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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ soars with a well-rounded, light sequel amid dark times

| August 21, 2018 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ soars with a well-rounded, light sequel amid dark times

Mild Spoilers for “Ant-Man and the Wasp” and “Avengers: Infinity War” will be discussed. Acting as the first film to follow the drastic events of April’s “Avengers: Infinity War,” the second solo outing for Marvel’s minuscule hero soared into theaters this summer. Seeking to pitch a far more light-hearted adventure, the sequel to 2015’s “Ant-Man” tossed […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘Close Your Eyes’

| August 21, 2018 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘Close Your Eyes’

Spoiler Warning for Season 4, Episode 10 of “Fear the Walking Dead,” as well as all previous episodes of the series. Spoilers from “The Walking Dead” will also be discussed. Alicia Clark has been to hell and back multiple times in just four seasons of “Fear the Walking Dead.” She lost two boyfriends, multiple friends, […]

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Throwback Comics – ‘Superman: Secret Origin’

| August 18, 2018 | 0 Comments
Throwback Comics – ‘Superman: Secret Origin’

WARNING: This article contains spoilers. Read at your own risk! When it comes superhero origin stories, they’re always updating the mythos surrounding them; Superman is no different. His origin has been updated numerous times; John Byrne’s “Man of Steel” (not the 2013 Zack Snyder film) and Mark Waid’s “Birthright” have managed to do this successfully. […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ sets the bar even higher for one of Hollywood’s most thrilling franchises

| August 18, 2018 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ sets the bar even higher for one of Hollywood’s most thrilling franchises

With director Christopher McQuarrie and actor Tom Cruise returning for more nerve-wracking action and phenomenal storytelling, the sixth chapter in the “Mission: Impossible” franchise has arrived. Even as its leading man nears his 60’s, and the breath-taking stunts of the series couldn’t possibly get any more intense, “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” didn’t pull any punches […]

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Throwback Comics – ‘Batman: Birth of the Demon’

| August 16, 2018 | 0 Comments
Throwback Comics – ‘Batman: Birth of the Demon’

WARNING: This article contains spoilers. Read at your own risk! When it comes superhero villains, Batman is regarded for containing a gallery of quality villains: The Joker, Two-Face, Penguin, Poison Ivy, The Riddler, Mr. Freeze, Bane, Scarecrow, the list goes on.  Then we have Ra’s Al Ghul, a villain who is quite unique in his […]

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Gaming Roundup: Summer Edition 2018

| August 16, 2018 | 0 Comments
Gaming Roundup: Summer Edition 2018

“Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion” – June 14 for Switch Starting off the month of June is the release of a giant expansion for the Nintendo-exclusive shooter “Splatoon 2.” The game regularly receives new maps, weapons and clothes for free on its multiplayer side, but with this DLC adding a new campaign of 80 levels, the […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘People Like Us’

| August 13, 2018 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘People Like Us’

Spoiler Warning for the Mid-Season Premiere (Season 4, Episode 9) of “Fear the Walking Dead,” as well as all previous episodes of the series. Spoilers from “The Walking Dead” will also be discussed. Season 4 of “Fear the Walking Dead” has drastically changed the series forever. With the crossover of Morgan, the introductions of tons […]

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Smashing Pumpkins – “Siamese Dream” 25 Years Later

| August 9, 2018 | 0 Comments
Smashing Pumpkins – “Siamese Dream” 25 Years Later

“Siamese Dream” came at a time where Grunge was king. It was a victim of circumstance as any upcoming and promising band was dubbed “the Next Nirvana.” Major record labels did everything they could to milk out Grunge. Smashing Pumpkins were no exception to this due to the unprecedented success of their debut album, “Gish.” […]

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Sam Smith Thrills Charlotte Once Again

| July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments
Sam Smith Thrills Charlotte Once Again

Sam Smith returned to the Spectrum Center on Friday, July 6 for the 42nd show of his “The Thrill of It All” World Tour, his second time in Charlotte. I always forget how massive the Spectrum Center is. When Smith asked the audience to turn on the flashlights of their phones for his favorite portion of […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ blurs the line between stylish, tense filmmaking and muddled machismo

| July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ blurs the line between stylish, tense filmmaking and muddled machismo

  “This is a land of wolves now.” The words of Benicio Del Toro’s shadowy operative Alejandro Gillick echoed along the deadly new battleground on which this summer’s “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” has found itself. The sequel to 2015’s visceral, slow-burning thriller “Sicario,” the violent ambitions of the mysterious contact that once crossed paths […]

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Gorillaz – ‘The Now Now’ Album Review

| July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments
Gorillaz – ‘The Now Now’ Album Review

When we last heard from Gorillaz, their fifth album “Humanz” was newly released. It was a comeback that left me so disappointed that the thought of another Gorillaz album filled me with dread. It was torture to make me myself listen to the album again. It was so overloaded and unfocused, which contributed to a […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ strikes a chord with fans of the first film in the franchise

| July 9, 2018 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ strikes a chord with fans of the first film in the franchise

This review contains minor spoilers for “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” When Steven Spielberg first introduced us to “Jurassic Park,” moviegoers were mesmerized by the incredible resurrection of the dinosaurs. Not only boasting a thoroughly entertaining and thrilling narrative packed with heart-pounding moments, “Jurassic Park” proved a somewhat thought-provoking film, giving viewers a glimpse into the […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ – ‘Vanishing Point’

| July 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ – ‘Vanishing Point’

Spoilers from ‘Westworld’ Season 2, Episode 9 will be discussed, as well as details from the previous season. In the penultimate episode of Season 2 of “Westworld,” the central stories of the season finally teased at their mysterious endgames, as the four leading characters sought to uncover their true places outside the fiction they’ve been […]

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Photos: Luke Bryan What Makes You Country Tour

| July 3, 2018 | 0 Comments
Photos: Luke Bryan What Makes You Country Tour

Luke Bryan and opener Jon Pardi perform a leg of their 2018 tour at PNC Music Pavillion on Friday night. Photos by Pooja Pasupula.

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