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“Horse Girl” disconnects completely from reality

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William Becker, Staff Writer

February 10, 2020

“Horse Girl” made its debut on Jan. 27 at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, and on Feb. 7, it was brought straight to Netflix. The film might have one of the most unfortunate name choices I have ever seen, thanks to Urban Dictionary and various searches on DuckDuckGo. Sure, horses are slightly rel...

Taylor Swift’s ‘Miss Americana’ reminds us of her humanity

Netflix's new Taylor Swift documentary,

Fairley Lloyd, Staff Writer

February 8, 2020

Taylor Swift released her documentary, "Miss Americana," on Netflix on Jan. 31, 2020. The documentary chronicles Swift’s life from her beginnings as an artist to where she is now in her career. At just 30-years-old, Swift is one of the best-selling artists in the past decade and now. This also means...

Best shows from January and why you should watch them this month

From left to right: Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Dan Levy and Annie Murphy star in the final season of

Brenna Flanagan, Lifestyles Editor

February 7, 2020

In the present day of thousands of new shows to watch and catch up on, January fits right into the mold with a bunch of premieres and returning shows to captivate us. There was a lot to choose from, but the following shows are sure to entertain you as we go into February and another month of winter bingeing. Premi...

‘Weathering with You’ is the perfect anime pick for you

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Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

In the summer of 2019, "Weathering with You," the latest Japanese anime film by director Makoto Shinkai, legged its way to a gross of $126.3 million dollars in its home country alone. The film is just now being distributed in domestic markets by independent film distributor GKIDS many months later, with...

How Martin Luther King Jr. inspires us to take care of ourselves

A statue of Martin Luther King Jr. graces the east mall of the University of Texas in Austin. On Monday, people will gather in honor of King's birthday. [RALPH BARRERA/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

Cierra Noffke, Staff Writer

January 24, 2020

On Jan. 23, UNC Wilmington hosted a commemoration in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. The keynote speaker for this gathering was Susan Taylor, the former editor-in-chief of Essence magazine, a publication dedicated to the celebration and divinity of black women. Taylor curated the magazine into the popular...

“1917” is a bleak but brilliant masterpiece

George MacKay in “1917.”

Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

So far in the 2019-2020 awards season, "1917" has emerged as a much more serious factor than some prognosticators had previously foreseen. So far, it has won the Golden Globe for Best Picture in the award body’s drama category, as well as the main feature film prize of the Producer’s Guild Awards....

“Circles” is Mac Miller’s soulful goodbye

Mac Miller performs on day three of the Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival on March 5, 2016 in Okeechobee, Fla. Miller was found dead in his home on Sept. 7, 2018 of an apparent drug overdose. (Rolando Otero/South Florida Sun Sentinel/TNS)

William Becker, Staff Writer

January 20, 2020

There is something inherently exploitative about posthumous albums. The concept is usually that record companies dig through vaults to find any unreleased songs, songs which are typically unreleased for a reason, then release them in posthumous albums or compilations that the living artist had no say i...

“Just Mercy” and the brilliance of Destin Daniel Cretton

Michael B. Jordan (left) and Jamie Foxx in

Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer

January 20, 2020

Destin Daniel Cretton is one of the most exciting directors making movies today. Having previously directed shattering dramatic films with high levels of emotion such as "Short Term 12" and "The Glass Castle," Cretton has had a major hand in launching Brie Larson into A-list status and is currently slated...

Richard Jewell’s story reemerges with Clint Eastwood’s new film

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William Becker, Staff Writer

January 8, 2020

During the 1996 Summer Olympics, Richard Jewell was employed as an AT&T security guard at Centennial Olympic Park. On July 26, 1996, Jewell discovered a bomb in the park near a crowd of people watching a late-night musical performance. His discovery of the bomb saved hundreds of lives and he was o...

Adam Sandler in a new role in “Uncut Gems”

Adam Sandler stars in

William Becker, Staff Writer

January 2, 2020

Adam Sandler might be one of the most hated actors of all time. Sure, Sandler has starred in some classic comedies and the occasional “dramatic comedy,” with movies like “Punch-Drunk Love,” the career-defining “Billy Madison” that would end up creating the mold for many of his later charac...

SATIRE: I’m sorry “Cats”

Francesca Hayward as Victoria, center, and Laurie Davidson as Mr. Mistoffelees, right, in 'Cats.' (Universal Pictures/TNS)

William Becker, Staff Writer

January 2, 2020

I am sorry to anyone who spent money on tickets on “Cats,” I really am. Who hurt you? Did you not see the trailers for this movie and think, “Wow, what an abomination?” I am also so deeply sorry for the people who got into the theater and did not walk out after the first thirty minutes. I feel a dee...

The Seahawk staff’s picks of 2019

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Brenna Flanagan, Lifestyles Editor

December 30, 2019

The decade is coming to an end and The Seahawk's staff is here to recount their favorites bits of 2019. We all sat down and came up with our favorite pieces of media and moments from this year, recommended to you so maybe you can catch up with the best of 2019 before the spring semester starts. Favorite ...

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