Author: Emily Farrelly

Finding Dory co-director Angus MacLane talks China, 3D and technological advances since Nemo (EXCLUSIVE)

November 4, 2016

Ahead of its home entertainment release later this month, Larry Heath caught up with Angus MacLane, the co-director of one of the biggest animated films of all time, Finding Dory, to talk about the film’s reception, the advancements in technology since Nemo (on which he served as an animator), playing with 3D and the move […]

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Check out the Australian specs, prices and release dates for Microsoft’s new Surface range

October 28, 2016

Microsoft has unveiled the newest editions to their surface family, Surface Studio, Surface Dial, and Surface Book with Performance Base. The new devices are aimed to cater to the needs of creatives, across professions like design, architecture, and photography. The Iris has the low-down on the specs and prices. Surface Studio The Surface Studio is […]

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Dubbed “weird, vile and sick”, the Sundance film The Greasy Strangler is touring Australia

October 28, 2016

Monster Pictures wants to invite Aussies to the weird and wacky, The Greasy Down Under Tour, showcasing the Sundance film The Greasy Strangler. Directed by Jim Hoskings, The Greasy Strangler, tells the tale of Big Ronnie (Michael St Michaels) who runs a disco walking tour in LA with his son, Big Brayden (Sky Elobar). The arrival […]

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Dragon Ball launches its most expansive game experience XENOVERSE 2 in Australia

October 28, 2016

Bandai Namco has announced the release of their game Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, that is promised to be the most expansive Dragon Ball game to date. The newest installment in the Dragon Ball universe boasts enhanced graphics and gameplay, an expanded customizable character mode, as well as a new city hub called Conton City, which […]

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Aussie fans of The Beatles are getting a jam-packed special edition for Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years

October 28, 2016

It was only supposed to be in cinemas for one week, but The Beatles documentary Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years saw fans of the iconic British group come out in their droves. It made the release so popular that some cinemas are still showing it, well over a month after it was […]

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Final Fantasy XV celebrates going gold with stunning new cinematic trailer Omen

October 28, 2016

After a long stretch in development, Final Fantasy XV has announced it is going gold. To celebrate its send off to manufacturing and November release date, Square Enix has dropped a CG short film titled Omen, that will leave you breathless. The 4.5-minute short film was created by 3D animation studio DIGIC Pictures (The studio […]

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It’s finally here! Sherlock season four trailer and Australian air date revealed

October 28, 2016

Sherlockians we’re back. At long last Sherlock is heading to our screens for its fourth season, with its first episode coming to Stan on January 2, the same day as The UK and US. Fans have been waiting out for a fourth season of the popular BBC show for three years, but at long last, […]

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Kingdom Hearts announces HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX for PS4; reveals 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue opening movie

October 28, 2016

Square Enix and Disney have announced a Kingdom Hearts HD ReMix collection that will make veteran players feel nostalgic, and give new players a chance to play catch-up. Need a refresher, or want to enjoy the Kingdom Hearts adventures for the first time? The HD ReMix compilation will bring six Kingdom Hearts adventures to the Playstation 4 ahead […]

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Village Cinemas to host exclusive screening of Usain Bolt Documentary I am Bolt

October 24, 2016

Village Cinemas has announced an exclusive premiere screening of the documentary, I am Bolt, which follows the life of global Olympic icon Usain Bolt.

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The UTS’ first of its kind scholarship for new postgraduate degree a Master of Animation and Visualisation

October 24, 2016

The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has announced a first of its kind scholarship for entry into its brand new one-year postgraduate degree, Master of Animation and Visualisation.

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Donald Glover to portray young Lando Calrissian in Han Solo Star Wars film

October 24, 2016

Community and Atlanta Actor, and Grammy Nominated Rapper Donald Glover (a.k.a disc jockey Childish Gambino) has been cast as Lando Calrissian in the yet-to-be titled Han Solo Star Wars film. Donald Glover will share the set with Alden Ehrenreich, who will play the iconic Solo, LucasFilm has announced. Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller […]

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A second gameplay trailer has dropped for Skyrim’s Special Edition

October 24, 2016

Bethesda Studios has released a second gameplay trailer for the visually stunning Skyrim Special Edition, which promises remastered art and effects, volumetric god rays, dynamic depth of field, screen-space reflections, and improved snow shaders and water shaders.

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Our favourite new and upcoming horror games of October and beyond

October 24, 2016

Halloween is right around the corner, so it’s time turn off the lights and scare yourself silly with The Iris’ list of new and upcoming horror games.

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Finalists announced for ACMI’s most competitive Screen It competition yet

October 24, 2016

Finalists have been announced for ACMI’s most competitive Screen It Competition to date. The 2016 moving image competition received a record-breaking 587 entries for this year’s theme ‘Mystery’, from 2,521 budding filmmaker, animators, and game designers across Australia.

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Nominees for the 10th Asia Pacific Screen Awards Announced

October 24, 2016

Nominees have been announced for the 10th Asian Pacific Screen Awards to be held in Brisbane in November.

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Tom Hiddleston joins the cast of Early Man as the voice of Villain Lord Nooth

October 21, 2016

Aardman and Studiocanal have announced that Tom Hiddleston has joined the cast the new animated prehistoric adventure comedy, Early Man.

