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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Unforgettable’ is ironically all too forgettable

| April 22, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Unforgettable’ is ironically all too forgettable

Let’s address the elephant in my head here (because I know none of you have ever noticed): I am way too forgiving with bland domestic thrillers. Most of the time, I’m surrounded by a packed, rowdy audience that makes the experience of seeing a film like that much better. With films like “No Good Deed,” […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Phoenix Forgotten’ is a shockingly engaging sci-fi thriller

| April 22, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Phoenix Forgotten’ is a shockingly engaging sci-fi thriller

I’ve made my feelings on found footage films pretty clear in my brief time here at the Niner Times. While there were some films that really turned the sub-genre on its head, the trend has quickly devolved into the laughing stock of the horror community. Last year, Lionsgate really hyped up the official sequel to […]

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Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 News Wrap-Up

| April 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 News Wrap-Up

Star Wars Celebration is a time that fans from across the globe can come together and celebrate their love for the massive franchise. This year’s event marks the 40th anniversary for “Star Wars” and brought big news in terms of its films, shows, games and much more. “40 Years of Star Wars” Panel Kicking off […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Tommy’s Honour’ is about as special as air

| April 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Tommy’s Honour’ is about as special as air

Growing up, many male members of my family played golf, with most of them still continuing to do so regularly. While I was never good enough to properly pick up the sport, I did pick up quite a few golf video-games that I still play to this day, primarily the “Hot Shots Golf” and “Tiger […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Colossal’ is a whirlwind of refreshing unpredictability

| April 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Colossal’ is a whirlwind of refreshing unpredictability

This past weekend treated audiences to “The Fate of the Furious,” the 8th installment in the “Fast & Furious” franchise that has been ongoing since 2001. While reception to the film (which I have not seen and do not plan to see) was warm enough, it brings forth the question of “Even in a respected […]

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A Dialogue to the Beat of a Drum

| April 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
A Dialogue to the Beat of a Drum

Perhaps it was Scottish percussionist Evelyn Glennie who said it best, when she said: “The thing about playing percussion is that you can create all these emotions…sometimes beautiful, sometimes really ugly…or sweet…as big as King Kong and so on.” With renowned band director and percussionist Rick Dior assembling his latest collaboration with the UNC Charlotte […]

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

| April 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Better Call Saul’ – ‘Witness’

Spoiler Warning for Season 3, Episode 2 of “Better Call Saul.” The man, the myth, the legend that is Gustavo Fring has finally returned to television in what just may be the best episode of “Better Call Saul” yet. On par with “Breaking Bad,” this episode shines and delivers some truly great character moments as […]

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Breakdown of Kendrick Lamar’s “Damn”

| April 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
Breakdown of Kendrick Lamar’s “Damn”

In the early hours of April 14, one of the most eagerly awaited music releases of 2017 was unveiled to the public. “Damn” marks Kendrick Lamar’s fourth studio album and the response over the past weekend has been nothing short of enthusiastic. So what makes this marvelous rap record so exciting? Below is a simulated […]

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Bring Comeback Tour To Charlotte

| April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
Red Hot Chili Peppers Bring Comeback Tour To Charlotte

Red Hot Chili Peppers (RHCP) makes a comeback tour at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, showcasing a mix of old and new songs from “The Getaway” album. Slowly enter the bass guitarist (Flea), lead guitarist (Josh) and drummer (Chad) as they riff off a funk/jazz melody to pump up the audience as they transition to […]

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TV REVIEW: ’24: Legacy’ – ’10:00 PM – 11:00 PM’ & ’11:00 PM – 12:00 PM’

| April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ’24: Legacy’ – ’10:00 PM – 11:00 PM’ & ’11:00 PM – 12:00 PM’

Spoiler Warning for the final hours of “24: Legacy,” as well as all previous seasons of the original series. THE FOLLOWING TAKES PLACE BETWEEN 10:00 P.M. AND 11:00 P.M. EVENTS OCCUR IN REAL TIME. First off, I would like to apologize for missing last week; end of the semester duties take precedence over “24: Legacy” […]

