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Mulan’s $30 price tag: Disney rolls the dice

Mulan's $30 price tag: Disney rolls the dice

Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer

September 5, 2020

The novelty of a big film readily available through streaming may be hard to resist—and at a time when ticket and concession prices continue to skyrocket, families may very well see $30 as a ‘steal’ of a price worth taking advantage of.

REVIEW: The glory of Beyoncé’s “Black is King”

Beyonce, Donald Glover, and Chiwetel Ejiofor at the World Premiere of Disney's

Cierra Noffke, Lifestyles Editor

August 11, 2020

The visual film is a culmination of energetic, high-tempo dance sequences set to the beat of rich music, overlaid with the voices and native tongues of various artists. It is an intricate weaving of images, rhythmic dancing, flashing symbolism, laughter, poetry, darkness, and light threaded together by the narration of Beyoncé herself and the sweeping music from “The Lion King: The Gift” into one swirling visual display.  

Do not let businesses run wild for conveniences’ sake

A still from

Darius Melton, Opinion Editor

January 21, 2020

In March 2019, Disney acquired 21st Century Fox, and the general public was split on how this sudden shift in the world of entertainment should be viewed. For some, this was an opening for more crossover between film franchises, most notably between Disney and Fox’s respective Marvel branches. To...

“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...

More streaming services more money

Streaming services are coming for your subscription dollars. Who will win?(Dreamstime/TNS)

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

December 3, 2019

With the holiday break right around the corner and an abundance of streaming services available, college students alike will have the ultimate binge party—as long as you can afford all of them.  The long list of streaming services includes Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, AppleTV+, HBO and Amazon Prime—thes...

Aly & AJ headline ACE’s 2019 Big Show

Aly and Aj perform for UNCW students in Kenan Auditorium on Oct. 24. Photo by Brenna Flanagan.

Brenna Flanagan, Lifestyles Editor

November 3, 2019

It is hard to believe the sister duo Aly & Aj took the stage in Kenan Auditorium just over a week ago, treating UNC Wilmington with childhood nostalgia and modern synth-pop songs. After months of anticipation, UNCW and the Association of Campus Entertainment (ACE) hosted the band on Oct. 24, 2019. The...

Marvel Studios announces philanthropic campaigns ahead of “Avengers”

Half of the cast of

Tyler Newman, Assistant News Editor

March 3, 2018

On Feb. 27, three stars of the highly anticipated upcoming film “Avengers: Infinity War” appeared on “Good Morning America” to reveal Marvel Studios's newest undertaking. Paul Bettany, Sebastian Stan and Karen Gillan joined Michael Strahan on ABC’s flagship morning program to explain their...

Frozen fans call for Disney to #GiveElsaAGirlfriend

Frozen fans call for Disney to #GiveElsaAGirlfriend

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

March 1, 2018

Editor’s Note: Veronica Wernicke is a freshman at UNCW majoring in Communication Studies and is the Assistant Opinion Editor for The Seahawk. The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author. Veronica Wernicke may be found on Twitter @itsveronica98. All suggestions and inquiries may...

Disney flexes its muscles with talks of Fox acquisition

Disney flexes its muscles with talks of Fox acquisition

Tyler Newman, Staff Writer

November 10, 2017

The Walt Disney Company, one of the largest media conglomerates in the world, was reported to have held talks to buy 21st Century Fox on Monday. First reported by CNBC, a deal between the two media giants could prove to be a formidable shift in power in the entertainment and television industry i...

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