Jeremy Renner

Film Review: Arctic Justice is an adequate family movie with some take home messaging

November 4, 2019

It’s the wrong time of year for us to be having an animated kids movie set in the arctic coming to our screens. However there is slim pickings for families in the lead up to Christmas, so for those wanting to keep their little ones entertained comes Arctic Justice. The film has been marketed overseas […]

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Film Review: Avengers: Endgame is the ultimate payoff for over a decade of films

April 24, 2019

It’s all been leading up to this, 11 years and more than 21 movies and it’s time for the Marvel Cinematic Universe to provide a conclusion to the Avengers saga and some of its Phase One heroes. The ones who ushered in a renaissance and resurgence of comic book superhero movies. Whodathunk that back in […]

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Film Review: Tag (USA, 2018) is a hilarious mix of action and comedy about the joy of play

June 13, 2018

When you think of a get together for a bunch of grown men, you usually think beers at the pub, or playing a round of golf, or watching a football match, so your first thought would not be playing a game of tag. Well the new movie Tag is based on the true story of […]

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Review: Armageddon Expo hits Wellington, New Zealand with Jeremy Renner, Matt Ryan and more

April 3, 2018

Across the ditch our New Zealand brethren have just had their first major pop culture convention for the year. Armageddon Expo has been held in Auckland since 1995 and in Wellington since 2001. Over the Easter weekend just passed, fans of film, television, comics, and gaming descended on Westpac Stadium to rub shoulders with celebrity […]

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Eight things we learned at Jeremy Renner’s Armageddon Expo panels

April 1, 2018

Armageddon Expo, New Zealand’s largest pop culture convention was held in Wellington over the Easter weekend. Seeing large numbers of fans of film, television, anime, video games and comics converge on Westpac Stadium in Wellington to revel in all things nerdy and geeky. One of the big draw cards for conventions is the film and […]

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Jeremy Renner, Catherine Tate and more to head to Armageddon Expo Wellington in NZ

February 2, 2018

Here at The Iris we’re quite fond of attending pop culture and comic conventions. We’ve been regularly covering Australian events for the last few years now. However this year we’re setting our sights on events abroad and looking to check out what our international compatriots have to offer. Across the ditch our New Zealand neighbours […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Wind River (USA, 2017) is a tight, often brutal thriller

June 17, 2017

Having proven his worth as a screenwriter with both Hell or High Water and Sicario, Wind River serves as scribe Taylor Sheridan’s directorial debut.  Arguably arriving with high expectations, Sheridan’s tight, often brutal thriller proves his workings with such professionals as David Mackenzie and Denis Villeneuve has paid off, showcasing an ease behind the lens […]

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Film Review: Arrival (M15+) (USA, 2016) is an emotionally immersive film

November 10, 2016

Grounded by Amy Adams’ breathtaking performance, Arrival is a departure of sorts for director Denis Villeneuve, opting to showcase the lighter sound of humanity here as opposed to the more pessimistic tones he showcased with Prisoners and Sicario.  A film that feels both personal and grand, Arrival intertwines the beginnings and endings of time, creating […]

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Denis Villeneuve’s new drama Arrival gets a teaser trailer

August 11, 2016

Dennis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Sicario) has been at it again. This time he’s behind the camera for Arrival. And today we have your first look at the film with some first-look images and a trailer for the project. Starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker and Michael Stuhlbarg, Arrival is an extraterrestrial thriller for the modern film […]

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Film Review: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (M, USA, 2015)

July 29, 2015

So if you’re fresh off the blockbuster wave of dinosaurs and teeny tiny superheroes and are ready for some more action packed fun, then this week’s big release Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation will be able to fill that gap nicely. As with any of the Mission: Impossible (aka MI) films, you need to suspend […]

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Check out the ‘Payoff’ trailer for Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation

June 10, 2015

Fans of the Mission: Impossible franchise have a lot to be excited about, with a new trailer for the 5th installment in the franchise Rogue Nation launching online. The new film is written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, and sees Tom Cruise return as the superstar spy Ethan Hunt. With the IMF disbanded, and Ethan […]

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Film Review: American Hustle (M) (USA, 2013)

December 13, 2013

With an ensemble cast of some of Hollywood’s current A-list crop and an Oscar nominated multi-award winning director/writer helming the film American Hustle is already garnering a lot of hype and I would say that you better believe it’s worth it. We open with the film telling us that “some of this actually happened” and […]

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Film Review: Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters (USA, 2013)

January 31, 2013

It’s all fun and games until you enrage a pair of witch hunters.

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