clear that Yollks is finding her own spot within the […]

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The Living End set for huge regional tour through March & April 2017

October 25, 2016

The Living End have turned their attention lovingly back to fans in regional areas around the place, with a whole slew of new tour dates being confirmed for March and April. The ‘Staring Down the Highway Tour’ takes the band from the ANU Bar in Canberra right down the coast until their final show in Hobart, […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Robbie Miller “Fire” (2016)

October 25, 2016

Robbie Miller. Since his breakout via triple J Unearthed back in 2013, the musician has continued to develop and grow into one of our favourite Aussie songwriters and musicians. From the early days of “Don’t Go Walking Away”, we saw his musicianship continue to flourish, with Miller’s debut EP The Faster The Blood Slows demonstrating strong talent […]

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Music Video of the Day: Horrorshow ft. B Wise and Omar Musa “Right Here” (2016)

October 25, 2016

Horrorshow have been on the road with their catchy as hell tune “If You Know What I Mean”, not to mention their whole swag of music that has drawn in thousands of Australian hip hop fans around the country over the last few years. What’s been particularly great about watching this tour roll out, has been […]

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Tired Lion to Ocean Alley: 9 Artists to suss ahead of The Plot Festival!

October 25, 2016

Before going to any festival, I like to make a festival playlist to highlight a couple of my must catch acts and also, to pre-game. Anyway, here’s my picks for The Plot Festival! There are some rising goodies, as well as some more obscure and alternate acts for a little mix. TIRED LION I loved […]

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Casey Barnes on earning his stripes in the Australian country music industry & more

October 25, 2016

Casey Barnes is one of Australia’s most prominent country music artists. The father of two had had an impressive career already, having played alongside Mariah Carey, Bryan Adams and just recently, Lady Antebellum. He recently released his third album, Live as One, along with the single of the same name – an important song about […]

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The Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival (BAPFF) have released their full program for 2016

October 25, 2016

After two successful years, the Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival (BAPFF) will return with a stacked line-up that features 82 unique films from all parts of Asia. The BAPFF has today released the full program for the 2016 event, which will take place around Brisbane from the 23rd of November to the 4th of December. The […]

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The Sydney Film Festival opens up submissions for their 2017 program

October 25, 2016

Nascent filmmakers looking to launch their careers in the same way as Australian film luminaries Chris Noonan (Babe), Don McAlpine (Moulin Rouge) and Jack Thompson (The Man From Snowy River) will have their opportunity as the Sydney Films Festival has begun taking submissions for their 2017 program. The 2017 Sydney Film Festival will take place […]

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Film Review: Hell Or High Water (MA15+) (USA, 2016) rises above the simplicities of its genre

October 25, 2016

Proving that his script work on Sicario was no fluke, screenwriter Taylor Sheridan has taught an old dog some new tricks with Hell Or High Water, a should-be predictable crime tale that’s peppered with so many nuances and perceptive characters that it rises above its genre simplicities. Despite director David Mackenzie (Starred Up, Young Adam) […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Tom Cruise’s Jack Reacher knocks Emily Blunt off the train

October 25, 2016

If you think Tom Cruise’s ability to pull a box office coup was over, think again. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back has only entered its first week in theatres and it’s already gained the top spot, earning $2.61 million.  Whilst that’s great news for Cruise and his fans, it has, however, earned the the lowest screen average for the #1 movie […]

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Doctor Who is set to return to Australian cinemas with The Power of the Daleks

October 25, 2016

BBC Worldwide ANZ and Sharmill Films have announced that they will be screening a limited theatrical screening of Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks animated series from Saturday 12 November for one week only. The Power of the Daleks is one of the most iconic Doctor Who arcs, released 50 years ago and yet no […]

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GX Australia 2017’s Kickstarter enters its final 48 hours

October 25, 2016

With only AU$17,000 remaining, the Kickstarter for GX Australia 2017 has entered its final 48 hours and it needs your support now more than ever.

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The Iris’ Weekly Australian TV Picks: 25 – 31 October

October 25, 2016

From Mums (not to be confused with Moms), to Doctors and Queens, here are this week’s TV picks… Tuesday, 25th October Mum, BBC First, 8:30pm AEST Cathy attempts to run a New Year’s party smoothly but an argument erupts between Kelly and Jason, and there’s Michael to worry about. Wednesday, 26th October Doctor Doctor, Ch […]

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Westworld creates even more mystery with “The Stray” & “Dissonance Theory”

October 25, 2016

Now that we are four wonderful episodes into HBO’s Westworld, I’d like to run through some of my thoughts and theories on the last two episodes, “The Stray” and “Dissonance Theory”, as they double down on the mystery and ante-up the violent factor. We lead ever closer to the inevitable take-over of the hosts and […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch on hand ballet & physicality, working with Tilda Swinton and what he hopes fans will take away from Doctor Strange (EXCLUSIVE)

October 25, 2016

In the first part of our interview with Benedict Cumberbatch, we discussed what it was like being part of the Marvel universe, the origin story of Stephen Strange as well as the visual effects used to bring the film to life. We delve further into what it was like becoming the Sorcerer Supreme, as well […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch talks origin story for Doctor Strange, being a part of MCU and challenging the imagination with VFX (EXCLUSIVE)

October 25, 2016

Calling us from his hotel room in Hong Kong, Benedict Cumberbatch exudes a polite charm and grace as he tells us about “the parity of Victoria Harbour” to Sydney with their ocean harbours sharing the same colour blue of the water. There’s an ease in his voice which belies the madness that he’s about to […]

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British Film Festival Review: Burn Burn Burn (M15+) (UK, 2016) succeeds where a lot of this genre stumbles

October 25, 2016

Burn Burn Burn – set to screen in Australia as part of the BBC First British Film Festival – is the feature film debut from director Chanya Button and surprised me as a standout film of the “road trip” genre. Even if it did take a little long to get there, it’s the journey that […]

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Film Review: Equals (USA, 2016) is pretty damn beautiful… for a dystopia

October 25, 2016

Hitting DVD and Blu-Ray players this week is the new film Equals, another descendant of the Orwellian dystopia; one that doesn’t necessarily add to the sci-fi subgenre, but also one that doesn’t take anything away from it. Set in a post apocalyptic society, the film tracks the forbidden bond forming between Nia (Kristen Stewart) and […]

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A Day in Albury, NSW: A regional city with a lot of heart and a lot to offer

October 25, 2016

Upon arrival, you’d be fooled into thinking there’s not much to do and see in Albury. There’s a lot of heart in a city like Albury – it has that same regional sense of community and togetherness but still has the feel of a tiny metropolitan city. With a population of over 45,000 people – […]

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A quick chat with Bonnie Anderson as she makes her musical theatre debut in Godspell Reimagined

October 25, 2016

Back in 2007, a young 12-year-old blew us away with her powerhouse vocals on the reality TV show Australia’s Got Talent. Bonnie Anderson took out the title and has since carved a very successful recording career for herself. Ever challenging herself and growing in her artistry, Anderson is now venturing into the world of musical […]

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Book Review: The Witches of New York by Ami McKay is more than just the historical fantasy it appears to be

October 25, 2016

New York City, 1880. Intrigued by an advertisement looking for a girl to work in a tea shop, Beatrice Dunn arrives in the big city, ready to begin a new chapter in her life. But Miss Adelaide Thom and Miss Eleanor St. Clair, and their place of business, are not all they appear to be. […]

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