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UNC Charlotte’s Pride of Niner Nation to perform in France during D-Day ceremony in 2018

| May 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte’s Pride of Niner Nation to perform in France during D-Day ceremony in 2018

In 2018, students of UNC Charlotte’s Pride of Niner Nation Marching band will travel overseas for eight days and six nights as they perform in honor of one of the most iconic battles of World War II: D-Day in Normandy. “It is an incredible honor to have been selected to perform in France in June 2018, especially […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ is a graceful step down from its predecessor

| May 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ is a graceful step down from its predecessor

“X-Men: Days of Future Past” was a film that, upon first viewing, I wasn’t sure how to feel about it, only because it was a film with far too much to take in in one sitting. Upon a re-watch, it became clear that “X-Men: Days of Future Past” was Bryan Singer’s magnum opus to the […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ holds most of its original magic

| May 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ holds most of its original magic

Unpopular opinion: I love “Alice in Wonderland.” Despite holding a lukewarm 52% on Rotten Tomatoes, the major consensus among most critics is that “Alice in Wonderland” was an overblown Tim Burton wet-dream. Despite this, I can’t help but regard it as one of my favorite films of the eclectic director’s. The 3D magic displayed and […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘The Door’

| May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘The Door’

Instead of holding off till the end to crown this week’s MVP, it seems only fitting to go ahead and reward it now. After all, the character who is getting it is the main point of conversation in the hours following the episode. Episode MVP: Hodor  Yes, the lovable mountain of a man, who could […]

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Going through ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ with director James Bobin

| May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
Going through ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ with director James Bobin

Taking a whopping six years to make it to the screen, Disney has finally delivered on a proper sequel to Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland.” While Burton doesn’t direct this sequel (as he was busy directing “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” the Niner Times was able to sit down to an interview with “Alice […]

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

| May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘Shiva’

Spoiler Warning for the mid-season finale of “Fear the Walking Dead” Everything comes tumbling down in the frightening mid-season finale of “Fear the Walking Dead.” After the revelation in last week’s episode that the Baja house isn’t as safe as originally thought, the characters come into conflict with each other and themselves. Impossibly difficult decisions […]

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REVIEW: Bloc Party at The Fillmore

| May 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
REVIEW: Bloc Party at The Fillmore

“Dear god, I hope they play some of their early songs.” That was the thought I had racing through my mind as I walked up to the front doors of The Fillmore to see the group Bloc Party perform live. My past experience with the band’s music had been pleasant, although brief. Their debut album, […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Meddler’ is heartbreakingly charming

| May 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Meddler’ is heartbreakingly charming

Being a momma’s boy like I am, seeing the trailer for “The Meddler” rang a few bells with me, as the term has not been a foreign one in my household before during both me and my sister’s upbringing. Though to a much lesser extent, I knew from both sides what each character in “The […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘The 100’ – ‘Perverse Instantiation – Part Two’

| May 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘The 100’ – ‘Perverse Instantiation – Part Two’

Spoiler Warning for the Season Finale of “The 100” This season of “The 100” comes to an end in a thrilling episode that wraps the story up while teasing future events. A.L.I.E. and the City of Light prove to be the biggest threats that the characters have faced thus far. With the dark side growing, […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘Book of the Stranger’

| May 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘Book of the Stranger’

Over the course of “Book of the Stranger” a common thread seemed to emerge through most of the episodes. Siblings torn apart from each other were thrusted back into each other’s arms. The episode began with Sansa arriving at Castle Black and running into the arms of Jon Snow, her half brother who she has […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘Sicut Cervus’

| May 16, 2016 | 1 Comment
TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘Sicut Cervus’

Spoiler Warning for this week’s episode of “Fear the Walking Dead” As one threat ends, another surfaces in the latest chilling episode of “Fear the Walking Dead.” The survivors soon realize that life on land may be no safer than life on the ocean. Conflict and character development make way for the season’s best episode […]

