Author: Emily Farrelly

This War of Mine: The Little Ones in-app expansion available for iTunes and Google Play

October 14, 2016

Good news for those struggling with their journey on public transport, following the release of The Little Ones expansion on PC and Consoles earlier this year, 11 Bit Studios have finally released their biggest in-app DLC via itunes and Google Play. The game, which provided an entirely new playable experience of war, has once again […]

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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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Dark Souls III PVP video showcases battle in upcoming Ashes of Ariandel DLC

October 14, 2016

Bandai Namco Entertainment has released a new PVP video in the lead up to Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel, the first downloadable DLC that drops later this month. The video shows gameplay of fierce battle in the player-versus-player dedicated arena. Ashes of Ariandel is the first of two planned downloadable add-ons for Dark Souls […]

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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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The second Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer has landed. And it is incredible.

October 14, 2016

Just over two months prior to its release, LucasFilm and Disney have revealed the second, and presumably final, trailer for the highly anticipated Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Rogue One is the first standalone film in the Star Wars franchise. The film stars Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything, The Amazing Spider-Man), Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal, […]

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Melbourne’s Monster Fest announces first wave of Feature Film titles

October 11, 2016

Following the announcement of Monster Fest’s Gory opening film RAW, the Melbourne festival has announced its first wave of feature titles, including, the Australian Premiere of action drama Free Fire, and homicidal horror The Autopsy of Jane Doe.  As well as the world premiere of comedy horror Mondo Yakuza,  and a digital restoration of the […]

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NYCC: Sigourney Weaver joining Marvel’s The Defenders

October 10, 2016

It has been announced that actress Sigourney Weaver (Alien, Avatar) will be playing a significant role in Marvel‘s The Defenders series. During Saturday’s Marvel New York Comic Con panel, the cast of The Defenders came together on the stage for the first time. Marvel Veterans Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock/Daredevil), Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), and Finn Jones (Danny […]

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NYCC: True Blood‘s Deborah Ann Woll to join the cast of Marvel’s The Punisher

October 10, 2016

It has been announced that Marvel veteran Deborah Ann Woll will be joining the cast of the Daredevil spin-off series The Punisher. The news follows a host of exciting announcements made at this Marvel’s New York Comic Con panel on Saturday. Joining the NYCC panel, the legendary Jon Bernthal who plays Frank Castle/The Punisher announced the news […]

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The first Power Rangers trailer looks super edgy and we love it

October 10, 2016

The first trailer for the 2017 Power Rangers reboot has landed, showing off a seriously edgy take on the 90’s fan favourite. Based on the original Power Rangers series, which had a much lighter tone and a lot more spandex, the Lionsgate adaptation seems to pass-up on the 90’s cheese for a more modern tone. Opening […]

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NYCC: Marvel’s Iron Fist reveals a killer first trailer

October 10, 2016

Danny Rand shows off some killer action in the first trailer of Netflix’s Iron Fist, which dropped during New York Comic Con on Saturday. Created by Scott Buck and starring Finn Jones (Game of Thrones, Sleeping Beauty), the newest edition to Netflix’s marvel collection shows off a fiery fist, axe fights, martial arts and some good […]

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind TV Series in the Works

October 10, 2016

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the production company behind Mr. Robot and True Detective, Anonymous Content, could be producing the next big film to small screen adaptation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. The Oscar Award-winning sci-fi rom-com is reportedly being placed in good hands with Anonymous Content’s True Detective executive producer Richard Brown. Still in […]

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Video Games Interview: Heroes of the Storm Lead PvP Battleground Designer John DeShazer talks Brawl Mode, custom games and Reddit pitches

October 10, 2016

At Blizzcon 2015, Blizzard announced Heroes of the Storm‘s Arena mode, which has now been revamped under the new title Heroes Brawl.  Heroes Brawl will launch on the week of October 17. We sat down with lead battleground designer John DeShazer to talk about  it.

