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Is Season 2 of The Umbrella Academy on Netflix worth watching?

August 3, 2020

There’s something weird, wacky and wonderful about a series that doesn’t pull its punches. The Umbrella Academy introduced us to a misfit family of people adopted and brought together for their special powers to try and stop the end of the world. Season 2 which has just landed on Netflix has us following the Hargreeves […]

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Altered Carbon

Netflix Review: How does Altered Carbon Season 2 compare to the first?

March 4, 2020

Back in February 2018 Netflix launched the streaming series adaptation of Richard K Morgan’s novel of the same name, Altered Carbon. We called it a nuanced and detailed Blade Runner for the small screen. The series sees humanity’s evolution into a digitised age, where memories and human consciousness can be backed up onto a digital […]

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Film Review: The King is exhaustingly long but has moments of medieval greatness

October 13, 2019

There have been many adaptations of Shakespeare’s work to the big screen with varying results. Twice before Australians have tackled the Bard’s work with Baz Luhrman’s Romeo + Juliet and Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth both hitting the silver screen with positive critical response. Once again it seems the combination of Australian director David Michôd, with fellow […]

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Netflix Review: Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina conjures a dark edgy twist to high school drama

October 24, 2018

Back in the mid 1990’s Sabrina The Teenage Witch took the original Archie Comics character and gave her a more kitschy comedic vibe. With Sabrina often having to learn deep moral lessons after her attempts at magic go awry. But if you ever did read those original comics, you’d be aware that Sabrina and co […]

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5 Shows To Watch On Netflix Before Queer Eye Season 2 Lands

June 4, 2018

Thanks to the revival of Queer Eye and the soon to land Season 2 we are all living for more of that wholesome positivity. And there is no doubt that we could all do with a little more self-care and self-love. The Fab 5 will be touching down in Australia this week to promote the […]

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YAAAASSS Queer Eye Is Back & The Fab 5 Are Heading Down Under!

May 25, 2018

Netflix’s global sensation Queer Eye is back to transform some of the stylistically challenged into fresh new selves and along the way spread the message of encouragement, self-care and uplift us all, and to celebrate the launch of Season 2, the Fab 5 will be heading to Australia! Fifteen years ago Queer Eye For The […]

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Stranger Things Season 3 Adds Cary Elwes and Jake Busey To Cast

April 20, 2018

Netflix favourite Stranger Things is set to get a little stranger with some new additions to the cast for its third season. Adding to the adult cast contingent will be Cary Elwes and Jake Busey who have been given some intriguing characters to play. Cary Elwes will be playing the character of Mayor Kline and […]

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Interview: Dichen Lachman talks Altered Carbon, its badass women, deep themes and diversity onscreen

February 21, 2018

Netflix has been leading the charge with many new tv series and films rolling off its production line and onto its streaming service for audiences. One of its most ambitious and expensive efforts Altered Carbon has been receiving rave reviews since its release on 2nd February. The series, an adaptation of the Phillip K. Morgan […]

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TV Review: Altered Carbon is a nuanced and detailed Blade Runner for the small screen

January 25, 2018

In 1982 the film Blade Runner by Ridley Scott brought to audiences a new genre of movies – the neo-noir science fiction thriller that paved the way for many to follow its style. In 2017 the sequel Blade Runner 2049 by Denis Villeneuve was heralded a successful return to that, bringing a blend of a […]

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Film Review: Bright (USA, 2017) is a gritty alternate universe take on the police procedural drama

December 20, 2017

Since Netflix’s launch the streaming service provider has been pumping out its own studio content to screen exclusively on its service. As the service provider grows it also attempts more ambitious projects working with directors, producers, script writers and actors of a higher calibre. We saw this in Okja that was released a couple of […]

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Five new additions to watch on Netflix this December

November 30, 2017

December might be the one bringing us Christmas, but it seems like Netflix is bringing us the goods too! Being a busy month in every way, Netflix is bringing its own sleigh of new content. Here’s 5 new series and film additions to catch on Netflix this December. Dark – Season 1 Dark follows the story […]

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5 Stranger Things We Learnt At Millie Bobby Brown’s Supanova Adelaide Q&A Panel

November 20, 2017

Over the weekend the Adelaide Showgrounds got turned Upside Down when star of hit Netflix show Stranger Things Millie Bobby Brown landed in Australia for the pop culture convention. Giving fans the opportunity to meet, greet, get photos and autographs. During her Q&A panel fans got to quiz her on her work and here are […]

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Netflix Review: Marvel’s The Defenders starts off triumphant but fizzles by its end

August 20, 2017

Four years in the making and with a lot of anticipation riding on it, the next series in the juggernaut that is the Netflix/Marvel collaboration The Defenders has landed. After two seasons of Daredevil and one each for Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist we finally get the team up of the street level […]

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First Impressions: Marvel’s The Defenders is exactly the scrappy street level hero team up we hoped for

August 14, 2017

After two seasons of Daredevil, and introductory seasons for Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, we now reach the first season of Marvel’s The Defenders. The series where our street level heroes of New York finally meet and team up to take on what appears to be the biggest baddie of all to date. […]

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Star Trek: Discovery releases a gobsmacking, interstellar new trailer direct from Comic-Con

July 25, 2017

The new CBS/Netflix series Star Trek Discovery has dropped a new trailer, straight from the good old shores of San Diego Comic-Con. In this exciting, but morbidly dark preview we hear from Officer Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green, TV’s The Walking Dead) quoting the words: “The world doesn’t always adhere to logic, sometimes down is up and […]

