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‘Popcorn Premieres’ – “Five Nights at Freddy’s” (2023), “Anatomy of a Fall” (2023), “Pain Hustlers” (2023)

November 3, 2023
Host first-year student Logan Thompson is joined by guests Braedy Dilger and Simona Forgione to discuss the film adaptation of the video game franchise, "Five Nights at Freddy's". Thompson and Forgione continue to review "Anatomy of a Fall", and Thompson alone reviews the Netflix Original "Pain Hustlers".
From left to right: Bonnie, Freddy Fazbear and Chica, the horrifying animatronics haunting the pizzeria, in the game-turned-movie Five Nights at Freddys.

‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ brings frights and fun to life

By Lucretius Rutkowski, Head Proofreader November 1, 2023
Ever since the success of the first Five Nights at Freddy’s game, created in 2014, the idea of a movie adaptation has been a running gag in the gaming community for almost a decade. Rumors of its production and it being stuck in “development hell” were spread until Blumhouse Productions and the games’ creator Scott Cawthon started posting teasers online about its gradual development. Released in theaters Oct. 27 almost nine years later, there is finally a “Five Nights at Freddy’s” movie. 

‘Deja View’ – “Coraline” (2009)

October 31, 2023
In Episode 7 of their animation series, host Therese Kinirons sits with guest Jess Williams to chat about 2009's children's horror classic "Coraline". Join them as they discuss gloves, ghost children and the scariest movie intro of all time. 

‘Popcorn Premieres’ – “Fair Play” (2023), “Totally Killer” (2023) and “The Burial” (2023)

October 20, 2023
On this week's episode, host first year student Logan Thompson reviews "Fair Play" (2023), "Totally Killer" (2023) and "The Burial" (2023). Thompson introduces a new segment on the show reviewing movies of 2023 that were released prior to the first episode of "Popcorn Premieres"

‘Popcorn Premieres’ – “The Creator” (2023), “Dumb Money” (2023) and “Saw X” (2023)

October 7, 2023
This week on Popcorn Premieres, host first-year student Logan Thompson discusses "The Creator" (2023) and "Dumb Money" (2023) with guest sophomore Madison Schriver, "Saw X" (2023) with guest senior Jesus Burgos. Thompson also shares his thoughts on the Disney+ "Ahsoka" series (2023), Netflix's short film "The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar" (2023) and Letterboxd being acquired.

‘Popcorn Premieres’ – “It Lives Inside” (2023) and “No One Will Save You” (2023)

September 29, 2023
Host first-year student Logan Thompson discusses new horror film "It Lives Inside" (2023) with guest Hank Jennings. On his own, Thompson reviews "No One Will Save You" (2023) and the Disney+ series "Ashoka." To wrap up the episode, Thompson analyzes recent film festivals and how he anticipates they will impact award season.
Sam (Megan Suri) in the horror movie It Lives Inside, facing battles of demonic and internal nature.

‘It Lives Inside’ honors East Indian culture while creating suspense

By Sarah Payne, Staff Writer September 27, 2023
“It Lives Inside'' was clearly created from a genuine place of honoring the Hindu religion and East Indian culture. Also, the characters are relatable to teenagers and can provide insightful lessons for parents and teens. However, the movie prioritized the sometimes cheesy character-centric plot line over the actual horror in the film, rendering the film as tense and exciting, but not frightening.
Popcorn Premieres - A Haunting in Venice (2023)

‘Popcorn Premieres’ – “A Haunting in Venice” (2023)

September 22, 2023
Host first-year student Logan Thompson with guests Hank Jennings and Brendan Noone discuss "A Haunting in Venice," (2023) the latest murder mystery film starring and directed by Kenneth Branagh.
Deja View - Skinamarink (2022)

‘Deja View’ – “Skinamarink” (2022)

February 8, 2023

Host Therese Kinirons and guest Nathan Zakim kick off the new season of Deja View focusing on horror films with the experimental film “Skinamarink” (2022).

X leaves viewers both entranced and a bit squeamish. The stunning cinematography and acting is highly praised.

Review: Horror film is a beautiful catastrophe

By Sydney Brumfield, Staff Writer March 30, 2022
"X" leaves viewers both entranced and a bit squeamish. The stunning cinematography and acting is highly praised.
Fresh showcases the dating world for women being a place of danger and risk.

Review: Hulu original movie shows the dangers of online dates

By Eva Salzman, Managing Editor March 9, 2022
"Fresh" showcases the dating world for women being a place of danger and risk.
Deja View - The Invisible Man (2020) vs The Invisible Man (1933)

‘Deja View’ – “The Invisible Man” (2020) vs “The Invisible Man” (1933)

By The Ithacan, Rachael Weinburg July 28, 2020

The Ithacan · 'Deja View' – "The Invisible Man" (2020) vs "The Invisible Man" (1933) In Deja View’s newest episode since February, host Rachael Weinburg reviews “The Invisible Man” (1933)...

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