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Teaser trailer drops for Aussie Outback Comedy Sequel A Few Less Men as film is pushed to 2017

October 10, 2016

STUDIOCANAL has released a bite-sized trailer for the sequel to Aussie outback comedy A Few Best Men. Entitled A Few Less Men the 2017 sequel stars Xavier Samuel (Love & Friendship, Fury), Kris Marshall (Love Actually, Death at a Funeral) and Kevin Bishop (Pot Luck). The trailer release co-incides with news that the film has been […]

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One More Time With Feeling: Nick Cave is returning to cinemas

October 7, 2016

One More Time With Feeling, the documentary film that screened across the world for a one night only cinema event, will return to cinema’s on the 1st December due to a sell-out global response.  The black-and-white 3D documentary gave the world the first opportunity to listen to Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds‘ sixteenth studio […]

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The Blade Runner sequel gets a name, release date and an Oculus VR experience

October 7, 2016

We finally know what the sequel to the 1982 cult sci-fi film Blade Runner is going to be called, with the release date, title and an Oculus VR experience all confirmed today. We also got a picture of Ridley Scott, Denis Villeneuve, Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling all together during the film’s production – which you […]

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Mel Gibson to hit the red carpet for the Australian Premiere of Hacksaw Ridge

October 5, 2016

Director Mel Gibson (Braveheart, Passion of the Christ, Apocalypto) will be attending the Australian premiere of star-studded Biopic Hacksaw Ridge.  Written by Andrew Knight, Robert Schenkkan and Randall Wallace, Hacksaw Ridge made its world premiere in Venice were it was met with a ten minute standing ovation. The critically acclaimed film stars a slew of house-hold […]

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Video Games Interview: Liam McIntyre talks voicing J.D. Fenix on Gears of War 4 and keeping his role a secret

October 4, 2016

The Iris got a chance to chat with Australian television personality Liam McIntyre (Spartacus, The Flash, The Killing Field) about his upcoming role as J.D. Fenix in the highly anticipated release of Gears of War 4. The game, which launches next week, begins a new chapter in the Gears saga, set some 25 years after the conclusion of Gears of […]

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A film exploring gay/queer issues in Israel has won the AICE $25,000 prize for best Israeli feature film

October 4, 2016

The AICE Israeli Film Festival has announced the winner of the $25,000 prize for the best Israeli feature film, or documentary. The groundbreaking short, Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?, explores gay/queer issues of identity in the Israeli community. Produced by The Heymann Brothers, Barak and Tomer Heymann, Who’s Gonna Love Me Now? tells the story of Saar, […]

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ABC fast-tracks second season of the popular You Can’t Ask That to air in 2017

October 4, 2016

Due to outstanding success, ABC has announced that production is currently underway for a follow-up season for the popular series, You Can’t Ask That.  The show, which is one of ABC iview’s most successful series, aims to give an unmediated platform to Australia’s marginalised people by offering genuine insight into their lives. Delivered through broadcast and […]

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Phoenix Wright takes on a new case with the release of Turnabout Time Traveler 3DS DLC

September 30, 2016

Capcom has announced the release of a Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice DLC. The new episode, entitled Turnabout Time Traveler, brings fans back into the world of Phoenix Wright for their latest case, which deals with a time-traveling bride. The full-length downloadable episode takes place after the events of Spirit of Justice. […]

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The Jewish International Film Festival announces a stellar Australian line-up, opening with critically acclaimed Biopic Denial

September 30, 2016

The Jewish International Film Festival (JIFF) has announced it 2016 Australian line-up, featuring 66 international premiere features and 19 documentaries alongside it’s opening and closing films, critically acclaimed Biopic Denial, and provocative documentary The Last Laugh. The festival will also screen the Israeli drama, Sand Storm, winner of Best Film and Best Director at the […]

