All posts by Ryan Champion

TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 7 Episode 9 “Rock in the Road”

There is something to be said for The Walking Dead’s more tempered episodes. What they lack in action and spectacle, they more than make up for in character building and refining its – at times – capricious narrative. That’s how Greg Nicotero and co. elected to open their second half of season seven but perhaps as gesture of good faith or maybe a sign of the big budget set pieces we’re on the verge of seeing, closed the episode with a bang.... Continue Reading

Studio Ponoc’s debut feature Mary and the Witch’s Flower to see a theatrical release in Australia & NZ

Madman Entertainment has secured Australia and New Zealand release rights to Mary and the Witch’s Flower, the debut feature from Studio Ponoc, the Japanese animation house founded by former Ghibli Studio producer Yoshiaki Nishimura and director Hiromasa Yonebayashi. The duo were the driving force behind the 2015 Oscar®-nominated When Marnie Was There.... Continue Reading

Here’s all the “Big Game Spot” trailers that premiered during the Super Bowl LI

Today was a massive day for sports. You probably heard about it. The Atlanta Falcons blew a 25 point lead and fell to the New England Patriots at Superbowl LI. But maybe you’re not into sports. Maybe, like us here at The Iris, you’re major movie buffs and if that’s the case, then the Superbowl is a pretty cool time for us too, as some of the biggest TV spots for upcoming films are shown throughout the event.... Continue Reading