Series Review: The Continental: From the World of John Wick relates to the acclaimed action films only by name and not nature

September 21, 2023

After 4 films that amassed acclaim, both critically and commercially, it only makes sense that the world created within the John Wick films be continued in some form separate from the series itself; even though many are hoping the titular character’s rather definitive send-off in Chapter 4 is somehow retconned. Next year will see the […]

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First Impressions: Amazon’s The Rings of Power is a sensual feast of Tolkien goodness

September 5, 2022

Set in the middle age of Middle Earth, thousands of years before the events of The Hobbit and the One Ring, Amazon Prime Video’s new series The Rings of Power. After watching the first two episodes, it is clear the studio squeezed every cent out of the reported $465 million dollars for its first season […]

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Samsung’s outdoor 4K Terrace QLED is coming to Australia

September 7, 2020

Samsung has announced a game-changing QLED 4K TV designed especially for outdoor set-ups, forming a new category that nods to an increasing need for flexibility to complement a wider range of home designs. Dubbed The Terrace, the new TV will be arriving in Australia next month in 55-inch, 65-inch and 75-inch sizes, sporting the company’s […]

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LG 55-inch CX OLED Review: Is this the TV to beat in 2020?

August 31, 2020

Pretty much every OLED is going to be compared to LG’s CX this year. It’s just what happens when consumers land on a favourite each year, and for 2020 the buck stops with this exceptional workhorse of a TV. Lavish praise? Sure, but LG deserve it right now. Not only has the company picked up […]

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LG is bringing its 48-inch CX 4K OLED TV to Australia very soon

August 5, 2020

Navigate to LG Australia’s Facebook page and you’ll likely spot more than a few comments asking a pertinent question: “when is the 48-inch CX coming to Australia!?” It’s a fair demand seeing as the 48-inch is the most accessible OLED LG has made to date, featuring much of what has made the CX considered one […]

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Sony Master Series A9G OLED TV Review: I swoon every time I turn it on

April 30, 2020

Light, lean and already considered one of the best OLEDs available, Sony’s Master Series A9G earns its place amongst the company’s finest products and, with a powerful symphony of super features, justifies its reputation as the “best TV of 2019.” The hallmark of a good OLED is that the technology can still blow you away, […]

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SXSW Episodic Pilot Program Review: Everyone Together (Episode 1) hones a snappy, dark-leaning sense of humour

March 17, 2020

*The AU Review will continue with its planned SXSW 2020 coverage.  We have been in contact with the respective representatives for available films in order to give them the coverage they intended. The description outlined for the comedy series Everyone Together sounds rather typical.  Dysfunctional families from two very different cultural backgrounds subsequently bond and […]

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Photo Gallery: Supanova Comic Con & Gaming Expo – Adelaide Showgrounds (03.11.19)

November 4, 2019

Another awesome weekend of pop culture, comic, gaming and cosplay rolled through Adelaide on the weekend at the 2019 Supanova Comic Con & Gaming Expo, with Supa-Star guests like John Travolta, Deborah Ann Woll, Jason Isaacs and Mark Sheppard. Take a look at some of the fun! Shot by Kerrie Geier.

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13 of the Coolest Film, TV & Gaming Trailers You May Have Missed at SDCC 2018

July 25, 2018

With San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) wrapped up for this year, there’s no doubt each year’s conference rules the entertainment universe with its mind blowing announcements from films, TV shows and the latest and upcoming games. So without further ado, let’s recap some of the biggest announcements you may have missed this year. FILMS First off, […]

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Watch: Queer Eye cast head down-under for “Mini Make-Better”

July 3, 2018

With the Fab Five finally back a full fifteen years after their Emmy Award-winning series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, the  popularity of their Netflix series Queer Eye has led down-under, in the form of a ‘mini make-better”. Their journey led them to the rural town of  Yass, bringing the style to match the name. They begun […]

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NSW Introduces New Initiative for Up and Coming Female Directors

June 29, 2018

The Minister for the Arts Don Harwin has joined some of Australia’s leading female talent in order to announce #SheDirects, an initiative that will aim to bring more up and coming female directors to the forefront the the industry.  Iconic Australian actor and director Rachel Griffiths (Hacksaw Ridge) has jumped on board along with fellow actor, […]

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Writer David Nicholls to attend Australian premiere of Patrick Melrose during Series Mania

June 29, 2018

BBC First are proud to announce in partnership with ACMI and Film Victoria that three-time BAFTA nominated screenwriter David Nicholls will attend the Australian premiere of his acclaimed new TV series Patrick Melrose at this years upcoming Series Mania Melbourne event. The series will star Oscar nominee and Emmy Award winning actor Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock Holmes, […]

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Streaming service Stan flies by the 1 million subscriber mark, creating multi-year deals in the process

June 7, 2018

Online streaming service Stan has officially passed the 1 million subscriber mark, only 3 years after launch. As this number continues to grow rapidly, Stan shows no signs of slowing down, announcing various multi-year deals with powerhouse studios such as Lionsgate and MGM, while reinforcing Stan as the home of American studio Starz. A recent […]

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ABC’s Stargazing Live breaks world record thanks to 46,000 Australians

June 4, 2018

The ABC has claimed a Guinness World Record title for the most people stargazing across multiple locations, thanks to 46,000 Australians from every corner of the country. In partnership with the Australian National University (ANU), the ABC’s Stargazing Live community initiative saw 46,345 amateur astronomers simultaneously observe the moon through a telescope over a 10 […]