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Lowdown and Australian Price guide revealed for the Asus ZenBook 3, Transformer 3 Pro and ZenBook Flip

September 30, 2016

Asus have launched a new line of slim Laptops designed for an on-the-go lifestyle. The Iris has the low down on each product and how much it will set you back. ZenBook 3 UX390UA  The ZenBook 3 is made for professionals, and comes in Royal Blue and Rose Gold designed for ‘luxury’. The ultra-portable device […]

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Manhattan Short Finalist, Director Joe D’Arcy, talks Charlie Hebdo, freedom of expression and Whoopi Goldberg

September 30, 2016

In the lead-up to Sydney’s Manhattan Shorts screening, Director Joe D’Arcy of ‘Je suis un Crayon’ (I am a Pencil) talks about his film, Charlie Hebdo, and the Importance of freedom of expression. ‘Je suis un Crayon’ (I am a Pencil)  is a short film inspired by the three million people who marched in support […]

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New Zealand vampire mockumentary What We Do In The Shadows gets TV spin-off

September 30, 2016

New Zealand On Air (NZOA) has announced funding for two exciting television comedy series. A spin off of the critically acclaimed New Zealand vampire mockumentary, What We Do In The Shadow, and Māori sketch comedy, Only In Aotearoa, are expected to make their way to New Zealand screens next year. Paranormal Event Response Unit is conceived by HBO’s […]

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Get Dishonored 2 a day early; watch the new gameplay trailer

September 30, 2016

Bethesda and Arkane Studios have released an impressive new Dishonored 2 Gameplay trailer entitled Kill the Grand Inventor, which shows off some of Emily Kaldwin’s brand new supernatural powers. The studio has also announced that anyone who places a pre-order for Dishonored 2 will receive the game a day before the official worldwide release.  The gameplay trailer gives fans a taste of what […]

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Aussie cinematic release confirmed for South Korean Box office topper The Age of Shadows

September 30, 2016

Madman Entertainment has announced that South Korean Box Office Topper, The Age of Shadows, will make its way to Australian cinemas. The film has seen enormous success since its release in South Korea, earning a cumulative 52 million USD in three weeks, and submission into the 89th annual Academy Awards. Aussies will get the opportunity to […]

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Director of Overtime, Manhattan Short finalist Craig Foster, on creating a werewolf film

September 27, 2016

In the lead-up to Sydney’s Manhattan Shorts screening, Australian Director Craig Foster of horror-comedy Overtime talks about the processes involved in creating a werewolf film. The day-in-the-life style werewolf short Overtime was one of only ten films chosen from around the world as a finalist in the Manhattan Short film festival. The short film, which […]

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Tomorrow When The War Began and The Dressmaker among nominees announced for 2016 Screen Music Awards

September 26, 2016

Today APRA AMCOS and the AGSC (Australian Guild of Screen Composers) have announced the nominees for the 2016 Screen Music Awards. Among the list are feature films, Oddball, The Dress Maker, and television shows Tomorrow When the War Began, and Here Come the Habibs. The Screen Music Awards aim to highlight the achievements of Australian screen composers who […]

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Peter Capaldi will appear in the premiere of brand new Doctor Who spin off series Class on ABC2

September 26, 2016

ABC2 have partnered with BBC to release the Doctor Who spin off series Class, written by award-winning author Patrick Ness (The Knife of Never Letting Go, A Monster Calls). The twelfth and current Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi, will make an appearance in the first episode of the double debut. Katherine Kelly (Mr Selfridge, Coronation Street) […]

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Palace to open a 15 screen cinema at historic Pentridge Prison site

September 26, 2016

Palace has confirmed it will open a 15 screen cinema complex at historic Pentridge Prison site in Coburg, Melbourne. The development is a part of the Shayher Group’s planned $2 million spend to reactivate the heritage building and restore the former jail’s towers. Her Majesty’s Prison Pentridge was first established in 1851 until it closed […]

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