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TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘Things Bad Begun’ & ‘Sleigh Ride’

| October 16, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘Things Bad Begun’ & ‘Sleigh Ride’

MAJOR Spoiler warning for the Season 3 Finale (Episodes 15 and 16) of “Fear the Walking Dead,” as well as all previous episodes of the series. Wow. Wow. Wow. After a slight misstep with the previous episode, “Fear the Walking Dead” gets right back on track and delivers quite possibly its two strongest episodes ever […]

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Photos: Breakaway Music Festival

| October 16, 2017 | 0 Comments
Photos: Breakaway Music Festival

Photos by Pooja Pasupula. Lil Dicky and Zedd headline at Breakaway Music Festival in the AvidXchange Music Factory on Saturday night in Charlotte, NC.

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ANIME REVIEW: ‘No Game, No Life the Movie: Zero’

| October 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
ANIME REVIEW: ‘No Game, No Life the Movie: Zero’

The “No Game, No Life” franchise has been nothing short of a hit since its original beginnings as a light novel in 2012 and has only gotten bigger over time, where it now has received a manga and an anime series to its accolades. It was loved for its interesting premise of all of the […]

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Oh Wonder Rocks the Neighborhood

| October 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
Oh Wonder Rocks the Neighborhood

While the Fillmore in Charlotte might be my go-to venue for concerts in the area, its standing room layout creating a more intimate atmosphere between performer and spectator, the same could be said about the Neighborhood Theatre in NoDa. Venturing into the area right outside of Uptown Charlotte Friday for a night of dynamic pop […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Professor Marston and the Wonder Women’ is a liberatingly sexy biopic

| October 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Professor Marston and the Wonder Women’ is a liberatingly sexy biopic

“Professor Marston and the Wonder Women” could not have come out at a more opportune time. Four months after the smash hit that was “Wonder Woman” and just a few weeks after its home media release, this is the perfect time to pull out the origin story of the origin story. One might not know […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Happy Death Day’ is an über-fun horror romp

| October 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Happy Death Day’ is an über-fun horror romp

When it comes to horror, there seems to be no one more on top of the current game than Blumhouse. Known for providing filmmakers with small budgets in exchange for full creative control, as well as providing most films with distribution through Universal Pictures or their own BH Tilt brand, Jason Blum has been seen […]

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Gaming Roundup: October 2017

| October 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
Gaming Roundup: October 2017

“Middle-earth: Shadow of War” – Oct. 10 for PS4, Xbox One and PC Kicking off the month is a sequel to the critically-acclaimed “Shadow of Mordor,” an open-world action game set in the universe of the “Lord of the Rings” franchise. Playing in a much grittier version of J. R. R. Tolkien’s fantasy universe, the […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘El Matadero’

| October 9, 2017 | 2 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘El Matadero’

MAJOR Spoiler warning for Season 3, Episode 14 of “Fear the Walking Dead,” as well as all previous episodes of the series. I don’t know what “Fear the Walking Dead” is doing right now. Season 3 has been incredible, but the latest episode proves that it has a major problem; the series does not know […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Victoria & Abdul’ is a perfectly charming, expectedly typical biopic

| October 8, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Victoria & Abdul’ is a perfectly charming, expectedly typical biopic

Every year, British film studios treat American audiences to a bevy of multiple period pieces that pervade cinemas come Oscar season. Studios like BBC Films, Film4, BFI, Pathé and Working Title all have their stake in this massive market of films, including such Oscar-winners like “The Theory of Everything,” “The Danish Girl,” “The King’s Speech” […]

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The 9th Annual Charlotte Film Festival: A retrospective

| October 7, 2017 | 0 Comments
The 9th Annual Charlotte Film Festival: A retrospective

Each Fall, the Charlotte Film Festival takes place, and for the last three years, I’ve attended the festival for the Niner Times. It’s a slice of cinematic bliss in a sea of corporatized movie theaters and provides for some of the more interesting film experiences I remember come year’s end. Being my senior year, I […]

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CFF MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Better Watch Out’ is a cleverly demented holiday funhouse

| October 7, 2017 | 0 Comments
CFF MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Better Watch Out’ is a cleverly demented holiday funhouse

Even though it’s still early October, I have gone into full Halloween mode already, but apparently Well Go USA is already in Christmas mode in their release of “Better Watch Out,” and for 90 minutes at the Charlotte Film Festival, I had to exchange my pumpkin mask for a Santa mask to truly enjoy myself […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Mountain Between Us’ is a comfortably ridiculous fluff-fest

| October 7, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Mountain Between Us’ is a comfortably ridiculous fluff-fest

In film, great actors can make or break a film. There’s this belief that just because a movie has great actors in it, it automatically means it will be good. There comes a point when you begin to realize that not to be true and that the bigger the cast, the more suspicious one should […]

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Indie Spotlight: ‘Cuphead’ and ‘Golf Story’

| October 7, 2017 | 0 Comments
Indie Spotlight: ‘Cuphead’ and ‘Golf Story’

Ever since the success of “Minecraft,” the Indie gaming sphere has been skyrocketing with multiple titles trying to capture that same success. With so many giving their own attempt, it becomes a tad difficult to discern which ones are actually worth your time. The following two titles exemplify some of the best stuff the Indie […]

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A Soulful Sunday with Bassel & the Supernaturals

| October 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
A Soulful Sunday with Bassel & the Supernaturals

Bassel & the Supernaturals is a Neo-Soul band from Chicago that carry a message of love, fun and a personal message of the current events in Syria. Headed by their lead vocalist Bassel Almadani, the band has been able to captivate listeners all around the country with their unique soulful instrumentation (saxophones, trumpets, guitar, bass, […]

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