Interview: Nobody producer Kelly McCormick on being a female voice in a testosterone-filled genre

March 30, 2021

Following its box office success in the US – the film topped the North American chart as one of the few films to maintain a cinema-only rollout – Nobody is planning its Australian unleashing on April 1st (no joke!).  In relation to the film’s release (you can read our review here), Peter Gray chatted with […]

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Film Review: Once Upon a Deadpool (USA, 2018) proves to be a rather bizarre and unnecessary re-release

December 13, 2018

There are times when a film critic is asked to review some strange pieces of cinema, but none are perhaps stranger this year than Once Upon a Deadpool, a rather bizarre holiday re-release of Deadpool 2 bereft of the swearing, sexual content, blood, and gore that’s become this anti-Marvel franchise’s calling card. “Why?” you may […]

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Supanova Interview: Gaming God Nolan North talks about his beginning, Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool and clowns

June 12, 2018

I shouldn’t have to say who Nolan North is, but for those few uninitiated, if you have ever played a video game in the last 25 years, there is a very big chance Nolan North voiced something or someone in that game. Nolan has been around the TV, Film and Gaming industry since 1997, first […]

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Film Review: Deadpool 2 (USA, 2018) Gives Us The Merc With The Mouth And A Warm Fuzzy Heart

May 16, 2018

Considering the risks 20th Century Fox took in greenlighting Deadpool, the 2016 film was released and became a global success, it seemed the risk now fell on the shoulders of its sequel. Deadpool 2 markets itself as “it feels bigger” and in some ways this is true and in others it’s not. The film leans […]

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Deadpool 2 packs a flurry of hilarious punches in its newest trailer

March 27, 2018

Following the hilarious and wildly successful Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds is back for another ride in this heavily anticipated sequel, as Deadpool 2’s latest trailer brings the violence, and more importantly, the fun. The latest trailer is arguably the juiciest yet, not only introducing us to Josh Brolin’s heavily anticipated performance as Cable, but introducing us to X […]

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Not to be outdone by Nintendo, Sonic the Hedgehog is getting his own movie too

February 21, 2018

Earlier this month we saw the rather surprising news that Nintendo was finally allowing their mascot Mario to make the trip back to the big screen for the first time since the disastrous 1992 Super Mario Bros. film. Not to be outdone, Sega have reminded everyone that their own 16-bit-era mascot Sonic the Hedgehog is […]

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Interview: First Girl I Loved Director Kerem Sanga on marriage equality and the film’s Australian release

July 3, 2017

When First Girl I Loved screened in September 2016 as part of the 4th annual Queer Screen Film Fest in Sydney, I was initially disappointed by the film’s second half (read more in my original review). It wasn’t because it was bad film, far from it, however, it was because I had no idea what to expect […]

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Donald Glover is writing and producing an animated Deadpool Series

May 13, 2017

Break out your chimichangas. Now that Deadpool is a household name, it’s only right that he gets his own TV series. FXX has ordered 10 episodes of an adult oriented animated series starring the ‘Merc with a Mouth’. To top it all off, professed comic book fan Donald Glover and his brother Stephen Glover will […]

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Street artist Alex Lehours talks Deadpool, his process and political cheekiness.

June 15, 2016

Street artistry sometimes straddles the line of either political, artful or a bunch of taggers making a building more ugly than it is, but the above mural from street artist Alex Lehours has made an impression on many walkers of the Sydney suburb of Sydney. The piece advertising the release of Deadpool on DVD, Blu-ray […]

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Deadpool celebrates DVD & Blu-Ray release by running for PM

May 31, 2016

Deadpool has arrived on DVD & Blu-Ray and to promote it’s release, the Merc with a Mouth is entering the politics game as he runs for Prime Minister of Australia. His “campaign” kicked off with a mural in his honour on the corner of Albion and Bourke Street in Surry Hills, Sydney. You can watch the […]

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Blu-Ray Review: Deadpool (MA15+, USA, 2016)

May 24, 2016

For a while there it looked like the only version of Deadpool we’d ever see on the big screen was the somewhat cringe-inducing one we saw in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Studio execs at Fox were unsure about how to move forward with the character and make it a viable film. But when some test footage […]

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Deadpool’s Stefan Kapicic takes ten with The Iris

May 20, 2016

Siberian Colossus Stafan Kapicic has been building a career as an anonymous bad guy in American cinema. It wasn’t his language stopping him; the six-foot-four actor can speak fluently in as many as eight dialects. He has played roles as eclectic as comedy-stoner to romantic-heartbreak in international cinema. However, until his role in Deadpool, he […]

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Ryan Reynolds closes deal for Deadpool sequel

April 8, 2016

As Deadpool surpasses The Matrix Reloaded to become the highest-grossing R-rated movie in box office history after grossing over $754,530,050 worldwide, it should come as no surprise that Fox are already moving forward with the sequel. In February, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Reynolds only made $2 million dollars from the film. However, the word is that negotiations for the sequel have […]

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MTV unveils the first round of presenters for 2016 MTV Movie Awards!

