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A still from Fear Street Part One: 1994 (2021).

‘Fear Street Part One: 1994’ is a fun throwback to 90s slasher films

Boyce Rucker, Contributing Writer July 9, 2021

The horror genre has undeniably evolved over time in its coverage of social themes and psychology, so it’s easy to see how the slasher genre has become less prominent in modern cinema. Most horror fans...

The artist Dare Coulter shakes hands with Chancellor Sartarelli in front of her piece,

Dare Coulter discusses the significance of UNCW’s new sculpture

Kiley Woods, Contributing Writer July 7, 2021

On Friday, June 18, UNCW celebrated the unveiling of a new sculpture which will greet students who return for the coming fall semester.     This sculpture represents the university’s continuous...

Emma Berman, Jacob Tremblay, and Jack Dylan Grazer in Luca (2021).

REVIEW: ‘Luca’ is a simple flick that defies the traditional Pixar structure, for better or worse

Abigail Celoria, Contributing Writer June 23, 2021
In animation quality, “Luca” is certainly up to par with its predecessors—while the underwater world is visually sparse, the characters and the seaside village are both beautiful to look at, with a fluid cartoonish style to them. However, this film is divergent from the other traditional elements of Pixar—namely, the plot and the emotional themes.
College Love: It's a Virgo thing

College Love: It’s a Virgo thing

June 22, 2021
I thought we’d meet, introduce ourselves and practically never speak much after that. It was only two days into being roommates. I barely knew anything about Leslie except for her natal chart, the direction of her uterus and that she had a UTI.
Saoirse Ronan, left, and Laurie Metcalf in a scene from

The best 75 movies to watch on Netflix

Brenna Flanagan, Editor-in-Chief June 9, 2021

There are a lot of movies on Netflix for your viewing, but to avoid endless searching through categories that just push the same titles over again, we’ve created a list of the best movies, 75 to be exact,...

A man holds a film camera.

Wilmington’s film industry begins the summer with four new productions

Kiley Woods, Contributing Writer May 29, 2021
Several television shows and movies are set to film in Wilmington this summer including “Our Kind of People,” “Along for the Ride,” “The Summer I Turned Pretty,” and “Florida Man.”  
The cast of the

Check out the theatre department’s 2021-2022 Mainstage season

Cierra Noffke, Culture Editor May 25, 2021
Following two semesters marked by COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines, UNCW’s theatre department has announced the Mainstage performances slated for the upcoming academic year. Four productions are designated for in-person showings in the Cultural Arts Building Mainstage Theatre, though subject to change depending on the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Angelina Jolie and Jon Bernthal in

REVIEW: ‘Those Who Wish Me Dead’ is a thriller incapable of igniting excitement and offering resolutions

Boyce Rucker, Contributing Writer May 19, 2021
Having been established as an original and expressive voice in modern cinema, it should not come as a surprise that major companies like Warner Bros. would seek him out. Released in theaters and to HBO Max on May 14, 2021, “Those Who Wish Me Dead” is the latest feature film to be both co-written and directed by Sheridan. The film appears to be much more commercialized compared to his previous films; however, the film falls flat due to the degradation of what made his most notable films stand out.
Netzer on the beach.

Nikki Netzer’s balancing act

Brenna Flanagan, Editor-in-Chief May 17, 2021
Netzer has a penchant for optimism. That positive outlook helps when her job requires her to be online a lot, and it shows on her own social media. Every photo is posed just enough to look off guard, every thread of her messy bun perfectly styled. Despite her projected image, Netzer is thinking more about revealing the uncontrollable—especially now in this time of shared pain.  
Movers load a truck.

A guide to on-campus and off-campus housing for UNCW students

Emma Smith, Contributing Writer May 17, 2021

Living on your own or with a couple of roommates for the first time can be an exciting stage for some students. Having the ability to self-sustain can be both exciting and terrifying. Cooking a meal on...

Michael B. Jordan in

‘Without Remorse’: Read the book instead

Boyce Rucker, Contributing Writer May 12, 2021
The film follows Navy SEAL John Kelly (Michael B. Jordan) after he returns to the U.S. after leading a covert mission in Syria that could cause an international conflict. As retaliation for his role in the mission, Kelly and his team are targeted at their U.S. homes by Russian operatives.
A shot from

REVIEW: ‘The Bad Batch’ is an impressive addition to the “Star Wars’ franchise

Boyce Rucker, Contributing Writer May 12, 2021
A spin-off of “The Clone Wars,'' “The Bad Batch” focuses on the titular squad of genetically enhanced clone troopers as they break from the ranks of the clone army after the execution of Order 66 and the emergence of the Galactic Empire. Unlike the majority of the clone army, the squad makes use of more creative and resourceful tactics when they’re engaged in battle while also displaying and acting on emotions with consideration to morality rather than simply following orders.
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