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A long awaited sequel, Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse is set to release June 2, 2023.
The Seahawk's most anticipated films of 2023
Bradley Earnshaw, Staff Writer • January 27, 2023
Whether you follow the awards circuit, binge comic book movies or do anything in between, 2023 will not disappoint you.
Bigger Than Bravery: Black Resilience and Reclamation in a Time of Pandemic by Valerie Boyd published by Lookout Books. Lookout Books is an independent publishing company run by the Creative Writing department at UNCW.
BOOK CLUB: ‘Bigger Than Bravery’ proclaims the persisting joy in the Black experience
Abigail Celoria, Culture Editor • January 9, 2023
The Seahawk closes out its book club with our December pick, “Bigger Than Bravery: Black Resilience and Reclamation in a Time of Pandemic.” Fans of both nonfiction and poetry will marvel at this genre-integrated read. Exploring both the pandemics of COVID-19 and systemic racism, “Bigger Than Bravery” is a thorough portrait of a perilous year.
The Seahawks staff picks of 2022.
The Seahawk staff's picks of 2022
Hannah Markov, Editor-in-Chief • December 31, 2022
The year is coming to an end and The Seahawk's staff is here to recount their favorite bits of 2022. 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 2022 before the spring semester starts.
Trinity Bliss in a beautiful underwater segment in Avatar: The Way of Water.
REVIEW: ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ is not just a movie—it’s an experience
Eriq Dixon, Staff Writer • December 23, 2022
James Cameron’s "Avatar: The Way of Water," the sequel to 2009’s "Avatar," finally hit theaters on Dec. 16, well over a decade after the first film’s release. As a sequel to the highest-grossing film of all time, expectations are high for this next installment. But, does it live up to the legacy of the original?
Violent Night is a dark Christmas take on the cult classic Home Alone.
REVIEW: ‘Violent Night’ is an adult version of ‘Home Alone’
Abigail Celoria, Culture Editor • December 6, 2022
With the arrival of the holidays comes a slew of Christmas films, both new and old. “Violent Night” is the most recent entry in this canon. While many recent releases fail to utilize the talent of their stars, David Harbor plays the perfect morally gray Santa in this creative Christmas tale, and grown-up fans of “Home Alone” are sure to enjoy this film’s gory gimmicks.
BOOK CLUB: Celebrate ‘Bigger Than Bravery’ with The Seahawk
BOOK CLUB: Celebrate ‘Bigger Than Bravery’ with The Seahawk
Abigail Celoria, Culture Editor • December 4, 2022
The Seahawk book club is spending December break in contemplation with a pick fresh off the press. This month’s selection is “Bigger Than Bravery: Black Resilience and Reclamation in a Time of Pandemic,” edited by Valerie Boyd.
Funny You Should Ask is this months pick for Novembers Book Club. (Goodreads)
BOOK CLUB: ‘Funny You Should Ask’ is a delightful romcom that loses steam
Anna Ford, Staff Writer • December 3, 2022
Imagine spending a fun-filled weekend with your celebrity crush. That is exactly what happens to the witty protagonist in The Seahawk’s November book club pick, “Funny You Should Ask.” If you are a fan of BookTok rom-com novels, “Funny You Should Ask” is for you. While falling into the traditional rom-com pitfalls, there is still Hollywood-esque entertainment to be found throughout.
The Cucalorus Film Festival takes place every November showcasing more than 150 independent films with a focus on supporting films directed by women and by people of color.
The Seahawk’s favorite films and shorts from 28th Cucalorus Film Festival
Bradley Earnshaw and Eriq Dixon December 2, 2022
The 28th Cucalorus Film Festival came to a close on Nov. 20. After limited attendance following the pandemic’s onset, Cucalorus saw a high level of involvement this year, with 136 films and shorts shown across four days. Enjoy as The Seahawk staff writers Bradley Earnshaw and Eriq Dixon share the details of their favorites from the festival.
The 28th annual Cucalorus Film Fesitval hosted over 136 international and independent films.
28th Cucalorus Film Festival begins in Downtown Wilmington
Nate Mauldin, Staff Writer • November 15, 2022
From films about parenthood to urban legends, conversations on poverty to Reading Rainbow, the 28th annual Cucalorus Film Festival is a multifaceted exploration of creativity with a huge variety of films and several stage performances to enjoy.
Letitia Wright as Shuri in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
REVIEW: ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ graces movie screens as a touching tribute (Contains Spoilers)
Lanie Padgett, Staff Writer • November 14, 2022
After hitting theaters on Friday, Nov. 11, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” proves an instant success for the MCU franchise. An unsurprising verdict, the sequel follows the fan-favorite “Black Panther,” which broke theaters in 2018 with its very-needed inclusion of an African MCU superhero. “Wakanda Forever” now pays tribute to late actor Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa) whilst introducing a new Black Panther in his place.
UNCW Theatre Department to present ‘Fight Girl Battle World’
UNCW Theatre Department to present ‘Fight Girl Battle World’
Olivia Vizethann, Staff Writer • November 9, 2022
UNCW’s Theatre Department prepares to share their final production of the fall semester. This story tells a witty version of the Biblical story of Adam and Eve through a sci-fi lens in their upcoming production “Fight Girl Battle World.” Fans of “Star Wars” and “Star Trek” will enjoy this action-packed tale that indeed takes place in a galaxy far, far away.
BOOK CLUB: Revel in ‘Funny You Should Ask’ with The Seahawk
BOOK CLUB: Revel in ‘Funny You Should Ask’ with The Seahawk
Abigail Celoria, Culture Editor • November 4, 2022

The Seahawk book club is taking the stress off the semester’s end with a fresh, fun November pick. This month’s selection is “Funny...

Unlikely Animals by Annie Hartnett is this months pick for October Book Club.
BOOK CLUB: 'Unlikely Animals' is a reminder that even the most lovable have quirks
Lanie Padgett, Staff Writer • November 3, 2022
The Seahawk’s book club pick for October is the perfect pick for a cozy autumn read. Written by up-and-coming author Annie Hartnett, the novel presents a comedic mystery complete with a dysfunctional family situation. At first glance, the reader expects a lighthearted tale that, if done correctly, will leave the audience on the edge of their seats. Hartnett gives all that and more as the novel explores familial and friendship roles while also tackling issues like substance abuse and terminal illness. If you enjoy a classic small-town story with an underdog protagonist, this novel is for you.
Harry Styles and Emma Corrin as Tom and Marion in My Policeman. The two play a married couple in 1950s England, centering around Tom, a closeted gay man.
REVIEW: ‘My Policeman’ is a compelling drama of love and self-exploration
Nate Mauldin, Staff Writer • October 25, 2022
A romantic drama set along the English coast, the stylistic setting and poignant performances found in “My Policeman” leave audiences with a beautiful message about finding love and coming to terms with our innermost identity.
Anya Taylor-Joy, Rami Malek, Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, and Robert De Niro (left to right) in Amsterdam.
REVIEW: ‘Amsterdam’ starts with a bang, ends with a whimper
Bradley Earnshaw, Staff Writer • October 9, 2022
While films like “Don’t Worry Darling” and “Blonde” have captured most of the anticipation for films in the past month, one that’s slipped through the cracks is David O. Russel’s “Amsterdam.” With a cast consisting of Christian Bale, John David Washington, Margot Robbie, Chris Rock, Robert DeNiro and even names like Anya Taylor-Joy, Rami Malek, Taylor Swift and Zoe Saldana, how could it go wrong? As viewers will come to see, very quickly.

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