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The fantasy game Dungeons & Dragons has been successfully adapted for the big screen in Honor Among Thieves.

Review: ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ film scores winning hand

By Evan Miller, Staff Writer April 12, 2023
“Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” captures what makes D&D and the fantasy genre so special with its excellent cast and world-building.
Chain of Thorns follows nine different characters within Cassandra Clares fantastical, demon-ridden world.

Review: ‘The Last Hours’ series finale disappoints

By Kalysta Donaghy-Robinson, Assistant Photo Editor February 15, 2023
After a two-year-wait for the finale of Cassandra Clare's "The Last Hours" trilogy, fans leave the story feeling dissapointed by the conclusion.
Although this soft reboot/second season adds new characters, stories and emotions, it falls a few steps short of the original Bee and Puppycat.

Review: Whimsical animated series adds fun new chapter

By Joshua Pantano, Staff Writer September 23, 2022
"Bee and Puppycat: Lazy in Space" shines the most when it's not simply rehashing the content of the original, beloved show.
Locke & Key is a new fantasy horror show from Netflix. The show is well-crafted and visually pleasing, but it does not live up to its promising premise that is introduced at the beginning of the show.

Review: “Locke & Key” weighed down with teen drama

By Thomas Machacz February 19, 2020

Who hasn’t wondered about that creepy house down the road? This is a trope that goes back as far as gothic novels of the 18th century that weave tales of romance and woe by candlelight. Netflix’s latest...

Paul Rudds acting carries the Netflix comedy Living With Yourself, in which a man named Miles pays to have a better version of himself created. Rudd plays both New Miles, the newly created and more productive clone, and Old Miles, who is unhappy about his life.

Review: Netflix comedy doubles down on characterization

By Sarah Diggins, Staff Writer October 29, 2019

What’s better than one Paul Rudd? Two Paul Rudds, of course. Netflix’s new eight-episode series “Living With Yourself” gives viewers a peek at that reality. The series follows Miles (Paul Rudd),...

Fantasy stop-motion film, Missing Link has gorgeous animation and a charming plot line, but lacks in character development.

Review: Stop-motion film is visually stunning

By Ash Bailot, Staff Writer April 23, 2019

“Missing Link” is a visually spectacular stop-motion film about friendship and finding one’s place in the world. The Victorian-era animated adventure film was released April 12 and produced by...

Horror director Eli Roth tries his blood-soaked hand at childrens cinema with the magical The House With a Clock in its Walls.

Review: Magic-filled children’s horror lacks charm

By Jake Leary, Staff Writer October 1, 2018
It’s a film that’s full of wonderful, creepy ideas that are either left half-explored or take ridiculous turns in the third act.
From the writer of Avatar: The Last Airbender comes a fantasy Netflix animated original, The Dragon Prince.

Review: ‘The Dragon Prince’ snags viewers’ hearts

By Avery Alexander, Contributing Writer September 30, 2018
Through its animation, story, humor, characters and cast, “The Dragon Prince” has snagged the hearts of many with its beautiful tale.
The Predator, a remake of the 1987 science fiction film Predator, offers exciting action sequences — and not much else.

Review: ‘The Predator’ fails to live up to predecessor

By Liam Conway, Staff Writer September 19, 2018
"The Predator" is another forgettable sequel to a franchise that has never come close to the excitement of the original.
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the long awaited return of the classic Nintendo franchise. The game is available for both the Wii U and the new Nintendo Switch and features an expansive open world, a range of combat options and numerous twists and turns.

Review: New Nintendo game breathes life into ‘Zelda’ series

By Matthew Radulski, Staff Writer March 28, 2017
The most satisfying moment of “Breath of the Wild” is not a cutscene, nor is it a battle — It’s a revelatory moment that occurs within the player.
A child dressed up as a wizard for the first annual Wizarding Weekend, which took place Oct. 31, 2015, in downtown Ithaca. A costume contest will be part of this year’s event.

Charmed: Ithaca celebrates second annual Wizarding Weekend

By Jake Leary, Staff Writer October 19, 2016
Dozens of local Ithaca establishments are participating in Wizarding Weekend, and it has provided opportunities for Ithaca College students as well.
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