Author: Kimberley Veart

What To Watch: The Iris’ Weekly TV Picks (6th April – 8th April 2015)

April 5, 2015

Monday 6th April 2015 Margin Call – SBS 2 – 8:30pm AEST This smart and tense drama is set in the early days of the 2008 financial crisis. Written and directed by J.C. Chandor, Margin Call features an all-star cast including Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Simon Baker, Demi Moore and Stanley Tucci. The performances are […]

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What to Watch: The Iris’ Weekly TV Picks (30th March – 1st April 2015)

March 29, 2015

Monday 30th March 2015 Three Kings – Go! – 10:00pm AEST David O. Russell’s Three Kings is a comedic adventure that takes places as four American soldiers set out to steal gold in the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War. George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Spike Jonze and Ice Cube star in this fresh, unique film […]

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What to Watch: The Iris’ Weekly TV Picks (23rd – 25th March 2015)

March 22, 2015

Kimberley suggests we get laughing this week, and recommends both the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala and also Eric Bana hosting a documentary analysing the Australian comedy landscape, read on for more … Monday 23rd March 2015 The Odd Couple – Ch. 10 – 7:30 pm AEST Tune into the pilot episode of The Odd […]

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SXSW Documentary Film Review: The Last Man On The Moon (UK, 2014)

March 16, 2015

“I’m the luckiest human being in the world,” says Eugene ‘Gene’ Cernan. In December 1972, he was the commander of the Apollo 17 mission, the final moon landing. Leaving behind his footprints and his daughter’s initials in the dust, Cernan returned to Earth. From this simple and yet extraordinary premise, director Mark Craig weaves together Cernan’s story, from his […]

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What to Watch: The Iris’ Weekly TV Picks (16th – 18th March 2015)

March 15, 2015

Kimberley gives us her take on what to watch in the coming days, including a couple of drama shows, and some thought provoking films… Monday 16th March 2015 Sherlock Holmes: Elementary – Ch. 10 – 10:00pm AEST Have you been watching Sherlock Holmes: Elementary? In a modern twist on the classic British detective story, it takes […]

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What to Watch: The Iris’ Weekly TV Picks (9th – 11th March 2015)

March 8, 2015

Monday 9th March 2015 Winter’s Bone – SBS 2 – 10:15pm AEST Revisit Jennifer Lawrence’s career-making performance in Winter’s Bone. Lawrence stars as an Ozark Mountain girl who rebels against the local code of conduct to track down her drug-dealing father in an effort to keep her family from homelessness. Lawrence is steely and daring […]

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What to Watch: The Iris’ Weekly TV Picks (2nd – 4th March 2015)

March 1, 2015

Some interesting things to catch on your TV box in the next couple of days, including documentaries, chat shows and some new and old films, Kimberley brings us our picks …   Monday 2nd March 2015 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – ABC 2 – 7:52pm AEST Australian acting talent Margot Robbie joins Jimmy […]

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What to Watch: The Iris’ Weekly TV Picks (23rd – 25th February 2015)

February 22, 2015

Ah, the weekend is just about over, but that doesn’t mean your entertainment has to end. Here’s a look at our picks for the best TV on Australian Free-To-Air for the first half of your work week. Monday February 23rd The 87th Annual Academy Awards, LIVE on Nine from 12.30pm – Repeated on Gem, 8:30pm AEDT Tune […]

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What to Watch: The Iris’ Weekly TV Picks (16th – 18th February 2015)

February 15, 2015

Kimberley brings us her picks for the first half of the TV viewing week on free-to-air in Australia: Monday, February 16th Identity Thief, Ch. 7, 9:00pm AEDT The hilarious Melissa McCarthy teams up with Jason Bateman for this 2013 comedy. Bateman plays businessman Sandy Patterson who tracks down Diana (McCarthy) who has stolen his identity […]

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What to Watch: The Iris’ Weekly TV Picks (9th – 11th February 2015)

February 8, 2015

Kimberley presents her weekly dose of the best Australian free-to-air TV to watch this week… Monday – 9th February 2015 Pitch Perfect, Ch. 7, 9:00pm AEST This audience-pleasing musical comedy promises to brighten up your Monday evening and get your week off to a great start. The talented Anna Kendrick and always-hilarious Rebel Wilson star […]

