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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Captain America: Civil War’ is the best Marvel film to date

| May 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Captain America: Civil War’ is the best Marvel film to date

At this point, it’s easy to lose track of all of the superhero movies to date, whether it be in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, DC or any other kind, there are simply too many to keep up with now. With some disappointing flicks like “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” it’s easy to think that […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘Home’

| May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘Home’

Attention, if you have not seen the latest episode of “Game of Thrones,” then you need to stop reading now. This article will contain major spoilers to episode two of season six. All clear? Good. Now we can get to talking about the moment at the end of this week’s episode. Jon Snow, bastard son […]

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UNC Charlotte Chamber Orchestra comes back to life

| May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte Chamber Orchestra comes back to life

In his book, “The Unbearable Lightness of Being,” Milan Kundera says, “Beauty in the European sense has always had a premeditated quality to it…The beauty of New York rests on a completely different base. It’s unintentional.” In this he references the mix of different architectural designs and how they all come together to accidentally create […]

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‘Captain America: Civil War’ star Emily VanCamp talks action, romance and thrills

| May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
‘Captain America: Civil War’ star Emily VanCamp talks action, romance and thrills

What can you say about Sharon’s motivations to take the side that she does? Last we saw her, she was starting to work for the government at the end of “Captain America: Winter Soldier,” so what brings her to where she is here? When we find her, she’s working in Berlin, the Joint Terror Taskforce. We meet her at Peggy’s […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Views’ – Drake

| May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Views’ – Drake

It’s been five years since Drake discovered his true self. On 2011’s “Take Care,” his second album, Drake turned himself into a compelling and fully-formed character: an ascendant rap god, excited but a little scared by his own sudden success, trying to figure out who all these people were and why they were around him now and […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘Blood in the Streets’

| May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘Blood in the Streets’

Spoiler Warning for this week’s episode of “Fear the Walking Dead” A hostage situation at sea and a series of character developing flashback combine to deliver one of “Fear the Walking Dead’s” best episodes to date. After last week’s sloppy detour, this episode is a definite step in the right direction for the series. Who […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘The 100’ – ‘Join or Die’

| April 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘The 100’ – ‘Join or Die’

Spoiler Warning for this week’s episode of “The 100” The brutal and harsh world of “The 100” is shown in full force in the latest episode. The main story rapidly moves forward as viewers are treated to a series of flashbacks to life on the Ark. With powerful performances across the board and thrilling plot […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Ratchet & Clank’ is another film equivalent of watching someone else play a video game

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Ratchet & Clank’ is another film equivalent of watching someone else play a video game

Video game movies just don’t hold the gravitas that Hollywood wants them to. Though, a few of them have really turned into cash cows, like the fun, yet stupid “Resident Evil” series and the “Mortal Kombat” series. Now, with the burgeoning of video games as an art form, films like this have decreased in the […]

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The Doves Have Cried: Remembering Prince a Week After His Death

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
The Doves Have Cried: Remembering Prince a Week After His Death

“Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life. Electric word life, it means forever and that’s a mighty long time but I’m here to tell you, there’s something else; the afterworld.” It seems fitting that this intro form Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy” would be the first thing I would […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mother’s Day’ is a film too sweet for its own good

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mother’s Day’ is a film too sweet for its own good

I’ll admit it: I am a huge momma’s boy in every regard. My mother has been in my life every step of the way and I couldn’t be more thankful for it. Which made me think that I would be slightly partial to “Mother’s Day” going into it, if not simply because, like most people […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Green Room’ is everything a horror film should be and more

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Green Room’ is everything a horror film should be and more

“Blue Ruin” blue ruined my life. The second film made by Jeremy Saulnier, the first mainstream release, “Blue Ruin,” is a bleak and disparate take on the typical revenge tale with a dark, harrowing feel about it and some of the most unflinching violence that the genre has ever seen. His follow up to “Blue […]

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THIRDSTORY shares original sound with Tori Kelly from YouTube to Unbreakable tour

| April 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
THIRDSTORY shares original sound with Tori Kelly from YouTube to Unbreakable tour

Photos by Benjamin Robson. THIRDSTORY’s blending of voices soared powerfully through every wall that stood in the Fillmore the night of Thursday, April 21. The three-man singing group that first gained fandom on YouTube is on tour with Grammy Nominated singer-songwriter Tori Kelly. “Three-man choir with a pop twist” is how new fan Ana Torres describes their […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Everybody Wants Some!!’

| April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Everybody Wants Some!!’

It takes a special kind of director to do what Richard Linklater does in his movies. For over two decades, he’s managed to make the everyday extraordinary. His films often deal with characters going through their day-to-day activities, having in-depth conversations, or simply just hanging out. Of all of these films probably the most iconic […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘The Red Woman’

| April 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘The Red Woman’

Jon Snow is dead. That’s the answer to the question that has been on everyone’s minds since the ending of season five of “Game of Thrones” last summer. HBO has teased us for months as to whether the fan favorite character would live to see another day and kept a tight lock on what events […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘Ouroboros’

| April 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘Ouroboros’

Spoiler Warning for this week’s episode of “Fear the Walking Dead” After an impressive start to the season, “Fear the Walking Dead” takes several steps back. Sloppy writing and plot holes plague this underwhelming episode. However, several positives do exist in regards to the character and story development. With the world collapsing around them, who […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Lemonade’ – Beyoncé

| April 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Lemonade’ – Beyoncé

  Beyoncé proved her power in 2013 with the surprise release of her fifth studio album, “Beyoncé.” In a world where everything is documented by one camera or another, it is hard to imagine how she managed to pull off both the song-recording and video filming processes in  secret. However, this time around, she was […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘A Hologram for the King’ is slight, yet unique Tom Hanks

| April 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘A Hologram for the King’ is slight, yet unique Tom Hanks

If you ask most American cinema, the Middle East is not a place you want to be. If you go by what you see in the movies, you’ll think that this area of the world is nothing but barbaric men domineering over their wives as civilians deal with terrorist attacks every single day while praying […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Elvis & Nixon’ has all the talent, but none of the payoff

| April 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Elvis & Nixon’ has all the talent, but none of the payoff

Despite his prominence, I couldn’t tell you an insane amount about “The King” Elvis Presley. I know his iconic stuff, but any details on the life and more obscure work of the Memphis-based performer. In fact, I couldn’t even have told you that he ever met President Richard Nixon in 1973, let alone took a […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti)’ are the fairy tales your mother never let you read

| April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti)’ are the fairy tales your mother never let you read

Black or white, boy or girl, rich or poor, fairy tales have been a part of each of our lives in one way or another. Though, many of these fairy tales come in the form of animated Disney films such as “Cinderella,” “Sleeping Beauty” and “Beauty and the Beast,” films that cater primarily to children […]

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Jazz, Jazz and More Jazz

| April 22, 2016 | 1 Comment
Jazz, Jazz and More Jazz

If you did not make it out to see The Jazz Ensemble on Tuesday, Apr. 19th, then you really missed out on a great evening of music. Family, friends, and jazz lovers nearly filled the Anne R. Belk Theater to watch and listen to the performance directed by Dr. Will Campbell, with special guest Derrick […]

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