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Interview: Tom Lenk talks Lenk Lewk For Less, Nerdgasm, and parodying Hollywood fashion with love

Tom Lenk may have been best known for starring in Buffy The Vampire Slayer as well as performing on Broadway and being a singer and playwright. But more recently Lenk has taken Instagram by storm with his Lenk Lewk For Less where he posts pictures parodying celebrity fashion looks and replicating them using basic household items. Surprisingly the fashion and celebrity sphere has embraced his work, with Lenk receiving compliments from luminaries like Kylie Minogue and Nicole Kidman saying they enjoyed his take on their looks.... Continue Reading

Kingdom Hearts III gets new trailer, and a 2018 release window

The long-awaited third instalment in the mainline Kingdom Hearts RPG series has gotten a brand new trailer at Disney’s D23 expo in Anaheim, California. On top of this rare and startling glimpse of the game in action, developer Square Enix are finally talking launch details. Continue reading Kingdom Hearts III gets new trailer, and a 2018 release window

Interview: Zach McGowan on Russian accents in Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D & playing a pirate on Black Sails

Zach McGowan is that ruggedly handsome character actor that has been popping up in a lot of shows recently. Some of which include The 100, Shameless, Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Black Sails.
As well as starring in a number of television shows, McGowan has also lent his voice to a number of video games, including Resident Evil 6 and Iron Man. Yet beneath that gritty exterior we discover a hilarious, witty and clever actor that loves being on set and being a part of showbusiness.... Continue Reading

Ten things we learned from our evening with John Cena

This week, the The Iris had the pleasure of spending a night listening to the brilliantly told stories of WWE superstar, rising actor and rapper, John Cena. From his humble start in life, to the determination of his youth and eventually, his success within the professional wrestling world, Cena recounted tales about his struggle towards success, the opportunities he was given, and the ways he forged his own path. Throughout the evening, we learned a lot about Cena, his childhood, and his greatest influences. Here’s the most interesting things we discovered.... Continue Reading

Interview: DJ Qualls on typecasting, working on The Man In The High Castle, Fargo and Supernatural

DJ Qualls is that guy, a character actor whose face is recognisable, but as he puts it for being the “weird cousin Joe” type and not your typical attractive Hollywood type. But with his IMDB page boasting 50+ roles and some of those including cult movies like Road Trip and The New Guy and more recently in some award winning TV series like Fargo and The Man In The High Castle he has rarely been far from our screens be it large or small.... Continue Reading

Five things we learned from the iZombie panel at Oz Comic-Con Melbourne 2017

Oz Comic Con Melbourne decided it would go full zombie this year bringing three guests out from the cult hit series iZombieRahul Kohli, Robert Buckley and Aly Michalka. The show follows the story of Olivia “Liv” Moore (Rose McIver) who gets turned into a zombie, however in order to remain somewhat human she periodically eats the brains of dead patients in the morgue where she works. After eating those brains she briefly inherits some of the traits of the deceased person and experiences flashbacks of their life. Using this she begins to assist the local police detective Clive Babineaux (Malcolm Goodwin). ... Continue Reading

Interview: Daniel Gillies talks about his upcoming trip to Uganda with OXFAM and working on The Originals

Over the weekend, The Originals star Daniel Gillies arrived as a guest for Oz Comic-Con Melbourne 2017. The Canadian born, New Zealand raised actor is best known for playing long-lived vampire Elijah Mikaelson. The show, a spin-off itself of The Vampire Diaries (which Gillies also starred in as the same character) has a legion of ardent fans. Something that Gillies hopes will help him in his upcoming cause.... Continue Reading

There’s a South Park movie singalong happening in one of Sydney’s most iconic theatres

Leave your swear jars at home because the legends over at the Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace in the Sydney suburb of Cremorne are set to turn their cinema – one of Sydney’s oldest and most iconic – into a room full of foul mouths and dirty language. That’s because South Park is coming back to the big screen with a singalong version of Bigger, Longer & Uncut – for one night only! Genius.... Continue Reading