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What to Watch: The Iris’ Weekly TV Picks (2nd – 4th February 2015)

February 1, 2015

Kimberley brings us the best TV for the first half of the work week on Australian free-to-air… Monday February 2nd My Kitchen Rules, Ch. 7, 7:30pm AEST The cooking show that seems to capture the nation returns on Monday, and if you want to have anything to talk about with your work colleagues, you better be watching. […]

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What to Watch: The Iris’ Weekly TV Picks (26th – 28th January 2015)

January 25, 2015

Kimberley is back with the first half of our weekly TV picks. Here’s what to watch this week on free-to-air from Monday through to Wednesday night, as we come around to Australia Day 2015. Monday The Manchurian Candidate, One, 9:30pm AEST The critically acclaimed remake of the 1962 classic, the 2004 Manchurian Candidate features an […]

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What to Watch: The Iris’ Weekly TV Picks (19th – 21st January 2015)

January 18, 2015

Kimberley is back with the first half of our weekly TV picks. Here’s what to watch this week on free-to-air from Monday through to Wednesday night, as the work week kicks off… Monday 2015 Australian Open, Ch. 7, 11:00am AEDT Channel 7’s live coverage of the Grand Slam of the Asia-Pacific begins, featuring the world’s top […]

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What to Watch: The Iris’ Weekly TV Picks (12th – 14th January 2015)

January 11, 2015

Ah the dreaded work week has returned – though with it usually comes some pretty great television. Here are our picks for Free-To-Air TV in Australia for the next three nights: Monday Bones, Ch. 7, 8:30pm AEST Don’t miss the 200th episode of Bones, a Hitchcock inspired tale that borrows all the elements from classic Hollywood […]

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What to Watch: The Iris’ Weekly TV Picks (5th – 7th January 2015)

January 4, 2015

Monday – 5th January 2015 The Pursuit of Happyness, One, 8:30pm AEST Will Smith stars as Chris Gardner, a father struggling to make ends meet. Gardner takes a risk on a prestigious stock brokerage internship in an effort to create a better life for himself and his son, played by Smith’s real-life son Jaden in […]

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What to Watch: The Iris’ Weekly TV Picks (29th – 31st December 2014)

December 29, 2014

With Christmas behind us, what is there to watch on the TV as the Holidays continue towards New Years? Kimberley Veart has your TV picks for the next three days: Monday December 29th Jaws, Ch. 7, 9:30pm AEST Scare yourself out of ever swimming in the ocean again by watching Jaws. Though the special effects […]

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What to Watch: The Iris’ Weekly TV Picks (22nd – 24th December 2014)

December 21, 2014

Monday The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, ABC 2, 7:53pm AEST Join Jimmy Fallon on Monday for what is sure to be a fantastic show with Amy Adams and Nick Offerman. Offerman, in particular, is always a good interview with his unique sense of humour and surprising talents. Castle, Ch. 7, 9:30pm AEST Enjoy Castle’s […]

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TV Review: Bones Season 10, Episode 9 “The Mutilation of the Master Manipulator” (USA, 2014)

December 7, 2014

Bones is at the top of its game with its 199th episode, so the expectations are high for next week’s Hitchcock inspired 200th show. This week was both sweet and fun and introduced some new dynamics to the show that are going to be interesting to explore over the season. In this episode, the Jeffersonian […]

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What to Watch: The Iris’ Weekly TV Picks (8th – 10th December, 2014)

December 7, 2014

Monday Castle, Ch. 7, 9.30pm AEST Tune in to Castle for a tense hour of television as Det. Kate Beckett (Stana Katic) and mystery writer Richard Castle (Nathan Fillon) work to unravel the motives of a gunman holding their colleague Esposito (Jon Huertas), and others, hostage on a subway. It promises to be one of […]

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What to Watch: The Iris’ Weekly TV Picks (1st – 3rd December 2014)

