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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

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Review: ‘Dune: Part Two’ resonates now more than ever before

Frank Herbert’s “Dune” may be nearing its 60th anniversary, but Denis Villeneuve’s continuation of the 2021 film adaptation reinvigorates the epic sci-fi story.
Dani Biondi, Staff Writer March 4, 2024

Frank Herbert’s “Dune” is a behemoth of a series, with six parts and — for some reason — 20 spin-off novels expanding the universe. Despite its extensive worldbuilding...

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Review: ‘Foe’ — despite its potential, it’s a big disappointment

Out in theaters now, the movie follows a couple’s relationship being tested when a proposal is brought to them.
Madeline Kane, Staff Writer October 25, 2023

While the real world has only more generally raised concerns about artificial intelligence over the past decade, cinema has grappled with the idea of artificial beings for decades....

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Off the Radar: Magic mushrooms, monkeys and melodrama in ‘Altered States’

Off the Radar is a weekly column surveying overlooked films available to students for free via NYU’s streaming partnerships. “Altered States” is currently available to stream on Swank.
Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer, Arts Editor April 21, 2023

In 1980, the enfant terrible of British cinema Ken Russell decided to venture out to the United States and adapt Paddy Chayefsky’s novel “Altered States.” The book follows...

Ad Astra, starring Brad Pitt, was released on September 20. (Via Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

‘Ad Astra’ Is a Slightly Maddening Delight

Ad Astra delves into the isolating monotony of space travel in a not-so-distant future.
Nicholas Weid, Contributing Writer September 23, 2019

Thirty years ago, Roy McBride’s (Brad Pitt) father left Earth to pursue extra-terrestrial life but was lost in the process. When Space Command, the U.S.’s space military branch,...

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‘Predator’ Died on Arrival

Joey Hung September 17, 2018
"The Predator" reboots offers plenty of action, but characters fall flat
“Midnight Special” is a new film revolving around a young boy who has magical powers.

Supernatural Thriller Falls Short

Tony Schwab, Staff Writer March 21, 2016
Jeff Nichols' "Midnight Special" is thrilling sci-fi film starring Michael Shannon as a father on the run with his son, who has magical powers.
“Creative Control” is an upcoming film directed by NYU alumnus Benjamin Dickinson.

Alum’s ‘Creative Control’ Shows Virtual Reality

Hailey Nuthals, Highlighter Editor March 7, 2016
NYU alum Benjamin Dickinson's new movie "Creative Control" deals with the perils of virtual reality.
X-Files Goes Back on 9 Seasons of Foundation

X-Files Goes Back on 9 Seasons of Foundation

Talia Milavetz, Entertainment Editor January 29, 2016
The popular '90s show comes back to FOX for six new episodes.
Tisch alumni create sci-fi game

Tisch alumni create sci-fi game

Amanda Morris November 24, 2014
In a world saturated with entertainment apps vying for our attention, “Sunburn!,” a smartphone game designed by three NYU Tisch alumni, sets itself apart from other games by its unique combination of humor, outer space and action.

‘Gravity’ proves audiences want to watch smart films

October 24, 2013
As of last weekend, "Gravity" grossed $171 million domestically, and it’s been the number one film at the box office for three weeks straight. So how did this happen?
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No space for sci-fi on New York stage

December 5, 2012
Perhaps the minimalistic effects and brevity of theater is not enough to wow audiences eager for high-tech, profound sci-fi.