Niner Times: Summer

Preseason hopes

Preseason hopes

| August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Women’s soccer has set the bar high for themselves. The squad was crowned the Conference USA champions after winning the tournament in Charlotte last season, then went on to compete in their first NCAA tournament under head coach John Cullen. Though the group was knocked out in the first round by Duke, it left the […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘The Queen’s Justice’

TV REVIEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘The Queen’s Justice’

| July 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Spoiler Warning for Season 7, Episode 3 of “Game of Thrones,” as well as all episodes of previous seasons. With the number of remaining “Game of Thrones” episodes down to almost single digits, the time has come for the story to wrap up several of its countless storylines and characters. In the past, the series […]

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Vans Warped Tour comes to Charlotte

Vans Warped Tour comes to Charlotte

| July 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Every summer comes with the anticipation of a good time, and Vans Warped Tour is a sure fire way to keep the good times rolling. Warped Tour is a traveling alternative rock festival that began in 1995 and is currently the longest running musical festival in North America. It also happens to be the largest […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘A Ghost Story’ is pretentiously moving

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘A Ghost Story’ is pretentiously moving

| July 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Back in January, for the second year in a row, audiences were treated to a secret film being announced by a major studio. In 2016, Paramount dropped the trailer for “10 Cloverfield Lane,” a mystery thriller produced by J.J. Abrams. Audiences were not only surprised and blindsides by this announcement, it went on to be […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Emoji Movie’ is đź’©

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Emoji Movie’ is đź’©

| July 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

When reviewing a movie, I always want to go in with a clear conscience and a sound mind when approaching any sort of work, to which I really tried to do with “The Emoji Movie,” even if I always thought it sounded pretty stupid. I never watched the trailers for the film, but I simply […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Lady Macbeth’ is a rock and roll period drama of no parallel

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Lady Macbeth’ is a rock and roll period drama of no parallel

| July 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Period dramas are not foreign to praise, but they do have a tendency to become a bit rote without a fair bit of innovation, to which many filmmakers come up to the challenge for. Each year, there’s one period drama that stands above the rest as a decidedly new take on a sometimes tired sub-genre […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Atomic Blonde’ is radioactive

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Atomic Blonde’ is radioactive

| July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

When it comes to action films, Hollywood has come a long way. Sure, the market is still saturated with tons of terrible action films produced by Grindstone Entertainment and other similar brands, but the mainstream has drifted very far from the olden days of cheesy one-liners and insane action, but has boiled down to a […]

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Ryan Blaney moves to Team Penske

Ryan Blaney moves to Team Penske

| July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

On Wednesday morning, Team Penske announced that it will be adding a third car to it’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series fleet, and Ryan Blaney will be behind the wheel. The High Point, NC native has spent the last few years on loan racing for Wood Brothers Racing, a team that shares a technical alliance […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Foster the People blend psychedelic pop with methodical lyricism in ‘Sacred Hearts Club’

ALBUM REVIEW: Foster the People blend psychedelic pop with methodical lyricism in ‘Sacred Hearts Club’

| July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Even as the summer quickly begins to sizzle away, the amount of impressive indie pop spooling from the speakers of the music industry seems to be never-ending. With Friday marking the release of yet another highly-anticipated alternative album in Foster the People’s third record, ‘Sacred Hearts Club,’ the summer of rocking pop anthems that is […]

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Charlotte is ready for 311

Charlotte is ready for 311

| July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

This Wednesday, 311 will bring reggae rock to Charlotte at the Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre. Along with them, New Politics and Passafire will be performing on what is 311’s 18th consecutive summer tour — that’s right, 311 has toured every summer for nearly two decades; that’s true dedication to music. The band is touring for their […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘Stormborn’

TV REVIEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘Stormborn’

| July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Spoiler Warning for Season 7, Episode 2 of “Game of Thrones,” as well as all episodes from previous episodes. For it’s entire run, I have held onto the belief that “Game of Thrones” is one of the most consistent shows on television. There honestly aren’t any “bad” episodes and the writing almost always feels similar […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Friends From College’ Season 1 – Cracking Lifeless Jokes in Familiar Breathing Space

TV REVIEW: ‘Friends From College’ Season 1 – Cracking Lifeless Jokes in Familiar Breathing Space

| July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

As the streaming service known as Netflix continues to soar high with the majority of their original programming — from ‘Orange Is the New Black’ and ‘Narcos’ to more recent hits in ’13 Reasons Why’ and the numerous Marvel series — retaining popular acclaim, I wasn’t as hesitant as I probably should’ve been hopping into […]

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Planting seeds to stop the growing problem

Planting seeds to stop the growing problem

| July 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

With the cost of college tuition on the rise, an increasing number of students are finding it more difficult to provide themselves the nutrients they need in order to have an active, healthy lifestyle. Food insecurity affects an estimated one-fourth of UNC Charlotte’s population, according Professor Kim Buch. Universities all throughout the United States are trying to find […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ is an all-out, no holds barred sci-fi extravaganza

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ is an all-out, no holds barred sci-fi extravaganza

| July 20, 2017 | 1 Comment

When it comes to Luc Besson films, you either are head over heels for them, or you aren’t here for them at all. This has never been more apparent than in “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” with many hailing it as a sci-fi classic, and with many calling it the worst film […]

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