March 24, 2016

On Tuesday, MTV announced the first round of presenters for this year’s MTV Movie Awards. The presenters announced for the first round are Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth and Jessica Chastain from The Huntsmen: Winter’s War, Seth Rogen and Zac Efron from Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, Olivia Munn from X-Men: Apocalypse and supermodel Gigi Hadid.  In case you missed it, this year the MTV […]

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MTV reveals nominations for 25th Annual MTV Movie Awards with Star Wars: The Force Awakens receiving 11 nominations

March 10, 2016

Yesterday MTV revealed the nominees for this year’s MTV Movie Awards. Being its 25th year, this will be an opportunity for fans to celebrate and recognise blockbuster movies which have received critical acclaim. Titles such as Avengers: Age of Ultron, Creed, Deadpool, Jurassic World, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Straight Outta Compton have been nominated for ‘Movie of […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Deadpool celebrates a month on top

March 10, 2016

Deadpool has been on top for four weeks now, earning another AU$2.5 million. In the States the foul mouthed X-Man also became only the third R rated movie to ever cross the US$300 million mark. I did make a glaring omission in my report last week. I was lead to believe that Maggie Smith’s The […]

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$10 tickets for Moonlight Cinema’s final month of movies!

March 3, 2016

Moonlight Cinema announced, on Monday, the triumphant return of $10 tickets all throughout March! To book your budget date night, all you need to do is sign up to Moonlight’s Cine Buzz membership on the Cine Buzz website. The month of March is your last chance to grab a picnic rug, grab a loved one, […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Deadpool has Jackman’s number in another killer week

February 25, 2016

Deadpool might very well be more of a household name than Wolverine soon. The merc with a mouth has broken more than the fourth wall, topping every X-Men movie to date in the US and only trailing Days of Future Past’s worldwide gross. Deadpool is only a couple of million away from hitting half a million […]

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Fans launch petition for Deadpool to host SNL

February 21, 2016

Deadpool-fever (or the ‘Ryan Reynaissance’ as I’m calling it) is in full effect and fans have voiced their support for the character to host an upcoming episode of Saturday Night Live. So far the petition itself stands at over 70,000 signatures and Ryan Reynolds himself getting involved, releasing a ‘leaked’ rant to Youtube. What do you think? Should Deadpool jump […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Deadpool slaughters records at home and around the world

February 16, 2016

Well how about that Fox? I’m guessing the big wigs wished they did this years ago but better late than never. Marvel’s most unadulterated superhero, Deadpool, has made a mockery out of box office records everywhere. As I like to do with big openings, I’m going to hit you all with some numbers. First off […]

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Deadpool comes out on top of the Australian box office

February 13, 2016

The Deadpool movie only landed on Australian screens a few days ago but it’s already shattered Aussie box office records, accounting for 78% of gross box office numbers on opening day. According to Fox, the movie raked in AUD$2.94M – making it the the 3rd biggest opening day in 20th Century Fox history. The Iris’ Carina Nilma said that “from […]

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Deadpool To Get A Sequel

February 10, 2016

If the rumors are true, The Merc with a Mouth will be getting a second movie. The Hollywood Reporter broke the story earlier today, reporting that Deadpool screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick will be returning to handle the untitled-but-greenlit follow-up. Details are scarce at present but it feels safe to say that star Ryan […]

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Film Review: Deadpool (MA15+, USA, 2016)

February 7, 2016

For a while there it looked like the only version of Deadpool we’d ever see on the big screen was the somewhat cringe-inducing one we saw in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Studio execs at Fox were unsure about how to move forward with the character and make it a viable film. But when some test footage […]

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Deadpool has an important message for Australians this Australia Day

January 22, 2016

In what is increasingly becoming one of the best viral campaigns for a film in recent memory, the upcoming non-MCU Marvel film Deadpool – starring Ryan Reynolds as the iconic comic book character – has released a special message just for Australian fans. In commemoration of Australia Day 2016, let’s watch how Deadpool tries to connect […]

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11 films to be excited about in the first half of 2016

January 8, 2016

Now that The Force Awakens is well and truly embedded in our cinemas, it feels like we have finally come to the end of a period of one anticipated film after another. It was a record breaking year, too, with Jurassic World, Furious 7, Minions, Star Wars VII, Inside Out and the final Hunger Games working hard […]

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The Iris’ Weekly Film and TV Round Up! (7th August 2015)

August 7, 2015

Before we get started on this week’s film and TV round up, we’d like to pay our respects to “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, a great of professional wrestling entertainment, inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005, has passed away at the age of 61 on 30 July 2015. Rest in peace, Hot Rod. 

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Watch the Official Trailer for Deadpool

August 5, 2015

After yesterday’s teaser featuring ‘5 time academy award viewer, Ryan Reynolds’ we’re all hanging out for the actual Deadpool trailer, well here it is… Deadpool has always been the most sarcastic antihero of Marvel’s characters and from this trailer, things haven’t strayed. With lines like “The cancer’s only in my liver, lungs, prostate and brain. All things […]

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