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To Write Love On Her Arms: We will be the hopeful

| May 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
To Write Love On Her Arms: We will be the hopeful

Just over 10 years ago, 19-year-old Renee Yoho struggled with cocaine addiction and self-injury. Renee needed help and attempted to enroll in a treatment program. However, she was denied entry because she used the night before. In a moment of true bravery, instead of revisiting her dealer, she crashed at a friend’s house who knew and understood the challenges […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘The 100’ – ‘Perverse Instantiation – Part One’

| May 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘The 100’ – ‘Perverse Instantiation – Part One’

Spoiler Warning for this week’s episode of “The 100” The finale to “The 100’s” darkest season yet has finally arrived and with it comes a whole new sense of danger. The threat of the City of Light is at an all-time high as Clarke and the others struggle to discover a solution. After a few […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Darkness’ never can quite live up to its name

| May 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Darkness’ never can quite live up to its name

The reason I like horror so much is because it’s typically an enjoyable genre regardless of the quality. If a horror film is really good, the fear and fun you experience is one that you can’t get anywhere else; while if a horror film is bad, the fun you can have laughing at many of […]

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A conversation with From Ashes to New

| May 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
A conversation with From Ashes to New

From Ashes to New burst onto the scene three years ago trough social media outlets and released their first extended play in 2013. The five-piece rock band from Lancaster, Penn. released their first official album on Feb. 26, 2016 and immediately prepped for a country-wide tour that stops in what seems like every U.S. city from […]

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New Years Day’s Nikki Misery talks ‘Malevolence,’ politics and more

| May 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
New Years Day’s Nikki Misery talks ‘Malevolence,’ politics and more

Nikki Misery of New Years Day stopped by to chat with Jared Allen about the band’s first experience at Carolina Rebellion, New Years Day’s booming success including receiving nominations for two AP awards, music he’s personally looking forward to and more. Their new album “Malevolence” is in stores now and New Years Day can be found at […]

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Escape the Fate talks Carolina Rebellion, their current tour and potential aspirations outside music

| May 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
Escape the Fate talks Carolina Rebellion, their current tour and potential aspirations outside music

Escape the Fate sat down with Jared Allen of the Niner Times to discuss their return to Carolina Rebellion, their present tour, what each member would do had they not pursued a musical career and more. Their new album “Hate Me” is in stores now and Parkway Drive can be found at the following link: escapethefate.com […]

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Parkway Drive’s Winston McCall talks Carolina Rebellion, ‘Ire,’ and more

| May 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
Parkway Drive’s Winston McCall talks Carolina Rebellion, ‘Ire,’ and more

Winston McCall of Parkway Drive sat down with Jared Allen of the Niner Times after his band’s enthralling set to discusses their time at Carolina Rebellion, how many times the band skydived for the “Vice Grip” music video, maintaining his vegetarian diet while on tour and more. Their new album “Ire” is in stores now and […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Money Monster’ is a worthwhile investment

| May 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Money Monster’ is a worthwhile investment

When Jodie Foster announced that she was quitting acting to pursue a dream in directing, I was immediately intrigued by the fact of it. Many different actors have attempted to make the jump to directing, some with great success (Ron Howard, Ben Affleck) and some with great failure (Madonna, Nicolas Cage). Yet, there’s a certain […]

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REVIEW: Carolina Rebellion emits three days of rock ‘n’ roll euphoria

| May 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
REVIEW: Carolina Rebellion emits three days of rock ‘n’ roll euphoria

63 bands, over 90,000 fans and 32 hours of rock ‘n’ roll euphoria. Carolina Rebellion, the heralded rock ‘n’ roll festival, took the excitement and head-banging to another level this year, adding an extra day which inevitably attracted thousands of more rebels to Concord N.C. for the sold-out festival weekend. Ecstasy (figuratively, but most likely the recreational substance as […]

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