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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Logan Lucky’ is the wildest film to ever happen in our own backyard

| August 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Logan Lucky’ is the wildest film to ever happen in our own backyard

When Steven Soderbergh announced his retirement from film, I felt an instant void in my movie-watching experience. Over the years, Soderbergh proved himself to be one of the most innovative and flexible filmmakers, with films like the “Ocean’s Trilogy,” “Contagion,” “Traffic,” “Side Effects,” “Contagion” and “Magic Mike,” he showed a real versatility as a filmmaker […]

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Life through Rose colored glasses

| August 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
Life through Rose colored glasses

When she was a child, Judy Rose dreamed of coaching women’s basketball and teach physical education. Fast forward to current day and Rose now occupies a spacious office overlooking Halton Arena and has been the athletic director for Charlotte for 27 years now. The Blacksburg, S.C. native has seen the 49ers through three conference changes, […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Brigsby Bear’ is the one of the most emotionally endearing films in years

| August 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Brigsby Bear’ is the one of the most emotionally endearing films in years

Indie comedies are hit or miss when it comes to their final effects. Some comedies, such as the über-successful “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” offer up wonderful laughs with a large amount of heart. Others, like “The Hollars,” miss their mark with unlikable characters, mismatched tones and uneven jokes. From Sundance this year, the indie […]

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

| August 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘Eastwatch’

Spoiler Warning for Season 7, Episode 5 of “Game of Thrones,” as well as all episodes of previous seasons. As end of “Game of Thrones” nears, the show puts its foot on the accelerator and pushes the story faster than it has ever moved before. Following the insane battle between the Lannister army and the […]

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Men’s soccer returns to the field

| August 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
Men’s soccer returns to the field

For the past two seasons, the men’s soccer program has fallen in the second round of the NCAA tournament. This season, they look to break their trend and that pursuit begins on Aug. 15 when the squad plays the first of their two exhibition games. As the new season begins, junior Callum Montgomery keeps the […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Annabelle: Creation’ is a terrifying step-up from its horrid predecessor

| August 8, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Annabelle: Creation’ is a terrifying step-up from its horrid predecessor

Before I start my review, I need to address the topic of theatrical experiences. Many film critics are wondering why streaming services such as Netflix are beginning to gain traction as legitimate film producers with films like “Okja” and “To the Bone” going directly to those streaming softwares as opposed to a traditional theatrical release. […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘The Spoils of War’

| August 7, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘The Spoils of War’

Spoiler Warning for Season 7, Episode 4 of “Game of Thrones,” as well as all episodes of previous seasons. Is your jaw still on the floor? Mine sure as hell is. The final two episodes of Season 6 proved to me that “Game of Thrones” is the greatest television series of all time and the […]

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Gaming Roundup: August 2017

| August 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
Gaming Roundup: August 2017

“Sonic Mania” – Aug. 15 for PS4, Switch, Xbox One, and PC Kicking off the month is yet another return to a bygone era of platformers, this time coming in the shape of Sonic The Hedgehog himself. The series has no doubt hit a few bumps in the past couple of years, though “Sonic Mania” […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Kidnap’ is a surprisingly engaging, mindless thrill ride

| August 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Kidnap’ is a surprisingly engaging, mindless thrill ride

The tale of Relativity Media is one that would send a shiver down the spine of anyone remotely familiar with the film industry in the past few years. While they found success as a co-financier and distributor in films like “Limitless” and “Immortals,” the start-up studio from producer Ryan Kavanaugh fell upon tough times in […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Dark Tower’ is a bleak, bland, blockbuster blunder

| August 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Dark Tower’ is a bleak, bland, blockbuster blunder

My favorite book of all time is “Carrie” by Stephen King, a brutal, heartbreaking, incredibly clever look inside the world of bullying through the gaze of a horror story. I grew up around King’s books, as my father was a massive fan of the books and would constantly either be reading a book by King, […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Detroit’ is essential, if harrowing, cruel viewing

| August 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Detroit’ is essential, if harrowing, cruel viewing

“Timely” films have been something of a new trend in Hollywood, if only because of the increasing awareness of social and racial injustices being perpetuated in America. While many racially-charged crimes still happen in America daily, the main focus has been on the relationship between the police force and black communities, particularly in the topic of […]

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Preseason hopes

| August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
Preseason hopes

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’

| July 31, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘The Queen’s Justice’

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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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘A Ghost Story’ is pretentiously moving

| July 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘A Ghost Story’ is pretentiously moving

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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