All posts by David Hunter

Interview: Kid Phantom iIllustrator Paul Mason talks The Phantom, hard work and inspirations ahead of Oz Comic-Con Melbourne

Many, many moons ago I was called upon to a great task, one that would give me the privilege of passing down something special to the next generation. I was given the task to buy a newspaper for my Nan, leading me to a newsagency where I found my first The Phantom comic in 1992 as ten years old. Twenty four years later, The Phantom has entered my life again with the emergence of the new series Kid Phantom.... Continue Reading

Interview: Cars 3 actress Lea Delaria talks about Miss Fritter, her bucket list and inspiring the next generation

Lea DeLaria is an amazing creature of human design. The moment you see her in Orange is the New Black, scary comes to mind. Talking to her in person, however, is a whole different kettle of fish. I instantly wanted to crawl through the other end of the phone and talk for hours next to a BBQ and a couple of wines, as long as we keep the place clean… Lea loves her place to be clean!... Continue Reading

Event Review: The Supanova Comic-Con and Gaming Expo delivers its best event ever to Sydney

Saying the Supanova Comic Con & Gaming Expo is a little more than a nerd and geek fest is pulling far too short a straw for the event; rather, it is one rich with amazing artists and cosplayers (one and the same usually), TV and film stars, authors and exhibitors from all over the world. It is, quite simply put, ‘The Pop Culture Hub’.... Continue Reading

TV Review: Outcast speeds up the pace in its second season and cements its status as one of TV’s finest overlooked shows

It has been an extremely busy few weeks for The Iris, with the video game world stuck in the lunacy of E3, Supanova in Sydney and the Sydney Film Festival, we have finally calmed down a little and sunk back into some great couch time with some excellent TV and it gave me some time to finally finish the second season of Outcast!... Continue Reading

Interview: Ewen Bremner on 20 years of Trainspotting, Danny Boyle and the success of Wonder Woman

Ewen Bremner is a calm and thought provoking actor who has seen a broad variety of roles over the years in stage, TV (My Name is Earl, The Lost Room) and the silver screen (Pearl Harbor, Black Hawk Down, Trainspotting 1 & 2, Wonder Woman). Some of the best characters Ewen portrays are very left of normal, with the success of those portrayals thanks to a gift of balancing gritty character drama and a great sense of humour. Throw in his heavy Scottish accent and he has become a huge fan favourite over the years.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Cars 3 (USA, 2017) is a near-perfect return for the franchise

It has finally arrived! After the teaser trailer that saw Lightning McQueen being absolutely annihilated on the racetrack months ago, we were all left wondering exactly where the Cars franchise had taken us with this all new installment, especially after the disappointing Cars 2 and Disney’s attempt at making it a broader universe with the lacklustre Planes.... Continue Reading

Video Games Review: Wipeout Omega Collection (PS4, 2017) punches the nostalgia button but still can’t keep pace

The year was 1995, I was sifting through my Australian PlayStation Magazine demo discs after playing a couple of hours of Spyro the Dragon on my PlayStation, I decided I would finally give the ‘PlayStation Demo Disc’ a good go! The disc came with the console at the time it launched, I just hadn’t had any real reason to pop it in the drive until now, the infamous PlayStation start up sound vibrated my TV and I was given the option of WipeOut, Destruction Derby and Total NBA (alongside that awesome T-Rex Dinosaur and Manta Ray 3D simulation video), of course I chose WipeOut!... Continue Reading

Interview: Supanova guest Colin Donnell talks Chicago Med, the death of Tommy Merlyn & arm wrestling Chris Hemsworth

Colin Donnell is a name that has been around for quite some time in the DC/CW Universe with his character of Tommy Merlyn in CW’s Arrow TV series. Even though Tommy was only with us for one season, his death on the show led to some serious foundations for the series going forward and leaving many a fan crying out for more, leading into some later cameo’s (in flashback form).... Continue Reading