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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Poltergeist’ brings an iconic classic to the new generation

| May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Poltergeist’ brings an iconic classic to the new generation

The original “Poltergeist,” made in 1982 directed by Tobe Hooper (to some debate) and written/produced by Steven Spielberg, holds a special place in my heart as the first horror film I ever watched in my life. I was eight years old and I decided to tag along to my sister’s sleepover in the living room […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: A film called ‘Tomorrowland’ shouldn’t be as boring as it is

| May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: A film called ‘Tomorrowland’ shouldn’t be as boring as it is

Disney has done a pretty good job on the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies, taking an existing Disney World ride and turning it into a well-made and financially stunning franchise. Now think, what other Disney World rides would make good movies? Tower of Terror (a new one, not that made-for-TV Kirsten Dunst one), Space Mountain […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Pitch Perfect 2′ is the rare sequel that is just as good as the original

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Pitch Perfect 2′ is the rare sequel that is just as good as the original

Confession time: I’m a chorus kid, always have been, always will be. In fact, as I write this, I am running backstage tech for my former high school chorus’ spring concert. So it comes as no surprise that “Pitch Perfect” would be right up my alley. Confession time again: I loved “Pitch Perfect” and thought […]

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‘Aurora’ movie trailer review

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
‘Aurora’ movie trailer review

After more than 15 years and countless films, I think it’s safe to say that science fiction is my favorite genre. A little mainstream in many cases, yes, but nothing has entertained me quite like the intense visuals, gorgeous soundtracks and larger-than-life stories of a well done sci-fi movie. 2015 is a banner year for […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ truly is the perfect summer blockbuster

| May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ truly is the perfect summer blockbuster

What a lovely day indeed. Confession time: “Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome” is my favorite Mad Max movie. I’m sorry, but it had to be said. Perhaps it’s the expanded world or my love of Hollywood divas that I would of course pick the one starring Tina Turner. Now, “Mad Max: Fury Road” has certainly taken […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Hot Pursuit” commits the biggest felony of all…not being funny

| May 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “Hot Pursuit” commits the biggest felony of all…not being funny

Oscars don’t mean anything anymore. Look around, Jennifer Lawrence was in Serena, Julianne Moore was in Seventh Son, Sean Penn and Javier Barden were in The Gunman and Reese Witherspoon is in Hot Pursuit. Oh how the mighty have fallen. I didn’t expect much from Hot Pursuit, but what I did expect wasn’t even there. I expected to find a lighthearted, […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Avengers: Age of Ultron” saves itself from being another repetitive superhero film

| May 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “Avengers: Age of Ultron” saves itself from being another repetitive superhero film

The Avengers was a feat of mastery of an incredibly epic proportion, plain and simple. Joss Whedon created something the film community had not seen before, an ambitious and bold piece of filmmaking that worked, down to a T. We had never seen anything of this size and originality before and it’s hard to say that […]

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Young Jules -‘Shine’

| May 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
Young Jules -‘Shine’

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‘Inside Out’ is here to satisfy your childhood craving for more Pixar

| May 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
‘Inside Out’ is here to satisfy your childhood craving for more Pixar

You might not know Pete Docter by name or be able to recognize his face in a crowd, but no doubt, the movies he’s worked on are nothing short of artistic masterpieces. Of these films, some he’s directed, some he’s written, some he’s produced, but all are consistent in their quality. They’re really small indie […]

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Carolina Rebellion 2015 review: the biggest ever

| May 6, 2015 | 1 Comment
Carolina Rebellion 2015 review: the biggest ever

Sold Out! The first thing I see before the weekend started, and at first I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. From personal experience I know how hard it is for bands to draw a respectable amount of people to shows here in North Carolina.  This year’s Carolina Rebellion was the biggest and best out […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “The Age of Adaline” brings a new view of romance to theatres

| April 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “The Age of Adaline” brings a new view of romance to theatres

God romance movies suck lately… There’s something so tiring about the same movie over and over again, two middle-class white people meet with love at first sight. Go on a few dates, hit a minuscule obstacle and stumble, have a few crying sessions and make up. I have now described every Nicholas Sparks novel and […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “The Water Diviner” takes us to the other side of war

| April 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “The Water Diviner” takes us to the other side of war

You probably saw American Sniper, I know you did. I’m not judging you for it, I saw it too, how couldn’t we? There was so much hype surrounding it, it would be unnatural for us not to be curious. I’m not going to get into the controversies surrounding that film, or my opinion on it, […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Ex Machina” is the most engaging film of the year so far

| April 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “Ex Machina” is the most engaging film of the year so far

There are roles that certain actors take that make them into complete stars; Jennifer Lawrence in Winter’s Bone, Emma Stone in Easy A and Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl. There’s a certain livelihood that goes into making a single performance career making, it takes either a charming likability or a cold distance to truly grasp the audience’s psyche and bring […]

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Caleb Johnson coming to Charlotte

| April 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
Caleb Johnson coming to Charlotte

Season 13 American Idol winner, Caleb Johnson performs at Amos’ Southend in Charlotte May, 8. Since Idol, Johnson released his first album titled “Testify,” celebrated the debut of his video for “Fighting Gravity” and is now preparing for his first headlining tour. Johnson explains music as a religious experience, hence the album and tour title, […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “True Story” features some of the strangest casting choices in recent memory

| April 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “True Story” features some of the strangest casting choices in recent memory

Jonah Hill, am I right? The man behind Seth of Superbad, Scmidt of 21 & 22 Jump Street, Donnie of The Wolf of Wall Street, it’s like he’s one of the funniest people alive. Don’t even get me started on James Franco, that performance in Spring Breakers alone was enough to prove his comedic worth to everyone. Together, they have to […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Unfriended” is a surprisingly effective modern horror film

| April 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “Unfriended” is a surprisingly effective modern horror film

Unfriended looked hilarious, I was laughing so hard in its trailer and it simply didn’t look scary. I couldn’t wrap my head around the idea of a horror film taking place entirely within a computer screen, plus I thought the title for the film was terrible. It looked like an MTV produced horror film that […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Child 44″ strikes like a diamond, but moves like molasses

| April 20, 2015 | 2 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “Child 44″ strikes like a diamond, but moves like molasses

Recipe for box office gold. First, you take a small company, like Summit Entertainment, then you have them spend over $50 million on a single film and then, here’s the kicker, you drop the ball on marketing and you only release it to 510 theaters nationwide. I think Summit Entertainment read the recipe incorrectly. Box […]

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Steven Wrembel plays The Evening Muse

| April 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
Steven Wrembel plays The Evening Muse

  “Hot” is how French born guitarist, Stephane Wremble describes his band. The New York City based musician says the bands energy is what sets them apart. “Once you hear this band you know it’s different from anything else. It’s hard to describe,” Wremble says. Wremble, being formally trained in impressionism and having spent six […]

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Olivia Chisholm comes to campus

| April 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
Olivia Chisholm comes to campus

Photos by Varun Joshi

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PREVIEW: Why Carolina Rebellion is more important than exams

| April 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
PREVIEW: Why Carolina Rebellion is more important than exams

Concert season starts to kick back up again in the spring time when the climate acclimates and then it continues into the summer with far too many options to choose from. As the festival circuit has gained in popularity in the recent years, shows like Coachella and Bonnaroo sell out no matter what the lineup. […]

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