Niner Times: Summer

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ is an all-out, no holds barred sci-fi extravaganza

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ is an all-out, no holds barred sci-fi extravaganza

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

When it comes to Luc Besson films, you either are head over heels for them, or you aren’t here for them at all. This has never been more apparent than in “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” with many hailing it as a sci-fi classic, and with many calling it the worst film […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Girls Trip’ is a film nearly impossible to dislike

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Girls Trip’ is a film nearly impossible to dislike

| July 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Like “Rough Night” a little over a month ago, I love movies about girlfriends, because like it’s supposed to, I love to sit back and pretend what me and my girlfriends would do in the same situations. Luckily for the girls in “Girls Trip,” they don’t have a dead stripper to deal with in their […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Dunkirk’ is a minimalist master-class of epic scope

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Dunkirk’ is a minimalist master-class of epic scope

| July 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

I know what you’re thinking: “Oh great, another Nolan fanboy here to tell you how amazing ‘Dunkirk” is…” and to that, you would be right. Granted, I can’t fully call myself a Nolan fanboy, as I’m not really a quote-unquote “fanboy” of anything, but I do have the filmmakers that I typically tend to admire […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘Dragonstone’

TV REVIEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘Dragonstone’

| July 17, 2017 | 1 Comment

Spoiler Warning for the Season 7 Premiere of “Game of Thrones,” as well as all episodes from previous seasons.  Gather round lords and ladies, because winter is here. After a hiatus that lasted more than a year, “Game of Thrones” has made its highly anticipated return to television…but you already knew that; everyone knows that, […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Oh Wonder’s ‘Ultralife’ sends you in and out of love in the far reaches of space

ALBUM REVIEW: Oh Wonder’s ‘Ultralife’ sends you in and out of love in the far reaches of space

| July 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

While pop queen Lorde’s fluorescent follow-up with ‘Melodrama’ might have easily been one of my most anticipated pop albums of the summer, another artist I was eager to hear again was the London-based duo of Oh Wonder. Surfacing to instant global acclaim in 2014 with their self-titled debut, the duo of Josephine Vander Gucht and […]

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Washed Out’s hypnotic sound left Charlotte in a trance

Washed Out’s hypnotic sound left Charlotte in a trance

| July 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Most Monday nights end without much excitement; Washed Out made sure that this Monday did not end like the rest. At 9 o’clock, Ernest Greene walked on stage at The Underground, got his synthesizer and drumsticks ready, and blasted the room with “Title Card” – the first song off of his newly released album, “Mister […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Wish Upon’ is a wish poorly conceived, easily enjoyed

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Wish Upon’ is a wish poorly conceived, easily enjoyed

| July 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

There’s a tendency in modern horror films today to make the entire film centered around a central object, or symbol. The biggest and most illustrious horror figures are typically known for an iconic look or central object. Jason has his hockey mask, while Freddy Krueger has his legendary metal claw. Even movies that aren’t particularly […]

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Police Blotter: Reports filed in July

Police Blotter: Reports filed in July

| July 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

This police blotter is updated every Friday throughout the month of July.  The following are reports of criminal and other incidents responded to by the UNC Charlotte campus Police & Public Safety in the month of July. Accident July 8 University Road and Broadrick Boulevard – Driver of vehicle one lost control of vehicle while pushing it out the […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘To the Bone’ is a surprisingly restrained, entirely moving depiction of eating disorders

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘To the Bone’ is a surprisingly restrained, entirely moving depiction of eating disorders

| July 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

There’s been quite a buzz about “To the Bone” going around the internet recently, and I can’t necessarily blame those upset by it. After Netflix’s haphazard handling of teen suicide in “13 Reasons Why,” which ended up having a teen in South America commit suicide in a copycat fashion, it’s easy to think that Netflix […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Little Hours’ is a film full of hilarious potential with dull results

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Little Hours’ is a film full of hilarious potential with dull results

| July 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Attached is the restricted red-band trailer, which contains very explicit language. “The Little Hours” is something that caught my eye a while back from a single image of Aubrey Plaza as a nun yelling angrily into Dave Franco’s ear. This was enough in itself to sell me on the film, as I felt like it […]

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2017 Emmy Nominations Released

2017 Emmy Nominations Released

| July 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

The medium of television and the way viewers consume it has drastically changed over the past few years, but most people can agree that the quality of the shows has increased. In this “Golden Age of Television,” there are literally hundreds of series and performers, but very few actually receive recognition when Emmy season rolls […]

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NASCAR’s ‘silliest’ Silly Season is brewing

NASCAR’s ‘silliest’ Silly Season is brewing

| July 11, 2017 | 3 Comments

Got your mind cleared? If not, try your best to do so. You are going to need to be fully focused to be able to keep track of all the rumors racing around NASCAR right now. With eighteen races down and eight remaining in the regular season, many would think people would be talking about […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘The Unveiling’ & ‘Children of Wrath’

TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘The Unveiling’ & ‘Children of Wrath’

| July 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Spoiler Warning for the Mid-Season Finale (Season 3, Episode 7 & 8) of “Fear the Walking Dead,” as well as all previous episodes of the series. Wow. After six weeks of strong “Fear the Walking Dead” episodes, this half of the season wraps up in an epic two part Mid-Season Finale that is filled with […]

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PREVIEW: Washed Out In Charlotte

PREVIEW: Washed Out In Charlotte

| July 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Tomorrow night, Ernest Greene – known best by his stage name, Washed Out — will be playing at the Underground Charlotte on his “Get Lost” tour. His newest album, Mister Mellow, was released on June 30th of this year — his third under this stage name. Washed Out truly hit it big after “Feel It […]

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