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Film Review: Netflix’s To the Bone (USA, 2017) will create controversy, but succeeds with strong cast and direction

July 12, 2017

Films containing subject matter of death or disease, particularly the ones that aim for a teenage audience, tend to be sappy (like My Sister’s Keeper), melodramatic and even deeply misguided, if done wrong. I tend to cringe whenever I hear about another film tacking such subject, but in the case of Netflix’s To the Bone […]

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Netflix’s Star Trek: Discovery has revealed its first trailer: Here’s everything you need to know

May 18, 2017

Today marks the day we have gained an exciting new look into CBS’s highly anticipated new Star Trek series, Star Trek: Discovery, which will screen internationally (including in Australia) on Netflix. Check out the trailer below. It must be a science fiction extravaganza this week as Fox’s new Seth McFarlane series The Orville also planted a trailer online […]

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Netflix drops first official full length trailer for Marvel’s The Defenders

May 3, 2017

In typical late night (well for Australia anyway) fashion, Netflix has dropped the first official full length trailer for Marvel’s The Defenders as well as a release date. Now that Netflix audiences have been formally introduced to all the members of the team, The Defenders is where our street-level heroes of New York finally get […]

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First Impressions: Marvel’s Iron Fist has a shaky first half but potential to improve

March 16, 2017

It all began with Marvel’s Daredevil in 2015, then we had Jessica Jones, shortly after that came Luke Cage. Now Netflix are about to roll out the last of their street level superheroes, this time it’s Marvel’s Iron Fist and the show takes an interesting turn in mashing the sensibilities of Eastern and Western culture. […]

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Marvel’s Iron Fist full length trailer lands a sucker punch

February 8, 2017

Released a little earlier today and in case you may have missed it, Netflix have officially dropped the full length trailer for its next big series Marvel’s Iron Fist. Marvel’s Iron Fist follows the story of Danny Rand (Finn Jones, ex Game of Thrones), a young man who returns to New York after being gone […]

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SXSW Interview: Joe Manganiello talks about exhuming his favorite childhood character in Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday

March 24, 2016

Joe Manganiello recently sat down with The Iris’s Larry Heath to talk about the reprisal of his childhood icon in Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday. When you got offered this role and you knew that essentially, it was kind of for you how was it feeling you were going to be playing a version of yourself? Well, when […]

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TV Review: Marvel’s Daredevil, Season 2 (USA, 2016)

March 20, 2016

In 2015 Netflix teamed up with Marvel to bring us Marvel’s Daredevil, and it was a revelation. Not only was it a gritty realisation of one of the comic world’s dark anti-heroes but it showed that viewers weren’t just interested but eager to see this sort of grimy real-world depiction of the character. This was […]

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Marvel’s Daredevil Season 2 has landed, here’s our initial thoughts

March 18, 2016

It’s almost been a year since Netflix brought us the first season of Marvel’s Daredevil. For comic fans it was finally an adaptation worthy of the source material. For TV viewers it was a phenomenon to watch with its gritty and dark setting, intricate conspiracy narrative and complex flawed characters. It was a ratings juggernaut […]

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Netflix to shut down access via proxy and region unblockers

January 17, 2016

For a long time before they came to our shores, the only way to access Netflix in Australia was via a proxy or region unblocker to skirt the eternally reviled international geoblock. These services continue to allow Netflix users to access international content libraries that differ from their own and Netflix have officially had enough of it.

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Our Top 5 Reasons To Watch Marvel’s Jessica Jones on Netflix

November 25, 2015

On Friday 20th November at 6pm AEST, Netflix released its first season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones. All thirteen episodes available for your binge viewing pleasure. Being a fan of a good binge, and also a fairly avid fan of the Marvel universe I took the plunge and I’m here to give you my top 5 […]

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We check out Dragons: Race To The Edge from Netflix along with some real life dragons!

June 25, 2015

To celebrate the release of Dragons: Race To The Edge, a new Netflix original series as part of the How To Train Your Dragon franchise from Dreamworks we got to check out the first two episodes of the series as well as get up close with some real life dragons. OK, maybe not quite the […]

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TV Review: Netflix’s Sense8 Season One (USA, 2015)

June 15, 2015

With a premise encompassing the lives of eight individuals who find themselves connected by a strange psychic bond, Sense8 often feels like a bunch of different shows blended together. Depending on the character, the show can feel like a techno-thriller, mobster drama, romantic melodrama or sprawling science fiction mystery. Even back when I wrote-up my […]

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Our first impressions of the Wachowski’s new Netflix original series Sense8

June 9, 2015

Though far from perfect, Netflix’s original series have mostly delivered in terms of both quality and diversity. House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, Daredevil, Bloodlines and Marco Polo all bring something very different to Netflix’s lineup. While it has you covered for dramas of a political, fantastical or super-powered nature, the service does […]

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TV Revew: Marvel’s Daredevil, Season 1 Episode 13 “Daredevil” (USA, 2015)

April 27, 2015

“Daredevil” opens with the funeral of Ben Urich, whose death serves to be the driving force that brings the band of Matt, Foggy and Karen back together to take down Wilson Fisk once and for all. With Marci’s help, the three get their hands on Landman and Zack’s files relating to Fisk. But the real […]

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TV Review: Marvel’s Daredevil, Season 1 Episode 12 “The Ones We Leave Behind” (USA, 2015)

April 23, 2015

Wesley’s death may have come as a shock, especially given who pulled the trigger. But the death of Ben Urich? Well that’s just something else entirely. For the sake of the narrative of this show, I get why Ben had to die, but I still feel as though the writers have made a pretty big […]

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