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TV REVIEW: ‘Star Wars Rebels’ – ‘Jedi Night’ & ‘DUME’

| February 22, 2018
TV REVIEW: ‘Star Wars Rebels’ – ‘Jedi Night’ & ‘DUME’

Spoiler Warning: The following review contains major spoilers for “Jedi Night” & “DUME” as well as previous episodes of “Star Wars Rebels.” Finally back from the break for winter and the release of “The Last Jedi,” “Rebels” now begins its debut of its final episodes. While we got a fantastic addition to the mainline saga […]

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

| February 21, 2018
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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Feathers, Gumbo and Beads: CAB Celebrates Mardi Gras

| February 20, 2018
Feathers, Gumbo and Beads: CAB Celebrates Mardi Gras

Photos by Joseph Leocadio . CAB brought the beautiful, long standing tradition and celebration of Mardi Gras to the Student Union and it was…surprisingly decent. I know, I was shocked too. Anyone that is familiar with CAB events knows: low expectations is the way to go. Maybe it’s because I had these feelings anticipated, but […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Geowulf crafts a dazzling debut of escapist beach pop with ‘Great Big Blue’

| February 18, 2018
ALBUM REVIEW: Geowulf crafts a dazzling debut of escapist beach pop with ‘Great Big Blue’

Ever since their first EP, “Relapse,” dropped last summer, I’ve been a bit obsessed with the mesmerizing pop duo of Geowulf. While “Relapse” might have teased fans of the alternative genre with the band’s signature dreamy, atmospheric sound, their highly-anticipated debut album in this month’s “Great Big Blue” managed to deliver a near-perfect introduction into […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘The Challenge: Vendettas’ – Episode 7

| February 16, 2018
TV REVIEW: ‘The Challenge: Vendettas’ – Episode 7

Welcome back to “The Challenge: Vendettas!” We’re at the halfway point and it can only go up from here. As per usual, this week’s episode began where last week ended: elimination time. The Troika of the time (Johnny ‘Bananas’, Kyle and Tony) chose former “Big Brother” contestant to face “Challenge” veteran, Brad. They proceeded to […]

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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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TV REVIEW: ‘Here and Now’ – Season 1

| February 11, 2018
TV REVIEW: ‘Here and Now’ – Season 1

Editor’s Note: Only the first four episodes of HBO’s “Here and Now” have been screened for the purposes of this review. This review will be updated following the conclusion of the season. When it comes to family dramas, two series immediately pop into my head as being compelling and gripping to watch. Those two shows […]

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Lana Del Rey: A Queen in the Queen City

| February 10, 2018
Lana Del Rey: A Queen in the Queen City

“It’s a good time to be a woman in the music industry. Well, it’s getting better anyway.” Just two days after the Grammys, Grammy-nominated artist Lana Del Rey spoke these words at the Spectrum Center. On Jan. 30, the “Born to Die” singer transformed the Charlotte venue into her own beach, open highway and horse […]

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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: ‘The Challenge: Vendettas’ – Episode 6

| February 8, 2018
TV REVIEW: ‘The Challenge: Vendettas’ – Episode 6

Does MTV know their audience? This week in “The Challenge: Vendettas” there was a lack of elimination footage. It seems that we, the fans, critics and even the casual viewers are just waiting for that anticipated week of a competition and an elimination in the same, fulfilling episode. However, with the introduction of the Troika, […]

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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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TV REVIEW: ‘The Good Place’ – Season 2

| February 5, 2018
TV REVIEW: ‘The Good Place’ – Season 2

Spoiler Warning for Seasons 1 and 2 of “The Good Place.” “The Good Place” is exactly what television needs right now. Not only does it have a creative premise and a wildly talented cast, it is a show that reinvents itself practically every episode. Few shows on the air right now are as imaginative and […]

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