Film Review: X-Men: Dark Phoenix is mutant X-Crement

June 5, 2019

It has been almost two decades since the X-Men franchise started and now it has finally come to an end. Over the years, we have had a series of generally positive outcomes from this franchise — a list of mostly great films and a handful of very bad ones. For every film like X2: X-Men […]

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Australian celebrities pay tribute to Hugh Jackman for Logan‘s DVD release in heartfelt video

June 12, 2017

To celebrate the release of the critically-acclaimed and box office success Logan on Blu-ray & DVD, Australian icons from Bindi Irwin to Julie Bishop have paid homage to Hugh Jackman’s final run as Wolverine in a heartfelt video. Various celebrities, journalists, television personnel and politicians have come together to celebrate the great Australian who for almost 20 […]

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The 10 Best Comic Stories That Should Be Made Into Video Games

April 13, 2017

Comic book stories make for some great game adaptations, with the likes of Batman: Under the Hood and Ultimate Spider-Man receiving the video game treatment. As mentioned in our previous article, XII and The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction were both based on stellar comic runs, while games like Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions and Injustice took only […]

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Film Review: Logan (USA, 2017) will be heralded as one of Hugh Jackman’s finest performances

February 28, 2017

“…There’s no living with a killing. There’s no going back from one. Right or wrong. It’s a brand. A brand sticks” 17 years ago, the world was introduced to Bryan Singer’s X-Men Universe and with it came the arrival of Wolverine portrayed by Australia’s own Hugh Jackman. It was his breakout Hollywood role and his […]

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First Impressions: FX’s Legion takes the superhero genre and subverts it

January 30, 2017

From the guy who brought you the X-Men, Bryan Singer, and the guy who brought you the TV version of Fargo, Noah Hawley, and based on the Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz comes an origin story series for one particular obscure character from the X-Men universe. Legion follows the story of David […]

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Ranking the X-Men films

June 8, 2016

With X-Men: Apocalypse behind us, there’s never been a better time for X-Men fans to look ahead. They’ve got TV offerings like Legion and Hellfire in development alongside big screen project’s like New Mutants, X-Force and Hugh Jackman‘s final Wolverine movie. It’s also a great time to look back, and see how Apocalypse ranks against the series’ […]

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FX to launch X-Men spinoff series Legion

June 2, 2016

FX will be launching the first season of X-Men spinoff series Legion on its TV network. The story will follow a young troubled man (played by Dan Stevens) who may have abilities no other human can have. David Haller has always struggled with mental illness as a teenager and was diagnosed with schizophrenia. He has been in […]

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Australian Box Office Report: The X- Men take their place at the top

May 24, 2016

Hi Folks, We see a few changes this week with regards to #1. X-Men: Apocalypse sits at the top spot with $6.4 million – a pretty good turnout but not the same figures as Captain America: Civil War or even Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice on their openings. In second place we have The Angry Birds Movie, the comedy-adventure based on the video game. The […]

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Film Review: X-Men: Apocalypse (M 15+) (USA, 2016)

May 19, 2016

X-Men: Apocalypse delivers the super fights, the superhero costumes, the supervillain and the super team. But was this latest X-Men film so special that, if it was a person, it would be enrolled at Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters? Yes and no. Mild spoilers ahead. Set in 1983, 10 years after the previous Days of […]

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The Iris’ Weekly Australian TV Picks: 26th April – 2nd May

April 26, 2016

A brand new week, a brand new list of picks for you to watch including a much anticipated new season of a certain series. Tuesday – 26 April The Fifth Estate, 7Flix, 8:30pm AEST Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, this film portrays Julian Assange and his quest to expose the corruption behind closed government doors, questioning the role of […]

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Six Adaptations Worthy Of Their Source Material

April 25, 2016

Among many adaptations that tear you apart with their inaccuracies, terrible cast and terrible everything, there are adaptations that are worthy of their source and fans. The Iris will take you on a journey through the best ones. Gone Girl True to its bestselling source, Gone Girl centres on Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) whose life […]

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Boyd Holbrook boards Wolverine 3 as villain

April 8, 2016

Narcos’ Boyd Holbrook has been signed to the upcoming Wolverine 3. His character doesn’t have a name but is described as chief of security for a global corporation pursuing Jackman’s character, so it sounds like he’ll be playing a villain. Given his prior appearance as a DEA agent doggedly pursuing Pablo Escobar, this seems like pretty good […]

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X-Men: Apocalypse brings out the big guns in new trailer

March 17, 2016

With Deadpool behind us, Batman v Superman only a week away from release and Captain America: Civil War a month off, we’re pretty firmly in superhero season for 2016 with Fox’s X-Men: Apocalypse getting a new trailer to mark the occasion. The trailer, set to a moody cover of a Coldplay song, sees both the X-Men […]

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Patrick Stewart’s Professor X is set to join Hugh Jackman on his final Wolverine adventure

August 15, 2015

As reported by Collider yesterday, Patrick Stewart has been letting some details on the third Wolverine solo film slip while he’s been on the promotional trail for the new Starz TV series Blunt Talk.

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Someone leaked the Comic-Con trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse

July 13, 2015

Don’t you just love Comic-Con? Someone has went and recorded the big reveal at the 20th Century Fox panel, Bryan Singer showing the audience a three-minute trailer for next year’s huge X-Men: Apocalypse. The trailer leaked onto the internet in a speedy fashion, and while it’s slightly off-centre and terrible quality (he/she obviously didn’t want […]

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DVD/Blu-Ray Review: X-Men: Days of Future Past “Rogue Cut” (USA, 2015)

July 9, 2015

I think I was amongst many confused fans after watching X-Men: Days of Future Past last year upon seeing Anna Paquin’s name so high in the credits, especially given that I’d only seen the back of Rogue’s head once throughout the entire duration of the film. As soon as I got home, I ran to my computer […]

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Behind the Scenes: How an Adelaide studio created the best scene in X-Men: Days of Future Past

October 15, 2014

So you’re watching through the incredible X-Men: Days of Future Past on your Blu-Ray player, aching for that moment when the film reaches a certain scene. You aren’t discounting the overall quality of the universally acclaimed X-Men installment, but today you just want to re-live the sheer giddiness that you went through when you first […]

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Buffy, Veronica Mars and more…all you need to know about Oz Comic-Con Brisbane & Sydney!

August 18, 2014

The Oz Comic-Con train is soon to pull into its Brisbane and Sydney stops this September and it’s bringing with it quite the enviable line up of television and film stars, as well as talented guests from the mediums of voice over, animation, comics, graphic novels and more! The announcements have been coming out left […]

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Epic new international trailer released for X-Men: Days of Future Past

March 25, 2014

Expectations have been building ever since it was announced that X-Men and X-Men 2 director Brian Singer would be returning to helm the next film in the series, titled X-Men: Days of Future Past. They were raised even further with the release of the incredible first trailer last year, and are likely to shoot through the roof with the release of […]

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Film Review: The Wolverine (M) (USA/Australia, 2013)

August 12, 2013

Logan (Hugh Jackman) is back in a decidedly darker take on the iconic X-Men character, marking Jackman’s sixth appearance as the steel-clawed “mutant”. The film takes place primarily in Japan and sees Logan reconnect with a man he saved during WWII, Yashida. The plot from there, for the most part, focuses on Logan protecting Mariko (Tao Okamoto) […]

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