Our five favourite Cookie Lyon moments of Empire‘s second season!

September 15, 2016

With the Complete Second Season of Empire now available on DVD, we’ve been diving back into the world of the Lyons and everything corrupt, hilarious and juicy that comes with trying to sustain and ruin a hip hop empire. At the forefront of it all, undeniably, is the Lyon family matriarch, Cookie, once again fabulously portrayed by Taraji P. […]

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Presto graffiti Melbourne to celebrate the release of Empire season one

May 4, 2016

Celebrating urban oeuvre and series release, Empire and Presto are encouraging Australians to submit their hip-hop pseudonym to Presto on Facebook for a chance to have their name painted by the center of Melbourne’s CBD. Graffiti artist Vanderlism will paint submitted names during an exhibition at the Empire shrine, on the corner of La Trobe […]

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Interview: Eka Darville chats about the convention experience, Marvel’s Jessica Jones, and what he learned from cast mates David Tennant and Krysten Ritter

April 14, 2016

For Australian actor Eka Darville it’s been an interesting ride. The rise of his career over the last several years has seen this kid from Cairns go from teen soap Blue Water High to Marvel’s Jessica Jones. But don’t be fooled, his IMDB page shows a huge variety of work and a showcase of his talent. […]

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DVD Review: Empire – The Complete First Season (USA, 2015)

September 28, 2015

Sometimes described as a loose adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Lear, Empire is a drama series that follows the power struggle that ensues when gangster turned hip-hop mogul Lucious Lyons (Terrence Howard) is diagnosed with ALS. Faced with only a few months left before the disease kills him, Lucious pits his children against each other in […]

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The Week’s DVD Release Picks: A week of Empires! (11th September 2015)

September 11, 2015

Empires of all kinds find themselves crumbling, evolving, and switching it up in this week’s DVD releases. Ex Machina Ex Machina is the first feature film by screenwriter Alex Garland, and what a stunning debut it is. Starring Alicia Vikander, Domnhall Gleeson and Oscar Isaac, Ex Machina explores the philosophical and moral questions surrounding the […]

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Our five favourite moments of Empire Season One

September 8, 2015

TV series Empire caused quite a stir with it’s first season, quickly becoming one of the most talked about shows of the year and establishing itself as a firm player amongst the likes of network big guns like The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones. Created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong with stand-out performances […]

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The Iris’ Weekly Film and TV Round Up! (21st August 2015)

August 21, 2015

This week’s round up features a lot of science fiction to get excited about, on both the big and small screen. What’s new in film? The Martian features Matt Damon behaving like a sci-fi God, and is set for release in October. His character, Mark Watney, finds himself stranded on a mission to Mars. He […]

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Live Review: Blackchords + Empire + Zeal – Revolver Upstairs (18.11.11)

November 21, 2011

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