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First Look: George R.R. Martin novella Nightflyers to be adapted by Netflix

March 26, 2018

George R.R. Martin’s works will be seeing an television adaptation once again, as his novella Nightflyers is set to arrive exclusively to Netflix. Set sometime in the future on the eve of the Earth’s destruction, a crew of explorers pilot the most advanced ship known to man in a bid to reach a strange alien spacecraft […]

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Stan Original series No Activity returns stateside for its second season

February 19, 2018

Australian streaming service Stan and CBS All Access have confirmed that a second season of the US adaptation of the Australian comedy series No Activity, Stan’s first original series to hit the US. The first season of No Activity is currently streaming on Stan, coming from executive producers Will Ferrell and Adam McKay.  Nick Forward, […]

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The second season of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is brilliantly bizarre television

January 12, 2018

Already brimming with time travel and eccentric characters, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency had a particular type of strangeness to maintain when going into the second season. At the helm of Max Lendis, Dirk Gently is finally back on our screens in an addictive second season – currently screening on Netflix – that features a […]

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Why Netflix’s The Good Place is heavenly television

October 31, 2017

Eleanor Shellstrop opens her eyes to find that she’s arrived in the afterlife. It appears – to her relief – that she made it to The Good Place (heaven). After being told she earnt her place in paradise because she saved innocent people from death row, she realises she has accidentally taken someone’s identity and […]

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TV Review: Netflix’s Orange is the New Black is a combination of salvation and suffering in its fifth season

June 4, 2017

In the second-to-last episode of season four, Orange is the New Black presented the death of one of the show’s main characters in a supremely upsetting, but flawlessly executed scene that referenced America’s senseless police brutality against African Americans.  It was in stark contrast to the previous season’s more uplifting closer where the inmates of […]

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First Impressions: HBO’s Big Little Lies is rich, addictive television

February 15, 2017

Never forgive.  Never forget. If there’s one mantra the characters of Big Little Lies live by, it’s that.  Shrewdly written by TV veteran David E. Kelly, HBO’s new seven-arc mini-series is a deliciously wicked slice of suburban slaughter where it’s what’s on the outside that matters most. Based on Australian novelist Liane Moriarty’s best-selling prose, […]

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Five reasons you should be excited for Netflix’s Santa Clarita Diet

January 30, 2017

So, you’re looking anxiously through your Netflix list to find the next binge worthy show to eat up. You’ve already had a massive meal with some great sci-fi (Sense 8), comedy (Brooklyn Nine Nine), drama (The Queen) and of course Stranger Things. But now you want something fresh, a little bit of all of the […]

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ABC to bring in new drama series Newton’s Law

June 2, 2016

Yesterday ABC made the announcement that they will be taking in a new drama series titled Newton’s Law.  Furthermore, production is currently underway in Melbourne for the eight-part series. Newton’s Law was an original concept developed by Deb Cox and Fiona Eagger who were the shakers behind the success of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and The Gods of […]

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What to Watch: The Iris’ Weekly TV Picks (5th August-11th August)

August 4, 2015

Need to catch a TV break and don’t know what to watch? Simon takes us through his top picks on must-see shows and films for the week. Click through to see what’s showing for your entertainment needs. Wednesday 5th August 2015 If You Are The One-SBS2-6.30pm AEST If You Are The One is not only […]

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What To Watch: The Iris’ Weekly TV Picks (29th July-4th August 2015)

July 29, 2015

Need to catch a TV break and don’t know what to watch? Simon takes us through his top picks on must-see shows and films for the week. Click through to see what’s showing for your entertainment needs. Wednesday 29th July 2015 Bosch-SBS-9.30pm AEST For those unfamiliar with the character of Hieronymus ‘Harry’ Bosch, you’ve got […]

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ABC’s Bushwhacked! back for a third season

April 30, 2015

Kamil Ellis and Kayne Tremills are back for more adventure with ABC show Bushwhacked! returning for a third season. Ellis, a young Wiradjuri man, and Tremills, the former host of Studio 3, set challenges for each other in the remote Australian outback. From wading through crocodile-infested waters, to kangaroo spotting, to coming into contact with […]

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Heroes: Reborn teased during the Superbowl in the USA

February 3, 2015

Superbowl fever was at an all-time high yesterday for America (and parts of the world) and of course, it’s an event that also provides high-end entertainment for its people by way of its often hilarious commercials. Then there are the film and TV trailers… Out of this year’s batch, there’s exciting news for fans of […]

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Netflix orders fourth season of Longmire

November 23, 2014

It has been confirmed that Netflix, the world leader in Internet TV  has ordered the fourth season of the hit drama Longmire , from Warner Horizon Television. With Netflix hitting our shores in March of next year (finally!), ten new episodes will be premiered exclusively on the network. The 10 brand-new episodes will also be […]

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ABC TV pronounces “Its All Good” with 2015 content line-up

November 18, 2014

After a scary few months that saw ABC TV almost being axed, the network are back on top following a relieving announcement last week. ABC will again welcome in 2015 with a four-hour entertainment extravaganza to celebrate NEW YEAR’S EVE when we join with the City of Sydney to bring the world-renowned fireworks to audiences […]

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