Tag Archives: Jeremy Renner

Film Review: Tag (USA, 2018) is a hilarious mix of action and comedy about the joy of play

When you think of a get together for a bunch of grown men, you usually think beers at the pub, or playing a round of golf, or watching a football match, so your first thought would not be playing a game of tag. Well the new movie Tag is based on the true story of a group of schoolboys who continued playing tag for over two decades and are still playing to this day.... Continue Reading

Review: Armageddon Expo hits Wellington, New Zealand with Jeremy Renner, Matt Ryan and more

Across the ditch our New Zealand brethren have just had their first major pop culture convention for the year. Armageddon Expo has been held in Auckland since 1995 and in Wellington since 2001. Over the Easter weekend just passed, fans of film, television, comics, and gaming descended on Westpac Stadium to rub shoulders with celebrity guests, or buy that coveted Funko Pop Vinyl figure or play some of the hottest video games. We hopped over for our first ever international pop culture convention to see how the Kiwis do it.... Continue Reading

Eight things we learned at Jeremy Renner’s Armageddon Expo panels

Armageddon Expo, New Zealand’s largest pop culture convention was held in Wellington over the Easter weekend. Seeing large numbers of fans of film, television, anime, video games and comics converge on Westpac Stadium in Wellington to revel in all things nerdy and geeky. One of the big draw cards for conventions is the film and television guests, and Wellygeddon drew out the big guns securing Hawkeye himself, Jeremy Renner. So here’s the top eight things we learnt from Jeremy Renner’s question and answer panels on Saturday and Sunday.... Continue Reading

Jeremy Renner, Catherine Tate and more to head to Armageddon Expo Wellington in NZ

Here at The Iris we’re quite fond of attending pop culture and comic conventions. We’ve been regularly covering Australian events for the last few years now. However this year we’re setting our sights on events abroad and looking to check out what our international compatriots have to offer.... Continue Reading

Sydney Film Festival Review: Wind River (USA, 2017) is a tight, often brutal thriller

Having proven his worth as a screenwriter with both Hell or High Water and Sicario, Wind River serves as scribe Taylor Sheridan’s directorial debut.  Arguably arriving with high expectations, Sheridan’s tight, often brutal thriller proves his workings with such professionals as David Mackenzie and Denis Villeneuve has paid off, showcasing an ease behind the lens as he injects the appropriate amount of grit to his dark story.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Arrival (M15+) (USA, 2016) is an emotionally immersive film

Grounded by Amy Adams’ breathtaking performance, Arrival is a departure of sorts for director Denis Villeneuve, opting to showcase the lighter sound of humanity here as opposed to the more pessimistic tones he showcased with Prisoners and Sicario.  A film that feels both personal and grand, Arrival intertwines the beginnings and endings of time, creating a sense of intrigue that makes us feel like we are witnessing something that is distinctly life-changing.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (M, USA, 2015)

So if you’re fresh off the blockbuster wave of dinosaurs and teeny tiny superheroes and are ready for some more action packed fun, then this week’s big release Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation will be able to fill that gap nicely.... Continue Reading