From Buffy to Westworld: The six best ever Film-to-TV adaptions

September 11, 2018

The long awaited series based on the 1988 cult movie Heathers is set to premiere on Stan on 28th September 2018. The first season of the satirical dark comedy consists of ten episodes following Veronica Sawyers daily struggle against the vicious gang of Heathers. Starring as Veronica is Gracie Victoria Cox. Melanie Fried, Jasmin Mathews and […]

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Interview: DJ Qualls on typecasting, working on The Man In The High Castle, Fargo and Supernatural

July 9, 2017

DJ Qualls is that guy, a character actor whose face is recognisable, but as he puts it for being the “weird cousin Joe” type and not your typical attractive Hollywood type. But with his IMDB page boasting 50+ roles and some of those including cult movies like Road Trip and The New Guy and more […]

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Fargo adds some magical talent to its third season cast

December 22, 2016

As we eagerly anticipate the return of Fargo for its third season, FX have announced new additions to its cast. Set to join the already revealed Ewan McGregor, Carrie Coon, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead in the “True Crime” series inspired by the Coen Brothers classic film of the same name are David Thewlis (Harry Potter […]

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The X-Men Universe hits the small screen as Marvel & FX’s Legion gets Australian release details

December 7, 2016

A new Marvel series is going to be hitting our TV screens next year – but this one is part of the ever-growing Marvel Universe. Rather, it’s an extension of Fox’s X-Men series, in the new series Legion, which is created by Noah Hawley, who also brought Fargo to the small screen. Based on the […]

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Here’s everything we know so far about Fargo Season 3

September 19, 2016

The acclaimed anthology series Fargo has recently announced a new season three character, played by actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who you might remember from 10 Cloverfield Lane and Scott Pilgrim vs The World. In wake of the news, we wanted to bring you up to date on everything we know, so far, about Fargo season […]

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The third season of Fargo will star Ewan McGregor

May 24, 2016

Among all of the hearsay regarding season three of FX drama Fargo, we finally have some concrete news. Ewan McGregor will star and play two characters:  brothers Emmit and Ray Stussy Emmit Stussy is the Parking Lot King of Minnesota. A handsome, self-made, real estate mogul and family man, he sees himself as an American success story. […]

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TV DVD Review: Fargo Season 2 (USA, 2016)

May 16, 2016

Season one of Fargo was an unexpected hit. Based on (and eventually connected to) the Coen’s Brothers’ 1996 crime film, it impeccably weaved black comedy, a gripping narrative, interesting characters and quite simply, beautiful cinematography to create a show that was by all accounts universally praised. It would come as no surprise when season two was […]

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Spotlight and The Big Short neck-and-neck at the 2016 WGAs

February 15, 2016

Last weekend’s Writer’s Guild Awards saw Spotlight and The Big Short split the biggest honors of the night, while the final season of Mad Men received a farewell gift of Best Drama Series. Spotlight walked away with Best Original Screenplay while fellow Oscar-frontrunner The Big Short took Best Adapted screenplay. On the TV front, Mad […]

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The Iris’ Weekly Film and TV News Round Up! (24th July 2015)

July 24, 2015

First up for our weekly news round up, we’d like to wish a happy birthday to the late, great Robin Williams, who would have turned 64 on July 21st this week. You are missed! In movie news, this week saw the bashing of Adam Sandler film Pixels by MovieBob that has been doing the rounds on […]

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The Iris’ Weekly Film and TV News Round Up! (17th July 2015)

July 17, 2015

In our new weekly feature, we take a look back at some of the biggest stories in the world of film and TV this week… just in case you missed it. Suffice it to say, it’s been a great week of film and TV news, thanks in part to the annual San Diego Comic Con event, […]

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TV Review: Fargo – Season 1 Episode 10 “Morton’s Fork” (USA, 2014)

June 26, 2014

This is it, we have finally reached the end of Noah Hawley’s black comedy-crime-drama Fargo, inspired by the Coen Brothers film of the same name. Without further ado, let us launch into a recap of the episode and a little discussion, beware there’s thin ice and spoilers ahead. We open with a long tracking sequence, […]

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TV Review: Fargo – Season 1 Episode 9 “A Fox, A Rabbit and A Cabbage” (USA, 2014)

June 19, 2014

It’s the penultimate episode of Fargo and there are so many questions remaining unanswered that we could potentially fill up an entire additional season. Yet in Noah Hawley’s script we trust, and somehow he’s going to give us all the answers, if not in this instalment, then at least in the finale. Once again we’re […]

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TV Review: Fargo – Episode 8 “The Heap” (USA, 2014)

June 15, 2014

“It’s life, you go to bed unsatisfied” in the words of police chief Bill Oswalt, and he’s expressing how we feel too, we’re unsatisfied, and this episode does leave you feeling a little bit that way. Not in a negative sense at all, more in a “we’re at episode 8 of 10 and we still […]

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TV Review: Fargo – Season 1, Episode 7 “Who Shaves the Barber?” (USA, 2014)

June 6, 2014

This time around we’re given a reprieve from the hefty violence and an opportunity to see the intricate web revealed as well as some surprisingly touching and sensitive moments. For a series that has been so brutal, dark and twisted this is a much brighter albeit still emotionally heavy episode to take in. At the […]

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TV Review: Fargo – Season 1, Episode 6 “Buridan’s Ass” (USA, 2014)

June 1, 2014

The tension levels increase exponentially as we now hit the back end of the series and the finale is now edging ever closer. The title of this episode is a paradoxical parable that is loosely thematic of what we see in the episode and relates to free will. Interestingly we see a lot of that […]

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TV Review: Fargo – Season 1, Episode 5 “The Six Ungraspables” (USA, 2014)

May 25, 2014

We’ve officially reached the half-way point of the series and with the plans of most of our characters now in full motion, it’s looking a lot clearer cut. But the clean-up crew of both the hit-men and the police are now hot on the trails and making in-roads to getting things wrapped up, or so […]

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TV Review: Fargo – Season 1, Episode 4 “Eating the Blame” (USA, 2014)

May 19, 2014

We begin to sink ever deeper into the mystery surrounding our characters in Episode 4 ‘Eating The Blame’, and as predicted some of their motivations become clearer as they start coming head to head in a battle of wits. Whenever watching Fargo you are constantly reminded of the isolation and the fact that it’s cold, […]

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TV Review: Fargo – Season 1 Episode 3 “A Muddy Road” (USA, 2014)

May 10, 2014

With the episode titled ‘A Muddy Road’ this is bound to lead us down an even more twisted and precarious path as we delve deeper into the mysterious and crooked goings-on in Minnesota as one by one our characters become more inter-twined within this dark evil web. We start by taking a trip back to […]

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TV Review: Fargo – Season 1, Episodes 1 “The Crocodile Dilemma” and 2 “The Rooster Prince” (USA, 2014)

May 9, 2014

From the opening scene right through to the closing credits Fargo emulates its film forebear with the same intriguing plot, twisted dark humour and spectacular cinematography. With the original Ethan and Joel Coen brothers as executive producers and writing credits the series was destined to have a similar tone. The series commissioned for a limited […]

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