Win a copy of Darkest Hour starring Gary Oldman, on DVD

Gary Oldman took home just about every award under the sun (including the Oscar) for his performance as Winston Churchill in the gripping and emotional drama Darkest Hour. As Hitler’s army nears the United Kingdom, it is up to Britain’s leader Churchill to lead his nation against impossible odds in the critically acclaimed and six-time Academy Award nominated Darkest Hour.... Continue Reading

Hans Zimmer’s Bleeding (Yellow) Fingers: Behind-the-scenes where The Simpsons and Planet Earth II are scored in Los Angeles

It’s a hot afternoon in Los Angeles. The Oscars just passed by a few days earlier. I’ve jumped into an Uber to an address given to me in Santa Monica. Like so many buildings in Los Angeles, I arrive at something of a non-descript location; nothing but a door in front of a building that could be anything from an apartment complex, to an insane asylum.... Continue Reading

The Art of War: A Brief, Personal History of Santa Monica Studios and God of War

I’ve been thinking about God of War a lot lately. Over the course of this piece, I wanted to discuss the memories I had from the very beginning of the God of War video game series, while briefly touching on the history of their releases, the change of directors and the profitable growth of the little-known studio that could, ‘Santa Monica Studios’. From being a fairly unknown small development studio to a juggernaut of the PlayStation empire. I bring you my version of the history of God of War. Continue reading The Art of War: A Brief, Personal History of Santa Monica Studios and God of War

Games Interview: God of War Director Cory Barlog on bringing the series back to life, inspirations, mo-cap and podcasts!

I recently had the opportunity to chat with the god of Santa Monica Studios Cory Barlog, about this week’s God of War. It’s a small indie title, not many people have heard of it before, but we thought we would jump in on it and get into some of the creative process and behind the scenes gossip we all love. Continue reading Games Interview: God of War Director Cory Barlog on bringing the series back to life, inspirations, mo-cap and podcasts!

Supanova Interview: Elizabeth Henstridge talks Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Hobbies & Coming to Australia to drink all our Coffee!

Elizabeth Henstridge has the looks, charm and style that could fit into any role she puts her mind to; a tough-as-nails woman, that digs in and gets the job done, leaving many to believe the saying ‘looks can be deceiving’. Elizabeth has graced us all with her wonderfully British presence on screen in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D now coming up for her 5th year running.... Continue Reading

Collectables Review: Transformers Studio Series toy line rolls out in fine form

This month, we’re trying something new on The Iris. We’re gonna take some toys for a spin. And not just any toys, we’re taking a look at a selection of Hasbro’s new Transformers: Studio Series line. Are these the robots in disguise you remember from your childhood? Hit the jump to find out. Continue reading Collectables Review: Transformers Studio Series toy line rolls out in fine form

Microsoft Store’s Esports Academy is a crash course in the trials and tribulations of going pro in Aus

The Microsoft Store in Sydney’s Pitt St Mall will be hosting a brand new course these school holidays centred entirely around teaching students about what it takes to succeed in the rapidly emerging world of competitive esports. Continue reading Microsoft Store’s Esports Academy is a crash course in the trials and tribulations of going pro in Aus

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