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Wilmington’s film industry keeps rolling despite added costs

Andrew Lemon, Contributing Writer February 7, 2021

WILMINGTON N.C.—Since the first film productions began in Wilmington in the early 1980s, the city has become an alluring backdrop for filmmakers across the country. As film and TV projects increasingly...

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The best things from 2020, according to our staff

The Seahawk Staff December 10, 2020
The decade is coming to an end and The Seahawk’s staff is here to recount their favorites bits of 2020. 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.
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The Cucalorus Film Festival shows “Freeland” at UNCW’s Curbside Cinema

Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer November 21, 2020

Earlier this year, the reputable SXSW Film Festival of Austin, Texas was thrown into a whirlwind of inconvenience spurred by the emergence of the COVID-19 virus in the U.S. With the original plans for...

Cucalorus Film Festival approaches 26th annual outing

Cucalorus Film Festival approaches 26th annual outing

Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer November 7, 2020
Perhaps Wilmington’s most important annual film event, Cucalorus is especially known for showcasing eclectic short films and feature films that attendees may otherwise never have a chance to see. And in the footsteps of renowned festivals such as Venice and Toronto, Cucalorus has opted to screen films despite the pandemic—only this time, they’ve taken necessary measures to ensure the safety of the patrons.
REVIEW: 'Emily in Paris' is the show we love to hate

REVIEW: ‘Emily in Paris’ is the show we love to hate

Cierra Noffke, Culture Editor October 17, 2020
The series is a frothy 10-episode ode to millennials and an American ideal of Paris. There is little in the show that holds ties to reality. It’s as if the show’s creator, Darren Star—known for “Sex and the City”—sought to create a fantasy experience completely removed from the realities of being a 20-something abroad in Paris. 
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REVIEW: New Glass Animals album is a sleepy, psychedelic listen

William Becker, Staff Writer August 11, 2020
Shimmering in glossy production, creamy synthesizer, and deeply autobiographical lyrics that all manage to be surreal, psychedelic, and dream-like, “Dreamland” is (pun intended) a walk-through dreamland that manages to be impressively accessible.
UNCW to host weekly drive-in movies beginning July 10

UNCW to host weekly drive-in movies beginning July 10

Cierra Noffke, Lifestyles Editor July 1, 2020

In response to the continued throes of COVID-19, UNCW, StarNews, WHQR Public Media and the Cucalorus Festival have partnered to present a Curbside Cinema series. Beginning with the second week of July, films will...

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Do not let businesses run wild for conveniences’ sake

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...

Nicky Taylor as Tommy of No Consequence, Katherine Carr as Robin Hood, Elisha McNeil as Little John.
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‘Marian, or the True Tale of Robin Hood’ comes to UNC Wilmington

Caitlyn Dark , Staff Writer February 8, 2019
The University of North Carolina Wilmington's Department of Theatre will soon be putting on a performance that puts a new spin on the classic tale for their 2019 production season. Premiering Feb. 21, at the Mainstage Theatre in the Cultural Arts Building, is "Marian, or The True Tale of Robin Hood."
Cucalorus 24 preview: Highlighting UNCW students and staff talents

Cucalorus 24 preview: Highlighting UNCW students and staff talents

Veronica Wernicke, Opinion Editor November 5, 2018

Since 1994, filmmakers, movie buffs and artists alike have gathered each November in Downtown Wilmington to celebrate art and screen films from all over the world. Cucalorus is a non-competitive film festival...

Amy Schumer’s “fight” for wage gap?

Veronica Wernicke, Contributing Writer September 2, 2017

Where is comedian Amy Schumer right now? Probably somewhere coming up with bits about her weight as it’s what she usually jokes about at her shows. Now where are fellow comedians Dave Chappelle and Chris...

The Wombats open up about the holidays, “Glitterbug” and their upcoming show at Ziggy’s

Shannon Robinson | Staff Writer November 19, 2015

The Wombats add their name to a list of famous bands from Liverpool, alongside The Beatles and Atomic Kitten. The band released their third album, “Glitterbug,” earlier this year and are currently...

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