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MTV Round Up Week 3

| April 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
MTV Round Up Week 3

During every season of reality TV ever there is a null week. Null in the sense that nothing happened; it’s all filler, or it was just a plain ole week. Luckily for us, “The Challenge,” “Stranded With A Million Dollars (SWAMD)” and “Are You The One: Second Chances (AYTOSC)” all experienced a week with zero […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Better Call Saul’ – ‘Sunk Costs’

| April 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Better Call Saul’ – ‘Sunk Costs’

Spoiler Warning for Season 3, Episode 3 of “Better Call Saul.” Gus Fring is back and he is making his presence known. In yet another incredible hour of television, two veteran characters have their first meeting, setting the story in a new direction. There are also significant developments in the McGill brother conflict as Jimmy […]

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GAMING REVIEW: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series’ – ‘Tangled Up in Blue’

| April 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
GAMING REVIEW: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series’ – ‘Tangled Up in Blue’

Warning: Minor spoilers for the first episode of “Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series” follow. After having a chance to play in DC’s universe with “Batman: The Telltale Series,” Telltale Games makes their debut with Marvel in “Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series.” For newcomers, the game is released in five episodes with […]

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Tricks of the Trade

| April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
Tricks of the Trade

Photos by Pooja Pasupula. The “trickster” archetype is prevalent in most cultures around the world. There is Loki from Norse mythology and Hermes from the Greeks. The stories of Robin Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk contain popular European tricksters. UNCC’s Department of Theater chose to explore this concept with their newest production, “Trickster,” which […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Bates Motel’ – Season 5

| April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Bates Motel’ – Season 5

Spoiler Warning for the fifth and final season of “Bates Motel,” as well as all previous seasons. The time to check out of “Bates Motel has finally arrived after years of twists, turns and of course, murder. The story of Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) and his mother Norma (Vera Farmiga) has been captivating from the […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Lost City of Z’ is a rattling exploratory wonder

| April 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Lost City of Z’ is a rattling exploratory wonder

There’s something about a film that takes place in wilderness that I always seem to gravitate to and my theory on this is that myself being such an indoor person that the prospect of seeing a film about the vast wilderness is just as foreign and mystical to me as something as fantasy heavy as […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Their Finest’ is possibly the most inoffensive film ever made

| April 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Their Finest’ is possibly the most inoffensive film ever made

Before we start, I need to voice my opposition to this film’s R rating, which the MPAA describes as “R for some language and a scene of sexuality.” In the film, this constitutes three uses of the word “fuck” and a single scene of a random female character straddling another man with light side-boobage. Meanwhile, […]

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5 Reasons Why You Should Join A Student Organization

| April 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
5 Reasons Why You Should Join A Student Organization

When I was in the 7 grade, my social studies teacher had a conversation with my class about college. I remember him telling us that college was the best time of his entire life and we should all go to college. In my head I was very confused because I was thinking, why would anyone […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Free Fire’ is a misfire

| April 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Free Fire’ is a misfire

There was a lot of hype surrounding “Free Fire” in the months leading up to its release. Not only was it one of the first publicized roles for Brie Larson after her incredibly unanimous Academy Award win for “Room,” but it also showcases filmmaker Ben Wheatley to a much larger audience than before. Wheatley’s other […]

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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 | 1 Comment
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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