Category Archives: Features

Five Things We Learned From Doctor Who‘s Jenna Coleman at Oz Comic Con Sydney

Over the weekend the ICC Sydney Convention Centre at Darling Harbour played host to Oz Comic Con Sydney. This would be the first time the pop culture event would be held in the brand new convention centre so it seemed only fitting that for this event we’d be graced by a very special guest in The Impossible Girl herself Jenna Coleman from Doctor Who.
Coleman whilst visiting for Oz Comic Con entertained the audiences with a question and answer panel on each day. Here’s the five things we learned from her and her Q&A panels.... Continue Reading

Five films to look out for at the 2017 Jewish International Film Festival

The Jewish International Film Festival is fast approaching, kicking off on 25 October at Classic Cinema located in Elsternwick, Melbourne. JIFF celebrates various Israeli and Jewish themed films in both Australia and New-Zealand. The massive program was unveiled yesterday, and we went through it to bring you back five films you should look out for:... Continue Reading

The five biggest and best trailer reveals from San Diego Comic-Con

Another Comic-Con, another year of rumours, superstars and a whole lot of trailers. Over the last handful of years, Comic-Con has summated itself as the prestige event when it comes to inviting us to unchartered blockbuster worlds. This year has proved no different, with a plethora of trailers to salivate over with a slew of upcoming releases. And with over seventeen trailers released covering both film and television, here at The Iris we are going to run down the five best trailer reveals in the domain of film, beginning with number five.... 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

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

Perth Supanova: Six Things We Learned about Spider-Man: Homecoming from director Jon Watts

Jon Watts is a young filmmaker who landed the gig of a lifetime – a Spider-Man film. But not just any old Spider-Man film. His upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming will be the first Spidey flick set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This is due to a deal struck between Marvel and Sony a couple of years ago. No doubt the success of this particular Spidey flick will determine whether that deal changes for the better or for the worse. So, no pressure, right?... Continue Reading

Supanova Perth: Six things we learned from Lois and Clark (Teri Hatcher and Dean Cain)

From 1993 to 1997, ABC’s Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman kept the Superman mythos alive when the comics were floundering financially and creatively. It starred Dean Cain as the titular Man of Steel/reporter Clark Kent and Teri Hatcher as intrepid co-worker and romantic interest Lois Lane.... Continue Reading

The Iris names the five best films of the 2017 Sydney Film Festival

The Sydney Film Festival has come to a close for another year – and with it come all the great memories of the films that surprised us, inspired us and left us wishing the event would never end. Alas, it has – but here are five films we’re taking away with us as the best of the festival.... Continue Reading

Seventeen things we learned about director Oliver Stone in his Vivid Ideas appearance

Helping kick off the first weekend of Vivid Ideas today was one of the biggest names to ever grace the event – iconic director Oliver Stone, who spoke with Margaret Pomeranz in front of a sold out crowd at Sydney’s City Recital Hall as part of the event’s “Game-Changers” series that also includes Shepard Farey on June 17th and Jonah Peretti, who spoke in the same venue earlier in the afternoon. ... Continue Reading