Niner Times: Summer

How the N.C. budget could impact UNC Charlotte

How the N.C. budget could impact UNC Charlotte

| June 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

With the state budget soon to be finalized, UNC Charlotte expects that funding will create a favorable future for the University. Legislators passed a state budget bill that dedicated $15 million to the growth of UNC Charlotte’s student population, almost a third of what the 17 schools in the UNC system received as a whole. The total amount for enrollment growth funding within the UNC system was $46.6 million. The money will guarantee UNC […]

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Details of fraternity’s hazing investigation emerge

Details of fraternity’s hazing investigation emerge

| June 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Eating sticks of butter on hot dog buns, sorting sprinkles by colors in the dark and retrieving mice that have purposely been thrown into the woods. Some might consider these rather ridiculous tasks, but to UNC Charlotte’s Sigma Phi Epsilon, this is how you create brotherhood. To the Office of Student Conduct, this is hazing. Sigma Phi Epsilon has been […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Okja’ is impressive, imperfect and important

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Okja’ is impressive, imperfect and important

| June 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

I have a bit of a bone to pick with Netflix. I can’t say I like how they release their movies too much, especially when it comes to their festival acquisitions. Take for example the film “I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore,” a Netflix release which was acquired for distribution at the […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Beguiled’ is a Southern-charmed fever dream

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Beguiled’ is a Southern-charmed fever dream

| June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sofia Coppola has been a filmmaker that’s been all over the place for many people, in both style and quality. While many people lauded her with praise for “The Virgin Suicides” and “Lost in Translation,” the latter earning her an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, but were colder to her tries at “Marie Antoinette” and […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Baby Driver’ is a seamlessly constructed action flick of the coolest kind

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Baby Driver’ is a seamlessly constructed action flick of the coolest kind

| June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you think about it, had Edgar Wright stayed on “Ant Man,” this film would cease to exist as we know it today. After Marvel and the English director, known for such films as “Shawn of the Dead,” “Hot Fuzz” and “The World’s End,” as well as an American departure with “Scott Pilgrim vs. The […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame’

TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame’

| June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Spoiler Warning for Season 3, Episode 5 of “Fear the Walking Dead,” as well as all previous episodes of the series. With perfect pacing and fantastic character development, the 3rd Season of “Fear the Walking Dead” is off to an incredible start, quickly becoming my favorite run of the series thus far. The first two […]

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Kevin Harvick sweeps Sonoma races

Kevin Harvick sweeps Sonoma races

| June 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Kevin Harvick couldn’t have asked for a better race weekend at Sonoma Raceway. The driver of the No.4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet was one of three drivers with a unique shot at capturing two trophies this weekend at the 1.99-mile course; and that’s exactly what he did. In a sort of throwback adventure, Harvick entered into Saturday’s […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Past Life (החטאים)’ is a wonderfully unique look at the effects of a post-war world

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Past Life (החטאים)’ is a wonderfully unique look at the effects of a post-war world

| June 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

World War II movies are a dime a dozen these days, with many different studios, producers and filmmakers looking to put their stamp on the ever growing catalog of this über-specific sub-genre of film, it can be easy to tire of the genre quite quickly. Even with major filmmakers like Christopher Nolan soon to have […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Beatriz at Dinner’ is a comfortably uncomfortable look inside new-age conservatism

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Beatriz at Dinner’ is a comfortably uncomfortable look inside new-age conservatism

| June 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Everything is political now. The way each of us eats, sleeps and breathes has become political in some way, shape or form. Whether you find this to be because of “political correctness” from the left or from the effect that a Trump presidency has brought on our society from the right, there’s no doubt that […]

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Indie Rock’s Mellow Revenge

Indie Rock’s Mellow Revenge

| June 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

What would one expect of a show headlined by an indie/roots Boston band? What could the demographic be? Drinks of choice? Smell? I set out to find these answers in true investigation style…by attending the show. June 23rd, 6:45pm: doors have been open for 45 minutes. People are milling around the general admission area, sipping […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ is yet another bombastic slog

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ is yet another bombastic slog

| June 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

The “Transformers” movies were never critical darlings, with only the first film reaching a peak of 57% on Rotten Tomatoes. I’ll be the first to admit that I was never really a fan of these movies. The first one was enjoyable trash, but trash nonetheless. Meanwhile, the forthcoming sequels proved to be less than enjoyable […]

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Muse and Thirty Seconds to Mars Bring Sunshine to Charlotte on a Rainy Day

Muse and Thirty Seconds to Mars Bring Sunshine to Charlotte on a Rainy Day

| June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Last Thursday, Muse was set to perform at the PNC Music Pavilion with Thirty Seconds to Mars as their special guest. The afternoon started off bright, hot, and ready for a rocking concert. Missio, an electro pop style band opened for the night and got the crowd ready for Thirty Seconds to Mars. Jared Leto, […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Better Call Saul’ – ‘Lantern’

TV REVIEW: ‘Better Call Saul’ – ‘Lantern’

| June 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Spoiler Warning for the Season 3 Finale of “Better Call Saul,” as well as all seasons of “Breaking Bad.” Without a doubt, Season 3 is the best season of “Better Call Saul” thus far, managing to place it self on the same level as “Breaking Bad.” The complex characters and their interactions with one another […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Book of Henry’ is a bafflingly ridiculous tearjerker

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Book of Henry’ is a bafflingly ridiculous tearjerker

| June 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

If New Hollywood is about anything, it’s about indie directors being handed the keys to massive franchises. From Gareth Edwards helming the “Godzilla” reboot (and “Rogue One”) right after his indie “Monsters,” to Jordan Vogt-Roberts helming “Kong: Skull Island” after moderate success with “The Kings of Summer,” or Jon Watts directing the upcoming “Spider-Man: Homecoming” […]

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