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

| April 20, 2015 | 1 Comment
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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MOVIE REVIEW: “The Longest Ride” is identical to every other Nicholas Sparks movie ever made

| April 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “The Longest Ride” is identical to every other Nicholas Sparks movie ever made

I didn’t like The Notebook. I know, I know, every hopeless romantic across the world’s head would explode at that statement if they actually cared, but nope, I didn’t like The Notebook. I found it contrived and cliché and I guarantee that if the main male character had been a less attractive actor than Ryan Gosling, the film […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “’71” is the film to save us from this spring slump of awful films

| April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “’71” is the film to save us from this spring slump of awful films

I can be a bit of a history nerd sometimes. I can’t recall vast amounts of information of every time period known to man, but I do interest myself in certain events in history, typically facets that were not taught in North Carolina public school. One particularly gruesome part of history I acquainted myself with […]

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Hanging with Steven Cooper

| April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
Hanging with Steven Cooper

While everyone is stripping the beat down, he’s doing full on production with live instruments. Lyricist Steven Cooper isn’t afraid to be himself. “The number one thing I love is breaking down those stereotypes,” Cooper said. The Kansas City native isn’t the first person to come to mind when considering conscious rappers, but you may […]

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Rob Paravonian hits UNCC

| April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
Rob Paravonian hits UNCC

Like many people, I am a big fan of comedy, and stand-ups are no exception. In fact, it is what I enjoy the most when laughing, so there was already some predetermined excitement about seeing comedian Rob Paravonian, a man who has opened up for comedy legend George Carlin in the past, perform on our […]

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Sick of Sarah performs at the Milestone

| April 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
Sick of Sarah performs at the Milestone

After six years of touring followed by a three to four year long hiatus, Sick of Sarah comes back in the biggest way with their latest tour and upcoming EP, “Anthem”. During the tour, the band plans to pass out early copies of “Anthem”. “It’s already recorded and we just ordered the CDs, but they […]

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Rob Paravonian brings musical comedy to UNC Charlotte

| April 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
Rob Paravonian brings musical comedy to UNC Charlotte

Everyone should know about Rob Paravonian. I had the good fortune to talk with the comedian for a little while earlier this week. I can tell you I rarely have I spoken with such a humble, hardworking and good-natured person, who also happens to be extremely funny. His unique brand of comedy has gone viral on the […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “The Gunman” draws nothing but blanks

| April 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “The Gunman” draws nothing but blanks

Yeah, yeah. I know I’m late on this review, but I saw it finally, so I might as well talk about it. Taken was a good film, I understand the hype surrounding it; it was a thrilling and engaging thriller that really brought Liam Neeson back to the limelight. Everything else that has followed Taken has not […]

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Movie Preview for April 2015

| April 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
Movie Preview for April 2015

Furious 7 (Universal Pictures) It’s hard to talk about Furious 7 without talking about the sad and untimely death of star Paul Walker. From reviews so far, Furious 7 is a nice send off to their cast family member, as well as featuring impressive and fun action set-pieces. Furious 7 hit theatres and IMAX on April […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Serena” is the cinematic equivalent of a car battery dying

| March 31, 2015 | 2 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “Serena” is the cinematic equivalent of a car battery dying

Did you know Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence have another movie out this weekend? Yeah, no one else did either. “Serena” was a film shot in 2012, right after Lawrence finished her work on the first film in “The Hunger Games” series. I’ve heard about “Serena” for quite some time now, from it’s initial filming […]

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Margaret Cho is bringing her comedy show to Charlotte to prove she’s still the supreme

| March 31, 2015 | 0 Comments
Margaret Cho is bringing her comedy show to Charlotte to prove she’s still the supreme

Perhaps I may be a bit biased, but Margaret Cho is the queen of everything. Okay, let me regain some journalistic props and re-state that. Margaret Cho has been a driving force in my life, and one that has kept me going since middle school when I was an insecure, closeted homosexual boy. Cho was […]

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Death of Paris makes their mark on the Milestone

| March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
Death of Paris makes their mark on the Milestone

On April 1, electronic pop/rock band Death of Paris finishes off their tour with a big finale at the Milestone in Charlotte. “This will be the first time we’ve performed at the Milestone before, we’ve always seen it on the map when we’ve been in Charlotte, played a couple places up there, but we’ve never […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “It Follows” establishes itself as a modern horror classic

| March 30, 2015 | 1 Comment
MOVIE REVIEW: “It Follows” establishes itself as a modern horror classic

The concept of a modern horror movie goes as follows: hot teenagers, recreational drugs, copious sexual activity, secluded location, serial killer, jump scares and credits. Granted, this goes for if the film even decides to go for an R rating, as many horror films revel in a PG-13 rating nowadays. That’s not necessarily a bad […]

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‘Get Hard’ hits theaters

| March 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
‘Get Hard’ hits theaters

  Renowned comedians Kevin Hart and Will Farrell bring the funny in Etan Cohen’s directorial debut. Together, the two do whatever it takes for James (Farrell) to “get hard” after a judge sentences him to 30 days in San Quentin. James’ one-percenter assumptions take him through Darnell’s (Hart) prison prep training camp. Phase one, get […]

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Photos: Festival De Los Colores

| March 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
Photos: Festival De Los Colores

Photos by Varun Joshi.   CAB blasts a ray of fun in the Student Union and Spectrum hosts the Annual Scarlet Fever to raise HIV awareness.

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Preferred Parking pulls up to UNCC

| March 24, 2015 | 1 Comment
Preferred Parking pulls up to UNCC

  I can’t believe the auditorium isn’t packed. Samuel J. Comroe and Drew Lynch brought a new level of humor to McKnight Hall Friday, March 21. One has Tourette Syndrome, the other stutters and instead of using their disabilities as a crutch, the Preferred Parking duo uses their adversities as fuel for their funny. After […]

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DTCV finds their sound

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
DTCV finds their sound

Fresh from their performance at South by South West 2015, French American duo, DTCV (Detective) prepares for their third full length album, Uptime. “I like that word and I wasn’t really sure if it was a word and then I looked it up and saw all these technical things,” French singer song-writer and vocalist, Guylaine […]

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