Hunter Heilman

Hunter Heilman

Hunter is the current editor-in-chief for The Niner Times. He is a senior Communications major who wishes he were a dog and wants to pet your dog if you have one. Hunter has been a member of the North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA) since August 2015. Hunter has been the editor-in-chief since May 2016. Please do not hesitate to shoot him an e-mail at editor@ninertimes.com for any questions or concerns and he'll be sure to get back to you ASAP.

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Tomb Raider’ is 10 tons of video game fun

| March 16, 2018 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Tomb Raider’ is 10 tons of video game fun

I like video games. I don’t often lay down my hard earned money on them, but the good thing is that I’m so bad at video games that it typically takes me over a year to complete a single game. “Rise of the Tomb Raider” was the first game I ever popped into my Playstation […]

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Spice up your Ramen

| March 16, 2018 | 0 Comments
Spice up your Ramen

We all love Ramen, and even if you don’t, I’m sure you’ve been forced to eat it as a college student before. It’s almost a cliché how much of a staple ramen has become for the “broke college student.” It’s insanely cheap and easy to make, and you can make it in a dorm room. […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ meets the mark, but never blows past it

| March 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ meets the mark, but never blows past it

When I saw “Selma” back in 2014, I knew I had seen something special. Not only did it top the list of my favorite films of the year, it kickstarted my love affair with Ava DuVernay, a director as versatile as she is undeniably talented. When it was announced that her next film would be […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Strangers: Prey at Night’ is a lean, mean killing machine

| March 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Strangers: Prey at Night’ is a lean, mean killing machine

“The Strangers” was one of the first horror films I had the courage to watch as a kid, and because of it, it’s always stayed in my mind as one of my favorites. Not only because of that, but because home invasion was one of my biggest childhood fears. Today, that fear has somewhat subsided, […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Every Day’ is a beautifully touching teen romance

| February 28, 2018 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Every Day’ is a beautifully touching teen romance

Teen romance is sort of my achilles heel genre of film, if only because it’s a throwback to a lot of the films I liked as a child. Still, the genre of films like this, especially those of literary adaptions, are really starting to get better and better, with movies like “Before I Fall” and […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’ – ‘All Stars Snatch Game/Pop Art Ball’

| February 25, 2018 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’ – ‘All Stars Snatch Game/Pop Art Ball’

After Milk’s wonderful elimination, the girls come back to the workroom to discuss what just went down on stage. Kennedy Davenport admits to the girls that her elimination of Milk was due to personal reasons, and that Milk’s lack of a genuine personality or integrity led her to eliminate her on grounds of who does […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘America’s Next Top Model’ – ‘Beauty is Pride/Beauty is Raw’

| February 24, 2018 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘America’s Next Top Model’ – ‘Beauty is Pride/Beauty is Raw’

I fell behind. I’m human. Forgive me. Off the bat, the girls hop on Christina after her surprise save from elimination, eliminating fan favorite Coura from the competition. Shanice and Brendi K chastise her for disrespecting the judges at panel, constantly making excuses for her lack of shine in certain photoshoots. Christina, like always, fought […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Annihilation’ is a darkly imaginative, infinitely challenging treasure

| February 21, 2018 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Annihilation’ is a darkly imaginative, infinitely challenging treasure

Harkening back to my freshman year, one of the more surprising filmgoing experiences came in Alex Garland’s debut film, “Ex Machina,” a film that took the film world by storm in the absolutely genius way it went about handling a minimalist sci-fi tale of incredibly intellectual proportions. The film ended up being A24’s biggest release […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Black Panther’ is a paragon of blockbuster cinema mastery

| February 15, 2018
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Black Panther’ is a paragon of blockbuster cinema mastery

The road to “Black Panther” has proven itself to be quite a long one. Ever since its first trailer hit back last June, the internet has been ablaze with excitement about Marvel’s standalone film to the tale of King T’Challa of Wakanda. Not only were people excited that the film actually looked good, but about […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Ritual’ is some shell-shocking indie horror

| February 11, 2018
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Ritual’ is some shell-shocking indie horror

Everyone right now is talking about how Netflix shocked the world with their surprise drop of “The Cloverfield Paradox” immediately after the Super Bowl last Sunday, but it indeed cast a large shadow over any of the Netflix releases coming out in the near future. Whether it be their original series “Altered Carbon,” or their […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’ – ‘The B*tchelor’

| February 11, 2018
TV REVIEW: ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’ – ‘The B*tchelor’

After Thorgy Thor’s not-so surprising elimination last week, the girls are in full All Stars swing in just how cutthroat the competition is becoming. After elimination, BenDeLaCreme revealed to the girls who she would’ve eliminated had she won the lip sync against Shangela, to which she reveals Thorgy’s name on the lipstick. Normally, this is […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ is yet another unfortunately hilarious drama

| February 8, 2018
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ is yet another unfortunately hilarious drama

The “Fifty Shades of Grey” films are a bit of a beauty to behold. They’re movies with talented filmmakers and actors working on them, and yet somehow are some truly horrendously written films adapted from truly awful source material. It’s the sole reason the films are so bad, as they’re all wonderfully shot, and as […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘America’s Next Top Model’ – ‘Beauty is Unconventional’

| February 8, 2018
TV REVIEW: ‘America’s Next Top Model’ – ‘Beauty is Unconventional’

When we last left the girls, Rhiyan had just been eliminated and Liz had left the competition due to bullying concerns (even though there was no bullying happening to Liz, in fact, she was doing more bullying than anyone). This shock double “elimination” left the girls shook, but like any competition out there, the show […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Cloverfield Paradox’ is a splendid surprise from the universe, hiccups and all

| February 5, 2018
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Cloverfield Paradox’ is a splendid surprise from the universe, hiccups and all

In the interest of readers, I will reveal a few plot points, but nothing that would constitute as a “spoiler” Holy moly. While reports have surfaced recently about Netflix seeking the rights to the as of then untitled sequel in the “Cloverfield” universe, no one could’ve predicted the way that Netflix would go about this […]

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