December 1, 2014

Monday Who Do You Think You Are? Gem, 8:30pm AEST Jim Parsons features on Who Do You Think You Are? The show traces the genealogy of Parsons’ family and this episode reveals the childhood and family history of the Big Bang Theory star. The Ring, Ch. 11, 9.30pm AEST Naomi Watts and Martin Henderson star […]

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DVD Review: The Wipers Times (UK, 2013)

October 20, 2014

“Do you suffer from optimism?”  The Wipers Times asks in its distinctly and irreverently British portrayal of the First World War and ‘The Wipers Times’, a satirical newspaper created in the trenches.  Contrasting the humour of the paper with the ugly reality of fighting in Ypres and the Somme, this unique BBC film captures the […]

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What to Watch: The Iris’ Weekly TV Picks (20th – 22nd October)

October 19, 2014

By Kimberley Veart Monday The X Factor, Ch. 7, 7:30 pm AEST It’s the grand final of the X Factor, so tune in to see who will be crowned the winner. It’s between folk group Brothers 3, fifteen-year old vocalist Marlisa and singer-songwriter Dean Ray. Tensions between the judges have been running high this season, […]

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TV Review: Bones Season 10 Episode 4 “The Geek in the Guck” (USA, 2014)

October 19, 2014

The charm of this week’s Bones was its return to everyday routine, even more so than the previous episode which still dealt with the emotional fallout from Sweets’ death. The show begins with young Christine refusing to eat her breakfast, while Booth and Brennan try to reason with her. It seems Christine is taking after […]

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What to Watch: The Iris’ Weekly TV Picks (13th – 15th October 2014)

October 12, 2014

Monday You Only Live Twice, GO! 9:30 pm AEST The 1967 instalment of the James Bonds series stars the suave Sean Connery as the famous 007 agent. A typically Cold War era film, Bond and the Japanese secret service must work together to prevent World War III breaking out between Russia and America, after one of […]

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TV Review: Bones Season 10 Episode 3 “The Purging of the Pundit” (USA, 2014)

October 11, 2014

After the excitement of the last two stellar episodes of Bones, this week feels a bit like a return to routine. Everyone is concerned about Booth, especially Brennan, and the emotional drama of the episode centres around his loss of faith due to all the recent traumas. However, back to business, a murder must be […]

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What to Watch: The Iris’ Weekly TV Picks (6th – 8th October 2014)

October 5, 2014

Monday Diaries of a Broken Mind, ABC 2, 10:04pm AEST This bold and thought-provoking documentary follows the journeys of twenty-five young people growing up with mental health issues in the UK. Using hand-held cameras to tell their stories from their own unique perspectives, the documentary is an intimate insight into their struggles. Tuesday Jamie’s Comfort […]

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DVD Review: HairBrained (USA, 2013)

September 30, 2014

Billy Kent’s latest offering HairBrained, is a take on the college admission coming-of-age tale. It stars Brendan Fraser as self-confessed ‘late bloomer’, Leo Searly and Alex Wolff (from Nickelodeon’s Naked Brothers Band) as child prodigy Eli Pettifog. The title refers to Eli’s extraordinary mass of hair that he claims, “protects his brain.” It is a […]

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TV Review: Bones, Season 10 Episode 1″The Conspiracy in the Corpse” (USA, 2014)

September 28, 2014

Not with a fizzle, but with a bang, Bones is back! In a darker turn than usual for a show that usually blends comedy with its morbid premise, a shocking twist emerges, and I warn you, it ends in tears. Picking up three months after the blistering finale, Booth (David Boreanaz) is in prison and […]

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TV Feature: Bones Season 9 Wrap-Up.

September 22, 2014

Season nine’s blistering finale showed that Bones is still at the top of its game. The episode ended on a dramatic cliff-hanger with agent Booth (David Boreanaz) in hospital and under arrest, while a devastated Brennan (Emily Deschanel) was dragged away screaming. You can expect that action to continue into season ten as early sneak […]

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DVD Review: They Came Together (USA, 2014)

September 22, 2014

Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd star in the zany They Came Together, a romantic-comedy parody where, of course, “New York is like a third character.” The film was made by the same writer/director team, David Wain and Michael Showalter,that created Wet Hot American Summer and features many of the same actors,yet it doesn’t quite reach […]

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