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‘Deja View’ – “Akira” (1988)

November 14, 2023
On this episode of Deja View, host junior Therese Kinirons is joined by Jacob Sabbagh and Nate Henshaw to talk about the 1988 animated sci-fi/action film "Akira". Tune in for a discussion on anime and its influence on the distribution of Japanese media in the U.S. as well as the film's uniquely disgusting body horror.
“Reminiscence” is trying to do too much in the time constraint placed upon a feature film. The environment and plot had a lot of potential to be great, but it missed the mark.

Review: Highly anticipated sci-fi movie lacks substance

By Sydney Brumfield, Staff Writer August 31, 2021
“Reminiscence” is trying to do too much in the time constraint placed upon a feature film. The environment and plot had a lot of potential to be great, but it missed the mark.
From left, Micah (Anthony Mackie) and Sam (Margaret Qualley) find human connection in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Despite the actors abilities, the script falls victim to canned, overly dramatic romance cliches.

Review: Netflix’s attempt at sci-fi romance falls flat

By Jake Leary January 29, 2019

Every month, a slew of sci-fi thrillers, rom-coms and documentaries dribble out on Netflix — most with little or no fanfare. “IO,” from director Jonathan Helpert, is the streaming platform’s latest...

Netflix original Next Gen is startlingly similar to Big Hero 6 — just with a weaker script and more awkward jokes.

Review: Netflix’s “Next Gen” suffers from weak storytelling

By Avery Alexander, Contributing Writer September 16, 2018
The framework is there for a fairly decent and impactful storyline, but the script is peppered with awkward interactions and badly executed comic relief.
Arrival, stars Amy Adams as Louise, an isolated linguistics professor who is recruited by the American government to translate the complex language of alien visitors.

Review: Villeneuve translates Sci-fi story to the big screen

By Colin Barrett, Staff Writer February 21, 2017
Most science-fiction blockbusters resort to brainless plots and mass destruction with no consequences, but “Arrival” is not the typical sci-fi film.
Senior Ashlyn Velte, coordinator of the Tori Cup, hosts a practice session of the sci-fi challenge last Thursday, as members of team Science Fiction Whiz Kids, seniors Kyle Riether, Sarah Perry and Rachel Rothenberg and junior Calvin Chestnut, help test the buzzer system that will be used for the event.

Sci-Fi cup honors life of departed student

By Noreyana Fernando, Assistant News Editor May 1, 2013
Ithaca College celebrates the life of junior Victoria "Tori" Howell with the Tori Cup, a science-fiction challenge held on campus. Howell died in a car accident in Dryden last year.

Conventional ideas damage sci-fi story

By James Hasson, Staff Writer September 13, 2011
“Apollo 18” takes elements from every horror movie with that handheld-camera look in the past decade and sends them to the moon in a new sci-fi thriller that fails to launch.
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