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Telltale announces free premiere episode of Minecraft: Story Mode

October 21, 2016

Telltale Games has announced that they are releasing the season premiere episode of the popular Minecraft: Story Mode – A Telltale Games Series for free. The episodic point-and-click adventure has eight episodes in total, at a price of $9.35 AUS per episode on Xbox One and $7.99 on iOS, which means that the newest discount will […]

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Razer reveals price and specs for its insanely powerful VR-ready mobile gaming notebook

October 21, 2016

The newest 17-inch Razer Blade Pro has been announced, and it packs a punch! Razer has unveiled their newest gaming laptop which incorporates an insane amount of power into the slim, inch thick notebook. With plenty of specs to exceed the minimum hardware requirements for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and OSVR HDK 2, the Razer […]

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The second Assassin’s Creed movie trailer gives the historic game a modern twist

October 21, 2016

20th Century Fox has released the second Assassin’s Creed movie trailer, and it is super high-tech. The newest game to film adaption is heading to the big screen, created by Ubisoft the historical fiction game, Assassin’s Creed, got a taste of the modern day in the newest trailer release.

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The 15th German Film Fest announces its Aus 2016 program Featuring a total of 36 films

October 21, 2016

The German Film Fest is returning to Australia for its 15th run in November and has announced its complete film line-up. Featuring sports documentary Dirty Games, popular box-office film The Most Beautiful Day and James Franco and Wim Wenders’ 3D feature film Everything Will Be Fine.

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The trailer for the final Wolverine film Logan has been released, and it looks darker than ever

October 21, 2016

Marvel and 20th Century Fox have released the newest trailer for Logan, Hugh Jackman’s final Wolverine film, and it looks refreshingly gritty and dark.

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Freddie Wong in live action short to celebrate arrival of Blizzard’s Heroes Brawl; Blademaster Samuro arrives in the Nexus

October 21, 2016

Blizzard‘s Heroes of the Storm brand new game mode, Heroes Brawl, has made its launch and to celebrate Blizzard have teamed up with American Youtube outfit, and RocketJump to create a hilarious live action short.

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Square Enix announces new Final Fantasy XIV expansion, StormBlood, and reveals new trailer

October 17, 2016

Square Enix has announced a new expansion, StormBlood, for the popular online RPG Final Fantasy XIV. The announcement was made during the sold-out player’s event, Las Vegas Fan Festival, where Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida took the stage to present a new trailer and reveal exciting details about the expansion, which is expected to be […]

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Sydney to get their first chance to play Resident Evil VII: Biohazard at Insert Coin(s)’ “Halloween Spooktacular”

October 17, 2016

Movement Sydney will be presenting Insert Coin(s)’s very first Halloween Party Halloween Spooktacular, on the day of Count Dracula’s Birth. The event promised to scare with a special showcase of Resident Evil VII: Biohazard, gruesome horror installations, and some “killer” DJ’s (DJ Levins and Glenn B Trippin). Fans will get their first chance to play Resident Evil […]

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Game of Thrones, Harry Potter and Doctor Who stars join Supernova’s Brisbane and Adelaide 2016 line-up

October 17, 2016

Australia’s home grown comic-con, Supernova Pop Culture Expo, has announced a superstar line-up for Brisbane and Adelaide this year. The 2016 line-up will see exciting guest appearances from stars of our most beloved geeky films and television shows including, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Suicide Squad and Back to The Future. Natalia Tena […]

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Dungog Festival reveals its full film line-up with restored Cult Classic StarStruck, and announces $20,000 Metro Screen scholarship

October 17, 2016

The Hunter Valley Dungog Festival has announced its full film program two weeks ahead of its launch. The festival will feature a restored screening of Australian 1982 cult classic StarStruck, as well as a series of short film screenings, a short film competition, and announcement about two new Metro Screen Scholarships. Stage and screen designer, […]

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Winners of the 49th annual Australian Writers’ Guild awards announced; ABC Thriller The Code makes history

October 17, 2016

ABC Cyber-thriller, The Code, steals the show at the 49th annual Australian Writers’ Guild Awards, becoming the only series in history to take home two Major Awards for both its seasons. More than twenty-five Australians were honoured at this year’s award show, which was hosted by The Chaser’s Julian Morrow. Leading Australian screenwriter, Shelley Birse, […]

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The premiere date for Australia’s very own Whose Line is it Anyway? has been set

October 17, 2016

Foxtel has announced that Australia’s own version of the beloved UK and US series Whose Line is it Anyway? will premiere November 27, hosted by Aussie Television presenter and comedian Tommy Little. As announced earlier in the year, Whose Line Is It Anyway? Australia will welcome seven prominent comedy stars to their cast, including, Rhys Darby (Hunt […]

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Screenwriter Craig Pearce wins 2016 Australian Writers’ Guild Lifetime Achievement Award

October 14, 2016

Australian Screenwriter Craig Pearce is taking home an Australian Writers’ Guild Lifetime Achievement Award today, in recognition of his thirty-year contribution to the Australian screen Industry. Known for his contribution to some of Australia’s most Iconic films, The writer has worked extensively with Australian director Baz Luhrmann. Pearce has worked on BAFTA Award winning screenplay Romeo + […]

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Parrot is taking drone flight to the next level with VR for Bebop; here’s the Aussie Price guide and release date

October 14, 2016

Parrot is making drone flying immersive with their new FPV pack for Bebop 2 leisure drones. The Parrot Cockpitglasses use your IOS or Android smartphone to turn you into a pilot, getting a first-hand view of the action. The FPV headplay works through your smartphone by livestreaming air-born footage captured through Bebop 2’s full HD […]

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