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“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” is abysmal

From left, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Daisy Ridley as Rey and John Boyega as Finn in

William Becker, Staff Writer

December 28, 2019

Editor’s Note: This review will contain spoilers for the first eight Star Wars movies, but not “The Rise of Skywalker.” In 1977, George Lucas brought the first Star Wars movie to theaters with Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford as the leads. Just three years later, the sequel, “The Emp...

“Marriage Story” is Netflix’s most beautiful release

Scarlett Johansson, left, Azhy Robertson and Adam Driver in the movie

William Becker, Staff Writer

December 23, 2019

It is said that family lawyers see good people in their worst moments. “Marriage Story” is a fantastic example of morally sound people being awful to each other in the name of holding a family together. Written and directed by Noah Baumbach and starring Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern, ...

“Jumanji: The Next Level” is a disappointment

From left, Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan and Jack Black in a scene from “Jumanji: The Next Level” [Hiram Garcia/Sony]

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William Becker, Staff Writer

December 23, 2019

Mainstream audiences were first blessed with “Jumanji” in late 1995, which starred the late Robin Williams. This first film, which was based upon a children’s book written by Chris Van Allsburg, spawned an animated TV show, a vaguely related movie called “Zathura: A Space Adventure,” before a con...

“I heard you paint houses”: The Irishman review

From left to right, during a break in the trial of Jimmy Hoffa, Chuckie O'Brien (Jesse Plemons), Bill Bufalino (Ray Romano), Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro) and Hoffa (Al Pacino) are shocked at the news of JFK's assassination in a scene from

William Becker, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

If you are any kind of film buff or even have a mild interest in movies, you probably know who Martin Scorsese is. If you don’t, watch “Taxi Driver," “Raging Bull," “The Wolf of Wall Street" and more, then come back to this review. If you have seen any of these movies, you have probably heard...

Netflix’s “Klaus” is a modern-day Christmas tale, for better or for worse

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Darius Melton, Opinion Editor

December 7, 2019

When the trailer for "Klaus" was uploaded to YouTube back on Oct. 7, there were two stand-out opinions about what went down in the trailer. Firstly, the animation was a breath of fresh air. In an era where CGI has been deemed the go-to style of animation for Hollywood films (just take a look at what...

UNCW hosts Art for the Masses 2019

Art from student artist B. MacBride as part of UNCW's 2019 Art for the Masses. Photo by Fairley Lloyd.

Fairley Lloyd, Staff Writer

November 30, 2019

UNC Wilmington’s Campus Life & Arts Programs and the Department of Art & Art History held Art for the Masses for its 17th year on Nov. 23 at the Burney Center. It is a community event that showcases local artwork. All work was sold for under $300 and 100 percent of all sale proceeds went to...

Cookout-owned TacoRoos to open soon near campus

TacoRoos location at S College and College Acres, pictured as of 23 November 2019.

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer

November 23, 2019

TacoRoos, a taco restaurant owned by the burger chain CookOut, is set to soon open on the corner of College Road and College Acres Drive. The building was vacant following the closure of a former Hardee’s establishment but was renovated over the course of 2019. The restaurant’s exterior sports...

14 tips for holiday healthy eating

A big Thanksgiving meal is an American tradition, but overeating on holidays happens in countries all over the world, according to a new study.

Sydney Blair, Contributing Writer

November 22, 2019

Nearly 10 Thanksgivings ago, I ate too much turkey and ended up on the couch nearly in tears from my own physical discomfort. Although I was around the age of 11, my mom likes to remind me of this embarrassing episode. When I was 13, I became a vegetarian. I did not eat any fish, red meat or poultry....

Words can’t capture the essence of UNCW’s “Darkness”

Michael Pipicella, Erin Sullivan, Tommy Goodwin, and Sophia Jones in the North American premiere of

William Becker, Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

 UNC Wilmington’s 2019-2020 season of mainstage productions was kicked off in early October with “Diana of Dobson’s,” a play about feminism in the early 1900s that was as captivating as it was quirky. Their second play of the season is a drastically different beast. “Darkness: The Enemy Inside” feels lik...

“Rick and Morty” season 4 is off to a hilarious start with a promising pattern

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Darius Melton, Opinion Editor

November 20, 2019

Over two years after the conclusion of its third season, “Rick and Morty” returned to Adult Swim on Nov. 10, 2019, with not only five new episodes to round out the year, but also tons of hype. Between the copious number of commercials, merchandise and crossovers ranging from professional wrestling to tabletop game Dungeons & Dragons, th...

The weather is colder, time to check on your mental health

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Fairley Lloyd, Staff Writer

November 16, 2019

With crunch time coming up with finals, Thanksgiving break and darkness setting in at 5 p.m. now,  this is an especially stressful time of the year. Some people are struggling with catching up on assignments and passing tests, some are worried about graduation for December and others are worried about...

“Parasite” and the rise of South Korean cinema

The Kim family (From left: Choi Woo-shik Choi, Song Kang-ho, Jang Hye-jin and Park So-dam) in

Stephen Lambros, Contributing Writer

November 15, 2019

We are currently experiencing a golden age of South Korean cinema. A slew of international hits have poured out of the country over the course of the decade: "Train to Busan," "The Wailing," "The Handmaiden" and "Burning" are just a few of South Korea’s films making names for themselves on the international...

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