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MTV Round Up Week 2

| April 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
MTV Round Up Week 2

Is MTV recruiting contestants on the basis of attractiveness and being delusional? It’s almost certain that some of these people would rather be told they are right than win a hefty cash prize. This week these idiots proved me right. On “The Challenge,” the underdogs have outnumbered the champs all season long, giving them an […]

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“The Leftovers” Might be the Best TV of 2017

| April 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
“The Leftovers” Might be the Best TV of 2017

The bar for 2017’s television masterpiece has just been raised thanks to the final season of HBO’s “The Leftovers.” After all, it certainly isn’t every day that you see a series be this creatively nimble and emotionally powerful. But can anyone really be surprised? When you have a masterful storyteller such as Damon Lindelof is at […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Midnight’ – Lewis Watson

| April 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Midnight’ – Lewis Watson

A boy, a guitar and a raspy voice: all three combined to capture England’s heart in 2012 and is slowly grabbing hold of America’s. Lewis Watson, the owner of these three things, captivated many with his painfully talented YouTube videos he began to upload to his channel in 2010. His voice stood out, being described […]

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Some of the Most Clever Easter Eggs in Video Games

| April 16, 2017 | 0 Comments
Some of the Most Clever Easter Eggs in Video Games

Bad Dates – “Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End” There is no denying that “Uncharted” drew inspiration from the “Indiana Jones” franchise, and this moment in Nathan Drake’s final adventure pays tribute to the first film. The Easter Egg comes when Nathan Drake and his brother Sam are searching for the pirate Captain Avery’s grave on […]

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2017 Spring Dance Concert is a Great Reminder of the Coming Summer.

| April 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
2017 Spring Dance Concert is a Great Reminder of the Coming Summer.

You could hear the infectious music of the first performance “www.BluePrint” reverberate on the walls outside of Robinson Hall inviting latecomers into Belk Theatre’s showing of the 2017 Spring Dance Concert. They would have to wait until the doors opened for the second act, as to not disturb the amazing sounding performance. The second act […]

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

| April 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Better Call Saul’ – ‘Mabel’

Spoiler Warning for the Season 3 Premiere of “Better Call Saul.” Since its debut back in 2015, AMC’s “Better Call Saul” has mostly flown under the radar, while still managing to garner up several award nominations. As the prequel to “Breaking Bad,” fans have enjoyed the narrative that has been filled with several links and […]

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GAMING REVIEW: ‘Lego City Undercover’

| April 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
GAMING REVIEW: ‘Lego City Undercover’

After coming off of the incredibly detailed “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” I expected a bit of a drop in quality with “Lego City Undercover.” Not to say I thought the game would be bad, it’s just easy to compare two open world games when coming right off of one another. Needless […]

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Life’s Imitation of Art: ‘La Bohème’

| April 12, 2017 | 0 Comments
Life’s Imitation of Art: ‘La Bohème’

Hickory Ridge High School might be one of the saddest places I have ever been.  It doesn’t have nearly enough windows to suit its size, its labyrinthine parking lot is nearly impossible to navigate and the inside is dull and lifeless. What the school does have, however, is friendly people and an enthusiastic arts program. This may […]

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Highlights from the 2017 Gold Reel Film Festival

| April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
Highlights from the 2017 Gold Reel Film Festival

This year’s Gold Reel Student Film Festival gave way to an evening of unpredictable brilliance and audacious filmmaking as students from across the globe offered up their best work in front of and behind the camera. From visual journeys across the stars of an animated world to a puppet-human romance, the fourth annual Gold Reel […]

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MTV Reality Round Up

| April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
MTV Reality Round Up

How often would you like to relive high school drama in the embodiment of hot twenty-somethings?  For me, it’s guilty pleasure that I drown myself in at least three times a week. Thanks to MTV, I can immerse myself in the dramatic trials and tribulations of money hungry, attention seeking assholes. For the next few […]

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